Monument Valley in Arizona

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships

About Our Fellowships

The ACGME-accredited dual Fellowship Programs in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Barrow Neurological Institute offers a two-year arrangement of clinical training for those who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency. The program’s goal is for trainees to develop expertise in:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of primary central nervous system seizure disorders and all forms of epilepsy
  • Assessment and management of all aspects of seizure and epilepsy care
  • Reading routine and continuous EEGs, evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring studies, and intracranial EEG
  • Pre-surgical workup and intracranial EEG monitoring of patients with epilepsy
  • Outpatient clinical care of patients with epilepsy including: management of seizures with antiseizure medications (AEDs), vagus nerve stimulator (VNS), responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), deep brain stimulator (DBS), and modified ketogenic diet
  • Techniques of clinical research

First and/or Second year: Our training fellowship programs include clinical training in outpatient Epilepsy Clinic, primary care for patients in the 12-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, long-term EEG monitoring of ICU and critical patients, reading outpatient and inpatient of evoked potential studies, clinical research, and elective experience in intraoperative monitoring (IOM) or electromyography (EMG). We would consider candidates desiring one year of fellowship.

Upon completion of the two-year training, the candidate will be eligible to sit for both clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy board examinations.

Contact Us

Candidates interested in the Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program at Barrow Neurological Institute can email for more information.


  • A current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada or its territories
  • Graduate status from a ACGME-accredited residency program
  • Board certified, or eligible for certification, in a primary ABMS or RCPSC specialty (as specified by the Subspecialty)
  • Completion of USMLE steps I, II, and III

Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply provided the following criteria are met:

  • Graduate status from an ACGME accredited residency program
  • Completion of all three of the USMLE examinations
  • Completion of a CSA exam
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign applicants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa

How to Apply

Application process for all applicants applying to the Barrow Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program:

The following documents are required of all applicants

Required documents obtained through ERAS:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, may include PD letter (waived rights to view/must be sent by letter writer or program coordinator)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX results

Additional documents that will be requested:

  • Barrow Application (application will be forwarded to you after you apply through ERAS)
  • Medical school diploma
  • Letter of good standing
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Prelim Certificate of Completion (if applicable)

Please do not hesitate to contact our program directly with any questions that you might have at

Program Director

Vladimir Shvarts, MD
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship
Director, Intraoperative Monitoring
Associate Professor, Neurology

Program Coordinator

Lisa Clark-Imperial
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

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