Epilepsy Fellowship

The UConn School of Medicine/Hartford HealthCare Epilepsy Fellowship is an ACGME accredited one-year program which is primarily based at Hartford Hospital, a NAEC designated level IV epilepsy center. Fellows also gain structured clinical experience at UConn Health and Connecticut Children’s.

We are highly committed to foster the development of well-rounded, competent epileptologists. Our fellows will optimize their skills in six ACGME core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice to a level of independence appropriate to progress into a subspecialty epilepsy practice. Clinical experience is complemented by a series of didactic lectures, an array of clinical and scientific conferences, and a journal club. Fellows also gain teaching experience in their interactions with Neurology residents, medical students, and allied health professionals.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates are encouraged to apply through the NRMP website for epilepsy fellowship position starting 2024.

We are also accepting applications for one ACGME accredited epilepsy position starting July 2023.

Anumeha S. Sheth, M.D.
Program Director, Epilepsy Fellowship
UConn School of Medicine/Hartford HealthCare

For application information or questions, please contact Dominique Angell at dominique.angell@hhchealth.org

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Headache Fellowship

The Hartford HealthCare Headache Center Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain is a United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program that is focused on training emerging leaders in the field of headache medicine. Our one-year program offers both clinical and research experience for those interested in pursuing advanced training in headache medicine.

Fellows will see patients with a wide-range of primary and secondary headache and craniofacial pain disorders from diverse demographic segments in an outpatient setting and become proficient in advanced procedures such as nerve blocks, trigger point injections, BOTOX® administration and sphenopalatine ganglion blocks. These patients are referred from a regional and national base and present with a broad range of interesting, unusual and refractory disorders.

Our close collaborations with experts of various specialties, including pain management, physical medicine, neuroradiology, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, sleep medicine, behavioral medicine, women’s health, and neuro-ophthalmology, ensure that our trainees gain experience in a wide range of fields pertinent to the care of headache and facial pain patients.

Weekly didactic lectures and academic research time are built in to the fellow’s schedule and allow ample time for trainees to explore specific areas of interest. A combination of tutorials, independent study, mentoring, journal club, and formal lectures by Headache Center and outside faculty cover a wide range of topics required by the UCNS Headache Medicine Program Curriculum. Funding to attend national headache medicine conferences is also provided as part of our comprehensive training program.

Brian Grosberg, M.D.
Program Director, Hartford Hospital
Email: brian.grosberg@hhchealth.org

For more information and to apply, contact:

Jessica Bartlett
Program Coordinator, Headache and Facial Pain Program
Email: jessica.bartlett@hhchealth.org

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Movement Disorders Fellowship

UConn Health and Hartford HealthCare offer advanced training in movement disorders for neurologists. The program allows neurologists to gain experience managing the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders. Fellows also gain proficiency in deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming, intrajejunal levodopa pump programming and botulinum toxin injections. Opportunities for investigator-initiated studies and participation in multicenter clinical trials are also available.

A new fellow is accepted annually for this 1-year program. Candidates must have completed a 4-year ACGME accredited Neurology residency program prior to starting their fellowship.

Joy Antonelle De Marcaida, M.D.
Program Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship

Bernardo Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Program Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship

For more information, contact:

Jessica Woodruff
Program Coordinator, Movement Disorders Program
Phone: 860-870-6385
Fax: 860-8870-0622
Email: jessica.woodruff@hhchealth.org

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Neuromuscular Fellowship

UConn Health, in collaboration with Hospital for Special Care and Hartford Hospital, offers advanced training in neuromuscular disorders. The program allows neurologists to gain experience managing the care of neuromuscular conditions and to be proficient with electromyography (EMG) procedure and muscle biopsy analysis. A new fellow is accepted annually for this 1-year program. Candidates must have completed an adult or pediatric neurology residency, or physical medicine and rehab residency, prior to the fellowship. Candidates must have completed  an adult or pediatric neurology residency, or physical medicine and rehab residency prior to the fellowship.

Matthew Imperioli, M.D.
Program Director, UConn Health

Please email Sara Pizzanello at sapizzanello@uchc.edu or call 860-679-3884 for more information.

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Stroke Fellowship

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship in cerebrovascular disease and stroke. In contrast to many other programs, fellows have the unique opportunity of training at two health care systems. Hartford Hospital is a tertiary care comprehensive stroke center caring for over 1,100 stroke patients annually providing a full, immersive experience in cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology, dedicated neurocritical care, dedicated stroke teams, neurointerventional services, vascular neurosurgery, and a tremendous track for academic and scholarly activity. The University of Connecticut is a thrombectomy-capable, primary stroke center with an array of services and expertise. Both experiences enhance the learning experience and allow for a true experience of practicing in both types of settings. Our fellows consistently complete several research projects, participate in stroke simulation at our Center for Simulation and Education as well as present at regional and international conferences.

In collaboration with Yale and Brown, Hartford Hospital is part of STROKENET and a core member of the Southern New England Partnership in Stroke Research, Innovation and Treatment (SPIRIT). Through this collaboration, fellows can work with faculty from other institutions, participate in NIH STROKENET trials, and expand their academic ambitions beyond their current institution. A separate one-year STROKENET fellowship, an NIH funded position allows for additional training in stroke research, available at Hartford Hospital as an academic track.

We look forward to having you join our program.

Ajay Tunguturi, M.D.
Program Director, Hartford Hospital

For more information, please email Rosanne Clarke, Program Coordinator, at rosanne.clarke@hhchealth.org.

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