Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship

Program Overview

The 1-year Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Epilepsy Fellowship Training Program, affiliated with Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), provides knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a specialist treating children with epilepsy.

You will be exposed to a diverse patient population of all ages, in a wide range of clinical settings. You will also have support and encouragement to pursue basic science and clinical research efforts.

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Our Fellowship Program


This is an ACGME-approved epilepsy fellowship program at an internationally renowned epilepsy center. Trainees in the adult fellowship complete a combined total of two years fellowship training in epilepsy and neurophysiology. The separate pediatric epilepsy fellowship track consists of one year of epilepsy training primarily at the Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware in Wilmington. 

The Jefferson Epilepsy Center is a multidisciplinary quaternary care center and Level 4 NAEC epilepsy center for the diagnosis and treatment of people with epilepsy. The center has a national referral base. The surgical program is among the largest in the United States, performing 60-70 operations yearly. Center faculty are active in both clinical care of patients and research. The position offers strong clinical and research training to fellows seeking an academic career.

The Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware, which includes an NAEC Level 4 epilepsy center in Wilmington, Del., serves as the primary training base for pediatric epilepsy training under the leadership of Stephen Falchek, MD. The hospital is a tertiary care center for pediatric neurology and epilepsy, with an extensive regional and national referral base. 

Training Overview

Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware is a Level 4 NAEC Epilepsy Center offering comprehensive epilepsy care to children with intractable epilepsy in the Tri-State Region, which serves patients in Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania and southern region of New Jersey. The center includes a 4-bed inpatient video-EEG monitoring unit and a multidisciplinary team including pediatric epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, dietician, nurse practitioner and specialty nurses. Training at our epilepsy program includes up-to-date epilepsy treatment modalities, including epilepsy surgery, neurostimulation and educational conferences.

Salary & Benefits


  • PGY 1: $60,785
  • PGY 2: $62,776
  • PGY 3: $65,413
  • PGY 4: $68,547
  • PGY 5: $71,317
  • PGY 6: $74,419
  • PGY 7: $76,492
  • PGY 8: $77,423


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Malpractice insurance

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff

Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

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Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

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Train With Recognized Leaders

If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours Children's offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research. 

Meet Our Clinical Leadership

Stephen Falchek, MD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Program

Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Learn More About Dr. Falchek

Maromi Nei, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
(215) 955-1222

Meet Our Program Faculty

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Meet Our Participants

Current Participants 

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Application Requirements

Deadline: September 1, 2021

Training Begins: July 1, 2022

1. Submit application electronically using ERAS

2. Résumé

3. Personal statement

4. Medical school transcript

5. USMLE scores (all 3 levels)

6. Three letters of recommendation

7. Pediatric Neurology Residents accepted


Questions About Applying?

Stephen Falchek, MD
Program Director
(302) 651-5930

Maromi Nei, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
(215) 955-1222

Racquel Richardson
Program Coordinator
(302) 298-8820