The 1-year Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Epilepsy Fellowship Training Program, affiliated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children 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.
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 consisting of one year of epilepsy training primarily at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital.
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 as well as research and offers strong clinical and research training to fellows seeking an academic career.
The duPont Hospital, 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 at the duPont Hospital for Children site includes inpatient and outpatient epilepsy evaluation and treatment including an active epilepsy surgery program, video-EEG monitoring and educational conferences. The duPont Hospital for Children epilepsy team consists of two pediatric neurosurgeons, four epileptologists, two neuropsychologists and one neuroradiologist. Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers basic and advanced diagnostic testing and a full array of medical and surgical treatments.
In addition to its outpatient facilities, the pediatric epilepsy center possesses an inpatient video-EEG monitoring unit consisting of 4 beds, each in a specially outfitted private room. Patients are evaluated for diagnostic reasons, presurgical assessments, intracranial EEG recording and management of uncontrolled seizures.