Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

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.

Program Details

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 Dr. Stephen Falchek. The hospital is a tertiary care center for pediatric neurology and epilepsy, with an extensive regional and national referral base. 

Clinical Experiences

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 2 pediatric neurosurgeons, 4 epileptologists, 2 neuropsychologists and 1 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.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Falchek (Nemours) or Dr. Maromi Nei (Thomas Jefferson)

Our Faculty

Leadership and Faculty:

Stephen Falchek, MD, Residency Program Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Neurologists, Delaware Valley

About Our Hospital

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is like no other in the region — designed by families, for families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children 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
  • massage therapy

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Contact Us

Lisa Sharpe
Program Coordinator
(302) 651-5930

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements
Deadline: August 15, 2019

Training begins July 1, 2020.

  • ERAS application
  • résumé
  • personal statement
  • medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (all 3 levels)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Med/Peds Residents accepted