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Epilepsy Fellowship (Minnesota)

Department and Faculty

The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic is a highly integrated, collaborative department of adult and pediatric neurologists who specialize in the research, diagnosis and treatment of more than 500 conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system.

More than 100 specialists provide evaluation and continuing care for patients with neurological diseases. Close collaboration with specialists in pediatric and adolescent medicine, speech pathology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and psychology, pain management, sleep disorders, and physical medicine and rehabilitation offer comprehensive care to Mayo Clinic patients.

The Division of Epilepsy is a group of adult and child neurologists in the Department of Neurology with special training and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy and seizures. Physicians in the division work closely with colleagues in neurologic surgery, nursing, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, clinical neurophysiology and neuropsychology to deliver comprehensive care for people with these disorders.

Each consultant has considerable experience in evaluating and treating patients with complex neurological disorders, and each has individual clinical and research interests and expertise. The staff has collectively published hundreds of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and contributed toward many well-known books.

Mayo Clinic has a very sophisticated, well-developed electronic medical record system. The system integrates both inpatient and outpatient medical care settings. It allows for rapid retrieval of all clinical, laboratory and imaging studies for patients. A robust department intranet site provides ready access to extensive online resources for neurological education.

Specific expertise of members of the staff and the reputation of Mayo Clinic leads to a high-volume practice with a high proportion of patients with complex and challenging medical problems. The experience of the staff, coupled with the high-quality, integrated and efficient practices of all clinical and laboratory specialties, makes Mayo Clinic one of the finest clinical practices of medicine in the world.

Advisers and mentors

Any of the divisional faculty may serve as your faculty adviser to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Mayo Clinic and the communities in which you will train.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year and present their work during lectures. Residents and fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities to interact with experts from other academic centers and are relieved from clinical assignments to do so.