Fellowships, Residencies & CME


Epilepsy and Neurobiology Fellowship

The Fellowship offers advanced training in clinical epileptology and neurobiology, with emphasis on research in epilepsy and disorders of neuronal excitability.


The Massachusetts General Hospital Epilepsy Service and the Epilepsy Research Laboratory offer a post-doctoral fellowship in Epilepsy Neurobiology. The Fellowship offers advanced training in clinical epileptology and neurobiology.

Extensive laboratory and clinical facilities are available at Mass General, and a wide range of potential collaborators is easily accessible within the Harvard and Boston scientific communities.

The Epilepsy and Neurobiology fellowship is a track that might follow our one-year accredited fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. Alternatively, fellows may choose the  Pediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology track.









Applicants should hold and MD or MD, PhD degree and be eligible for limited licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


This position is ideal for an individual who has completed their neurology or neurosurgery residency training and is seeking to develop research skills while advancing their knowledge of a neurological sub-speciality. The ideal candidate would seek to develop independent funding (K-08 or similar award) within 12-24 months of taking the position.

Twenty-five percent of the fellows’ time will be devoted to advanced clinical training in epileptology and clinical neurophysiology in the setting of the Mass General Epilepsy Service. This service evaluates and treats complex and refractory epilepsy patients using the latest clinical and technological approaches.

The fellow is expected to devote seventy-five percent of his/her time to basic research in epilepsy and disorders of neuronal excitability. Laboratory experience will occur in the Epilepsy Research Laboratory within the Neurology Research Group at Mass General.

Please send a letter describing your interests, experience, and long-range goals along with a CV and the names of three potential references to:

Andrew J. Cole, MD
Director, Epilepsy Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 720
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Telephone: 617-726-3311
Fax: 617-726-9250
E-Mail: cole.andrew@mgh.harvard.edu

Epilepsy Service

Wang Ambulatory Care Center
8th Floor, Suite 835
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-3311
Fax: 617-726-9250
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Consultation Second Opinion and Record Review

Phone: 617-726-3311

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, First Seizure Clinic, Epilepsy Surgery

Phone: 617-726-3311

Pediatric Epilepsy

Phone: 617-726-6540
Pediatric Epilepsy website

Mailing Address

Andrew J. Cole, MD
Director, Mass General Hospital Epilepsy Service
Chief, Mass General Epilepsy Research Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

E-mail: cole.andrew@mgh.harvard.edu

Clinical Trials

Samantha R. Donovan
Clinical Research Coordinator

Patient Frequently Asked Questions 

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Q: What is your office contact information?
A: Phone: 617-726-3311
Fax: 617-726-9250

Q:  Where is the clinic location?
A: Wang Building, Floor 8, Suite 835

Q: What is your mailing address?
A: Attn: Epilepsy Unit
Wang 735
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Q: What is required in order to schedule a new patient appointment?
A: 2-3 most recent offices notes from local Neurologist
Most recent Brain MRI report (you will need to hand carry CD to appointment)
Most recent EEG report (you will need to hand carry CD to appointment)

Q: How can I obtain a copy of my medical records from the Epilepsy Unit?
A: You will need to complete the MGH Release of Information form and either fax or mail it back to our office. The release form can be found here.

Q: What is my doctor’s NPI number for an insurance referral?
A: Dr. Andrew Cole: 1043201502
Dr. Daniel Hoch: 1396727327
Dr. Sydney Cash: 1265415616
Dr. Jay Pathmanathan: 1164545299
Dr. Michael Brandon Westover: 1184653487
Dr. Lidia Veras Rocha de Moura: 1952664443
Dr. Deirdre O’Rourke: 1194092858
Dr. Arash Hadipour-Niktarash: 1265669253
Dr. Ammar Kheder: 1770925976
Dr. Nigel Pedersen: 1801023742
Dr. Aaron Struck: 1922238336
Dr. Gina Deck: 1255642286
Dr. Alice Lam: 1184949224
Dr. Rodrigo Garcia Zepeda: 1982923785
Tara Jennings, NP: 1508046723

Q: Where do I have my PCP fax my insurance referral to?
A: Referrals Office fax: 781-960-1265

Q: How do I know if my insurance will cover my visit?
A: Please call your insurance company to verify that your appointment or test will be covered. You can also contact our Financial Access Unit at 617-726-6828.

Q: How do I update my demographic and insurance information?
A: Please contact our Registration and Referrals Center at 866-211-6588

Q: How long will it take for me to receive my test results and how will they be communicated to me?
A: For lab work, radiology results, and EEG results please contact the office at least 48 hours after the test and we can let you know if the results are finalized. If they are, we will ask your provider to contact you to discuss the results with you.

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