The Mass General Epilepsy Service offers adult and pediatric epilepsy/clinical neurophysiology fellowships, and an epilepsy neurobiology research fellowship.

Epilepsy Training Programs


Led by Andrew J. Cole, MD, the MGH Epilepsty Service is home to a world-class team of subspecialists including dedicated neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons who specialize in epilepsy surgery. We have earned a reputation for communicating and collaborating closely with neurologists in Greater Boston, around the country, and around the world.

As a National Association of Epilepsy Centers-certified Level 4 Epilepsy Center, we "provide the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment." We also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial monitoring and complex surgical procedures that many other institutions do not perform.


Training in clinical neurophysiology is supported by a busy EEG and Evoked Potentials Laboratory, a five-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, a busy Lont-Term Bedside and ICU Monitoring Program, an eight-bed Sleep Laboratory, an Intraoperative Monitoring Program, and an Electormyography Laboratory housed in the Neuromuscular Center.

The MGH Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is equipped with a state-of-the-art fully networked Xltek digital video-EEG system. Three adult beds, one pediatric bed, and one portable unit are used for data acquisition. Studies are reviewed on-line on dedicated review stations located throughout the clinical neurophysiology laboratory, the neurology clinic, and the Epilepsy Service office suite. Monitoring studies include pre-surgical localization studies using extracranial electrodes, intracranial electrodes, and diagnostic studies in both adults and children.

Clinical Fellowships

Clinical Neurophysiology

This two-year fellowship provides a strong foundation in clinical epileptology and the technical, interpretive and clinical aspects of electroencephalography and evoked potentials. 

Epilepsy and Neurobiology

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

Pediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

The Pediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program occurs in conjunction with our Mass General Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program. Clinical Neurophysiology encompasses the clinical areas of Electroencephalography (EEG), Intraoperative monitoring (IOM), Epilepsy, and Electromyography (EMG).

Epilepsy Research Fellowships

Epilepsy Postdoctoral Fellow Research Associate

This fellow or research associate will study neuronal injury and neuroprotection in epilepsy using anatomic, biochemical and molecular techniques.

Epilepsy Training Faculty

Pediatric Neurology Continuing Medical Education (CME)



Updated 4/20/2012