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Neuromuscular Medicine

The Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited training program in Electromyography (EMG) and neuromuscular medicine.



Fellows in the Neuromuscular Medicine program receive training in the diagnosis and management of a variety of neuromuscular disorders in adults and children. Intensive training in electrodiagnosis (EMG) and nerve/muscle biopsy are offered. The Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship is a joint program of the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s (BWH) Hospitals. The BWH rotation includes training at Children’s Hospital Boston. Upon completion of this fellowship, trainees are eligible to sit for the Neuromuscular Medicine subspecialty boards under the auspices of the ABPN, and the EMG boards (ABEM).


Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency training program.


Fellows rotate in three month blocks between MGH and BWH/CH.  The curriculum includes several regular teaching conferences, including a year long faculty run lecture series that provides weekly lectures on EMG and neuromuscular medicine, a weekly nerve/muscle biopsy conference and a weekly EMG waveform conference (MGH)

Clinical Experience

Fellows rotate through the neuromuscular clinics and EMG laboratories in several participating institutions, including the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital.

Research Experience

Fellows are expected to complete at least one research project during the fellowship year, under the mentorship of a faculty member in the division of Neuromuscular Medicine.  A fellowship research forum, offered annually in June, provides a forum for fellows to present their work.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Anthony A. Amato, Program Director
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


Dr. William S. David MD, PhD, Associate Program Director
Massachusetts General Hospital
Neuromuscular Division, 8th floor, Suite 820
165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

For more information about the Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship program, contact Drs. Amato ( or David (

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