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

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


Clinical Trials

Samantha R. Donovan
Clinical Research Coordinator