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Epilepsy Fellowship Training Information

Training Overview

Our epilepsy fellowship has been designed with the fellow in mind. The foundation of the epilepsy training at KU emphasizes education, the surgical treatment of medically refractory epilepsy, routine and complex epilepsy conditions and clinical research.

Fellowship Phases

The fellowship begins with an intensive course aimed at establishing an advanced knowledge that will serve the fellow during his/her training, in preparation for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) epilepsy board examination, and throughout her/his career. The education course is free of clinical responsibilities, which allows the fellow to focus fully on mastering concepts critical to the success of any epileptologist. Beyond the course, education continues through the journal club, directed electroencephalogram (EEG)/semiology conference, epilepsy surgery conference, and of course, bedside clinical teaching.

The next phase proceeds into clinical care under supervision of the attending epileptologist in in-patient and out-patient settings. This formative period is critical to understanding the epileptologist approach to caring for patients with both drug-responsive and drug-resistant epilepsy. KU Medical Center places a strong emphasis on surgical epilepsy care, including invasive EEG monitoring. The fellow will work closely with the epileptologist and neurosurgeon to help design implantation strategies. The fellow will then follow these cases from invasive monitoring to eventual planning of all surgical therapy considerations, including resection, laser ablation, responsive neurostimulation and deep brain stimulation.

As the fellowship progresses, the fellow will naturally direct care more independently as they prepare for practice as an attending. By the end of the training, the fellow will be ready for an independent subspecialty practice of epilepsy in the setting of their choice and prepared to sit for the ABPN Epilepsy Board examination. This will entail advanced knowledge of anti-epileptic drug management, accurate and specific diagnosis of different types of epilepsy, proficiency in routine and video EEG reading, evaluation and management of critically ill epilepsy patients, assessment of medically refractory patients for possible surgical treatment and management of epilepsy patients during the invasive EEG portion of their care.

Applicant Information

To apply, visit the Applicant Information webpage.

More Information

For more information, please contact Sonya Fabricius at (913) 588-6094 or

Last modified: Nov 02, 2018
Program Contacts

Patrick Landazuri, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director

Sonya Fabricius

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Neurology
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160