Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
Welcome to the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Whether you're interested in academic medicine or private practice, our exceptional one-year neuromuscular fellowship will prepare you for a distinguished, rewarding career as a physician and researcher. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our rich and dynamic training program emphasizes care of people of all ages and backgrounds while engaging directly with patients in a variety of care settings.
Our fellows gain knowledge and understanding essential to the practice of neuromuscular medicine through a blend of didactic and clinical experiences that include, but are not limited to:
- Clinical research
- Opportunities to observe, evaluate and manage inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of disorders of the nervous system and muscles
- Emphasis on learning and developing strong diagnostic, procedural and technical skills
After completing this training program, fellows will be prepared to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) exam in neuromuscular medicine.
More about us
The Department of Neurology at KU Medical Center is among the national leaders in National Institutes of Health grant funding each year and our neuromuscular division is home to one of the largest neuromuscular clinical trials units in North America, with research ongoing in virtually every rare neuromuscular disease. KU Medical Center partners with The University of Kansas Health System, a world-class academic medical center with locations throughout the Kansas City metro area, where our fellows train and our licensed, affiliated faculty provide excellent, nationally recognized clinical care.
Other department highlights include:
- The University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center, one of only 31 Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the nation designated by the National Institute on Aging
- Participation in NeuroNEXT, a network funded by the National Institutes of Health designed to fuel neuroscience clinical trials through partnerships with academia, private foundations and industry
- A dedicated faculty nationally and internationally known for its expertise in a wide range of subspecialties
Take a closer look
If you're looking for a comprehensive training experience at world-class academic medical center in a Midwestern city with plenty to do and see, please check us out. Here are a few more resources to help you learn more about us.
We hope you like what you find. Thank you for your interest.
Mazen M. Dimachkie, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology & Director of Neuromuscular Division
Vice Chair for Research Program, Department of Neurology
May 10, 2021