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UC San Diego Epilepsy Fellowship Program

Welcome to the University of California San Diego’s Epilepsy Fellowship Training Program!

This is a one year ACGME-accredited Epilepsy fellowship, with 2 positions: one adult and one pediatric.  The goal of the fellowship program at UCSD is to train outstanding clinical neurologists to become leaders in the fields of epilepsy.  

Training Sites

Our fellows rotate in 3 training facilities: 

jacobs medical centerJacobs Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical center that opened its doors in 2016. It has 364 beds for a variety of medical units including a dedicated neurology floor, a neuro-ICU, and our adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). 

 

 

 

 

rady childrens hospitalRady Children's Hospital is the largest children's hospital in California, the only hospital in San Diego dedicated to the care of pediatric patients. This is the main site for the pediatric fellow rotations, including the pediatric epilepsy monitor Unit (EMU), inpatient video EEG monitoring, and outpatient pediatric clinics and services. 

 

 

 

va medical centerThe San Diego VA Medical Center in San Diego is where adult fellows will have their continuity clinic and outpatient routine EEG experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Fellowship

Our fellowship provides all aspects of epilepsy care, including:  

  • Inpatient video EEG monitoring.
  • Inpatient continuous EEG monitoring of critically ill patients.
  • Outpatient routine and ambulatory EEGs 
  • Outpatient Epilepsy management.
  • Functional and motor mapping
  • WADA testing
  • Genetic epilepsies
  • Ketogenic diet initiation and therapy

Surgery experience at UCSD includes:

  • Seterotactically-implanted electrodes (sEEG)
  • Subdural grids
  • Electrocorticography (ECoG)
  • Tailored resections
  • Standard temporal lobectomy
  • Laser Ablation
  • Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Deep brain stimulator (DBS)
  • Response neurostimulation (RNS)
  • Intraoperative monitoring (IOM)

Application Process

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Completed (or anticipate completion) of a U.S. Residency in Neurology or Pediatric Neurology
  • Have a U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or J-1 Visa Status

Applicants who are accepted to the fellowship are also required to obtain a California Medical License prior to start of fellowship.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials via email to Marlene Zepeda:

  • Completed Application
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A brief (one page or less) personal statement detailing your interest in our fellowship program, career goals, and accomplishments. 

Marlene Zepeda
Epilepsy Fellowship Coordinator

June Yoshii-Contreras, MD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Director of Epilepsy Fellowship

Olivia Kim-McManus, MD 
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Pediatric Co-Director