Epilepsy Fellowship

Welcome to the Department of Neurology


Program Director:  Samuel F. DeStefano, MD


Th​e Epilepsy Fellowship is an ACGME accredited one year fellowship and will accept 1-2 fellows per year. The University of C​olorado Epilepsy Fellowship provides training in all aspects of advanced clinical epilepsy and clinical electrophysiology, including: comprehensive EEG interpretation, including pre-surgical evaluation with scalp and intracranial electrodes, EEG in the critically ill, diagnosis and treatment of advanced and refractory epilepsies and the use of advanced therapies including neuromodulation. Additional training in clinical neurophysiological areas such as evoked potentials, sleep, intraoperative corticography, RNS programming and MEG is also available. Upon graduation, the fellow will be eligible and prepared for specialty board certification examinations in both Epilepsy and EEG.


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  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: 5 months
  • Continuous Video EEG service: 5 months
  • Pediatric Epilepsy: 1 month
  • Elective: 1 month

*Opportunities include:

  •    Sleep Medicine/Polysomnography
  •    Intraoperative Monitoring
  •    Neuropsychology
  •    Research


Available Clinical Resources


  • Dedicated outpatient clinics and outpatient EEG laboratory
  • 12-bed, full-time Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
  • National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level IV Certification
  • Phase I and Phase II monitoring (surgical, intracranial implanted EEG)
    • Stereo-EEG (SEEG) and surface electrodes schema
  • Comprehensive epilepsy surgery program
    • Focal resections
    • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
  • Comprehensive Neuroradiology Service
  • Neuropsychology Service
  • Electrocorticography
  • Vagus nerve stimulator implantation/programming program
  • Responsive nerve stimulator implantation/programming program
  • Quantitative EEG software



  • Neurofeedback Clinic​
  • Neurocutaneous Clinic
  • Diet Therapy Clinic
  • Women’s pregnancy and epilepsy clinic
  • Non-epileptic seizure clinic
  • ​Advanced Epilepsy Therapies Clinic 
    • (Surgery & Neuromodulation/RNS programming)



  • Some night and weekend call: average 1 night per week and 1 weekend per month
  • Remote, online access to EEG studies is available​


Fellowship Application Status

2024-2025 – 1 Fellowship position open

2025-2026 – 2 Fellowship positions open 


Eligibility Criteria:​


  1. Applicants must complete an ACGME or RCPSC accredited residency in Neurology.
  2. Applicants should be board certified or board eligible in Neurology at the time of fellowship start.

Application Information:


We expect to fill our Epilepsy Fellowship positions 15-18 months ahead of time. We will begin accepting application in October of the year preceding the anticipated start date ( e.g. October 2019 for a July 2021 start). Interviews will start in December and will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.


Fellowship Position Status:

2023-2024 - Fellowship position filled

2024-2025 – 1 Fellowship position open

2025-2026 – 2 Fellowship positions open 



Application Materials:

  1. Intent to Apply Form
  2. CV
  3. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Copy of USMLE/COMLEX Scores (1, 2 and 3) Reports
  6. ECFMG Certification (if applicable)
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