A.M. Rostami, MD, PhD
Professor & Chairman
Department of Neurology
Neuromuscular Disease Program
This is a one-year training program offering broad exposure to clinical neuromuscular diseases and training in EMG, including semi quantitative and quantitative EMG, nerve conduction studies and evoked potentials. Applicants must be BE neurologist and qualify for PA license.
The Neuromuscular Disorders Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital offers quality clinical expertise and laboratory studies for diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases.
The Neuromuscular/EMG fellowship at TJUH offers a one-year ACGME-approved clinical Neurophysiology fellowship in electromyography and neuromuscular disorders. The program provides fellows with special expertise leading to certification by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and special qualification in clinical Neurophysiology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology examination.
The Neuromuscular Service provides clinical evaluations of patients with neuromuscular diseases, usually in conjunction with their electrophysiological studies. Fellows and residents learn quantitative techniques including nerve conduction studies, repetitive nerve stimulation, needle EMG with quantitative motor unit analysis, and review nerve and muscle biopsies in selected cases. Special emphasis is placed on developing expertise in electromyography and nerve conduction studies. The fellows become highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, myopathies, and motor neuron diseases. Interdisciplinary neuromuscular and EMG conferences are held weekly, with participation of colleagues from Neurosurgery, Neuropathology and Rehabilitation Medicine.
To obtain information or refer patients to the Neuromuscular Disorders and Myasthenia Clinic, please call (215) 955-7952.
900 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-2481 fax