Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Overview

The Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program in which fellows train in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders. Fellows gain proficiency in electrodiagnostic studies (EMG); botulinum injections; nerve ultrasound; performing skin biopsies; and other procedures. Clinical experience is complemented by a variety of case conferences including waveform review conference, nerve and muscle biopsy pathology review, journal club discussions, and traditional didactics. Fellows spend the majority of their time at Boston Medical Center with a monthly clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital for pediatric neuromuscular medicine exposure. Upon completion of the program, fellows are eligible to sit for the ABPN Neuromuscular Medicine board examination.

Program Highlights

  • Six faculty members with diverse expertise and experience
  • Intensive training in a variety of procedures including skin biopsies and botulinum injections
  • State of the art electromyography laboratory
  • Clinical experience at the internationally renowned Boston University Multidisciplinary Amyloidosis Center
  • Robust research opportunities under faculty guidance on a variety of topics including amyloidosis and quality improvement in neurophysiology
  • Weekly protected academic time for pursuit of scholarship
  • Paid registration to annual Boston University Practical Approach to Electromyography and Neuromuscular Conference
  • Paid annual AAN membership fee

Please see the 2021 Guide to Benefits for House Officers for more information.

Teaching Faculty

K. H. Vincent Lau, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Peter Siao, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, EMG Laboratory

Lan Zhou, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Vice Chair for Research

Michelle Kaku, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency

Ariel Marks, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Connie G. Tang, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Requirements

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency training program by time of matriculation. Applicants must also be eligible for medical licensure in Massachusetts.

How to Apply:

  • Please apply through the AANEM Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Portal.  You will be prompted to submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a one-page letter of interest, USMLE scores, ECFMG certificate (if applicable) and three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting on March 1, 2023. Interviews will be conducted from March to May 2023, held virtually.
  • The program accepts one fellow per year.

Contact:

K. H. Vincent Lau, MD
Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, C-3
Boston, MA 02118
vincent.lau@bmc.org
Fellows​
2022-2023 2023-2024

Deandrea King, MD

Dominique Low, MD