Epilepsy Fellowship

The Epilepsy Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and provides fellows the opportunity for training in the evaluation and management of patients with epilepsy in a diverse environment while having access to the robust resources of Rutgers University. Successful applicants should complete a neurology or child neurology residency in an ACGME-accredited program and be board eligible or board certified in neurology or child neurology.

Our program offers fellows the opportunity to provide outpatient and inpatient care at the medical school’s neurology department and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Fellows work closely with fellowship-trained epilepsy attendings, neurology residents, epilepsy nurse practitioners, neurology nurses, and other providers and staff for collaborative patient care. 

Program Highlights

  • 1-year fellowship
  • With sufficient notice, we have some flexibility to offer 2-years training
  • 2 fellowship positions per year
  • Fellows receive comprehensive training in adult and pediatric epilepsy at a Level 4 Epilepsy Center 
  • Fellows work with adult and pediatric fellowship-trained epileptologists
  • Fellows will work closely with fellowship trained epilepsy attendings, neurology residents, epilepsy nurse practitioners, neurology nurses, and other providers and staff for collaborative patient care
  • Fellows are exposed to several EEG modalities (routine; ambulatory; long-term video EEG; intracranial EEG, including stereo-EEG; intra-operative electrocorticography)
  • Fellows are exposed to means of evaluating epilepsy patients, including high resolution MRI, PET/CT, MEG, fMRI, neuropsychology testing, and intracranial sodium amobarbital procedures (Wada)
  • Fellows work in our epilepsy monitoring unit, as well as on our busy long-term video EEG service, where studies arise from the Neuro-ICU, as well as other ICUs and non-ICU settings.
  • Fellows work within our active epilepsy surgery program, where we provide multidisciplinary care from epileptologists, epilepsy-trained neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and neuroradiologists
  • We offer a wide range of resective, ablative, and neuromodulatory options for patients with refractory epilepsy
  • Our institution is home to numerous investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials

Benefits and Salary

Our residency and fellowship programs offer a uniform package of benefits consistent with those provided at all graduate medical educational programs operated by the medical school. Full details regarding benefits and salary are continuously updated by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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Research Opportunities

Our faculty participate in investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials and other research studies.

Faculty have formal research training, a record of peer-reviewed rigorous publications, have presented at regional and international conferences, and have research funding from foundations and the government.

Research coordinators assist with department research projects. Visit our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center website for more information on research projects.

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Rotations and Curriculum


  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit EEG (EMU as adult and pediatric weeks)
  • Long-Term Monitoring EEG (neuro-ICU, other ICU, and other ICU EEGs)
  • Outpatient EEGs (routine, extended and ambulatory EEG)
  • Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic (including neuromodulation clinic)
  • Intracranial EEG implantation planning, intracranial EEG interpretation, functional mapping, and intraoperative electrocorticography.

Other Educational Features

  • EEG and Epilepsy diagnostic and management conferences.
  • Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Surgery Conferences (twice a month).
  • Participation in Wada cases.
  • Structured didactics and learning to support passing the ABPN Epilepsy Board Examination.
  • Epilepsy and Neurophysiology journal club.
  • Support to attend a national epilepsy conference.
  • Research and quality improvement projects.


Fellows in the epilepsy fellowship sitting around a conference table with Program Director, Ram Mani MD MSCE

Contact Us

Ram Mani, MD MSCE
Associate Professor of Neurology 
Fellowship Program Director 
Phone: 732-235-6017
Fax: 732-235-7041 

Chinita Mobley
Fellowship Coordinator 
Phone: 732-235-6017
Fax: 732-235-7041