Epilepsy Fellowship

Views of and from the Portland Aerial Tram as it passes by the upper campus

The OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers a two-year training in adult epilepsy

Training includes a first year in the epilepsy fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and a second year of advanced epilepsy training.

Fellows have the chance to work with eight adult epileptology faculty at OHSU and partners at the Epilepsy Center of Excellence at the Portland VA Medical Center. Successful completion of the ACGME-accredited component prepares the fellow to become certified in epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellowship includes substantial training in pediatric EEG, or electroencephalogram, reading and epilepsy management, and elective time is provided. It also includes clinical or basic science research components.

Core Epilepsy Program faculty

The program faculty includes faculty from neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, nurse practitioners and nursing.

David Spencer, M.D.
Director, Epilepsy Program and Fellowship Director

Martin Salinsky, M.D.
Director, VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence

Paul Motika, M.D.
Director, EEG Lab

Application process

We have filled our 2019 position. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for one position that will begin July 1, 2020.

To apply, please submit:

Additionally, please arrange for the submission of the following:

  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Up to four letters of recommendation (including one from your residency program director)
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores

If applicable:

  • ECFMG certificate
  • Provide explanation for gaps in training

Please submit completed application packets electronically to:
Emily Gaudin, Education Coordinator at gaudin@ohsu.edu