Clinical Neurophysiology

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program. The CNP program is ACGME-accredited and was one of the first neurological subspecialties to gain accreditation.

Building on our rich history, we provide excellent training in:

  • Adult and pediatric epilepsy
  • Video EEG monitoring in all age groups
  • ICU EEG monitoring
  • Routine EEG
  • Neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (NIOM)
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • EMG
  • Sleep medicine and polysomnography

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Clinical and didactic experiences include a variety of EEG application, EMG, nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring, polysomnography, and autonomic testing. These experiences can be customized to meet the fellow’s educational and career goals.

We provide excellent training to prepare for an academic or private practice career through:

  • Experiences in different hospital settings including
    • University of Minnesota Medical Center
    • Minneapolis VA hospital
    • Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC), a community hospital.
  • Offering three tracks: EEG track, EMG track, EEG/EMG 50/50 track.
  • Supporting flexible electives
  • Providing opportunities for state of the art research 

Upon completion of the program, fellows can choose to take an additional one-year epilepsy or neuromuscular fellowship.

Tuesday: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Radiology joint case conference
Wednesday: Epilepsy Case Management Conference
Thursday: Epilepsy Journal Club and EEG Conference
Friday: EMG and NCS Conference

Requirements & Application Procedures

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in neurology, psychiatry or pediatric neurology and have passed the USMLE Step 3 examination at the time of entrance into the program and must be ABPN board-eligible/certified in Neurology.

Applicants meeting the above qualifications are asked to submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty/mentors on letterhead with signature
  • A personal statement of interest in this fellowship or career path
  • Copy of UMSLE or COMLEX official score reports
  • A copy of your current ECFMG certificate (for International Medical Graduates)

The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program is participating in the match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Please apply through AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by February 15th. Applications will be reviewed in February and competitive candidates will be invited to interview shortly thereafter. Please contact Jessica Koller, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Coordinator, with any questions.

Lisa Moore, PGY-5

Medical School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Residency School: University of Minnesota

Why did you decide to come to the U of M Neurology Fellowship Program: The faculty are amazing at what they do.

What do you enjoy most about the program: The healthcare team members I interact with are all friendly and personable.  I am able to learn every day.

What are your plans after fellowship: TBD

What is your favorite Minnesota activity: Hanging out in the local park with the kids: I love that there are multiple parks with playgrounds within walking distance from my house.

Coolest/geekiest/most random thing about you: I have a soft spot in my heart for competition-style math problems.

If you weren't a physician, you would be: At home reading science fiction books, or a veterinarian.

Program Director

Zhiyi Sha, MD, PhD

CNP Program Director

Rossi Cannon

Rossi Cannon

Education Manager


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