The Department of Neurology offers a one-year epilepsy fellowship.

The Department of Neurology offers a one-year epilepsy fellowship, led by Dr. Peace Korb, MD, MHPE, FAAN, and accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the Added Qualification in Epilepsy Exam offered by the  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

The academic role of epilepsy clinics is to familiarize fellows with epilepsy disorders or mimetic conditions in pediatric and adult populations. Fellows will learn the etiology, pathophysiologic process, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and therapeutic management of epilepsy disorders as well as the social aspects of the disease. Clinics will provide fellows the expertise needed to manage the full spectrum of epilepsy disorders, mainly in an outpatient setting but also in the context of inpatient emergencies. 

Our electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratories are located at both the VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes Mcguire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Fellows will spend six months in the EEG lab and another six months in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. 

Additional program updates include:

  • Recently expanded EMU, Level 4 accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • Use of high-density EEG to diagnose and evaluate epilepsy
  • Use of Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) device to conduct surgical procedures (sEEG)
  • Upcoming pediatric-dedicated EMU at the Children’s Hospital

Click on the link to learn more about the Division of Epilepsy and its faculty.

Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited neurology or child neurology residency program, an AOA-approved neurology or child neurology residency program, a neurology or child neurology program with ACGME International Advanced Speciality Accreditaion, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada-accredited neurology or child neurology residency program located in Canada. Applicants must also have successfully passed through USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3.

Any applicants unable to begin training by July 1st of the appointment year must notify the program coordinator and program director before their interview. Approval for off-cycle training will be granted by the GME office on a case by case basis.

One fellowship position becomes available beginning July 1 each year.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2025-26 academic year. Our Epilepsy fellowship program will resume recruitment using the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the academic year 2026-27. 

If you have additional questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

Kelsey Schneider, Fellowship Program Coordinator


Zubeda Sheikh, Program Director


Phillip Gastrell, Assistant Program Director

Cimy Jacob, MD


The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Pittsburgh, PA


Latangela Smith, DO


Vidant Medical Center. Greenville, NC


Diana Oyoung-Oliver, DO


UC Health Longmont, CO


Muhammad Bhatti, MD


Geinsenger Medical Center. Danville, PA


Ammar Hussain, MD


The University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, NC
AdventHealth Medical Group Epilepsy.  Orlando, FL


Kenichiro Ono, DO


Virginia Commonwealth University.  Richmond, VA
Richmond VA Medical Center.  Richmond, VA