The neuromuscular fellowship provides advanced training in clinical neuromuscular medicine and electrodiagnostic testing for one fellow each year. Upon completion of the one-year program, the fellow will be skilled in evaluation, diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders such as neuron disease, neuromuscular junction disease, peripheral neuropathy and muscle diseases.  

The fellow will benefit from ample learning opportunities through both inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure, hands-on electrodiagnostic testing, research, conference attendance and the opportunity to work with a diverse faculty. 

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

Neuromuscular fellowship applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in neurology, child neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation in the U.S. or Canada. For further information, please consult the ACGME and the ABPN.    
After acceptance and prior to joining the program, applicants must provide a list of rotations completed during prerequisite training. This document, on letterhead from the institution where training was completed, must arrive no later than July 15. 

Rotations occur at VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond, the Neuroscience, Orthopedics, and Wellness (NOW) Center in Henrico and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR). The fellow will rotate through several academic neuromuscular clinics, the adult and pediatric muscular dystrophy clinics, the ALS clinic, and the EMG laboratories. The fellow will have adequate exposure to skin biopsy, muscle biopsy, nerve ultrasound and chemodenervation procedures and participate in clinical research studies.

A flexible structure provides a comprehensive experience that’s tailored specifically to the fellow’s educational interests and career goals, with additional exposure available in areas such as nerve ultrasound and chemodenervation.

Two fellowship positions are available each year.

The department is currently accepting fellowship applications for the 2025-2026 year. Applications will only be accepted through AANEM portal. 

We also offer a one year Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship with a mix of EMG and EEG. Please click here for more information.

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

Kelsey Schneider, Fellowship Program Coordinator


Kelly Gwathmey, MD, Program Director & Chair

Karim Mohamed, MD




Zachary Ward, MD




Kelsey Satkowiak, MD




Stephen Cockburn, MD




Sandeep Kahlon, MD