USC Clinical Neurophysiology Program

Program Overview

The USC Clinical Neurophysiology Program (CNP) has been accredited by the ACGME since 2004. The program encompasses a balance between EMG/ Neuromuscular and EEG/Epilepsy disciplines and is complemented by a series of comprehensive didactic lectures, weekly clinical and scientific conferences and one-to-one interactive experience with a diverse faculty. The fellowship derives its strength from a busy clinical practice, a multidisciplinary clinical and translational research program based at Keck USC Outpatient Clinic, Keck Hospital, providing tertiary care for private patients, and at the Los Angeles General Medical CenterC+USC Medical Center, for the indigent patient population. Our multidisciplinary program incorporates multiple subspecialties that enrich the comprehensive management of complex neuromuscular disease and epilepsy conditions.

Fellowship Curriculum

The program director and CNP faculty have designed a curriculum that provides instruction in clinical neurophysiology, leading the fellow to acquire the specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment required for eligibility for examination for subspecialty certification in clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The education program is based on direct participation of the fellows under structured supervision by the clinical neurophysiology faculty in the technical aspects of and interpretation of nerve conduction studies, electromyography, electroencephalography, video EEG monitoring, evoked potentials and intra-operative monitoring as well as mastering the scientific and clinical knowledge in the fields of basic neurophysiology science, neuromuscular medicine, epilepsy and sleep. As part of the program’s enriched scholarly development, protected time for clinical research is offered during the Fellowship. The clinical neurophysiology curriculum goals and objectives are determined by the clinical neurophysiology faculty committee in accordance with policies of Los Angeles General Medical Center, USC Keck School of Medicine, and the ACGME.

Program Information Videos

Fellowship Overview

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Program Director

Dr. Said Beydoun Welcome

    • Said R. Beydoun, MD, FAAN, Professor, Program Director, Neurology
    • Shawna Benard, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Marvin Gong, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Christianne N. Heck, MD, MMM, Professor, Neurology
    • Laura Kalayjian, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology
    • Jonathan Kuo, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Frank P. Lin, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology
    • Susan Shaw, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Leila Darki, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
    • Kyle Hurth, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Medical Director
    • Rodrigo, Rodriguez Jr., MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology

How To Apply

We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis.
The Keck School of Medicine encourages foreign physicians who hold a J1 visa to apply to our Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program. As pioneers in Graduate Medical Education, we seek to produce physicians in greater numbers with a robust learning experience more capable of serving the international community.

PGY 3s can send current CV, Personal Statement and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Said R Beydoun, MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director
USC Healthcare Center II
1520 San Pablo St., Ste. 3000
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Applications are accepted via email:

For questions and information, email program coordinator:
Asima Kachroo

(323) 442-0117