Epilepsy Program

Training Programs

The Stanford Epilepsy Center trains participates in medical education for the community, people and families of people with epilepsy, physicians locally and across the nation, physicians in training, medical students, nurses, neuropsychologists and neuroscience researchers about epilepsy. 


The Stanford Epilepsy Center specifically trains Stanford Neurology residents in care of patients with seizure disorders and in electroencephalography.

Drs. David Prince, John Huguenard, Kevin Graber and Robert Fisher participate in training of laboratory research students studying mechanisms of epilepsy. Training is offered at the

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral
  • Research associate levels
  • Medical or undergraduate student training is available by special arrangement.

Drs. Robert Fisher, Michael Risinger, Donald Olson and Martha Morrell (part-time) provide clinical training opportunities for medical students, residents and Fellows. The Stanford Epilepsy Center accepts one to two Fellows per year for intensive advanced training in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. This training program is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Two NIH-funded grants, an NIH Training grant and an Epilepsy Program Project grant provide opportunities to support training in basic aspects of epilepsy for clinical fellows and for graduate students. 

Fellow applicants for the Clinical Neurophysiology / Epilepsy training program should have completed Neurology residency by time of entry into the Fellowship, and have a US license to practice medicine. Applicants should be moving toward a likely career with a specialization in epilepsy. Acceptance is on a competitive basis.

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