Electrodiagnostic medicine is the medical subspecialty that applies neurophysiologic techniques to diagnose, evaluate and treat patients with impairments of the neurologic, neuromuscular and/or muscular systems.

Qualified practitioners require knowledge in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, histology and pathology of the brain, spinal cord, autonomic nerves, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscles. They must know clinical features and treatment of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems as well as those of neuromuscular junction and muscle. Practitioners also require special knowledge about electric signal processing, including waveform analysis, electronics and instrumentation, stimulation and recording equipment and statistics.

In an ACGME approved adult neurology residency, residents obtain 1-3 months rotation in Electrodiagnostic medicine. This is insufficient time to meet the standards for knowledge, skills and experience required for certification by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. This is also insufficient time for those who aspire to focus their future practice toward neuromuscular neurology.

Additional period of training/preceptorship in electrodiagnostic medicine under the direct supervision of an experienced electrodiagnostic medicine consultant who is ABEM Board Diplomat is the best way to offer such training and experience.

Program Director

Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
The Program

The Program

Goals and Objectives

At the end of this fellowship, the fellow will be very proficient in electrodiagnostic medical consultations and will satisfy the eligibility requirements of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

The Program

Month 1

Supervised performance of Nerve Conduction Tests, Electromyography, and Evoked Potential Studies. Didactic lectures in neuromuscular anatomy, physiology and instrumentation. Didactic lectures in clinical and electrodiagnostic examination correlation.

Months 2-3

Graduated reduction of supervision in conducting electrodiagnostic examination/consultation. Clinical case presentation to the department staff and residents.

Months 4-12

Substantial autonomy in conducting electrodiagnostic examinations under limited staff supervision. Research projects planned and completed during this remaining period.


The fellow is required to plan and complete a clinical research project of his/her choice in electrodiagnostic medicine with results submitted for presentation at a national meeting and subsequent publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Fellow Teaching

The fellow is required to actively participate in the teaching of neurology residents as the residents rotate in this discipline and by giving lectures and presentations.


No off campus rotations are planned.


Evaluation of fellow with feedback to fellow at least twice per year.

Evaluation of staff and program at least twice per year.


Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a Neurology Residency Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).



Benefits information including salaries, insurance information and more, can be found by visiting the Graduate Medical Education Benefits page.



Program Director

Teaching Staff

Program Coordinator

Vanessa Santos, BHSA
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.5889
Fax: 954.659.6216
Email: santosv@ccf.org