As a Peripheral Nerve Disorders fellow, you will be taught the interpretation of laboratory studies for patients, including the interpretation of nerve biopsies and autonomic-function testing.
You will see and evaluate patients presenting the full spectrum of peripheral nerve diseases, including:
- Acute demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
- Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
- Brachial plexopathy
- Brachial plexus neuritis
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
- Demyelinating polyneuropathy or polyradiculoneuropathy
- Diabetic amyotrophy
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Femoral neuropathy
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Hereditary neuropathies
- Inherited neuropathy
- Lumbosacral plexopathy
- Mononeuritis multiplex
- Multifocal motor neuropathy
- Multiple mononeuropathies
- Neuralgic amyotrophy
- Numbness and tingling
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Peroneal neuropathy
- Sciatic neuropathy
- Sensory neuropathy
- Small fiber neuropathy
- Tingling and numbness
You will participate in and learn to coordinate regular weekly peripheral nerve conferences. In addition, you will have close contact with the clinical neurology services. There also will be the opportunity to observe EMG and nerve conduction studies on patients and to attend EMG conferences.
Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. During the course of this fellowship, you will design and complete a research project under close mentorship from one of our clinician-researchers. Opportunities for both clinical and laboratory-based projects exist.
You will learn about research through observation and participation in the design and conduct of ongoing clinical trials.