Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

The Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology is a one-year, ACGME accredited program. Two fellowship positions are available for clinical training with specialization in clinical neuromuscular medicine, including electrodiagnostic medicine, neuropathology, research experience, and rehabilitation. The program provides a large and varied clinical experience with greater than 75 neuromuscular patients evaluated weekly from both outpatient and inpatient services. More than 100 muscle and/or skin biopsies and over 2000 EMG/NCV cases are performed every year.

Houston Methodist Neurological Institute is the site for one of the five leading MDA/ALSA ALS  Clinic and Research Care Center in the US under the direction of Stanley H. Appel, MD with over 100 ALS patients diagnosed yearly and over 250 active patients managed longitudinally. The department also has one of the largest multidisciplinary Myotonic Dystrophy Clinic which follows over 100 patients every year. Also, Muscular dystrophy clinic (MDA) includes those with muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, inherited neuropathy, CIDP/acquired neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, and metabolic/mitochondrial disorders. A large volume of acquired and inherited amyloidosis patients are seen and followed in the neuromuscular clinic.


Candidates are required to have successfully completed an Accredited Residency Program in child or adult Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation before the start of the fellowship. Having completed the fellowship program, graduates will be clinically as well as academically credentialed, and well trained to take the examination offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in the Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine and one offered by American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.



Maria J. Torres-Quiles, Fellowship Coordinator

Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology

6560 Fannin St.

Scurlock Tower, 7th Floor

Houston, Texas 77030

Program Director

Sheetal Shroff, MD