Make the most of your elective time to develop expertise in a subspecialty of particular interest or prepare for a fellowship.

  • Advanced Electromyography and Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
    Build specialized skills caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and peripheral nerve disorders and learn about skin, nerve and muscle biopsy techniques.
  • Electrophysiology – Electroencephalography and Evoked Potentials
    Gain additional experience with adult and pediatric electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potentials (EP) by training in specialized EEG labs and a long-term epilepsy monitoring unit.
  • Epilepsy
    Working closely with our expert epileptologists, you will hone your skills in diagnosing and managing pediatric and adult patients with seizure disorders, including intractable epilepsy.
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
    Learn neuro-ophthalmologic examination skills and gain exposure to patients with ocular and optic conditions that accompany neurological conditions, guided by our expert neuro-ophthalmologist.
  • Neuroimaging
    Our specialized neuroimaging elective allows you to hone your skills and further develop expertise in evaluating and interpreting neuroradiographic studies, guided by our expert neuroimagers.
  • Neurosurgery-Neurological Intensive Care
    Gain invaluable experience through this interdisciplinary elective as you are exposed to a variety of neurosurgical and neuro-critical care cases and learn from our expert neurosurgeons and neuro-intensive care physicians.


If you have questions about elective projects and rotations, contact the program director:

Adult Neurology Residency Program Director

Rayhill, Melissa

Melissa Rayhill, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor; Adult Neurology Residency Program Director

1010 Main Street 2nd floor Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: (716) 932-6080 ext 201; Fax: (716) 829-3010

Email: mrayhill@buffalo.edu