Epilepsy Fellowship Program

Program director Ping Li, MD.

“If you truly want to focus on epilepsy as your career specialty, UB is where you’ll want to complete your fellowship training,” says Ping Li, MD, fellowship director.

How can our fellowship contribute to your success?

Our one-year program prepares you to safely and effectively care for patients; develops the skills and knowledge you need; and solidifies your foundation for continued professional growth.

  • Message from the Program Director
    You’re passionate about your goal of specializing in epilepsy — and so are we. Our curriculum: comprehensive and intensive. Our faculty: knowledgeable and readily available to mentor you. Our aim: to support your growth, every step of the way. In short, if you’re dedicated to becoming a skillful epileptologist, we’re dedicated to helping you succeed.
  • Rotations
    Gaining one-on-one learning experiences with our faculty members during rotations is a major advantage of our fellowship. 
  • Lectures and Conferences
    Our didactic curriculum enhances your training with specialized coverage of key areas — including surgery and electroencephalography — while helping you keep abreast of new research.
  • Clinical Training Sites
    Our connections to major health care facilities throughout the greater Buffalo area give you experience treating a wide-ranging patient base in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Research and Scholarship
    Research skills are a useful component of clinical practice and an academic career. To help you maximize these skills, we encourage research and include ample time during the fellowship for you to engage in meaningful projects.
  • Our Fellows and Alumni
    Our fellows and alumni say it best: our rich mentoring environment, comprehensive curriculum and complementary training sites pave the way to a rewarding future.
  • How to Choose an Epilepsy Fellowship
    If you’re looking for the opportunities, resources and support you need to develop as an epileptologist, we recommend looking for a program with five specific attributes.
  • How to Apply
    Our rigorous fellowship program is competitive and selective; dozens of physicians apply each year, but we accept only up to three.


  • Program Director

    Li, Ping

    Ping Li, MD, MSc

    Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship & Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor

    Dept. of Neurology Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 1010 Main St., 2nd floor Buffalo, NY 14202

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

    Email: pli6@buffalo.edu

  • Training Program Administrators

    Thomas Bellanca

    Department of Neurology

    1010 Main St., 2nd floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Phone: (716) 829-5060; Fax: (716) 829-5051

    Email: tjbellan@buffalo.edu