Research Labs

Clinical Neurophysiology International Research Fellowship Program

This program was established in 2014 to provide an opportunity for the internationally trained neurologists. The principal aim of the program is to train eligible applicants in neurophysiological procedures. The program shares the same didactic lectures provided to clinical fellows as well as hands-on training by individual attending physician applicants are also encouraged to conduct and participate in research projects they are interested in. Most of the applicants should be eligible to sit for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN) exam at the end of their 1-year fellowship.

Refractory Epilepsy Conference is our multi-disciplinary, weekly conference to discuss surgical and challenging cases. We invite referring providers to participate in our conference via tele communication when their patients are reviewed. Our team collaborates to develop treatment options to improve our patient’s epilepsy and quality of life.

Leo Bonilha Laboratory

Dr. Leo Bonilha also runs an epilepsy lab where students, residents and fellows can research and begin to understand why epilepsy occurs, and why seizures can be very difficult to control in some people in spite of medication or surgery. In the lab, how the brain creates language and why neurological problems can affect the ability to understand and produce speech. The main tool used in my lab is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a focus on diffusion imaging and brain connectivity. I collaborate with the Center for Biomedical Imaging at MUSC, and we explore new forms of analyzing the structure and connections of Main Collaborators

MUSC Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI)

The MUSC CBI is a multidisciplinary group at MUSC which produces significant innovations in imaging sequences and processing. At CBI, my main collaborators are Ali Tabesh, Joe Helpern, Truman Brown, and Jens Jensen.

University of South Carolina (USC) Aphasia Laboratory

The lab at USC has been dynamically evaluating how language can be impaired as a result of acquired brain damage. My main collaborators are Julius Fridriksson and Chris Rorden.

USC Health’s Inpatient and Emergency Teleconsultation Program

This program supports South Carolina’s community hospitals by providing needed subspecialty services to patients across the state.

Access to specialty Health care services in rural areas is a well-known problem throughout the country, and South Carolina is no exception. Rural hospitals typically lack the resources and population base to support subspecialty providers, so patients in need of subspecialty services must often travel or be transported long distances to receive the care they need. MUSC Health’s Inpatient and Emergency Teleconsultation Program addresses this problem by providing community hospitals with subspecialty teleconsultation services that can improve the quality of care, reduce costs, and keep patients in their own communities.