Leading Canadian Centre for 
Neuromuscular Education

The Vancouver centre for Neuromuscular Disease is affiliated with UBC Faculty of Medicine, and as an active teaching clinic patients can expect to encounter fellows, residents, and electroneurophysiology students.

The University of British Columbia Neuromuscular and EMG fellowship is located at the Vancouver Centre for Neuromuscular Disease. This is a quaternary referral centre at Vancouver General Hospital where a wide variety of neuromuscular patients are assessed in consultation and EMG studies with referrals sent from across British Columbia as well as locally from Vancouver. 
We have five EMG laboratories as well as up to three clinic rooms running per day. Our Neuromuscular clinic and EMG patients include a full spectrum of autoimmune, hereditary, toxic and idiopathic neuropathies, myopathies and neuromuscular junction disorders, as well as routine neuromuscular cases (such as radiculopathies and entrapment neuropathies), and up to two inpatient neuromuscular consultations per day.
Additional clinics that the fellow will participate in include ALS clinic at GF Strong Hospital, Myasthenia Gravis clinic monthly Peripheral Nerve Trauma Clinic, Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic, and Neuromuscular Ultrasound clinic.
The fellow will do neuromuscular consultations in conjunction with the EMG studies beginning with approximately four cases per day and with experience increasing up to seven cases of independent studies per day.  The fellow will also have access to the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Trainee Portal, which provides hundreds of training resources such as modules and self-assessment examinations.

The fellow is expected to work on a clinical research project and/or quality assurance project. Depending on the project, the fellow will have access to a well-rounded group of supervisors with diverse research and clinical expertise. By the end of the fellowship the fellow will become proficient in NCS/EMG including single-fibre EMG, and demonstrate expertise in managing complex neuromuscular diseases. They will also be eligible to take the CSCN EMG examination.
The neuromuscular fellow participates in and helps superviseweekly neuromuscular rounds that involve teaching neurology and physiatryresidents on the EMG rotation, weekly national neuromuscular rounds, EMGsign-out rounds, monthly neuromuscular neuropathology interdisciplinary rounds,and quarterly journal clubs. There are expectations to present at NeuroscienceGrand Rounds, provincial CME opportunities (e.g. BC neuroscience day orForefronts in Neurology Annual Conference) and teach at Neurology ResidentAcademic Half Days.
Prospective fellows:
We are accepting applications for the 2026 academic year.
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Alumni Fellows
Current Position
Dr. Naser Albarazi
Current Neuromuscular Fellow
Dr. Bushra Sultana
Neurologist, Quebec
Dr. Shafina Sachedina
Pediatric Neurologist, BCCH, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Katie Beadon
Neurologist, Vancouver BC
Dr. Aathi Pathmanathan
Neurologist, Mississauga, ON
Dr. Mike Berger
Physiatrist, Victoria BC, and research scientist at Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, Vancouver BC
Dr. Elliott Bogusz
Neurologist, Surrey, BC
Dr. Patricio Brand
Neurologist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Sara Simpson
Neurologist, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Matt Kula
Neurologist, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Sara Kaiway
Neurologist, North Vancouver, BC
Dr. Mona Alkhawajah
Neurologist, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Peter Bolton
Neurologist, Victoria/Comox, BC
Dr. Haley Block
Neurologist, Saskatoon, SK
Dr. Maljorzata Sudol
Physiatrist, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Areej Bushnaq
Neurologist, Saudi Arabia
Education partners
The Adult Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency programs are fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. As part of residency requirements, residents will rotate through the EMG lab and have the opportunity to add elective rotations through the EMG lab and/or neuromuscular clinics.
The Vancouver Centre for Neuromuscular Disease also serves as a teaching practicum site for BCIT electroneurophysiology students.
Visiting resident electives:

We offer monthly elective opportunities for visiting Neurology residents. Please email us below regarding availability:

Continuing Education

Muscle Biopsy Rounds (virtual) - This interactive, case based discussion is open to neurology, physiatry and rheumatology colleagues who are practicing in British Columbia and who have an interest in neuromuscular disease.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Briemberg.  We meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

Journal Club (virtual and in person) - This interactive critical appraisal of recent and important papers is open to all practicing neurologists and physiatrists with an interest in neuromuscular disease who are practicing in British Columbia. We meet about every 3 months. Contact Dr. Khayambashi to be included on the invite list.

Neuroscience Grand rounds