Program Overview

The Child Neurology Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children trains child neurology residents to provide compassionate, evidence-based, and cost-effective care to children with neurologic conditions. Residents are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences including a fundamental core of outpatient neurology as well as rare diseases, with a range of acuities, which help them to develop the skills necessary to diagnose and treat primary neurological disorders as well as the neurological complications of medical and surgical conditions.

The program provides an academic environment conducive to the development of clinical, educational, and research skills. Residents have abundant support from their attendings but are encouraged to develop independence in practice. We also foster an atmosphere of wellness and promote a work-life balance. Our graduating residents are well-prepared for the autonomous practice of child neurology in both academic and private practice environments. Former graduates have gone on to subspecialty fellowships and appointments at high-ranking institutions such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

The program accepts two residents per year. Each accepted resident is enrolled for a five-year categorical experience that includes two years of general pediatrics, one year of adult neurology, and two years of child neurology.

Program Accreditation Number: 1854121040


About the Section of Child Neurology

The Section of Neurology at SHCH is very active both clinically and academically. The section sees approximately 8,000 outpatient visits and 800 inpatient admissions/consults per year. The neurology physicians, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, social worker, registered dietician, and administrative support staff all work together as a family to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is located in one of the economically poorest communities in the country with a largely Hispanic population. Our mission echoes the mission of the hospital to deliver the best neurologic care to the underserved community we share.

The Section of Neurology enjoys seeing general neurology patients in addition to subspecialties including neuromuscular diseases, sleep medicine, and refractory epilepsy. We are active members of the St. Christopher’s community and approach patients with a multidisciplinary mindset. To that end, we actively collaborate with other team members such as cardiology and rehabilitation services for children with neuromuscular diseases, or the metabolic dietician and neurosurgery for nonmedical treatments for refractory epilepsy such as the ketogenic diet and epilepsy surgery.