Pediatric Neurology Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Child Neurology Residency

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD
Residency Director, Neurology
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Anup Patel, MD
Associate Program Director, Neurology
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Julie Campbell, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator
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U.S.News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals 2013-14

We are proud to announce that Nationwide Children's Hospital ranks 14th in the specialty ranking of Neurology & Neurosurgery in this year's U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings report.

About the Child Neurology Residency Program

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University offer a combined, ACGME accredited Child Neurology residency. The overarching goal of the program is to train outstanding clinicians who are prepared to address the needs of children with neurological illness. At the completion of the training program, graduates will have the knowledge-base and clinical experience necessary to practice Pediatric Neurology independently, either at an academic institution or in private practice. In addition, they will be prepared to successfully achieve certification both from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pediatrics. In 2008 our program expanded from one to two residents per year. And in 2002 we were granted 10-year accreditation by the ACGME, the longest accreditation cycle possible!

The Child Neurology Service

The combined neurology-neurosurgery inpatient unit has 30 beds. In 2012, members of the Pediatric Neurology service had 1,128 total patient discharges. Also during 2012, we conducted 13,252 clinic visits in all seven branches of our outpatient clinics.

The Child Neurology Residency at a Glance

The first two years of training are completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s main campus. The required 12 blocks of adult neurology education are spread throughout the 3 years of Child Neurology training: 6 blocks during the 3rd year, and 3 blocks each the 4th and 5th years. During the three years of Child Neurology training, residents progressively refine their clinical skills in both out- and in-patient settings. These experiences are enriched by elective rotations. Our faculty members are passionate about the advancement of science. To that end, we offer ample opportunities for our trainees to participate in clinical and basic sciences research. Take a moment to check out our faculty's latest research studies and areas of focus.

Didactic lectures and conferences are scheduled on a daily basis. The Faculty of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University offer daily morning lectures. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we offer the following educational activities: weekly neuroradiology conference, weekly epilepsy conference, weekly Child Neurology Grand Rounds, bi-weekly case conference with Dr. Roach, bi-weekly Child Neurology core curriculum conference with Dr. Weisleder, and monthly Graduate Medical Education’s core curriculum lectures.

Application Process

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants to the program are to be graduates of an approved United States or Canadian Medical School. Foreign medical graduates who possess the appropriate visa, hold ECFMG certification, and have completed one year of training in an accredited program in the United States or Canada are also encouraged to apply.

Current Neurology Residents

Neurology Residents

From left to right, top row: Dr. E. Steve Roach (Division Chief); Dr. Pedro Weisleder (Program Director); Dr. Anup Patel (Associate Program Director).

From left to right, second row: Ms. Julie Campbell (Program Coordinator); Dr. Sunjay Nunley (PGY-3); Dr. Alishan Idris (PGY-7); Ms. Jennifer Sheetz (Associate Program Coordinator); Dr. Sean Rose (PGY-4).

From left to right, third row: Dr. Amanda Weber (PGY-5); Dr. Kelsey Merison (PGY-1).

From left to right, fourth row: Dr. Erin Fedak (PGY-5, Chief Resident); Dr. Natalie Gillson (PGY-3).

Not pictured: Dr. Lauren Bader (PGY-2), and Dr. Marina Korkmazsky (PGY-1).

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