Divison of Neurology
Books By Our Faculty
Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD
Residency Director, Neurology
Anup Patel, MD
Associate Program Director, Neurology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital made the Honor Roll List of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13. We are proud to announce the Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ranks 10th in the nation in this year's report.
"The significant improvement in our ranking is a reflection of the unique and innovative programs we offer. Credit goes to every administrative and clinical member of the Division who recognizes, 'When your child needs a hospital, everything matters,'" said Dr. E. Steve Roach, the Division’s Chief.
Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University offer a combined, ACGME accredited Pediatrics-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 2009 we were granted 5-year accreditation by the ACGME, the longest accreditation cycle possible!
The combined neurology-neurosurgery inpatient unit has 30 beds. In 2011, members of the Pediatric Neurology service had 1,101 total patient discharges. Also during 2011, the Neurophysiology Service performed 3,714 standard EEGs, and recorded 1,264 patient days of long-term video-EEG monitoring. Finally, in 2011 we conducted 14,837 clinic visits in all seven branches of our outpatient clinics.
The first two years of training are completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s main campus. The required 12 months of adult neurology education are spread throughout the 3 years of Child Neurology training: 6 months during the 3rd year, and 3 months 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 Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds, weekly case conference with Dr. Roach, weekly Pediatric Neurology core curriculum conference with Dr. Weisleder, and monthly Graduate Medical Education’s core curriculum lectures.
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.