Child Neurology Residency

Training Outstanding Clinicians to Address the Needs of Children with Neurological Illness

Child Neurology Residency

Our Mission

The mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to provide the highest quality care to all children and their families, regardless of ability to pay.  Our premier child neurology residency program advances best outcomes for all children by providing outstanding training. Nationwide Children’s and our Child Neurology Residency align with three common goals:

  1. Provide evidence-based, family-centered patient care for all who are in need
  2. Inform and educate providers, patients and family members
  3. Advance research to improve outcomes for future generations

Our Vision

Our child neurology graduates will advance our field through outstanding service, advocacy, education and research.

The Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s fosters:

  • An active, dynamic clinical environment
  • An inquisitive, motivated and compassionate team, including a large, diverse faculty with many internationally recognized leaders
  • Strong collaboration between faculty, fellows residents and staff

At completion of our ACGME-accredited Child Neurology Residency, two-thirds of our graduates pursue fellowship training and three-fourths practice in academic settings.  We provide primary neurologic care for the children of central Ohio and tertiary care for those referred from across the country and the world. 

In 2019, our program expanded from three  to five  residents per year. In 2012, we were granted 10-year accreditation by the ACGME, the longest accreditation cycle possible.

What You Need to Know

Curriculum and Schedule

The first two years of training (general pediatrics) are completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The required 13 four-week blocks of adult neurology education through the Ohio State University  are spread throughout the 3 years of Child Neurology training: 6 blocks during the 3rd year of residency, 3 blocks in the 4th year and 4 blocks in the 5th year.

During the three years of Child Neurology training, residents progressively refine their clinical skills in multiple settings. These experiences are enriched by elective rotations. Our faculty members are passionate about the advancement of science and education. As such, we offer ample opportunities for our trainees to participate in clinical and basic sciences research.

Didactic lectures and conferences are scheduled on a regular basis. The Faculty of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University offers daily morning lectures. Formal didactics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital include regularly scheduled educational activities such as:

  • Child neurology noon report
  • Neuroradiology conference
  • Pathologist Led lectures on Neuropathology and Pathology Lab Experiences
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology conference
  • Chief Rounds
  • Case-based lectures
    • EMG Pearls Lectures
    • Pediatric EEG Lectures
  • Resident-led journal club
  • Residents as Neurology Teachers
  • Business meetings with Program Director
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Graduate Medical Education core curriculum lectures
  • Quality improvement curriculum

About Neurology

Nationwide Children's Hospital ranked 9th in the specialty ranking of Neurology & Neurosurgery in this year's U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings report.

US News Badge Neurology and NeurosurgeryThe combined neurology-neurosurgery inpatient unit has 30 beds. Members of the Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital evaluate more than 17,000 patients in our clinics annually. In addition, we completed more than 1,000 discharges annually.

Faculty, Residents and Fellows

Nationwide Children's Hospital takes pride in the wonderful collegiate relationships among its program directors, residents and graduates.

Child Neurology Residents 2019 - 2020

Application and Selection

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants to this program are to be graduates of an approved United States or Canadian Medical School. Highly qualified foreign medical graduates who possess the appropriate visa and hold ECFMG certification may be considered with preference toward those who have completed one year of training in an accredited program in the United States or Canada.

Learn more about the application and interview process.

Contact Us

Margie Ream, MD, PhD
Program Director

Dara Albert, MD, MEd
Associate Program Director

Sean Rose, MD
Associate Program Director

Nicole Norris
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-4608