Pediatric Neurology Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Child Neurology Residency

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD
Residency Director, Neurology
(614) 722-4641

Anup Patel, MD
Associate Program Director, Neurology
(614) 722-4625

Julie Campbell, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-4641

U.S.News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals 2015-16

We are proud to announce that Nationwide Children's Hospital ranks 10th in the specialty ranking of Neurology & Neurosurgery in this year's U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings report.


About the Child Neurology Residency Program

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University offer a combined, categorical, and 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 and clinical experience necessary to practice Child 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. In 2012, 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 2013, members of the Pediatric Neurology service had 1,193 total patient discharges. Also during 2013, we conducted 13,848 clinic visits in all nine branches of our outpatient clinics.

The Child Neurology Residency at a Glance

The first two years of training (general pediatrics) are completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The required 12 months of adult neurology education, at OSU’s main campus, are spread throughout the 3 years of Child Neurology training: 6 months during the 3rd year of residency, and 3 months each the 4th and 5th years. 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. Take a moment to review our faculty’s biographical sketches for insight into their research interests. Also, navigate to our current residents’ page for information on their publications.

Didactic lectures and conferences are scheduled on a regular 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: bi-weekly neuroradiology conference, monthly epilepsy conference, weekly Child Neurology Grand Rounds, bi-weekly case conferences with Dr. Steve Roach, bi-weekly Child Neurology core curriculum conferences with Dr. Pedro Weisleder, and monthly Graduate Medical Education’s core curriculum lectures. In addition, our residency program offers an in-depth, comprehensive, and longitudinal quality improvement (QI) course taught by Dr. Anup Patel, our Associate Program Director. Each resident learns QI methodology and applies it to a self-chosen QI project that is completed prior to graduation.

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).

2015 Neurology Residency Graduation Dinner

Nationwide Children's Hospital's Sean Rose, MD, and Geoff Heyer, MD
Sean Rose, MD, pictured with his mentor Geoff Heyer, MD, was presented with the Department's Resident Research Award. Dr. Rose also received the Outstanding House Staff Publication Award at the 2015 House Staff Recognition Award Dinner on June 5, 2015. 
Debabrata Ghosh, MD with fellow Neurology Residents
Debabrata Ghosh, MD, was recognized as the 2015 Child Neurology Teacher of the Year. Also pictured: Natalie Gillson, MD, Sean Rose, MD, Amanda Weber, DO, and Sunjay Nunley, MD. 
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