Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Child Neurology Residency Program

The Child Neurology Residency is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program, designed to train the next generation of pediatric neurologists. Our commitment is to develop leaders who deliver exceptional, equitable, evidence-based care for the children, families, and communities they serve, practicing as great clinicians and dedicated academic members in the child neurology community.

Innovative Learning Environment

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Neurology Residency program offers an innovative, collaborative, personalized and learner-centric environment. Residents will develop superior skills in delivering family-centered patient care through a systems-based approach, advocating for safety, quality and value-based care, and in advancing scientific research and investigation.

During the first two years, residents will follow the curriculum of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Residency program, which is modernizing graduate medical education through programs such as “Leadership Executive Academic Development (LEAD) the Pediatric Academics Colleagues and Communities (PACC),” an experience that integrates an immersive longitudinal curriculum (LEAD) with dedicated learning communities (PACC). Residents use an individualized learning plan (ILP) as a holistic and comprehensive framework. Our program’s personalized ILPs guide residents to reflect upon research/scholarship, career planning, clinical and education competencies, leadership, and wellness/resiliency. Finally, the Patient Allies United & Sharing Experience (PAUSE) program familiarizes residents with the health care system from the perspective of patients, families, and members of our interprofessional teams to gain insight into the patient experience.

During the third year, residents will train in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Adult Neurology Residency program at Tampa General Hospital. Finally, the fourth and fifth years of training in child neurology will combine rotations at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, with electives at Johns Hopkins University and Tampa General Hospital. Didactics include weekly pediatric grand rounds at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, weekly pediatric neurology virtual grand rounds at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, weekly adult neurology grand rounds at USF, bi-monthly pediatric neurology journal club, weekly pediatric neurology case report, and quarterly M&M conferences, among other activities. In addition, there is formal instruction during patient care with educational rounds daily.

We serve a tremendously diverse patient population, providing ample opportunities for learning the skilled management of the entire spectrum of neurological disorders and providing high-quality care to patients and their families.

Our simulation center will expose Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatric neurology residents to state-of-the-art simulation experiences with the most advanced technology available for simulation-based learning.

Research and Investigation 

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Neurology Residency program provides the residents a range of opportunities to pursue clinical and translational research as well as quality improvement and educational scholarship.

Our Clinical and Translational Research Training Track and other mentoring programs support residents, fellows and junior faculty on a pathway toward independent, successful investigation in clinical and translational research in child health and disease.

Child Neurology residents have access to research collaborations with a variety of key entities, including the resources and infrastructure of Johns Hopkins Medicine and our colleagues in Baltimore.

Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences is one of the few centers in the world that focuses on all aspects of brain care. We've brought together highly skilled pediatric specialists in neurologyneurosurgeryrehabilitative medicinepsychiatrypsychologyneuropsychologysports medicine and developmental behavioral medicine to design individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each child. In addition, we collaborate with neuro-oncology, neuroradiology and neuropathology specialists to provide a broad spectrum of care.

Our Neurology Division offers the full spectrum of patient-centered care, with exceptional services and state-of-the-art technology.

Mission Statement

The Johns Hopkins All Children's Child Neurology Residency program is committed to developing leaders who deliver exceptional, equitable, evidence-based care for the children, families, and communities they serve, practicing as great clinicians and dedicated academic members in the child neurology community. Our mission is to provide excellence in health care through treatment, education, advocacy and research, with innovative approaches that include multispecialty integration and interdisciplinary collaborations, and longitudinal experiences that emphasize advocacy and education about social determinants of health. We aim to ensure the delivery of equitable, quality services with compassion and commitment to family-centered care.

At a Glance

Duration: 5 years (two years pediatric training; one year adult neurology training through USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Tampa General Hospital; two years of child neurology training)
Child Neurology residents per year: 1
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, a 259-bed academic medical center in St. Petersburg, Florida


Residency program applications will be accepted and reviewed only via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). At this time, we are sponsoring J1 Visas.

Application Information

We’re currently accepting applicants for AY 2024-2025. Applications will be processed through the National Resident Matching Program.

If you have questions, contact the program director Clarimar Borrero-Mejias, M.D. ([email protected]) or the program administrator Elizabeth (Liz) Savic, B.S., RBT ([email protected]).

Learn more about our Child Neurology Residency Program