The Pediatric Neurology residency at Johns Hopkins is designed to train a physician in both academic and clinical pediatric neurology.
Since its inception, the pediatric neurology residency at Johns Hopkins has been fully integrated with the Department of Neurology, with adult neurology experiences throughout all three years. The diverse expertise of our adult and pediatric neurology faculty offers residents a unique quality of supervision not available in other programs. This program was also one of the first to have pediatric neurology residents serve as senior residents on the adult neurology service, which has led to a highly integrated training experience over the years.
Please contact us with any questions about the application process or about the program:
Medical Training Program Administrator: Sandy Vieyra
Email: [email protected]
The 11-floor Johns Hopkins Children's Center houses the Department of Pediatrics' inpatient units and research laboratories. Pediatric medicine, critical care medicine, pediatric surgery and child/adolescent psychiatry share 188 beds. Separate areas are maintained for neonates (including an intensive care unit), infants, older children and adolescents. Other inpatients receive specialized care in units for child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, intensive care, oncology and clinical research. Pediatric neurology patients are housed throughout the Children's Center.
To meet the increasing emphasis on outpatient care, adult neurology residents are involved in monthly rotations in faculty supervised clinics in each subspecialty of Neurology, including neurovirology, neuromuscular, cerebro- vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular and eye movement disorders, movement disorders, epilepsy, and general neurology. In addition to the above faculty sponsored clinics, each resident is also involved in their own continuity clinic which meets weekly. These clinics are supervised by members of the part-time faculty on a rotating basis. The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center is located across the street from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and houses most of the outpatient clinics for the institution. It is an L-shaped, 8 story building with two distinct, separate but connecting wings; one for patient care and one for faculty offices, research and support services. The Department of Neurology has clinic space on the fifth floor of the building with 26 patient exam rooms and neurophysiology laboratories consisting of EEG and EMG. Ancillary services such as CT, MRI, and phlebotomy are located on site
JHBMC is a 400 bed primary care facility located two miles east of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The Department of Neurology is under the direction of Dr. Richard O’Brien. He and his staff hold full time faculty appointments in the Department of Neurology at Hopkins. They have an inpatient service of 15 beds as well as an active consultation and outpatient service. There is a high percentage of epilepsy and stroke represented among patients admitted to the inpatient service. To support this need, there is a strong cerebrovascular group within the hospital. Neurologic intensive care is supervised by the inpatient ward team. The consultation service serves the inpatient medical and surgical services as well as the Hopkins Geriatric Center and Chronic AIDS facility. Also based at JHBMC are the National Institutes of Drug Abuse, the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institutes of Aging, the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, and several new biotechnology ventures independent of the University.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), located just across the street from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is an affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A majority of the the staff members hold faculty appointment with the School of Medicine, primarily in the Departments of Pediatrics and/or Neurology. The KKI provides inpatient care in a 51-bed special pediatric hospital. It is organized into three units:
- a developmental disabilities unit for children with cerebral palsy or other specialized diagnostic or therapeutic problems
- a pediatric comprehensive neurorehabilitation unit where children recover from brain damage acquired through injury or illness
- and a neurobehavior unit, treating children with mental retardation or autism who display severe behavior problems such as self-injury or aggression.
Ambulatory services emphasize the evaluation and treatment of learning and behavioral disorders, developmental pediatrics, neurogenetic and metabolic disorders, autism, birth defects, physical and occupational therapy, neurorehabilitation, NICU follow-up and psychopharmacology.