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Neurology Residency Program

Welcome to Yale Pediatrics Neurology and the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about our residency program, and we hope this website will be helpful to you. Pediatric Neurology Division is part of the Yale Pediatrics Department. Our mission includes meeting the health-care needs of infants, children, and adolescents with neurological disorders, advancing knowledge through research in the clinical and basic neuroscience, and training the next generation of pediatric neurologists in our residency program.

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A Message from the Program Director

Dr. Christian Ionita
Photo by Robert A. Lisak

Thank you for your interest in Yale Pediatric Neurology Residency Program!

Our program accepts one to two residents per year in the categorical, five-year program. Occasionally, we offer one advanced position for candidates who finish their ACGME-required pediatrics training at a different institution.

Our faculty is a collection of outstanding clinicians, educators, and researchers in the field of pediatric neurology. They are dedicated to provide our residents with a broad educational experience. Our training site offers an optimal diversity of patient care opportunities ranging from common to the most rare neurological disorders in children and adolescents. Our faculty offers mentorship throughout the resident training.

After completing two years of training in general pediatrics, residents complete 12 months of adult clinical neurology training where they participate in the evaluation and management of patients with a variety of neurologic diseases. Inpatient rotations in adult neurology are at the Yale New Haven Hospital and VA Hospital. The pediatric portion of the neurology training is at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, where residents learn to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurologic diseases affecting a diverse pediatric population. During outpatient pediatric neurology rotations, residents rotate through general pediatric neurology clinics as well as subspecialty clinics. Our program offers the following pediatric neurology subspecialty clinics: Epilepsy, First Seizure, Ketogenic Diet, Movement Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-Oncology, Neurofibromatosis, Tuberous sclerosis, Headache, Spina Bifida, Neurodevelopment, and Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinics. Our close working relationship with the Yale Child Study Center offers vast educational opportunists in the fields of dyslexia, learning disabilities, behavioral and developmental disorders, ADHD and autism.

The mission of our residency program is to ensure that all residents achieve their personal career goals and develop the foundation for a rewarding career in private practice or academic pediatric neurology.

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