Pediatric Neurology Residency Program


UW Neurology Pedatrics Residency


Program Outline

The Pediatric Neurology Residency Program is a five-year categorical program which includes two years of general pediatrics at the University of Washington along with integrated training and educational experiences through the Core Neurology Residency Program, as well as an extended period of intensive training in Pediatric Neurology at Seattle Children's Hospital. Over the three years of neurology residency, trainees will spend 12 months in general (adult) neurology, and 12 months in pediatric neurology. The remaining 12 months are flexible and are reserved for a variety of clinical and neuroscience electives which includes one required month of child psychiatry.

The Program is designed to:

  1. Train physicians to become competent, skilled clinical pediatric neurologists by providing over three years progressive experience and responsibility in the care of both adult and pediatric patients with neurological conditions.
  2. Provide exposure to a number of ancillary disciplines including but not limited to neuropathology, electroencephalography, electromyography, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders and rehabilitation medicine.
  3. Provide a broad educational experience in the basic neurosciences to form the foundation for understanding and applying the principles of clinical neurology, and to prepare physicians for academic careers.

First year of Pediatric Neurology Training (PN1)

The first year of training is spent primarily as a neurology junior ward resident rotating through the primary hospitals of the Neurology Residency Program of the University of Washington, including the University of Washington Medical Center, Veterans' Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Harborview Medical Center. Prior to starting this concentrated adult neurology training, the resident will spend one month at Seattle Children's Hospital as a neurology junior ward resident. This initial clinical experience will allow the trainee to learn some of the essential skills of obtaining a neurologic history, performing a neurologic exam and developing a differential diagnosis in a more familiar pediatric setting, prior to joining the adult neurology clinical services. The primary goal of this year is to become competent in general adult neurology, including care of acute and chronic neurologic problems and to become adept at exam-based localization of neurological lesions. Residents begin participating in program-wide educational programs including weekly grand rounds, core lecture series, and a twice-monthly basic neuroscience course. In addition to patient care responsibilities on the ward and in outpatient adult neurology clinics, residents participate in the teaching of medical students during their required neurology clinical clerkship. While being immersed in adult neurology, during this year the resident also begins seeing pediatric neurology outpatients in his or her own weekly continuity clinic.

Second year of Pediatric Neurology Training (PN2)

At this time the curriculum of the pediatric neurology program diverges from the standard curriculum of the general neurology program. During the second year, the pediatric neurology residents complete six of the required 12 months of clinical pediatric neurology training. During these months, the residents rotate through various pediatric neurology clinics and serve as Chief Resident of the Pediatric Neurology service at Seattle Children's Hospital. The remaining six months are used in flexible elective time, completing half of the required 12 months. During the elective months, residents can choose from a wide range of opportunities including neuropathology, EEG/epilepsy, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and EMG. During one of these flexible months, the resident will rotate on the child psychiatry service. Each resident's program is individually tailored to meet core educational needs and the interests and career goals of the resident. The Chief Resident months provide outstanding clinical training as Children's is the tertiary referral center for several states. This provides opportunities to see the complete range of neurological illness encountered from pre-term infants to late adolescents. In addition to a busy ward and consult service, residents also benefit from experience on the EEG telemetry unit. Residents also work in a variety of general and subspecialty pediatric neurology clinics (including refractory epilepsy, neuromuscular, neurooncology, genetics, and developmental pediatrics clinics), where cases are staffed by members of the full-time faculty. The residents are also responsible for organizing and presenting at weekly case conferences and several times a year at Neurology Grand Rounds. In addition, the resident supervises and assists in the teaching of junior residents and medical students. Throughout the year, the resident continues to see patients in a weekly continuity clinic.

Third year of Pediatric Neurology Training (PN3)

In the final year of the program, the resident again has six months of clinical pediatric neurology training and six months of flexible elective time. The resident refines skills in clinical pediatric neurology and is expected to develop a more prominent role in teaching of residents and medical students. The resident again sees patients of his or her own in a weekly continuity clinic.

Pediatric Neurology Residency Program Applications

As ours is a five year categorical program (which includes two years of training in general pediatrics), individuals generally apply during their final year of medical school. For information about the Pediatrics Residency Training Program, please go to their web site at http://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/education/uw-peds/

The University of Washington Pediatric Neurology Residency Program has two training positions per year. These positions will be filled in the March match via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants do not need to apply separately to the University of Washington pediatrics program.

Applications will be reviewed by both the pediatric neurology program and the general pediatrics program. Joint two-day interviews for both programs will then be arranged for selected applicants. Interviews will be scheduled between October 2013 - January 2014. Due to the large number of applications received by both programs, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible.




Current University of Washington Pediatric Neurology Residents

Resident

Medical School

Site of Pediatrics Training

Christopher Beatty, MD Case Western Reserve University of Washington
Ping-Ru Teresa Ko, MD UC San Francisco Children's Hospital Oakland
Stephanie Carapetian, MD Rosalind Franklin University University of Chicago
Catherine Otten, MD University of Michigan

University of Washington

John Carter, MD Stanford University University of Washington
Jason Lockrow, MD, PhD Medical University of South Carolina University of Washington


Future University of Washington Pediatric Neurology Residents and Current Pediatric Residents

Resident

Medical School

Juliane Gust, MD, PhDUniversity of Washington
Sarah Bauer-Huang, MD, PhDStanford University (PhD, UCSF)
Thomas Foutz, MD, PhDCase Western Reserve
Anisha Schwarz, MDUCSF


Recent Graduates of the University of Washington Pediatric Neurology Program (2005-2013)

Resident

Post-residency position

Current Position

Todd Arthur, MD Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati
Sonia Partap, MD Neuro-oncology Fellow
Stanford University
Clincal Assistant Professor of Neurology
Stanford University
Ian Miller, MD Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Miami Children's Hospital
Director of Neuroinformatics
Miami Children's Hospital
Jessica Litwin, MD Sleep Medicine Fellow
Northwestern University
Assistant Professor of Neurology
UC San Fransisco
Stephanie Robinett, MD Pediatric Neurology Practice
Hattiesburg, MS
Pediatric Neurology Practice,
Charlotte, NC
Mario Coleman, MD, MPH Pediatric Neurology Practice
Oklahoma City, OK
Pediatric Neurology Practice
Oklahoma City, OK
Randal Richardson, MD EMG Fellow
University of Washington
Pediatric Neurologist
Gillette Children's Hospital
St. Paul, MN
Timothy Feyma, MD Pediatric Neurologist
Gillette Children's Hospital
St. Paul, MN
Pediatric Neurologist
Gillette Children's Hospital
St. Paul, MN
Olufemi Soyode, MD Pediatric Neurologist
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
Pediatric Neurologist
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
Alana Golden, MD T32 Mitochondrial Medicine Fellow
Univ. of Washington
Pediatric Neurology Practice
Portland, OR
Ann Hyslop, MD Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Miami Children's Hospital
Epileptologist
Miami Children's Hospital
Alexa Craig, MD Neonatal Neurology Fellow
Washington Univ.
Neonatal and Pediatric Neurologist
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
Portland, ME
Hannah Tully, MD T32-Neurogenetics Research Fellow
Univ. of Washington
Acting Assistant Professor Neurology
Univ. of Washington
Seema Afridi, MD Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Univ. of Washington
Pediatric Neurology Practice
Bellingham, WA
Jinfon Ong, MD Pediatric Neurologist
Dell Children's Hospital
Austin, TX
Pediatric Neurologist
Dell Children's Hospital
Austin, TX
Joanna Wrede, MD Sleep Medicine Fellow
University of Washington
Sleep Medicine Fellow
University of Washington