Regarding our post-graduate training programs, we currently have three to four residents each year in our residency program and two to three fellows each year in our clinical neurophysiology program. Both the residency and fellowship programs are fully accredited by the ACGME. As of July 2008 we have a board-approved neuromuscular fellowship.
Richard Dubinsky, MD, MPH, is the neurology residency Program Director, and the faculty have spent a great deal of time in developing a meaningful and well organized training program for our residents. Mazen Dimachkie, MD is the Program Director for the Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Fellowship programs. Our clinical neuromuscular fellows spend an equal amount of time becoming experts in electromyography and electroencephalography, along with receiving specialized clinical training in neuromuscular disease and epilepsy.
The neuromuscular fellowship is designed for neurophysiologists who plan to pursue a career in academice medicine. Neuromuscular fellows will be significantly involved in clinical research during their fellowship year.
In regards to our clinical and research programs, we currently have a depth of specialization in multiple areas including Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease, and headache. A number of our faculty members are national and international leaders in their area of specialization.
The department is closely allied with the new Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (HBIC) that is directed by William Brooks, PhD, Professor of Neurology. Dr. Brooks has assembled a group of talented investigators at the HBIC to further our understanding of both the healthy and dysfunctional brain. We are affiliated with the University of Kansas Hospital. The department continues to be in significant growth phase.
In 2002 we recruited Jeffrey Burns, MD, who is the director of the department's Alzheimer's and Memory Center and the Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research Program. Dr. Burns also serves as the Principal Investigator of the KU Brain Aging Project. Dr. Burns joined the faculty in July 2004.
Suzanne Stevens, MD, joined our faculty in 2006 and heads our Sleep Medicine Lab.
We are actively recruiting for faculty with clinical and research interests to add to our existing program in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and neuro-intensive care.
The department is located in the Landon Center on Aging at 3599 Rainbow Boulevard, which is two blocks north of the main campus. We invite you to look at our website, and if you're in Kansas City, please visit us at our offices in the Landon Center on Aging.