Welcome to the Neurology residency program at the University of Kansas. Founded in 1959, our program prepares residents for distinguished careers in academia and in private practice.
Our department is ranked among the national leaders in clinical care and research. U.S. News and World Report ranked our clinical neurosciences 26th in the nation. Our Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of 29 national centers designated by the National Institute on Aging. Our Parkinson's disease center is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, one of only 24 in the United States. Our department also participates in the NeuroNEXT program, a National Institutes of Health network for neuroscience clinical trials. Again, we are among an elite group of 25 centers in the country participating in that network.
When Dr. Richard Barohn became chair of our department in 2001, we had ten residents and ten faculty members. Today, we have 25 residents, and we're still growing. We have ACGME approval to expand our complement to 32 residents. With new clinical faculty joining our department, our faculty ranks have grown to 50 clinical faculty members on our main campus, and 18 clinical faculty in our associated training sites.
We provide strong clinical and research training for our residents during their four years of training. Eight months of elective time are available during Neurology training (PGY2,3 and 4) for residents to develop their own individual areas of interest. We encourage you to take a look around. Meet our current residents. See where our graduates are going at Where Are They Now? Look at the rotation block diagram for our current residents.Take a peek at our handbook. See what Kansas City has to offer. We hope you like what you find.
Richard M. Dubinsky, MD, MPH
Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Neurology