Residency Overview

Richard M. Dubinsky, M.D.

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 22nd in the nation, and we are 26th in the country in NIH funds received. 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.

Since Dr. Richard Barohn became chairman of our department in 2001, we have grown dramatically. Back then, the department had just 10 residents and 10 faculty members. Today, we train 25 residents, and we're still growing. We plan to expand to 32 residents by 2018. With new clinical faculty joining our department, our faculty ranks have grown to 42 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.


Sincerely yours,


Richard M. Dubinsky, MD, MPH
Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Neurology 

Last modified: Dec 21, 2016