Our residents work in four different health care facilities in the region, each of which provides a unique training opportunity.
University of Kansas Hospital
The University of Kansas Hospital is a more than 650-bed hospital that is the major teaching hospital for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and for the Department of Neurology. It is THE secondary and tertiary referral center for the state of Kanas and a Level I trauma center. The Cambridge Tower opened in November 2017, and houses the Neurology ward (6th floor), NICU (5th floor), Neurosurgery operating theaters and Interventional Neurology (3rd floor).
The main outpatient clinic location of the Department of Neurology is in the Theo and Alfred M. Landon Center on Aging located two blocks north of the main hospital campus. Most of our faculty are housed in this building. We average more than 3,000 outpatient visits each month utilizing 24 clinic rooms, two EMG machines, two combined EMG/EEG/evoked potential laboratories, and a procedure room for muscle and skin biopsies. A three-bed unit for sleep studies is housed nearby in the Clinic and Translational Science Unit.
The School of Medicine's main classrooms are on the campus along with the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions. These include the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and the Master's programs in Public Health and in Clinical Science.
While each hospital has its own library, the Archie Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center has an extensive collection of journals, both electronic and traditional. Currently there is electronic access to more than 13,000 journals through the University's library system and off-site access is easily available using a proxy login to the campus servers. The Ziegler library in the Landon Center houses a collection of textbooks, reference texts, and key journals for access by our residents while in the Landon Center.
Kansas City VA Medical Center
The Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 125-bed facility acute care hospital designed to serve our veterans. Our service provides neurology consults and staff the neurology clinics. Intensive care for neurology patients is available in the medical intensive care unit (MICU), coronary care unit (CCU), and surgical intensive care unit (SICU) as needed under the primary supervision of pulmonary/critical care or cardiology staff physicians. Outpatient evaluations are conducted in the Silver Clinic, which provides eight well-equipped rooms. There are three rooms for EMG/NCV studies and two rooms for EEG and evoked potential studies. Clinics are held five half-days each week.
Leavenworth VA MC
Located in nearby historic Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 75-bed acute care facility with a large domicile area for veterans with chronic illness. The neurology service is primarily inpatient consults, clinic, and clinical neurophysiology.
Children's Mercy Hospital
Children's Mercy Hospital is a 296-bed children's hospital located five miles away from our main campus, in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the main teaching hospital for our sister program in Pediatric Neurology. This hospital serves as the secondary and tertiary referral center for pediatric patients for Kansas, western Missouri, and eastern Nebraska. The pediatric neurology team consists of 12 faculty pediatric neurologists, pediatric neurology fellows, an adult neurology resident, a pediatric resident, and a variable number of medical students. Inpatients are primarily managed by the pediatric ward services, with the neurology team providing consults, ED evaluation, and an active outpatient service.