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In our post-graduate training programs, we currently have 26 residents in the four years of our residency program. In our fellowships we have two fellows in our Clinical Neurophysiology, one in Vascular Neurology and one in Neuromuscular Disorders. Our first fellows in Dementia and Movement Disorders just graduated. We had our first fellow in Epilepsy in 2019. Our residency program and fellowship programs are fully accredited by the ACGME or the UCNS.

Mamatha Pasnoor, M.D., FAAN, 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, M.D., is the Program Director for the Clinical Neurophysiology and Mamatha Pasnoor, M.B.B.S. is the Program Director for the Neuromuscular Fellowship program. 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 academic medicine. Neuromuscular fellows are involved in clinical research.

Colleen Lechtenberg, M.D., heads our vascular neurology fellowship program, which trains neurologists for an academic career in vascular neurology. Kathrin Husmann, M.D., heads our neurology critical care fellowship. Patrick Landazuri, M.D., heads our Epilepsy neurology fellowship program. 

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 Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (HBIC) directed by William Brooks, Ph.D., 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.

Jeffrey Burns, M.D., MS, is the Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology. Dr. Burns is the co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and also directs the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Unit and the Alzheimer and Memory Clinic.

Suzanne Stevens, M.D., 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, neuro-oncology, and neuro-intensive care.

The department is located in the Support Services Building, located at 2100 West 36th Ave., which is two blocks north of the main campus. Our main clinic is located at the Landon Center on Aging at 3599 Rainbow Blvd. 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.

Last modified: Nov 02, 2020