Introduction from Program Leadership
Thank you for your interest in our Child Neurology residency-training program at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. I hope you have the opportunity to visit us and learn first hand about our unique program. We combine a highly supportive, friendly, family-style atmosphere with a large and diverse patient population drawn from a population of approximately 5 million individuals in Upstate and Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania and beyond.
URMC and the Department of Neurology
URMC has a long tradition of excellence in education, patient care, and research. More than 80 years ago, well- known educator Abraham Flexner’s revolutionary report, Medical Education in the United States and Canada, proposed a vision of university-based medical education that would support the powerful interaction of three distinct but interrelated missions: scientific inquiry, learning, and patient care. Flexner chose the University of Rochester as an ideal place for “a medical school of the highest order.” The concept of the biopsychosocial approach to medicine was initiated here, and these traditions continue to permeate our institution today.
The Department of Neurology has a long tradition as a top institution for neurological care and education. The department currently has 140 faculty (94 with primary appointments, 16 with joint appointments in various centers, and 19 with secondary appointments from other departments in the institution). The Division of Child Neurology was officially established in 1968 with the recruitment of Dr. Frederick Horner, and in the past 15 years, has undergone substantial expansion. The division includes 16 primary faculty members, and 10 associated faculty members, all with diverse clinical and research interests. In addition, the division has 7 full time nurse practitioners, 2 nurses, a licensed social worker, a full time genetic counselor, research coordinators, and numerous excellent supportive staff. Our faculty are incredibly down-to-earth, supportive, and are terrific teachers. In fact, the department’s faculty wins a large number of teaching awards every year from the medical school – proportionally more than any other department in the institution. We prize active learning, autonomy, and flexibility as cornerstones to quality graduate medical education.
Please review our website to learn more about the details of the program, including our block and call schedules, didactics, facilities, and current faculty and residents. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team.
Robert I. Thompson-Stone, M.D.,
Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD
Chief, Child Neurology Division
Vice Chair, Neurology Department
Jennifer T. Nguyen, MD
Associate Program Director
All correspondence concerning the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program should be sent to:
Chennel Anderson, Program Coordinator
Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
I chose the University of Rochester because I was drawn to the program’s emphasis on resident education, the nationally recognized faculty, and the well-rounded residents.
We are lucky to have a program director and group of faculty who are not only outstanding educators but also go above and beyond to support the professional development and overall well-being of the residents. The program offers a variety of different educational opportunities in a friendly and supportive setting. The close-knit feeling of the Child Neurology department makes it feel like a family.
Emily Krainer, M.D.