Welcome to Washington University Pediatric Neurology
Since the inception of the program under Philip Dodge and Arthur Prensky in 1967, the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology has continued to build on this rich history to create a dynamic and exciting place to become a child neurologist. In many ways since those early days, the philosophy of the training here has changed very little. We still feel that an excellent pediatric neurologist must have a foundation in compassionate care of a wide variety of patients, a regular habit of inquiry, and a dedication to teaching patients and colleagues. What has changed over the 50 years of our program’s existence is the magnitude of our resources to accomplish that vision. Over that time we have grown to a faculty of 33 pediatric neurologists with close collaboration with pediatric neurosurgery, community pediatric neurologists, pediatric neuroradiology, intensive care (both the PICU and NICU), and many others.
Even with this large size, the residency program is considered the heart of the division. We have expanded our training program in recent years to accept 5 residents per year. The size of our faculty and our residency program as well as our relationships with other disciplines provides trainees with an amazing community of colleagues to support and enrich your training experience with many different perspectives and career models. Let us share with you how we have structured our program to reach our goals; Teaching, Clinical Care, Pediatric Neurology Research, Resident Life.
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