Pediatric Neurology Residency

Welcome to Washington University Pediatric Neurology

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Ranked #7 in Neurosciences by US News & World Report!  

PedNeurRes1Since 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 28 pediatric neurologists with close collaboration with pediatric neurosurgery, community pediatric neurologists, pediatric neuroradiology, intensive care (both the PICU and NICU), and many others.

PedNeurRes2Even 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 4 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.

2017 Department of Neurology Residency Graduates

(left to right): Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD, Head of Pediatric Neurology; Joy Snider, MD, PhD, Adult Residency Director; Soe Mar, MD, Pediatric Neurology Program Director; John Metzler, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehab Program Director; David Holtzman, MD, Chairman of Neurology.


Pediatric Neurology Contact Information

Lori Nichols, MSEd, C-TAGME Residency Program Coordinator Phone: (314) 454-6042 E-mail:

Lori Nichols, MSEd
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (314) 454-6042

Soe Mar, MD Residency Program Director Phone: (314) 454-6042 E-mail:

Soe Mar, MD
Residency Program Director
Phone: (314) 454-6042