Notes from Leadership

Pediatric Neurology Division Director

BradleySchlaggarBradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD
The Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital has a long and distinguished track record for producing excellent pediatric neurologists—it is an outstanding place to train. Dr. Phil Dodge created our program in 1967 when he arrived to take the helm of the Department Pediatrics. Since the inception of our program, we have considered it our mission to prepare our graduates for any career pathway in pediatric neurology, including research, leadership, and community practice.

We enjoy an excellent relationship with our colleagues in the Department of Pediatrics allowing our residents to function as Fellows supervising pediatric residents on our Neuromedicine and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit services. Indeed, our residents are often awarded the “Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award” by the Pediatric housestaff. We have a large faculty with diverse clinical and research interests, who are superb role models for the variety of ways to build a career in academic pediatric neurology. We have several community child neurologists on our clinical faculty who are excellent role models for private practice child neurology. The neuroscience community at Washington University is truly world class making research opportunities abundant.

Pediatric Neurology Residency Program Director

SoeMarSoe Mar, MD
It is absolutely thrilling to be part of a team which has consistently ranked in the top segment of the elite neurology/neurosurgery programs in the nation. Currently, US News and World Report has ranked Neurology/Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital #5 in the nation. Our catchment area comprises a 300 mile radius and our specialists provide second opinions nationally and internationally. We participate in global health initiatives and our scientists are regularly in the news for breakthrough discoveries. We strive to make our residents feel welcomed and valued during their training. Our program and people allow you to flourish as a clinician and scientist with ample support and guidance.

We love what we do and we also love the St. Louis community. St. Louis is dotted with ethnic neighborhoods, entertainment districts, stadiums, cultural institutions, and fabulous restaurants. It is an interesting and affordable place to live, culturally diverse, and family-friendly. Don’t miss the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Louis Art Museum, and Zoo. We also have kayaking and canoeing on spring fed rivers in the Ozarks just a short drive away. We offer residents a friendly, non-competitive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere here in our world class department. We hope you’ll consider training in St. Louis. It’s an exceptional place to live and work!

Pediatric Neurology Chief Resident


RudockRRobert Rudock, MD

Welcome to the Pediatric Neurology Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis! As the chief resident of our child neurology program, it is my pleasure to be able to tell you about all of the great opportunities that our program has to offer.  As one of the most consistently ranked programs in the country based on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” annual ranking, we are exposed to an unbelievably wide breadth of neurologic disease and are given the honor to help diagnose and treat children from all over the Midwest region. Our department is made up of truly amazing faculty with a wide variety of interests and we have an outstanding collaborating relationship with other departments within the neurosciences including pediatric neuroradiology, adult neurology and pediatric neurosurgery. The child neurology residents at Washington University in St. Louis are considered an integral and indispensable part of the clinical team and seamlessly transition into confident and competent academic clinicians over the course of their training. We are delighted that you are considering our program. Welcome to The Lou!