Our Mission

The University of Louisville Child Neurology training program is committed to training the best and brightest child neurologists of the future! 

The first two years involves excellent training in pediatrics through the department of pediatrics.  At that time, you will learn the essentials to pediatrics, grow in your comfort with care of children, have excellent mentorship in the humanism of medicine, and build skills in leadership.

After this, the final three years are in neurology and child neurology.  These years offer an excellent breadth and depth of training with increased expertise and responsibility as the resident progresses. Espousing the ideal to “localize the smallest possible lesion”; our classic training emphasizes detailed history-taking and examination skills. Coupled with state-of-the-art clinical resources, the curriculum allows the resident to hone their clinical acumen over three years.

Training includes protected didactic time for a weekly-organized lecture series, Grand Rounds, Case Conference and Journal Club. A successful academic is fostered through exposure to faculty-driven research programs and clinical trials, with assistance with publications while a resident. Our faculty mentorship program matches residents with faculty of similar subspecialty interests, helping them plan. Adult neurology faculty sub-specialty interests include cognitive neurology, vascular/critical care, interventional neurology, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis/neuro-immunology and headache. Child neurology faculty sub-specialty interests include movement disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, neuro-genetics, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis/neuro-immunology neuromuscular disease, stroke and headache. It is the ultimate goal of our program to construct and solidify a strong foundation upon which a successful career in child neurology will be built. To achieve the mission the program has expanded to three positions per year, with plans on continuing to expand in the future. In addition, the Child Neurology Division has expanded its faculty to a complement of 14 faculty members. All subspecialty areas within Child Neurology are represented in our program.