Every neurology residency program in the country must include three months of Pediatric Neurology as part of its curriculum. As many pediatric neurologic conditions are very rare (genetic and metabolic), this experience varies widely between different programs.
Our program is very fortunate to include the Division of Pediatric Neurology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's. Rainbow is the region's premier medical facility dedicated to the care of children and their families. With a staff of more than 850 physicians, Rainbow consistently rates as one of the top 5 Pediatric hospitals in the country and the best in the mid-west.
Neurology residents work closely with the Pediatric Neurology staff during rotations in their PGY3 and PGY4 years.
The Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology is Dr. Asim Shahid, with Dr. Nancy Bass being the Program Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency. The Division of Pediatric Neurology includes eight full-time staff with expertise across a range of neurological issues, including:
- Behavioral neurology
- Metabolic disorders
- Movement disorders
- Neurological rehabilitation
Broad Range of In-patient and Out-patient Experience
The Pediatric Neurology rotation is a combined in-patient and out-patient rotation. The in-patient rotation is entirely based at UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. The out-patient experience occurs in suburban UH satellite clinics, located in Strongsville, Westlake and Landerbrook. The Division of Pediatric Neurology also offers a fellowship training program.
Pediatric Neurology Educational Conferences Available
During the Pediatric Neurology rotation, there is the opportunity to participate in educational conferences dedicated to Pediatric Neurology, including a Neuroradiology Conference, Clinical Case Conference and the Pediatric Management Conference.