Welcome From Our Program Director

Having made the decision to be a neurologist, you now face the daunting task of selecting a program that will provide you with the opportunities to not only fulfill your educational needs but also provide a springboard to launch your career. We are proud to offer a robust, well-rounded adult neurology residency program and encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about it. Our biggest strength is the depth and diversity within the program including faculty interests and sub-specialties available, training facilities, trainee background, interests and career goals. There are several reasons why you would want to train in our program. 

Most importantly, we provide comprehensive clinical training that is necessary for you to be a competent neurologist. During the course of your residency you will have the opportunity to train at the world-class UK Chandler Medical Center, Kentucky Children Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration hospital and the Kentucky Neurosciences Institute. With our 35 full time and 20 affiliated faculty, all of whom are dedicated to resident education, the neurology program covers all major subspecialties of neurology including (but not limited to) epilepsy, stroke, neurointensive care, headache, cognitive neurology, movement disorders, neuro-rehabilitation, clinical neuro-physiology, neuro-oncology and provide a diverse educational experience to our residents. Our program allows you the opportunity to develop competency in advanced skills including onabotulinumtoxin injection, pericranial nerve blocks, and neurostimulator management.  The department boasts of JHACO certified stroke center and stroke affiliate network and a Level IV comprehensive epilepsy center, where residents are active participants in providing state of art clinical care to their patients. Being the flagship institute for the state, the UK Medical Center serves as the major tertiary referral center for a large part of the state as well as the neighboring parts of West Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee that ensures abundant and diverse patient population at all times.

Secondly, as emphasized before, our faculty are actively involved in all aspects of the residency program. We have a robust curriculum that includes dedicated lecture series in clinical and basic neuro-sciences, as well as conferences in applied and diagnostic neurology such as neuro-imaging, clinical neuro-physiology, neuro-pathology, advanced stroke, child neurology and refractory epilepsy conferences. As a testament to the strength of our curriculum, we have had a 100% board pass rate in the last five years. We also encourage our residents to engage in scholarly or extracurricular activities such as research, patient care quality improvement projects and medical student education. As an example, our chief residents took the initiative to introduce and administer the clinical neurology course aimed at medical students and rotating interns, which is vastly appreciated by all.

Lastly, we encourage diversity within our residency program at both faculty and resident level. Our residents and faculty come from diverse educational, national and racial background which provides for a healthy educational environment.  We have a healthy mix of residents interested in academic neurology versus private practice neurology and subspecialty neurology versus general neurology. 

We are proud of the quality of the faculty and residents in our program and would like to attract the best applicants to keep the tradition going. Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at neuroeducation@uky.edu.

No