Fellows and Residents


Medical and research education is a core strategic priority for Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The Institute promotes professional education through seminars, physician-training symposia and on-line course offerings. Additionally, community education is promoted by development of patient/family networks, web-based education and disease/disorder-focused community programs.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship received accreditation in June 2011. Recruitment for fellows is ongoing. This one-year clinical fellowship, which follows seven years of neurosurgery training, is based at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and will provide an organized, supervised, full time educational experience in this subspecialty area. In addition, the fellow will take on a personal research project through the available resources of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric Neurology Residency Program

With the alliance between Barrow Neurological Institute and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Child Neurology Residency Program has moved to Phoenix Children's Hospital. Child neurology is classified as a "dependent residency" and is linked to the Adult Neurology Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute. The Child Neurology Residency program is a three year program which follows two years of general pediatrics preliminary training. A five year combined program is now established at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The child neurology and adult neurology residency programs completed the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) site review in November 2011. 

Pediatric Psychology Training Internship

In keeping with the training mission of Phoenix Children's Hospital, the Psychology division has developed a pre-doctoral internship program, accredited by the American Psychological Association. After training in assessment, intervention, consultation and evidence-based practice, interns go on to postdoctoral positions such as Children’s  Hospital Boston, Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology

The neuropsychology fellowship training program is credentialed by the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Neuropsychology (APPCN).  Under the direction of Marika Maris-Clark, PhD, the program seeks to meet the criteria set forth by the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Thus, the fellowship intends to provide clinical training, educational activities, and research opportunities to produce an advanced level of competence in the specialty of clinical neuropsychology. The goal of the program is to prepare fellows for a career in pediatric neuropsychology, preferably through hospital-based practice in an academic medical setting.

International Neurotrauma and Critical Care Fellowship

As part of our commitment to excellence in education, Barrow at Phoenix Children’s has partnered with The Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Colombia to form an international fellowship program. This unique international educational experience enables a fellow to spend nine months in Colombia involved in hand on clinical experience and three months of observation and research in the United States.

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