Child Neurology Residency Program


The Child Neurology Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, fully accredited, three-year program. It combines experiences at both Phoenix Children's Hospital (a major multispecialty children's hospital) and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (an internationally renowned hospital for neuroscience in the country). The two hospitals serve the city of Phoenix and the surrounding metropolitan area with a current population of approximately six million.

The child neurology residency program at Barrow Neurological Institute is a three-year experience that follows two years of pediatric preliminary training. We are a categorical program and applicants only need to apply through NRMP/ERAS to our child neurology program. Two applicants are selected each year for this multi-disciplinary training program. With the combined excellence of neuroscience and pediatrics, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital allows the trainee a variety of educational experiences.

The first year of training (PGY-3) emphasizes the evaluation and management of the patient with rotations in adult neurology, neuro-rehabilitation, and outpatient neurology experiences with patients who have a variety of neurological disorders.

The second year of training (PGY-4) complements the clinical experience of the first year by providing instruction and experience in pediatric neuroscience. The year consists of rotations through neuropathology, neurophysiology, and specialty clinics.

During the third year (PGY-5), the resident completes clinical training. The year consists of additional rotations in their areas of interest and specialty clinics. The PGY-5 resident assumes additional mentoring responsibilities to the PGY-3s and PGY-4s as well as rotators/medical students coming through our program.

All three years include experiences / exposure to Pain Management, Neuro-Immunology, Neuro-Oncology, Stroke / Neurovascular, Clinical and Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cognitive Disorders / Dementia, Clinical Neurophysiology / Epilepsy, Neuro-Rehabilitation, Neuropathology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Otology, Neuro-Developmental Disorders, Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, Psychiatric Disorders, and Sleep Disorders.

One of the many strengths of this program is the availability of a large diverse patient population. Our location in a multi-cultural area gives residents the opportunity to work with various ethnic groups including Native American and Hispanic populations. Our curriculum is broad-based, preparing pediatric neurologists for careers in both neurology and its subspecialties. Each year, many of our graduates enter prestigious fellowship programs, while others pursue careers in academic or general child neurology.

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About Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 65 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is expanding to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of this expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which enables the hospital to become one of the largest children's hospitals in the country. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.

About Barrow Neurological Institute

Barrow Neurological Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in neurological research, diagnosis and patient care. Its world-renowned physicians treat patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, cerebrovascular conditions, movement and neuromuscular disorders. Barrow's clinicians and researchers are dedicated to providing excellent patient care and innovative approaches to treat neurological disorders. Barrow was founded in 1962 at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. St. Joseph’s is consistently voted among the Top 10 hospitals for neurological services in the United States. In 2011 Barrow expanded to include a pediatric services location at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Contact Us

Sherry Gibson
Residency Coordinator, Child Neurology Residency Program

Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 East Thomas Road
Ambulatory Building, Third Floor
​Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: (602) 933-0447

Fax: (602) 933-0069


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