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Through our demanding, yet supportive, three-year child neurology residency, you will develop expertise in cutting-edge care for a wide variety of neurological conditions affecting infants, children and adolescents.

We prepare you well for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with specialized qualifications in child neurology. We also give you the experience you need to be certified in pediatrics.

Learn From Dedicated, Expert Faculty

You will work closely with top child neurologists who have nationally recognized expertise in epilepsy, autism, neuroimaging, pediatric multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophies and electrodiagnostic techniques.

You also will have opportunities to learn from experts in related fields, such as child psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Gain Diverse Clinical Experience

Each year, we build your scientific knowledge, clinical skills and professional acumen, allowing you to assume increased responsibility for comprehensive patient care, teaching and supervision.

You will first gain a solid background in adult neurology before focusing in-depth on child neurology. 

Through our diverse elective options, you will have opportunities to gain expertise in high-demand subspecialties and explore your interests in multiple sclerosis, autism, headache and neuroimaging, to name a few examples.

In several community-based ambulatory and hospital settings, you will help care for patients from urban, suburban and rural areas with diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Train in Outstanding Community Sites

You will gain a wealth of real-world experience in a geographic area with a strong need for neurological care.

The vast majority of your child neurology training takes place at a nationally recognized children’s hospital.

You also may have learning opportunities in our specialized regional centers and clinics recognized nationally for exemplary patient care, multidisciplinary disease assessment and cutting-edge research. These include:

Contribute New Knowledge to the Field

You will not just learn, but contribute new knowledge to our field.

Our child neurology program is among a select few in the nation that offer a structured research experience for all residents. Guided by a research mentor who shares your interests, you will complete an original research project and formally share your results.

In addition, you will develop your own ideas for improving patient care by completing a personal improvement project.

Enjoy A Beautiful, Vibrant Living Community

Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons.

Our region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

Get past the snowy stereotype and you’ll be immediately captivated by Buffalo’s beauty, heritage, temperate climate and welcoming environment.