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Child Neurology Residency

Residency Programs

Learn more about the Child Neurology Residency Program at Phoenix Children's.


Our Child Neurology Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s is a comprehensive, fully accredited, three-year program. It combines experiences at both Phoenix Children's (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.

Our program 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. Four 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.


Sherry Gibson, BS, C-TAGME
Sr. Program Administrator

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

P: 602-933-0447
F: 602-933-0806

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