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Child Neurology Residency Training Program

Section of Pediatric Neurology



kenneth silverKenneth Silver, MD
Program Director, Child Neurology Residency
University of Chicago Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

 

Welcome to the Child Neurology Residency Training Program

 

The Child Neurology Residency Training Program is supported by the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at University of Chicago.  This program offers an ACGME accredited three year residency program designed to educate physicians to independently practice child neurology and  sit for the examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for certification in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.

The mission of the Child Neurology Residency Training Program at University of Chicago is to train residents to be compassionate and skillful in the practice of clinical child neurology and to expose the residents to academic child neurology in terms of clinical and/or basic science research.

All the requirements of our Child Neurology Residency Training Program are in accordance with the Accreditation Counsel of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for child neurology.

The Child Neurology Residency Training Program curriculum consists of one year of adult neurology and two years of child neurology. The adult neurology training is distributed throughout the first 2 years of training.  Although the Child Neurology Training Program has a specific curriculum, residents are well integrated with the adult neurology training program. 

The Child Neurology Residency Training Program at University of Chicago was begun in 1976 by Dr. Peter Huttenlocher, and since that time there have been approximately 40 graduates. There are currently two training positions per year. Most of our recent graduates have gone on to take further subspecialty fellowship training and have developed successful academic and private practice careers. For the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of being the program director and in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics Residency Training Program and the Department of Neurology Educational Committee, I have helped formulate our educational program. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work at The University of Chicago and be an educator in our Child Neurology Residency Training Program. We strive to provide the best educational opportunity for our residents and excellent care to our patients.

If you have any additional questions about our training program, please contact us.

Kenneth Silver, M.D.
Program Director, Child Neurology Residency
University of Chicago Medicine

ksilver@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu

or

Betty Williams
Section Coordinator, Child Neurology
bwilliam@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu