Research Track

Our residency program offers a Research Track option for residents who are interested in a career as a clinician-investigator in translational neuroscience; the Director for the Research Track is Leif Havton, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience (leif.havton@mssm.edu).  Interested candidates should have a PhD or advanced research training. Research residents are mentored by one of our outstanding clinician-scientists and have access to the plethora of resources that are available through the Friedman Brain Institute and the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the world’s premier neuroscience research institutions.  In 2020, The Department of Neuroscience ranked #2 nationally in NIH funding and the Department of Neurology was ranked #14. 

Research Track residents integrate research within their residency training.  Residents in this track are prepared for a competitive academic faculty position as a neurologist-investigator.  The program meets all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee (ACGME-RRC) requirements for clinical training and for Flexible Training in Neurology. There is not a separate ERAS application route for applicants interested in a research-focused residency curriculum; interested applicants should apply through ERAS to the MSH Neurology Residency Categorical and/or Advanced Tracks.