The Mount Sinai Pediatric Neurology Residency Program

Pediatric neurology has a longstanding history at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Bernard Sachs, MD, founded the first neurology service in New York City here at Mount Sinai, and authored one of the world’s first child neurology textbooks published in 1895. In recognition of his contributions to the field of child neurology, the Bernard Sachs Award is one of the highest awards given annually by the Child Neurology Society to individuals of international status for contributions in neuroscience research related to childhood neurological disorders. This innovative spirit continues to the present day among the current pediatric neurology faculty in their commitment to outstanding clinical care, neurological research and discovery, and the education of the next generation of child neurologists.

Our Mission

The mission of our three-year residency program is to provide exceptional training in pediatric and adult neurology through broad exposure to general and subspecialty neurology disciplines. Residents have the opportunity to train in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, under an outstanding team of academic pediatric neurologists with specialized interests in:

  • General pediatric neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Stroke
  • Headache
  • Neurobehavioral disorders
  • Neonatal neurology
  • Neurometabolic disorders
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology

We are a tertiary referral center and collaborate with the highest quality pediatric and neurological subspecialists in the care of our patients. Our vast hospital network provides residents exposure to an extraordinary cultural diversity, as well as a unique array of neurological disorders in patients who come from throughout the New York City region and from around the world.

Our training program provides opportunities for exposure to and participation in clinical, translational, or basic neuroscience research with brilliant and dedicated mentors available throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. This is in service to the mission of the health system, which is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.