Program Overview

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is the only children’s hospital in western Pennsylvania, and serves a population of 3.5 million in western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, West Virginia, eastern Ohio and western New York. Children's Hospital is an academic institution of international reputation.  We take pride in our institution and having a program that emphasizes resident education and training in addition to providing outstanding patient care.  We hope you will choose to visit us to learn more about us and our program.

UPMC Children’s Child Neurology Program by the Numbers

Program Highlights

  • 3 Child Neurology residents accepted annually (in addition to up to 1 Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Resident)
  • 5-year combined Pediatrics-Child Neurology residency available with an integrated interview and selection process
  • Resident-driven Child Neurology education curriculum
  • Faculty has an open-door policy for teaching and patient care guidance
  • International rotations encouraged (most recent destinations include Japan and Honduras in 2017)
  • Research program encourages residents to utilize the milieu of local resources and find mentors in many disciplines through collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Carnegie-Mellon University. Includes a dedicated 8-week (call-free) research rotation during PGY-3 year
  • Program affiliations with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Department of Neurology

Who We Care For

  • Main hospital in Lawrenceville neighborhood
  • 3 Satellite offices (Wexford, South Hills, Monroeville)
  • 5 Outreach facilities (Johnstown, PA; Wheeling, WV; Erie, PA; Hermitage, PA; Chippewa, PA)
  • 4 Neurology specialty outreach clinics (Mercer County Amish Clinic, Pediatric Specialty Care Center, Polk State Center, Verland Community Homes)
  • 16,426 Outpatient visits annually*
  • 1,627 Inpatient admissions annually*
  • 1,644 Bedded outpatients annually*
  • 1,203 Inpatient consults annually*

*For fiscal year 2017

Who We Are

  • 11 Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disability residents
  • 7 Additional residents in the pediatrics years of the combined program
  • 1 Epilepsy fellow
  • 22 Full-time physician faculty
  • 2 PhD research faculty members with independent basic science lab programs
  • 9 Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • 1 Genetic counselor
  • 12 Nurses
  • 1 Social worker
  • 2 Psychologists
  • 1 Research nurse
  • 1 Division manager
  • 1 Residency coordinator
  • …and numerous support staff!

Subspecialized Clinics

  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery and 8-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Headache
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Movement Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular Disease and EMG
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neuro-Immunology
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Infantile Spasms and Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy
  • Neuro-genetics
  • Spasticity Clinic