Program Overview

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is the only children’s hospital in western Pennsylvania, serving a population of 3.5 million from western PA, western MD, WV, eastern OH, and western NY. Our program is within the Division of Child Neurology is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Department of Neurology, and our educational program emphasizes resident training and career development to provide an outstanding level of patient care and learning environment.

Residency Training at UPMC 

UPMC Children’s Child Neurology Program by the Numbers

Program Highlights

  • 4 Residents per class (4 Child Neurology or 3 Child Neurology + 1 NDD)
  • 5-year combined Pediatrics-Child Neurology residency (integrated interview and selection process with pediatrics program)
  • 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)
  • 8-week dedicated research rotation during PGY-3 year without night/weekend call responsibilities
  • Research program encourages collaboration with the milieu of other disciplines available through the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC, and Carnegie-Mellon University.

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)
  • 17,266 Outpatient visits annually*
  • 1,742 Inpatient admissions annually*
  • 1,673 Bedded outpatients annually*
  • 1,238 Inpatient consults annually*

*For fiscal year 2018

Who We Are

  • 11 Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disability residents
  • 7 Additional residents in the pediatrics years of the combined program
  • 1 Epilepsy fellow
  • 1 Stroke fellow
  • 22 Full-time physician faculty
  • 2 PhD research faculty members with independent basic science lab programs
  • 9 Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Infantile Spasms and Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy
  • Intensive Treatment Epilepsy Clinic
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Neuro-Genetics
  • Neuro-Immunology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuromuscular Disease and EMG
  • Spasticity Clinic
  • Stroke
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis