Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Training Programs

The latest residents who belong to the Boston Children's Hospital Child Neurology Residency Training Program.
The latest residents from the Boston Children’s Child Neurology Residency Training Program.


Are you ready to be a future leader in child neurology? We look forward to meeting you.

As the pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s is committed to providing the very best clinical training in child neurology. Preparing physicians for fulfilling careers is part of our core training mission. We provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of exposure to subspecialties in child neurology, serve one of the world’s most diverse patient populations, and offer unique opportunities to engage in basic, clinical, and translational neuroscience.

Since its founding in 1967, the Child Neurology Residency Training Program and the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Resident Training Program at Boston Children’s Hospital have been among the most desired residency programs in child neurology in the United States.

Throughout this site, you will hear from current residents and recent graduates of the program. We choose our residents carefully — based not only on their academic credentials, but also on their human qualities. Many of our graduates report that it was the people in our program who made their years in training most worthwhile.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to either one of us if you have any questions.

About us

Breadth. Depth. Variety. Collaboration. Mentorship. Opportunity. These are a few words we hear again and again from our current and former child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities residents. Each year eight new pediatric neurology residents come to Boston Children’s Hospital to become the child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialists of tomorrow.

Learn how to apply.

Mission statement

The Child Neurology Residency Training Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is sponsored by the Department of Neurology. We intend to train individuals to be the next generation of diverse leaders in the field of child neurology, who will advance it through education and research. The program provides broad and deep clinical training experiences, and encourages research and inquiry at levels ranging from an individual patient to larger systems. We train individuals who are exceptional in their medical care and knowledge, manifest professionalism and integrity in all their work, promote health equity, and are compassionate and empathic in the care of the families and children entrusted to them.

Doctor speaks with small child
Current chief of neurology at Boston Children’s, Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD

The pediatric neurology residency program at a glance

The three-year Child Neurology Residency Training Program at Boston Children’s Hospital provides rigorous medical training that applies the latest technology and digital innovations across a broad spectrum of subspecialties and patient care.

Supported through steadfast mentorship and structured career development, residents are well-positioned to receive National Institutes of Health funding and other grants, and to publish their work in high-impact journals.

The Department of Neurology accepts eight new residents into its training program each year, including seven child neurology trainees and one neurodevelopmental disabilities trainee. Please see our how to apply section for full details on this year’s application process.

Why do pediatric neurology residents train at Boston Children’s Hospital?

  • close-knit residency program with frequent social events and activities
  • collegial, family friendly training environment
  • unparalleled research opportunities
  • career development tracks in research, medical education, global health, health policy
  • collaboration with outstanding co-residents, attendings, advanced practitioners, and nurses
  • subspecialty training across outpatient, inpatient, and intensive care settings
  • diverse patient population from across the world
  • daily educational conferences
  • international rotation opportunities
  • cutting-edge research facilities
  • digital tools — personal tablet devices, shared wiki and resources
  • interpersonal skills practice with trained actors

For questions about the Child Neurology Residency Training Program, please contact Stephanie Hansbury, program manager, at or 617-355-7819.

Medical student rotations in Child Neurology must be arranged through the HMS Registrar External Clerkship Program. Please also contact Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD, for neurodevelopmental disabilities to notify her of your interest in a rotation. Medical students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply and to also consider the Harvard Medical School Visiting Clerkship Program.

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Greetings from Department Chair Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD