Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
Jeremy Lankford, MD
Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
Michael Watkins, MD
Assistant Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
Resident Program Coordinator II
Telephone: (713) 500-5618
Fax: (713) 500-7101
About the Program
The Child Neurology Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited residency program that spans five years at McGovern Medical School, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston Unit; and other affiliated hospitals. Selected candidates enter a five-year accredited program to include two years of residency training in General Pediatrics and three years of residency in the Child Neurology Residency Program.
The program offers a variety of experiences in many different clinical, educational and research settings. The experience includes opportunities to observe, evaluate, and manage children with a wide array of neurological and developmental disorders of the nervous system. Our focus on diagnostic, procedural, and technical skills is reflected in both our didactic and clinical experiences.
Residents have the opportunity to work on the inpatient service and in the UT Physicians outpatient clinics. These clinical and teaching experiences occur onsite at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, and various outpatient clinics in these hospitals. Our physicians and residents use electronic medical records for documentation and orders at all our facilities. In addition to these experiences, residents have the opportunity to work with experienced pediatric neurologists at The University of Texas Professional Building, including the UT Physicians Clinic, where they will evaluate children and adolescents with neurological problems.
Residents have their own continuity clinic schedule at the UT Physicians Clinic. Pediatric neurologists completing the program will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualifications in Pediatric Neurology and also the American Board of Pediatrics.