School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

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The three main components of residency training comprise inpatient rotations in a variety of hospital settings, outpatient work in our general neurology, specialty, and interdisciplinary clinics, and the study of neuroscience. Junior residents divide their time between Harper University Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital (DRH), and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital (VAH). Senior residents spend six to eight months supervising junior residents and internal medicine, neurosurgery, and psychiatry rotators at Harper, DRH, and VAH. Senior residents also have a rotation in the University Health Center’s specialty clinics, which include the multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, epilepsy, dementia, neuromuscular, neuro-ophthalmology, pain, and movement disorder clinics.

The rotations and electives offered to senior residents include: neuropathology, neuroradiology, child neurology (Children’s Hospital of Michigan), electroencephalography and evoked potentials, sleep, electromyography, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular disease, and stroke. If residents wish, they may also use elective time to work on research projects.

The department has an ACGME approved three year neurology residency program in adult neurology with seven residents per year, leading to eligibility for certification in Neurology. In collaboration with the Division of Child Neurology, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, we also offer an approved three year training program with two trainees per year leading to eligibility in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology. Both of these programs lead to certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad  serves as Program Director for the adult neurology program. Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy serves as program director for Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Aashit Shah is Program Director for the fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Dr. Kumar Rajamani as Program Director for Vascular Neurology/Stroke Program. There is a combined Pulmonary Medicine and Neurology Sleep Disorders training program at the VA.  Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim serves as Program Director for Neurocrital Care Fellowship which is a UCNS accredited Fellowship. Additional non-ACGME, fellowships are offered in Multiple Sclerosis, Program Director Dr. Omar Khan, Movement Disorders, Program Director Dr. Edwin George, and Neuro-Oncology, Program Director Dr. Geoffrey R. Barger.