Who We Are

DMC/WSU Neurology residency program is an ACGME accredited 4-year categorical neurology training program, with 8 residents in each year of training. Our residents are selected from highly motivated US and international medical schools, and have a diverse background with wide areas of interest.

Our hospitals are in an urban center, with satellite clinics in suburban settings. We serve a diverse patient population from every socioeconomic stratum and level of education.  Many of our patients do face economic and educational barriers to health care; have multiple comorbidities, and may present for the first time already in advance stages of the disease. 

Our mission is to foster an atmosphere of scholarship and inquiry, and guide our trainees in caring for their patients, learning from their patients, and ultimately becoming confident, caring, independent neurologists. The three main components of residency training comprise inpatient rotations in a variety of hospital settings, outpatient work in our general neurology, sub-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 rotating residents at Harper, DRH, and VAH. Junior and senior residents also have a rotation in the University Health Center's specialty clinics, which include the multiple sclerosis (MS), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) clinic, 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, neuroendovascular and stroke. If residents wish, they may also use elective time to work on research projects.

In collaboration with the Division of Child Neurology, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at Children's Hospital of Michigan, 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 the core ACGME adult neurology program and the child neurology program lead to certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Maysaa M. Basha serves as Program Director for the adult neurology program. Dr. Mitchel Williams serves as program director for Pediatric Neurology.