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I am most pleased to introduce you to the UC Davis Child Neurology Residency! This new residency fills a critical need for more Child Neurologists throughout the country, and creating it was one of my top priorities when I began as Neurology Department Chair in 2020. As a board certified Child Neurologist myself, I personally understand the importance of specialized training in preparation to care for the unique needs of children and adolescents with nervous system disorders. We are fully committed to assuring that the training, culture and support you receive at UC Davis School of Medicine will propel you to a successful and enriching carrier as a Child Neurologist. Apply today!  

Not only is this an amazing time for our residency education, but also the 21st century is a remarkable time to be training in the field of Child Neurology. Unparalleled advances in neuroscience and bioengineering research are leading to life-saving treatments for previously incurable illness. We’re experiencing a dynamic transformation in neurological care for all. Delivering these new therapies to the many patients who need them will require a large, diverse and well-trained Child Neurology workforce. 

At UC Davis Health, our Child Neurology Residency Program is committed to preparing neurologists to meet the unique needs and challenges of the pediatric population utilizing leading evidence-based care. All our residents benefit from the resources of UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and the Department of Neurology. Our residents find the opportunities to learn from an experienced, dedicated, innovative and interdisciplinary faculty in an inclusive and welcoming environment key to their success. Our team brings together academic neurologists, neuropsychologists, and basic and clinical research scientists in a three-fold mission of world-class patient care, groundbreaking research, and innovative education.

We look forward to supporting you as you experience UC Davis Health’s mission—“grounded in equity, we provide unparalleled care across California, transforming lives and communities”—while advancing our Neurology department vision of “neurological heath for all.” Together, we are improving lives and transforming health care by providing outstanding patient care, developing trailblazing therapies and technologies, fostering innovative education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. Apply today! 

Dr. Brooks-Kayal talking with staff