Post-Graduate Education and Training

Neurology Faculty 2021
Neurology faculty, 2021

Program Overview

The Department of Neurology, through its training programs, provides rigorous education and training for the next generation of neurologists and neurologist leaders. At the center of this program is our four-year categorical adult neurology residency program, which is accredited by the ACGME and recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Our adult neurology residents work closely with residents in the combined Neurology-Psychiatry, Child Neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities programs. 

Eligible neurology residents may also apply for a position in our R25 research education grant, funded through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This program provides motivated trainees with six months of dedicated, protected research time during their PGY4 year and financial support for an additional 12 months of post-residency research. This may be completed in combination with a subspecialty clinical fellowship.

Additionally, the Department offers fellowships in numerous clinical neurological subspecialties; laboratory-based research fellowships are available to those pursuing clinician-scientist careers.

Diverse Clinical Settings

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UT Southwestern Medical District, Dallas

Our residents serve incredibly diverse patient populations and are exposed to a large and broad range of clinical experiences. As such, this is not a "one-program-one-hospital experience, but rather a program that affords its trainees with a rich collection of complementary clinical settings. The pillars of this experience include:

Parkland Hospital
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center
Children's Health
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System

Program Directors

Lauren Phillips, M.D.
Adult Neurology Residency Program Director
Neurology-Psychiatry Residency Program Co-Director

Rana Said, M.D.
Child Neurology Residency and Fellowship Program Director

Patricia Evans, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency and Fellowship Program Director