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Department of Neurology
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Education Overview from the Chair

Dr. Eli M. Mizrahi

Dr. Eli M. Mizrahi

Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine. Our training goals at BCM parallel the exciting challenges and opportunities in the field of neurology itself. We strive to help our trainees become outstanding clinicians; understand basic, translational and clinical research; and develop excellent teaching skills. We have trained neurology residents at BCM for over 50 years with our graduates now both in academic medicine as well as private practice. Many of our recent graduates continue training as fellows in the clinical sub-specialties of neurology or as post-doctoral fellows in basic or clinical research; both here at BCM and at institutions throughout the United States.

There are several centers of excellence in our department, each concentrating on specific clinical problems with related basic and clinical research programs. These include the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, the Neuromuscular Disease Center, and the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center. In addition, there are active programs in general neurology, stroke and vascular neurology, neuro-intensive care, clinical neurophysiology, neurogenetics, pediatric neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychology. Many of these programs are closely allied with basic and clinical research efforts and also offer subspecialty fellowship training after residency.

2009-2010 Neurology Residency Program

2009-2010 Neurology Residency Program | Enlarge photo

Our affiliated hospitals are St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Affair Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our out-patient facilities are part of the Baylor Clinic, with specialty-designated neurology clinics in the Smith Tower, Neurosensory Center, and the Medical Building. This network of affiliations and facilities provide a large, clinically rich and diverse population with a wide-range of neurological problems and forms the basis of an outstanding clinical training experience. Over 60 faculty members work in the Department and these facilities, many internationally renowned for their clinical expertise and their research. All are committed to the training program and to the development of young neurologists.

Innovations to our program for 2011 will be enhanced experiences in out-patient sub-specialties and greater opportunities for extended rotations in basic science laboratories.

Over the past several years, our program has seen significant changes. About seven years ago BCM chose St. Luke's as its primary affiliate, keeping Methodist as a secondary affiliate. An important focus of this facility is neurological care with an emphasis on neurocritical care, stroke, and epilepsy. The ties to MEDVAMC, Ben Taub, Texas Children's, and MD Anderson remain strong, with outstanding faculty and programs based at each institution and fully integrated into our training program.

I became chair in March 2008. I have been a member of the department since 1982, joining the faculty after completing my fellowship in neurophysiology at BCM and eventually heading the Peter Kellaway Section of Neurology and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. I have worked with faculty, residents, students and staff to create an open, intellectually exciting, and respectful environment for all within the Department. The department governance also includes James Killian, M.D., vice-chair for Administrative and Clinical Affairs and Jeffrey L. Noebels, M.D., Ph.D., vice-chair for Research. Joseph S. Kass, M.D., J.D. is the neurology residency program director, and George J. Hutton, M.D. is the neurology fellowship program director. We look forward to meeting you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Best wishes,

Eli M. Mizrahi, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

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