Education Overview from the Chair
Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program at
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
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
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.
Eli M. Mizrahi, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics