Department of Pediatrics

Director's Message


Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. Our Program’s Mission is to provide each resident with comprehensive training in Child Neurology that prepares them for a successful and fulfilling career. We provide core competency-based training and evaluations to assure that each individual in our Program achieves the essential Milestones needed to become an outstanding child neurologist. Our program's strengths are based upon a large and diverse patient population, outstanding clinical facilities and a faculty dedicated to training our residents with focused attention to each trainee

Residents selected for this program benefit from clinical, educational, and research experiences led by international leaders in their fields. As a resident in our Program, you will see a broad range of pediatric neurological diseases in infants, children and adolescents spanning from the common to the rare. You will attend lectures and multidisciplinary care conferences covering a diversity of topics to include neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, neuropathology, critical care, and all other aspects of pediatric neuroscience. As conferences are directly related to patients seen in the outpatient clinics or inpatient wards, there is immediate applicability to what is learned, which helps to further foster your growth as a child neurologist.  Our Institution highly values the abilities of our outstanding Clinician Educator faculty.  In this regard, we also have trainees learn to become excellent clinician educators through focused conferences related to teaching methods and through interactions with other residents and medical students at Baylor. You will also have opportunities to engage in clinical and basic neuroscience research with our internationally recognized faculty.


Texas Children's Hospital is Baylor’s primary affiliated pediatric teaching hospital. The largest children’s hospital in the United States, Texas Children's was one of only 12 hospitals nationally designated by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 - for Honor Roll status, ranking  2nd among America’s Best Neurology and Neurosurgery Programs.

We continue to build on our successes since the opening in 2010 of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The NRI is the first translational neuroscience research institute in the country dedicated to the understanding and treatment of pediatric neurological diseases.

The current growth of Child Neurology and Neurosciences at Baylor College of Medicine makes this an exciting time to join our team and be at the forefront of innovative patient care, research and education. Please feel free to contact us with questions, and we look forward to your application to our training program.

Tim Lotze, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program