The primary goals of the Neurology Residency Training Program are to foster the development of neurologists with superb clinical skills, to train clinician-scientists, and to prepare today's residents for future leadership roles in Neurology.
One of the hallmarks of the Emory training program in Neurology is the presence of several distinctive yet complementary clinical services that contribute to an extraordinarily diverse clinical experience. These services are conveniently located within five miles of each other on the Emory and Grady campuses.
Emory University Hospital, with over 600 beds, serves as a tertiary referral center for serious and complicated neurologic illnesses. The Department of Neurology staffs an active hospital-wide consultation service, an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and a Neurointensive Care Unit. Our epilepsy division provides comprehensive services, including a newly renovated video/EEG monitoring unit and presurgical evaluation of complex seizure patients at this site. Our JHACO-certified stroke service provides diagnostic evaluation and state-of-the-art treatment, supported by interventional neuroradiology and a newly renovated neurological intensive care unit. Emory University Hospital is also the base of our surgical movement disorders program.
Grady Memorial Hospital, with over 1100 beds, is one of the largest general hospitals in the world. Located in the heart of the historic "Sweet Auburn" district of downtown Atlanta only five miles from Emory, Grady serves the populations of Fulton and DeKalb counties. Here, residents are exposed to the entire spectrum of acute neurological disease and assume major responsibility for patient care, both on the neurology inpatient service and the hospital-wide neurology consultation service. Residents have a weekly Neurology continuity clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital throughout their three years of training. The Neurology outpatient clinics and inpatient service are conveniently located on the same floor alongside our neurophysiology laboratories, an up-to-date departmental library, call rooms, and faculty offices.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, a 235-bed hospital located on the Emory campus, is recognized as one of the major pediatric referral centers in the country. Residents rotating through the inpatient consultative service receive superb exposure to a broad spectrum of pediatric neurology, including the use of continuous video/EEG monitoring.
Wesley Woods Health Center, also located on the Emory campus, is dedicated to the management of age-related disorders. This facility includes outpatient facilities as well as a geriatric hospital of more than 100 beds. Here, residents gain experience in managing a variety of chronic neurodegenerative and neurobehavioral disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease, both on an inpatient and an outpatient basis. Wesley Woods is also the base of the Sleep Disorders Center, which includes clinic space and eight beds for polysomnography and multiple-sleep latency testing. The Wesley Woods Health Center houses the Sleep Disorders Laboratory. This 6,000 square foot center contains multiple administrative offices four outpatient clinic rooms and eight sleep rooms for polysomnography, multi-sleep latency testing in the adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.
The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with nearly 500 beds, located on the periphery of the Emory campus is a primary and tertiary care facility for 400,000 veterans in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Residents rotating through the VA provide both inpatient and outpatient consultative services.
Out-patient rotations through The Emory Clinic and Grady Memorial Hospital provide residents with a broad exposure both to general and to subspecialty aspects of outpatient neurology. The Emory Clinic is also home to the Electromyographic Laboratory, which provides both inpatient and outpatient services to the Emory community.