Neurology Residency

Program Overview

Nancy Sicotte, MD
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Neurology Residency at Cedars-Sinai is a dynamic, fast-growing graduate medical training program that began in July 2012 and received full 10-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in March 2015.

The program is built on a collegial atmosphere, with a foundation of close teaching relationships between residents and Cedars-Sinai's nationally recognized clinical and research faculty.

Cedars-Sinai, the largest nonprofit academic medical center in the western United States and a regional Level 1 trauma center, features more than 60 graduate medical education programs spanning myriad medical and surgical specialties. Housed among the outstanding research and clinical facilities in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, the neuroscience departments are among the organization's top growth priorities.

With more than 900 beds, the medical center offers an exceptional breadth and depth of clinical experience. Cedars-Sinai has ample educational resources and infrastructure to support its more than 350 house staff, and serves as a major teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Residents will train throughout the Department of Neurology, learning from leaders in vascular neurology, movement disorders, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis, headache and neuromuscular disorders, among other specialties. The Neuromuscular Disorders Program includes a multidisciplinary, leading-edge ALS Program that combines outstanding patient care with intensive research initiatives.

The department operates a 24-bed Neuroscience Critical Care Unit in the Saperstein Critical Care Tower, and the Cedars-Sinai Stroke Program is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center that offers the highest level of care, including advanced imaging and interventional radiology resources, as well as ongoing clinical and basic science research programs. The department's neurophysiology laboratory and surgical epilepsy program provide residents access to training in a dedicated electroencephalogram telemetry monitoring unit, intraoperative monitoring and outpatient electrodiagnostic services.

Well-developed affiliated services include the California Rehabilitation Institute, with 138 beds and all private rooms, and extensive services in physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and neuropsychology.

Cedars-Sinai provides a rich environment for exposure to scholarly activities with one of the largest and most advanced clinical research facilities of any private hospital in the nation. The Burns and Allen Research Institute includes more than 270,000 square feet of laboratory and laboratory support space, including the seven-story, 216,000-square-foot Barbara and Marvin Davis Research Building, which is adjacent to the main hospital. The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion includes two full floors of research space, including the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, as well as office and clinical spaces.

Cedars-Sinai ranks among the top 10 nonuniversity hospitals nationwide in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. In the past five years, the Burns and Allen Research Institute has doubled extramural research expenditures to almost $80 million per year.

Cedars-Sinai's educational opportunities also include an independent graduate school offering PhD and master's degrees in biomedical and translational sciences, along with Clinical Scholars and Postdoctoral Scientist programs.

2017 Department of Neurology graduation ceremony