Letter From The Chair

Welcome from the Chairman 

Welcome to the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—National Institutes of Health Neurology Residency program!

Our program offers the unique opportunity to become a master clinician or clinician-scientist by rotating through our clinical affiliate hospitals in Washington, D.C., as well as the Clinical Center and laboratories of the National Institutes of Health. This combination of exposure to world-class clinicians and scientists will prepare a trainee for lifelong success in the pursuit of an academic research career or a clinically centered career. Recently, our Residency program has been converted to a categorical program in which all residents will do their required PGY-1 year in the Internal Medicine department at MedStar Georgetown University hospital, further integrating the training of a Resident over the 4-year span of the Internship/Residency.

MedStar Georgetown University hospital is part of the larger MedStar chain in the Washington Baltimore area. MedStar is the 10th largest nonprofit hospital chain in the United States and has the ninth largest graduate medical education department in the United States. The National Institutes of Health is located in close proximity to our affiliated hospitals and is the largest research institution in the world. The National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke is the single largest entity in the world engaged in both basic science and clinical research in the neurosciences. We have a full-time faculty of over 70 individuals across our affiliated institutions, which include the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Children’s National Medical Center.

Over the last 2 years, our faculty has grown by approximately 15%, including the recruitment of clinicians and clinician scientists. We anticipate that this growth will continue over the course of the next 10 years, offering a Neurology Resident unparalleled training opportunities across the full complement of neurologic subspecialties.

As the former program director and now the Chairman of the department, graduate medical education is one of my priorities. I would encourage you to explore our residency in more detail on this site and to come visit us if you are in the Washington, D.C., area.


Carlo Tornatore

Carlo Tornatore, MD—Chairman of the Department of Neurology

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