WELCOME TO THE NEUROLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM AT STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY AND LENOX HILL HOSPITALS

Congratulations on choosing Neurology as your career and thank you for your interest in the residency training program at Staten Island University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital!  We are excited to present to you our new training program set to begin in the summer of 2021 and look forward to partnering with you to build a superb training experience built on education, collegiality and mentorship.   


Our residency program benefits from the combined resources of our teaching hospitals at Staten Island University Hospital and at Lenox Hill Hospital as part of Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in New York.  Our diverse clinical and research faculty is dedicated to educating and preparing you as future neurologists in our rapidly evolving field.  Our program is designed to offer both the structure and flexibility to allow for a diversity of educational experiences while still providing a solid foundation in clinical neurology.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Welcome to the Neurology Residency Training Program at Staten Island University Hospital- Lenox Hill Hospital!  We are excited to share with you our vision for a unique training experience here in New York City.  Our goal is to provide residents with a solid foundation in clinical neurology through didactic sessions, patient care and innovative education initiatives while also offering the flexibility and opportunities for residents to pursue their interests through a combination of electives, research opportunities and mentorship.  We are dedicated to guiding residents in their career development as clinicians, researchers, and educators by focusing on clinical excellence, intellectual curiosity, and compassionate care.  We look forward to introducing you to our program. 

Best Regards,

Edward H. Yu, M.D.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Welcome to the Staten Island University – Lenox Hill Hospital Neurology Residency program! We accept applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  We offer PGY1 preliminary medicine training at our institutions for applicants to our Advanced (A) track.  Our NRMP Program code is 1515180A0

Our application deadline is February 1st but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. We begin contacting applicants selected to interview after we receive the medical school Dean’s letter (MSPE) in October. We hold interviews from October through February, excluding major holidays. We accept 6 neurology residents per year.   Neurology training starts in the PGY2 year after completion of a preliminary medicine year.  We offer PGY1 preliminary medicine spots sponsored by our Internal Medicine programs at Staten Island University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital to interested applicants.  

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 Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island University Hospital is the major teaching hospital on Staten Island, the fastest growing borough of New York City with a population of 480,000 people. Our 668-bed tertiary care center was founded over 150 years ago and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City, seeing more than 120,000 patients each year hosting 300 residents and fellows across over 20 different training programs.   The Department of Neurology is the most active provider of neurological services on Staten Island, offering comprehensive neurovascular management, multidisciplinary neuromuscular care and comprehensive epilepsy treatment in addition to pediatric neurology and other subspecialty expertise.  Staten Island University Hospital sponsors the combined neurology residency training program with residents participating on inpatient rotations and electives in the hospital while attending outpatient continuity clinics at the Medical Arts Pavilion.  Didactic sessions, simulation workshops and other educational programs take place in the Regina Mcginn Education Center.  Trainees will also spend time in various faculty practices during their elective rotations.

Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital is a 450-bed, acute care hospital located on Manhattan's Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care, innovative  treatments and clinical research.  Lenox Hill Hospital treats more than 150,000 patients each year providing health care to a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patient population in the heart of New York City.  The hospital has a long tradition of graduate medical education serving over 200 trainees across 27 programs.  The Department of Neurology comprise of clinical and research faculty including leaders of their field in various subspecialties.  As the partner institution in the combined neurology training program, residents will be involved in all inpatient neurology services at Lenox Hill Hospital and work closely with faculty clinicians and researchers.  Residents will also spend time in the ambulatory setting during elective rotations and participate in clinical research at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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IN THE NEWS

Here's the latest updates from our team members.  Read below to discover our most recent updates.

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DR. CHONG ON NEUROLOGY AND EPILEPSY AT LHH

Our Vice Chair Dr. Derek Chong introduces the Department of Neurology at Lenox Hill and discusses his interest in epilepsy and complicated neurological conditions.

DR. MOUSSAVI TALKS ABOUT THE NEUROVASCULAR PROGRAM AT SIUH

Director of the Neurovascular program, Dr. Mohammad Moussavi talks why he became a physican and his experience as a neuroendovascular specialist at SIUH.

DR. SAMI SABA INTRODUCES NEUROMUSCULAR MEDICINE AT LENOX HILL HOSPITAL

Hear our Associate Program Director, Sami Saba, M.D. tell us his inspiration for taking care of patients with neurological and neuromuscular diseases.

DR. NAJJAR FEATURED IN THE FILM "BRAIN ON FIRE"

Dr. Souhel Najjar is portrayed in the Netflix original film "Brain on Fire" based on Susannah Callahan's New York Times Bestselling book.  Dr. Najjar is seen here with the author Susannah Callahan and  actress Chloe Grace Moretz at the film premiere.  

The book is based on the real-life events of New York Post journalist Susannah Callahan  who begins to suffer a mysterious illness.  She was initially diagnosed with acute psychosis and would been committed to a psychiatric ward but for the efforts of Dr. Najjar who diagnosed her with autoimmune encephalitis, kicking off a revolution in the field of neuroimmunology.   

To hear Dr. Najjar speak about his experience, click below. 

"LENOX HILL" DOCU-SERIES STREAMS WORLDWIDE ON NETFLIX

Netflix's new docu-series "Lenox Hill" launched on June 10 worldwide and features our healthcare heroes in action!

 

"Lenox Hill" follows four of our physicians and their care teams at Lenox Hill Hospital, including our Neurosurgery colleagues Dr. Langer and Dr. Boockvar.  The series intimately explores the tireless efforts and care we provide to our patients and their families.

A bonus episode featuring Lenox Hill Hospital during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic is also now streaming, offering viewers a look at how our staff dealt with this "huge, silent, tsunami."

CONTACT US

Staten Island University Hospital
Department of Neurology
475 Seaview Avenue,
Staten Island, New York 10305

(718) 226-8803

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