WELCOME TO THE NEUROLOGY RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM AT STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND LENOX HILL HOSPITAL
Congratulations on choosing Neurology as your career and thank you for your interest in our residency training program here at Staten Island University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital! We are excited to present to you our unique training program and look forward to partnering with you to build a superb experience built on education, collegiality, collaboration and mentorship.
Our residency program benefits from the combined resources of our teaching institutions at Staten Island University Hospital and at Lenox Hill Hospital which are both part of Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in New York and one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country. 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.
Edward H. Yu, M.D.
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). Our program is an Advanced (A) track program with residents typically starting in their training in their PGY2 year. We also offer a guaranteed PGY1 preliminary medicine training year at our institutions for those applicants matching to our advanced program. Our NRMP Program code is 1515180A0 .
Our application deadline is typically the first week of February but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible since interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis. 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.
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 more than 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 clinic 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 tertiary, research and academic center located in 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 in various subspecialty fields. 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, attend elective rotations and participate in clinical research at Lenox Hill Hospital.
IN THE NEWS
Here's the latest updates from our team members
DR. CHONG ON NEUROLOGY AND EPILEPSY AT LHH
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"
Department Chairman and Service Line Director 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 detailing her struggles with autoimmune encephalitis and her eventual journey to recovery with the help of Dr. Najjar, kicking off a revolution in the field of neuroimmunology.
To hear Dr. Najjar speak about his experience, click below.
"LENOX HILL" SERIES ON NETFLIX
Netflix's new docu-series "Lenox Hill" 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."