Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program

Message from the Program Director

Bruce Shapiro, MDNeurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) is an exciting, recently recognized field of medicine, with a long tradition of training. Neurodevelopmental disabilities are a group of disorders that commence in childhood, affecting three or more areas of life function, and encompass disorders of language, movement, the special senses, and cognition. This unique discipline merges the best aspects of neurology and pediatrics, and draws upon the related disciplines of genetics, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and the allied health fields. Individuals in this field have many rewarding interactions with families and patients spanning the age continuum from infancy to adulthood.

At the Kennedy Krieger Institute we are committed to developing clinical expertise, and positioning the graduate to assume leadership in academic training, research, and advocacy. Trainees learn in a supportive environment that is both comprehensive and individualized. We have a large faculty of outstanding clinicians and dedicated academic researchers, many of whom hold national and international recognition as experts in their respective areas. They are committed to helping residents define and achieve their career goals. With recent advances in neuroimaging, genetics, and therapy, dynamic research opportunities abound, as over 130 protocols at Kennedy Krieger actively advance knowledge in neurodevelopmental and related disorders. In addition to the faculty at Kennedy Krieger, the Johns Hopkins Hospital provides an excellent resource for training and mentorship.

Because of its size, comprehensive scope, and the collaboration among peers, the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute & the Johns Hopkins University is an extraordinary place to be. I invite you to visit us and see if our program is right for you.

Sincerely,

Bruce K. Shapiro, MD
The Arnold J. Capute, MD. MPH Chair in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Director, Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Krieger Institute Joint Residency Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities