The NDD Training Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute builds on at least two core years of pediatric training in an ACGME approved program. We accept two residents per year.

Applications can be made at the end of medical school and in conjunction with applications for preliminary two years of pediatrics, during the PL1 year in an ACGME program, or in the PGY3 year. Fourth year medical students and current pediatrics residents may apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  

NDD Match Position Types:

  • JHH Neurodevelopmental Disabilities – Categorical (1 position): The NRMP program code is 1242186C0
  • JHH Neurodevelopmental Disabilities –Advanced position (1 position): The NRMP program code is 1242186A0

For the Combined Program affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Pediatrics Residency program, you do not need to apply to the pediatrics program separately. You will receive a separate interview invitation with Pediatrics after you interview with our program. Our programs works closely together once we receive your Combined Program application.

The 2023 optional Supplemental ERAS application or program signaling are not required for our NDD program.

*NEW 1-year NDD fellowship for child neurology program graduates: If you have completed an accredited child neurology residency and are interested in a 1-year NDD accredited fellowship, please send an inquiry to Dr. Miya Asato at We will be reviewing inquiries and conducting interviews this fall.

The application process requires:

  1. Completion of the application form on the NRMP website
  2. A copy of your latest curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation including one chief letter.
  4. A virtual visit to the Kennedy Krieger Institute and interview with the faculty.