The goal of NDD training is to be a leader in clinical care, research, and advocacy. The program provides trainees with personalized didactic and clinical experiences to enhance learning.

Our NDD training include the following highlights:

  • two inpatient units
  • over 90 multidisciplinary specialized clinics
  • a Clinical Trials Unit rotation
  • exposure to school and community-based interventions and education
  • participation in the LEND Program

The 4 year curriculum consists of:

  • 12 months of adult neurology, spread throughout the 4 years of training, including exposure to adults with NDD. Adult neurology training takes place at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals with teaching provided by the Neurology Residency Program 
  • 18 months of clinical child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Inpatient child neurology training occurs at Johns Hopkins Children Center with teaching provided by the Child Neurology Residency Program faculty and Kennedy Krieger neurology faculty. Outpatient training takes place at Kennedy Krieger and JHH.
  • 18 months of clinical and basic science. Key features of this include:
  • Call-free contiguous months of mentored research time primarily during the third and fourth years
  • Access to a number of specialized clinical projects and research faculty, and routinely scheduled academic oversight
  • Clinical science rotations including neuropathology, neurogenetics and metabolism, neurophysiology and neuroradiology

Didactic components

  • Educational sessions are resident-driven and cover the full breadth of clinical and applied neuroscience, NDD, and evidence-based medicine.
  • NDD specific training occurs at Kennedy Krieger, and adult and child neurology didactics occur at JHH.