Child Neurology Residency

John Wells
John Wells, MD
Division Director, Child Neurology
Aaron Nelson
Aaron Nelson, MD MBS FAAP
Program Director, Child Neurology


NYU Langone Health offers world-class care in both general and subspecialty child neurology. Our ACGME-accredited training program also has one of the most diverse and unique child neurology training experiences in the country. Over the course of residency, trainees work with expert faculty throughout inpatient and outpatient settings at premiere private and public institutions. As a result, they have the opportunity to care for patients from all walks of life throughout training. The child neurology clinic at Bellevue Hospital is cares for patients from all over the world. Our rapidly expanding program includes general and subspecialty child neurologists all located within our southeast Manhattan campus encompassing emergent, ICU, inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation facilities. Our residents have a balanced lifestyle and are afforded the opportunity to explore the rest of life in New York City and all it has to offer.

NYU Langone’s child neurology residency training program offers two categorical child neurology positions each year. Applications are accepted through ERAS and training begins in general pediatrics at NYU Langone the following academic year.

Our program is heavily integrated with one of the largest adult neurology training programs in the country, and includes a clinical year of adult neurology. Residents have access to all of the extensive adult neurology learning resources and didactics throughout training. We work closely with NYU Langone’s many other related educational programs in a collaborative and collegial atmosphere. From start to finish trainees are closely guided through a mentorship program to provide support and ensure both short- and long term success.

Graduates from our program are eligible to take certifying examinations offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology as well as the American Board of Pediatric’s General Pediatrics Certifying Examination. Trainees go on to highly successful careers throughout the field and have a proven track record of excellence.