Education & Training
Neurologist Education and Training
The Mirken Department of Neurology believes stellar patient care requires exceptional doctors and is committed to fostering the careers of the most promising neurology specialists around the world. With an emphasis on comprehensive care, the neurology center provides ample opportunities for education, clinical training, and research in the vibrant and fascinating city of New York.
Beth Israel Medical Center serves as the Manhattan Campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the neurology center’s faculty is comprised of internationally renowned doctors who have received considerable acclaim in their respective subspecialties. Having trained at outstanding neurology programs themselves, our faculty understands the importance of a multifaceted and fulfilling residency guided by invested mentors. As part of our commitment to clinical practice and research, students are encouraged to pursue original research, attend local meetings, and participate at national conferences.
The majority of inpatient rotations takes place at our Petrie Campus, located at First Avenue and 16th Street. The neurology outpatient department, which offers a full range of services from primary to specialty care, is housed at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC), located in the heart of Union Square. In order to accommodate the expanding faculty and residency program, the neurology department recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion of the PACC which offers more than 50 different on-site diagnostic services and includes a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center with seven operating rooms. Our residents also have rotations at our sister institution, Roosevelt Hospital , which is located on the upper west side of Manhattan.
Some of our most important lessons unfold outside of the hospital walls and what could be a better classroom than one of the most exciting and culturally diverse cities in the world? Living in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs affords our residents access to literally thousands of restaurants, shows, museums, bars, clubs, shops, and concerts. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy nature, sports, and other recreational activities along the city’s waterfronts and at NYC’s many parks, including Central Park, the most visited park in America. Whether you want to see a play, jog beside the Hudson, visit a museum, or enjoy the New York Botanical Garden, the city presents countless ways to engage your mind and enrich your spirit.
In addition to exceptional training and a rich cultural life, Beth Israel offers numerous unique benefits to its residents including guaranteed subsidized housing; a salary that is one of the highest in the area; free health insurance to residents and their families; paid travel to conferences; hospital and school of medicine library access; and paid membership in the American Academy of Neurology.
For further information: Neurology Residency
Movement Disorders Fellowship
The Mirken Department of Neurology’s Movement Disorder Fellowship is a one to two-year program that offers unrivaled opportunities to its recipients. Under the direction of our Department Chair and internationally renowned movement disorder specialist Bressman, MD, fellows develop clinical excellence in the treatment of all movement disorders and participate in clinical trials and research. The first year is primarily devoted to the development of clinical expertise. During the second year, recipients are encouraged to pursue research interests.
Under one-to-one supervision with the Movement Disorders' faculty, fellows actively participate in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of our patients. The focus is on outpatient diagnosis and treatment, but inpatients are also seen on a consultative basis. Over 3,000 patients from around the globe visit us each year to address diagnostic dilemmas and therapeutic challenges. Fellows have the opportunity to see patients with a breadth of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, tics, ataxia, chorea, tardive syndromes, myoclonus, and restless leg syndrome, as well as paroxysmal and psychogenic movement disorders. Fellows have significant exposure to treatment with Botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation.
Throughout the course of the fellowship, fellows are encouraged, with faculty support, to pursue individual interests and either develop novel research or become actively involved with current ongoing research. Ongoing movement disorder research includes the genetics and epidemiology of dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, and essential tremor.
Additionally, clinical and research training is supplemented with weekly videotape rounds and teaching conferences.
Core faculty include: Susan Bressman, MD, Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD, Lawrence Severt, MD, Vicki Shanker, MD, Naomi Lubarr, MD (pediatric movement disorders), Mark Groves, MD (neuro-psychiatry) and Christina Palmese, PhD (neuro-psychology)