Welcome

to the Mass General Brigham Neurology Residency at Harvard Medical School

Congratulations on choosing Neurology as your career path, and thank you for your interest in the Mass General Brigham residency program! We are deeply committed to training expert clinicians, neuroscientists, clinical investigators, and medical educators who will go on to be future leaders in the field of Neurology.

Our residency program benefits from the combined resources of two premier teaching hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the outstanding teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Our Program Highlights

Clinical Excellence

Our residents see an incredible breadth and depth of neurology, giving them the experience needed to become sophisticated clinicians in all facets of our field.

Mentorship

We are deeply committed to building a rich, individualized network of mentors for each of our residents. These relationships are among the most important aspects of residency training and are the cornerstone of lifelong success.

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Research

There are endless opportunities to participate in cutting-edge basic science, translational, and clinical research here in Boston, making the perfect environment for our residents to make impressive academic contributions.

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Resident as Teacher

Our residents are inspired by renowned clinician educators and receive hands-on, practical instruction on the craft of teaching -- an essential skill for every neurologist.

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Wellness

We are passionate about the wellness of our residents! We make sure that our clinical schedules afford a healthy work-life balance, and we love organizing great team-building social events throughout the year.

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Flexibility

Our core curriculum is complemented by a wealth of elective time, allowing residents to create an individualized residency experience that best suits their evolving interests.

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Diversity

Diversity and equity are core values that shape all aspects of our program, the care we provide to our patients, and our effort to lessen disparities across individuals.

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Global Health

Our program offers many impactful ways to gain experience and expertise studying disparities in health and other issues in global and humanitarian neurology.

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In the news

Residency Happy Hour

We gathered on the Esplanade at Owl's Nest Brewery for some dinner and drinks on October 10th. We were joined by PD, Sashank, and had representation from all class years. 

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Lawn Games

We had two lawn games events in September. We saw the competitive spirits of our Program directors, Sashank and Mike, come out. We found a fun way to stay social during COVID times. 

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Resident Publication

PGY-3 Michael Stanley recently published "The Normally Abnormal" through the Dana Foundation, published 10/15/2020. He tells the story of a woman with both an encephalitis and psychiatric diagnosis.

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House Picnic

Green House gathered at a local park for a picnic. We have representation of all classes who showed up. We are thankful for our housing system, where we get to know a smaller group of people throughout the three years.

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Physician Advocacy

Chief Resident Katie Holroyd was one of three authors of "Hospitals must do more to protect their workers from COVID-19", published in STAT news on 10/16/2020. We are so proud of Katie for advocating for her fellow physicians for better and more easy access to testing.

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MAS team dinner

MAS consult team gathered at Dr. Tracey Milligan's home for an October dinner and traditional tequila shots. Team bonding in the time of COVID.

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Neurology Babies

NM2s (and our stroke fellow Mariel) gathered to celebrate Becky Williamson’s pregnancy with a socially distanced baby shower. We love expanding our Neurology Residency family and can’t wait to practice our newborn reflexes.

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New Year, New NM1s!

Welcoming the NM1s on board! We are so excited to be starting the new academic year, acknowledging the limitations of COVID19.

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New PAs on the BWH Inpatient Neurology Service!

We are so excited to welcome our new PAs, who have quickly picked up all the essentials and become indispensable members of our team! Jay Dreier, Nicole Jepsen, and Jacinta Uzoigwe are our new Nocturnist PAs who take overnight calls together with our residents, helping provide outstanding care 24/7. Ela Cohn is our Transition PA, looking after patients in the vulnerable period between discharge from the hospital and outpatient follow-up. Thank you for helping us make these exciting innovations in care delivery!

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Inpatient Innovation

Our inpatient teams have been enormously flexible and innovative, rising to the challenge of providing the very best, safest neurologic care in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top: The inpatient RDA team enjoys some physically-distanced outdoor time!

Bottom left: Husain Danish secures cleaning supplies for the workroom!

Bottom right: The inpatient DMD team with VGo, the virtual rounding robot!

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Physically Distant Social Events

Our program has been finding new ways to gather, connect with each other, and have fun while social distancing.

Left: Residents enjoy a virtual happy hours; Can you spot Marty Samuels?

Right: Residents completing a virtual escape room, with over 20 minutes to spare!

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Working in Our COVID Units

In May and June, at the peak of the pandemic in Boston, our neurology departments made countless important contributions to the care of COVID patients in the BWH and MGH ICUs, wards,Emergency department, and clinics. The sacrifices made by our clinicians were so critical to our hospitals’ response to the crisis.

Top: Program director becomes co-resident! Sashank Prasad with Doug Wilcox, ready to work in the Neurology run COVID ICU

Bottom left: Katie Holroyd and Christine Eckhardt reassigned to the BWH COVID ICU

Bottom right: Tony Amato and Josh Budhu, ready for action on the BWH neurology consult team

Our Hospitals

Our residency program combines the neurology services of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s -- two of the world’s most prestigious teaching hospitals. Our residents also benefit greatly from clinical experiences at Children’s Hospital of Boston and the Boston VA Hospitals.

At A Glance

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