Directors' Message

Congratulations on choosing Neurology as your career path, and thank you for your interest in the Mass General Brigham Neurology Residency at Harvard Medical School! 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.

From left to right: Drs. Sashank Prasad, Michael Bowley, Christopher Doughty, Tracy Batchelor, Merit Cudkowicz, Sydney Cash, and Andrew Stern

The partnership of our two premier teaching hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, allows us to offer:

  • Unparalleled, immersive clinical experiences that span the full breadth of neurological disease with in-depth exposure to all subspecialties of neurology
  • Innumerable opportunities to advance the understanding and treatment of neurologic disease through collaboration with faculty pursuing neuroscience research at MGH, BWH, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other major local neuroscience centers
  • Focused training in the art of being a clinician-educator, helping residents perfect teaching skills at the bedside, conference table, and lecture hall
  • Resident-driven innovations in care delivery, clinical effectiveness, and patient safety
  • Unwavering dedication to our mission of health equity, with extensive institutional resources and structured mentorship to address diversity in medicine and disparities in healthcare
  • Strong commitment to physician health and well-being

We accept 19 adult neurology residents per class and currently have 57 residents in the program. The size of our residency is one of our greatest strengths, creating a vibrant, intellectually stimulating, and flexible environment that fosters the success of a diverse group of talented residents.

We greatly appreciate your interest in our program and invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are.

Sincerely yours,

Sashank Prasad

Sashank Prasad, MD
Program Director

Michael Bowley

Michael Bowley, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director

Christopher Doughty

Christopher Doughty, MD
Associate Program Director

Tracy Batchelor

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH
BWH Department Chair

Merit Cudkowicz

Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
MGH Department Chair

Sydney Cash

Sydney S. Cash, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director for Research

Andrew Stern

Andrew Stern, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director for Research