Residency Programs

Residency Programs at-a-Glance

For more information contact the residency program at:

Department of Neurology
355 W. 16th Street GH 4700
Indianapolis , IN 46202
Phone: (317) 963-7408
Fax: (317) 963-7533

Neurology Program Director: Karen L. Roos, M.D.
Child Neurology Program Director: Laurence E. Walsh, M.D.

Applications are accepted through ERAS only.

Educational Conferences

Residents meet daily, either at morning report, during the noon hour, or at 5:00 pm for an educational conference, including lectures in neurophysiology, neuropathology, child neurology, stroke, general clinical neurology, behavioral neurology, neuropharmacology, journal club, and weekly neuroscience rounds.

Research Opportunities

There is a long tradition of work in cerebrovascular disease at Indiana University, and the current stroke program is a dynamic, multidisciplinary group with an emphasis on clinical trials for stroke prevention and acute treatment of stroke. There is a comprehensive center for the study of Alzheimer disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, and ongoing investigational work in the treatment of involuntary movement disorders. The Neuromuscular Program has ongoing interests in electrophysiology and therapeutic trials for treatment of ALS and myasthenia gravis. The Epilepsy Program includes research in electrophysiology, as well as a comprehensive epilepsy surgery component.

In addition, the faculty has particular expertise in neuro-oncology, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, central nervous system infections, neurofibromatosis, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology, or opportunities for residents to participate in ongoing research.


The programs are conducted primarily in the four adult hospitals and Riley Hospital for Children. One full-time faculty staffs each hospital with the inpatient and consult house staff at each rotation site. Because the patient population of each site is unique, the resident is assured a comprehensive experience in the full spectrum of neurological disorders.

IU Health University Hospital is a tertiary referral center with patients referred by other physicians from around the state of Indiana. The patients tend to be complex, diagnostically challenging and in need of specialized therapies. University Hospital includes a dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit.

IU Health Methodist Hospital is a large community hospital with patients referred by physicians from around the state of Indiana. The Methodist Hospital service includes several intensive care units, and a large Neurology service.

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is a tertiary referral center for pediatric patients needing specialized treatments. Our subspecialties include an active Pediatric Stroke Program, an epilepsy monitoring unit, and several subspecialty ambulatory clinics.

Eskenazi Health Services serves residents of Marion County The neurologic service consists of common inner-city acute care problems with an abundance of vascular disease, epilepsy and complications of general medical illness. In addition, there are afternoon outpatient clinics emphasizing ambulatory neurology. Eskenazi Health also has a dedicated stroke unit.

Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a designated VA referral center with a broad spectrum of acute and chronic neurologic patients. Two half-day outpatient clinics are offered per week for neurology residents.

Fairbanks Hall | 340 West 10th Street, Suite 6200 | Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082 | (317) 274-8157