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Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Indiana University School of Medicine Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency.  We are very excited about the breadth and depth of developmental experiences available to our fellows.  We have enthusiastic faculty with a broad array of interests within the fields of neurodevelopmental pediatrics, child neurology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. We use an interdisciplinary model of care for families and have the privilege of working with a diverse team of subspecialists in related fields throughout Riley Hospital, our primary clinical site, and the Indiana University system.

Our program is an ACGME accredited four or six year training experience that will prepare graduates in the diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of children with a wide variety of neurodevelopmental and behavioral challenges. The six year program included 2 years of pediatrics residency and is open to medical school graduates. The four year program is open to candidates with 2 or more previous years of pediatric residency. The four years included in both programs include a year of adult neurology experience and three years of combined child neurology and developmental pediatrics experiences. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles in advocacy, research and teaching. They will be eligible for board certification in Pediatrics, Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Riley Hospital is one of the top ranked children’s hospitals in the United States and is Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital. As such we care for children from throughout the state of Indiana and neighboring states.  As a resident in our program, you will have an opportunity to explore and work with children and families with a broad array of diagnoses, backgrounds, and needs.  You will participate in the provision of optimal care for all Hoosier children.

I look forward to answering any questions you may have about entering this fellowship program.  I wish you much success in your journey to becoming a specialist in  Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Thomas M. Lock, MD

Thomas M. Lock, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics