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The unique Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Residency program provides integrated NDD training with two years of pediatrics training.

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 Health 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 includes two years of pediatrics residency and is open to medical school graduates. The four year program is open to candidates with two or more previous years of pediatric residency. The four years included in both programs includes 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 qualification 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.

12673-Christensen, Celanie

Celanie K. Christensen, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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