Neurology Residency Program


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Hands-on training in research project design and execution is part of the residency curriculum. Throughout the residency program, residents will have meetings with experienced clinical research faculty to "workshop" research ideas into feasible and well-designed research projects. This process includes formulating an appropriate research question to generating a testable hypothesis to designing a study that can appropriately test the hypothesis.

Residents in the program are expected to complete a research project prior to the end of their PGY-4. Early in the PGY-3 year residents identify a research project and build a team of faculty mentors. Included in this team is a dedicated faculty mentor to help refine and critique the project from inception to execution. Biostatistics support is available through departmental funds for resident research projects.

Research opportunities are available in translational, clinical, medical education, or quality improvement initiatives. Residents are incorporated into the quality and safety committees of the Department of Neurology, often resulting in additional scholarly work in the realm of quality improvement.

Residents are encouraged to submit research for presentation at national meetings. Departmental funding is available to support travel costs for residents who have projects accepted for presentation. The cumulative research project is presented formally at the end of the PGY-4 year. A panel of neurology faculty review each project and a prize is awarded to the best project of each graduating class.

Recent Topics

Michelle Braslavsky, DO Metabolomics in Epilepsy
Karina Burda, MD Exploration of Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices Among Movement Disorders Subspecialists for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Tzu-Ying Chuang, MD

Metabolomic Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles from in Multiple Sclerosis

Oliva Gruder, MD The Relationship Between Wearing-off Between Medication Doses in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) and Body Mass Index (BMI)
Eunice Lee, MD SETscore to Determine Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Times and NICU-LOS for All NICU Patients with Brain Injuries

Henry Lee, MD

Effectiveness of In-patient Implantable Heart Monitor in Capturing A-fib in Cryptogenic Stroke Patients

Lucy Maguire, MD

Hypertonic Saline Use in Post Cardiac Arrest Patients for Treatment of Cerebral Edema

Kasun Navarathna, MD

Neurostimulant Medication Application in Acute Patients in the Neurocritical Care Unit

Priyadarshee Patel, MD

A Review of Effect of Ticagrelor on Platelet Inhibition in Clopidogrel Non-responders Undergoing Neuroendovascular Procedure

Louis Porreca, MD

Assessment of Outcomes for Acute Stroke Patients Boarding in Emergency Department

Malissa Pynes, MD

A Review of Neurologic Complications from Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis in the Previously Immunocompetent Patient after COVID-19 Infection

Frank  Anzelmi, MD
Retrospective analysis of spontaneous recanalization and adverse events in patients receiving fibrinolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke 
Lara Basovic, MD Impact of Telemedicine on Established Patient Attendance in Neurology Resident Clinic
Michelle DePoy, MD  Paraneoplastic panel utilization rates at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Judy Diep, MD Antithrombotic Choice & Timing in Patients Presenting with Symptomatic Hemorrhagic Conversion of Ischemic Stroke
Belle English, MD 

Safety of intravenous DHE during Inpatient Administration

Brittany Heckel, MD 

Improving Understanding of and Compliance with Anti-Shivering Protocols during Therapeutic Hypothermia

Estevana Isaac, MD 

Tolerability of Memantine Monotherapy Versus Adding Memantine as Combination Therapy

Shyam Majmundar, MD  Low Value of Inherited Thrombophilia Testing Among Patients with Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: A Single-Institution Study
Mahnoor Rehman, MD  Characteristics of inpatients who fail bedside neurology lumbar punctures