Department of Neurology

Letter from the Chair

Congratulations! You’ve made a decision to enter one of the most exciting fields in medicine, at a pivotal time in the history of the specialty. We are all excited that you’re here. Now you have another pivotal decision to make: where to go for your neurology training. It’s a decision that will shape the rest of your career, forging the path you take as a physician, a leader and a person.

You’ll want to choose a program that exposes you to an outstanding faculty, a large and diverse population of patients, a well-organized and complete educational experience, and a robust academic environment that prizes research. The University of Washington Neurology Residency Programs have all these attributes and more.

We’re extremely proud of our Adult Neurology and Pediatric Neurology Residencies. Here, teaching is a priority, research opportunities are abundant, and faculty members are experts in their fields and deeply invested in your success. Our unified hospitals are dynamic and varied and situated in the heart of Seattle. In addition, we serve the population of WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho), providing the highest level of care to a geography that encompasses 27% of the total US landmass. These characteristics offer you unmatched exposure to all populations and pathologies. As a resident, you learn and grow every day. Imagine all those possibilities, and then place them in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It’s an unbeatable combination. We would love for you to join us and look forward to welcoming you.


Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
Warren and Jermaine Magnuson Endowed Chair in Medicine for Neurosciences
Co-Director, Neurosciences Institute
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