Our residency program provides excellent training in all areas of general and sub-specialty neurology.

In addition to being a tertiary care center where interesting cases are sent from around the state and country, Duke University Hospital serves as a community hospital for Durham and the surrounding region. The volume and diversity of the patients that come through our inpatient wards and outpatient clinics insure that every resident has ample opportunity to gain expertise in all aspects of neurology.

The Duke Neurology Residency Program recognizes that equity, diversity, and inclusion are a necessary component of its mission of world-class patient care, education, and research. Our program is committed to building and maintaining a community where all members thrive in a welcoming and engaging environment. Read more about our diversity and inclusion efforts across the Department here.



Resident Spotlight: Megumi Sugita, DO

Megumi Sugita, DO, was first drawn to the brain during her neuroanatomy class, when she learned about the many intricate functions performed by the mammalian brain. Now, as a Junior Assistant (PGY-2) Resident within the Duke Neurology Department, Sugita is getting firsthand experience interacting with patients with stroke, brain tumors, and other conditions within Duke University Hospital. For this week’s Spotlight interview, Sugita talks to us about her PGY-2 year so far and her plans for a neuro-immunology fellowship after her residency.

Duke Neurology Faculty, Trainees Stand Out at NCNS 2023

Winning the North Carolina Neurological Society's (NCNS) first NeuroBowl trivia contest was just the start for members of the Duke Neurology Department at the NCNS' 2023 annual meeting in Pinehurst, NC, this weekend.

Duke Neurology at ISC 2023: Highlights from Dallas

The world's top stroke and brain health scientists, including members of the Duke Neurology Department, are gathering in Dallas today for the start of the 2023 International Stroke Conference. This year our faculty, trainees, and Duke University medical students specializing in neurology are contributing to the following 19 presentations, abstracts, and posters.

Oral Presentations

Duke Neurology 2022: A Year in Review (Part 1 of 2)

The Duke Neurology Department continued to grow and advance its missions of patient care, research, and training the next generation of neurology providers in 2022. Highlights from the first half of our calendar year include national and Duke-wide awards recognizing our faculty’s contributions to the field of diversity, inclusion, and neurology as a whole. The same period also saw the growth of the new Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and three of our neurologists don helmets and get in their racing care.

Resident Spotlight: Jung Hyun Ko, MD, MPH

Our final “spotlight” of 2022 shines on Chief Resident Jung Hyun Ko, MD, MPH. Ko talks to us about becoming interested in the brain while learning how billions of neurons work together in a predictive manner to allow us to think, move, and speak. He also shares his plan for a future doing clinical and working as a neurohospitalist, how his background in epidemiology informs his perspective as a clinician, and enjoying music, video games, and time with family when he’s not at Duke.

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, November 2022

This October, members of the Duke Neurology Department advanced the fields of clinical and translational neuroscience, contributing to 14 new peer-reviewed studies and one book chapter. Highlights from our recent research include validation of new automated measures that evaluate handwriting for dystonia symptoms, a discussion of the effects of blood pressure on head and facial pain, and a discussion of presentations of a neuroimmune disorder known as MOGAD.

Resident Spotlight: Danelvis Paredes, MD, MPH

Danelvis Paredes, MD, MPH, felt her first callings to neurology at the age of 15, when she learned about the neurobiology of drug addiction while working at a college laboratory. Later, that interest was cemented after she saw how a neurology exam could elegantly and quickly localize patients’ problems. For this week’s Spotlight interview, Paredes talks to us about her day-to-day life as a chief resident and how her master’s in public health influences her perspective as a clinician.

Resident Spotlight: Shivani Shah, DO

Shivani Shah, DO, has been interested in the brain for as long as she can remember. Shah recently joined our Department for  her Junior Assistant Residency (JAR) year of training with adult patients before completing her child neurology training.