Residency Program

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.

Residency Program Information Session 2023

The Duke Neurology Department invited all medical students interested (or potentially interested) in neurology to join our Residency Program Information Session on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. The event has since passed, but you can view the recording!


Duke Neurology Research Round Up, December 2023

What do a speech prosthetic that translates brain signals into speech, retinal scans that detect cognitive impairment, and a promising new form of genetic therapy for Parkinson’s and some forms of dementia have in common? They’re all examples of the 21 peer-reviewed journal articles authored members of the Duke Neurology Department published this November.  

Resident Spotlight: Vincent Chang, MD, LLM

As a child, Vincent Chang, MD, LLM, dreamed of being an airline pilot, but a high school neuroscience course, and later, time interacting with stroke patients in medical school, convinced him to pursue neurology.

Middle School Students BOOST Their Interest in Neurology

Local middle school students visited Duke this August to touch human brains, learn about the U.S. health system, and watch research being conducted in real time, thanks to the BOOST (Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology) program and the Duke Neurology Department.

Resident Spotlight: Nhu-Y Phan, MD

When Nhu-y Phan, MD, became the first member of her family to complete college and then medical school, she felt a range of emotions. Feelings of pride, gratitude, and accomplishment mixed with a sense of responsibility to provide care to her local Vietnamese community, as well as fear stemming from the challenges of providing compassionate, holistic care to these populations. 

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, August 2023

This July, members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to 10 new peer-reviewed journal articles. Highlights of this research include a new study that found persistent associations between neighborhood income levels and poor outcomes for neurocritical care, a trio of studies that provide insights into the origins and development of Alzheimer’s disease, and a preliminary analysis of the merits of a potential off-label therapy for ALS.

Resident Spotlight: Michelle Maher, MD

Michelle Maher, MD, first became interested in the brain when she was 10 years old. Alzheimer’s disease had robbed Maher’s grandmother of much of her long-term memory, but she continued to play the piano as beautifully as she had before. A demonstration of deep brain stimulation in medical school solidified that interest, and Maher knew that neurology was for her.

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, July 2023

A promising new therapy for brain tumors detailed in the New England Journal of Medicine and a  validation of a popular stroke treatment for patients taking vitamin K antagonists published in JAMA are just two highlights of the 15 peer-reviewed journal articles authored by members of the Duke Neurology Department this June. 

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, May 2023

What do analyses of stroke rehabilitation techniques, new therapeutic targets for jaw pain, and guidelines to help sleep apnea patients cope with runny noses have in common? They’re all subjects of articles published by members of the Duke Neurology Department this April. Read the summaries below to learn more about the nine peer-reviewed journal articles members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to over the past 30 days, and find links to the original research below.

Duke Neurology at AAN 2023: Highlights from Boston

Members of the Duke Neurology Department shared their advances and insights in neurology education, health disparities, movement disorders, and other areas at the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) 75th annual meeting in Boston this week. This year, our faculty, staff, and trainees contributed more to the AAN than in any previous year, contributing to 20 posters and abstracts and six classes or sessions.