Neurology Residency

The pediatric neurology residency program is combined with the pediatric residency program at UTHSC. The residency training program follows the approved ACGME curriculum starting with two years of training in general pediatrics. After completion of the residency program, our pediatric neurology fellows complete one year of training in clinical pediatric neurology and one year of additional training including rotations in neurosurgery, psychiatry and outpatient pediatric neurology, as well as other electives in the specific interests of each resident. Unlike many other programs, the year of training in adult neurology is divided among all three neurology fellowship years.

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As integral members of the Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute, our faculty have expertise in a wide variety of neurologic disorders including intractable epilepsy/epilepsy surgery, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, demyelinating disease, stroke and metabolic disorders. We also have a large, active ketogenic diet program for intractable epilepsy.

Learn more about UTHSC's neurology fellowship program and apply.

Fellow Awards

  • Paola Castri, MD, Golden Apple Award for Teaching

Research Interests

  • Responsive neurostimulation system – post-approval study in epilepsy
  • Utilizing quantitative brain MRI in measuring cerebral structural connectivity in infantile spasms
  • Identifying seizure onset zone using connectivity analysis of electrocorticographic recordings
  • Comprehensive outcomes registry in subjects with epilepsy treated with vagus nerve stimulation
  • Epilepsy surgery outcomes in pediatric patients with tuberous sclerosis complex
  • Magnetoencephalography in infantile spasms
  • Multimodal language mapping to predict post-operative language outcome after epilepsy surgery
  • Safety and efficacy of intranasal midazolam, intranasal diazepam and buccal diazepam
  • Functional brain mapping with transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of focal epilepsy
  • Augmenting treatment effects of voice therapy in Parkinson’s disease
  • Genetic therapy for Dravet syndrome

Program Staff: Neurology

Program Director

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Amy McGregor, MD, is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specializes in general pediatric neurology and epilepsy.

Associate Program Director

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Amy Patterson, MD, is a pediatric neurologist and director of the Infantile Epilepsy Center. Her clinical areas of special interest include epilepsy, epilepsy in infancy including infantile spasms and tuberous sclerosis complex.

Fellowship Coordinator

Denise Norman