Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Director's Message

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine welcomes your interest in our neurology residency program. This is an exciting time to consider a career in neurology. The last 10 years have been marked by remarkable advances in basic neurosciences leading to the development of therapeutic interventions for neurological conditions that in the past were thought to be incurable.

The goal of our department is to train capable and caring neurologists who will be able to pursue a career in clinical or basic science neurology in the 21st century. Neurology at Northwestern has a rich tradition of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Under the leadership of Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, a world renowned expert in rare neurodegenerative diseases, our department remains committed to training the next generation of neurologists by providing broad expertise in all subspecialty areas of neurology and being at the forefront of the neurosciences. We are proud to be ranked 10th among the top institutions nationally in neurology and neurosurgery by US News and World Report and 8th in the NIH ranking.

The department is organized into divisions that represent every subspecialty in neurology. Each division has a clinical and research core in its structure. The following programs as well as others assure that residents get solid training in all subspecialty areas of neurology:

Residency is structured to provide a balance between vigorous clinical training during the junior year and to allow substantial flexibility to pursue future career interests in clinical neurology, education, clinical or basic science research during the senior years. The choice of electives can be tailored to the individual career interests of the residents.

The department is well structured and prepared to train both research and clinical neurologists upholding everyone to the highest standards of knowledge. While we recognize the diversity of career paths, we believe that training in clinical research is an important part of the residency curriculum.

The philosophy of the department is to provide a nurturing and supportive environment while holding high expectations from the trainees. Applicants are expected to bring a genuine interest in the field, the energy and enthusiasm to maximize opportunities for acquiring clinical experience, and the motivation to pursue their own personal development. The department upholds the highest standards of clinical expertise, founded in genuine respect and compassion for patients. This same respect for the welfare of patients dictates an educational system involving graded responsibility in which residents assume increasing roles in patient care consistent with their increasing abilities.

Roneil Malkani, MD

Roneil Malkani, MD
Assistant Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department


We welcome your interest in our program. Learn more about the application process.