Pediatric Fellowships

Pediatric Neurology Fellowship

Program Director

James Owens, MD, PhD  

Division Head

Mark S. Wainwright, MD, PhD, division head

Program Overview

Since 1958, the Pediatric Neurology program at the University of Washington has offered solid clinical training with exposure to a large and diverse patient population. Seattle's clinical and basic neuroscience communities are extensive, and fellows have the opportunity to work not only with faculty in neurology, but also with clinicians in neurosurgery, genetics, developmental pediatrics, sleep medicine and rehabilitation medicine. The curriculum follows the requirements of the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and includes 12 months of clinical adult neurology, 12 months of clinical child neurology, and 12 months of "flexible curriculum" that includes epilepsy, child psychiatry, electromyography (EMG), neuropathology, neuroradiology and many other clinical and neuroscience electives. Fellows may choose to participate in clinical research projects in epilepsy, mitochondrial disease, neuroepidemiology and neurogenetics.

The program is structured as a five-year categorical program that includes two preliminary years of training in general pediatrics. Therefore, we accept applications from senior medical students who are interested in a combined five-year program, rather than from current residents in pediatrics.

Board certification eligibility upon fellowship completion: Graduates will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in "Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology."

Length of fellowship: 3 years

Number of fellowships available: 2

Application Requirements

  • Application deadline: Approximately Nov. 1
  • Interview start and end dates: Approximately Oct. 1 and Jan. 10
  • Match date: Approximately March 15
  • All applications go through ERAS and positions are filled via the NRMP.

For More Information

James Owens, MD, PhD, or Mark Wainwright, MD, PhD
Seattle Children's
PO Box 5371
M/S: MB.7.420
Seattle WA 98145-5005

Phone: 206-987-2078
Fax: 206-987-2649
Email (Tasha Taylor, Administrative Assistant)