A neurologist has specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Neurologists are principal care providers, consultants to other doctors, or both. Common neurologic disorders include:

  • Stroke
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Tremor
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Sleep disorders
  • Pain

This information was adapted from the American Academy of Neurology website.


  • Length of training: 4 years (including an intern year of general medicine)
  • Match: NRMP
  • Application Service: ERAS

Common adult neurology residency exposures:

  • Inpatient service and consultation rotations
  • General neurology outpatient residency clinic
  • Outpatient subspecialty clinic rotations (Neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuro-otology clinics as examples)
  • EEG and epilepsy monitoring unit rotations
  • Stroke and Neuro ICU rotations
  • EMG rotations
  • Neuroradiology rotations
  • Neuropathology rotations

Ohio State Department of Neurology

  • Department Chair: Benjamin Segal, MD
  • Residency Director: Chad Hoyle, MD
  • Residency Coordinator: Karen Willman, 614-293-6872
  • Education Director: Adam Quick, MD
  • Education Coordinator: Sue Buchan, 614-685-6755

Learn more about the Department of Neurology

Specialty Champions

  • Punit Agrawal, MD
  • Jacquelyne Cios, MD
  • Bakri Elsheikh, MD
  • Miriam Freimer, MD
  • Chad Hoyle, MD
  • Joanne Lynn, MD
  • John Oas, MD
  • Adam Quick, MD
  • Kiran Rajneesh, MD


AAMC Careers in Medicine: Neurology