Child Neurology

The Child Neurology Program is a five year program that combines educational opportunities in both Pediatrics and Neurology and prepares the trainee to be board certified in both fields. The first two years of residency are dedicated to pediatrics, the final three years are to specialize in Neurology and Child Neurology. Our program has four positions each year.


  • Division of Child Neurology is among the largest in the US with over 30 child neurologists representing more than 10 neurology subspecialties (largest in the Western United States)
  • Strong clinical and research opportunities within Child Neurology, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and opportunities for connections across Stanford School of Medicine 
  • Subspecialty neurology clinics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital include epilepsy, stroke, neuro-oncology, neonatal neurology, movement disorders, neuromuscular and muscular dystrophy, white matter disorders, neurocutaneous, neuropsychopharmacology, neuropsychology, and neurogenetics.


Explore Child Neurology Program

Child Neuro Residents: Rebecca Levy, MD, PhD and Sara Pavitt, MD

I chose to come to Stanford for Child Neurology because of Stanford’s excellence in clinical care and research throughout neurology and neurosciences. I have seen an amazing breadth of patients in the pediatric and adult hospitals from all over the world. Additionally, I have unparalleled access to some of the best minds in basic, translational, and clinical research in neurology and neurobiology. Stanford has been incredibly supportive of my research interests and also supportive of my short and long-term career plans. Best of all, my co-residents are in amazingly smart and inspirational bunch of people that I enjoy learning and spending time with! -Rebecca Levy, MD, PhD (Class of 2021)
My training at Stanford has given me excellent foundations in pediatrics and child neurology and has provided me the opportunity to pursue a career in pediatric neuroimmunology. Without a doubt, I would not have been able to achieve the level of academic success I have had at any other institution. -Jonathan Santoro, MD (Class of 2018)