UVA Department of Neurology


Welcome - A Message from our Chair

Welcome to the University of Virginia Department of Neurology education page. We invite you to explore our neurology residency and fellowship programs at the University of Virginia. It is our mission to promote an environment founded upon the education and training of our residents and fellows, focusing on the quality of patient care, trainee well-being, and professional development. We serve a diverse patient population and value diversity in our training programs. Our training programs are designed to provide the necessary acumen for all aspects of a career in neurology, including proficiency in the neurological exam, localization of disease, the neurological formulation, exposure to clinical and basic science research, evidence-based practice, team building, and leadership. By this foundation, we hope to inspire our neurologists towards a successful career of their choosing, whether as clinician, scientist, and/or educator, and encourage them to practice by the ideals of our program inspiring future generations to come.

Howard P. Goodkin, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology


Neurology Training Programs

Our residency programs consist of adult and pediatric neurology training programs. They are primarily clinically focused, but there are many opportunities to work with incredible basic science researchers, clinical researchers, and translational researchers. UVA Neurology also offers clinical and research focused fellowship programs, providing subspecialty training in neuro critical care, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, neuromuscular medicine, neuropsychology, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, neuro-oncology, vascular/stroke neurology, and neuroscience.

Our program offers excellent breadth and depth of training with the right mix of patient care and didactics. We’re proud of our trainees and what they achieve during and after their training. We also think Charlottesville is an amazing place to live and continue your medical education.


Our Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UVA GME passionately believes that a diverse housestaff encourages empathy and compassion within the hospital as well as the greater Charlottesville community. We seek a racially, ethnically, and gender diverse intern class for 2022 and beyond. If this is important to your understanding of and interest in UVA, please let us know if you would like to be connected to current Neurology housestaff and faculty eager to discuss diversity and inclusion with you. Please use the following links to learn more about our commitment.

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UVA Neurology Diversity Committee