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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine offers a Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Residency Program. This unique categorical program provides integrated NDD training with two years of pediatrics training. Residents who have already completed pediatrics training are eligible for advanced positions. The program works hand-in-hand with the Child Neurology Residency program.

IU School of Medicine has a strong tradition of collaborative training in combined pediatric residencies with multiple faculty who are boarded with the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, which acts as a hub statewide for pediatric care, is one of the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the United States and is one of five teaching hospitals on the IU School of Medicine campus in Indianapolis. NDD residents benefit from a diverse patient populations. They have opportunities to train at all five teaching hospitals that provide both pediatric and adult care.

Residency in Indianapolis

Medical students who are considering a neurodevelopmental residency in Indianapolis can find out more about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on stipends, benefits, policies and more.

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Pediatrics Training

The training NDD residents receive in pediatrics during PGY1 and PGY2 meet all core ABP and ABPN requirements and provide an excellent foundation in inpatient, outpatient, general and specialty settings. Residents are integrated with the pediatrics intern class and have elective options such as research, global health, work at Camp Riley, and other electives based on their specific interests.

Program Leadership

The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program Director works closely with the Program Directors from the Pediatrics, Adult Neurology and Child Neurology Programs. Their collaborative efforts enhance the residency training experience at IU School of Medicine. Residents also have the opportunity to train with Developmental Pediatrics, Adult Neurology and Child Neurology faculty.

12673-Christensen, Celanie

Celanie K. Christensen, MS, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Read Bio Celanie K. Christensen, MS, MD

16371-Felker, Marcia

Marcia V. Felker, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Read Bio Marcia V. Felker, MD

19299-Grimes, Jaison

Jaison A. Grimes, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Read Bio Jaison A. Grimes, MD

23303-Kane, Sara

Sara K. Kane, DO, MSED

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Read Bio Sara K. Kane, DO, MSED

10518-Rushton, Jerry

Jerry L. Rushton, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Read Bio Jerry L. Rushton, MD, MPH

Residency at IU School of Medicine

Additional information about applying for residency at IU School of Medicine and details on employment are available through the Office of GME. This office serves as the human resource office for residents and fellows. In collaboration with the school’s affiliated hospitals throughout Indiana, the Office of GME provides administrative guidance and professional development for program directors, faculty, residents, fellows and coordinators to enhance administrative expertise toward fulfilling state and national requirements for ACGME, NRMP and other specialty organizations.

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Sharing our expertise

Listen to the NDD program director Celanie Christensen, MD, speak about neurodevelopmental disabilities on Medical School Headquarters' Specialty Stories podcast.