Welcome to BIDMC Neurology

  • Our Residency Program

    Our Residency Program

    “The BIDMC residency is special because of the team culture which breeds responsibility, accountability and a strong work ethic in all. The residents work to support each other, and in turn, the patients and their families.”

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Welcome to the Harvard BIDMC – Boston Children’s Hospital Neurology Residency Program in Adult Neurology

As the Chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, I’m delighted that you are exploring our program. I’m truly proud of the residency that we offer, and we are committed to the basic premise that to achieve a successful education in clinical neurology and neurological science does not mean that your own health and wellness need to be sacrificed in the process. Whether you are ultimately interested in pursuing innovative basic or clinical research, developing into an outstanding educator, or simply becoming a superb clinical neurologist, we will help you begin that journey. Not only do we offer all the basic components necessary to achieve each of these goals, but we also embrace ongoing, personalized, one-to-one career mentoring as a critical part of our curriculum. You will be assigned a dedicated faculty mentor from the day you arrive.

Each Harvard training program is unique. We believe ours offers superb, rigorous, training in neurology while still being kind and supportive, and providing camaraderie with our talented faculty, residents, and fellows. By being based at a single adult medical institution, we offer a more intimate and cohesive training environment than is typical for most larger neurology programs anywhere else in the country. Moreover, the PGY1 transitional year is top notch and getting rave reviews by our latest graduates. We hope you will get an overall sense of all of this as you explore our website and connect with our team, including our amazing program faculty, Penny Greenstein, MD (program director) and Aimee Boegle, MD (associate program director) and our outstanding program coordinator, Sasha Smith.

We look forward to meeting you during this upcoming interview season. We welcome you to reach out with questions and inquiries to our residency program leadership, our current residents, and other faculty members in the department to learn more about our program and the opportunities that await you here at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School.

I hope to see you here next year!

Warm regards,

—Seward Rutkove, MD