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    Barrow Neuro Office Hours: Neurology Residency Edition

    Join us on Zoom at 5:00 PM Pacific Time on the dates below to learn more about the Barrow Neurology Residency Program from our faculty and residents.

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    September 29: Meet the Program Directors

    Get to know Courtney Schusse, MD, Program Director of the Barrow Neurology Residency, and Glynnis Zieman, MD, Associate Program Director of the Barrow Neurology Residency as they provide a program overview, discuss the culture at Barrow, an answer any questions you may have about training and education at the Institute.

    // Click Here to Join Via Zoom (Meeting ID: 987 2983 4401; Passcode: BNI)

    October 1: Meet the Wellness Chiefs

    The Barrow Neurology Residency Wellness Chiefs oversee work/life balance for trainees. Join Senior Residents Kelly Breaux, MD, and Zain Ashary, MD, as they join Program Director Courtney Schusse, MD, and Associate Program Director Glynnis Zieman, MD, to discuss ways in which the Neurology Residents support one another.

    // Click Here to Join Via Zoom (Meeting ID: 957 6047 2894; Passcode: BNI)

    October 8: Meet the Chiefs

    Learn what your Barrow Neurology Residency will entail, what to expect during your first day, and more from the Chiefs, Senior Neurology Residents Daniel
    Gonzalez, MD, and Michlene Passeri, MD. Neurology Residency Program Director Courtney Schusse, MD, and Associate Program Director Glynnis Zieman, MD, will also join this discussion and be available to answer your questions.

    // Click Here to Join Via Zoom (Meeting ID: 943 5548 6185; Passcode: BNI)

    About our Program

    The Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute is home to a vibrant and expanding neurology residency program that offers both adult and child neurology tracks.

    Residents in our neurology program get deep exposure to neurology subspecialties like neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, epileptology, movement disorders and DBS, multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammatory diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. The size and prominence of our institution ensure that neurology residents receive exposure to a variety of complex and challenging cases in all of these areas.

    Our neurology residents also have myriad opportunities to participate in translational neuroscience research and other academic activities. Residents also have ample opportunity to teach, with presentations at grand rounds, conferences, and symposia the norm.

    From the Program Director

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    Courtney Schusse, MD Director, Neurology Residency Program

    Dear Neurology Residency Applicants,

    We welcome you to the Neurology Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute. Our Neurology Residency Program continues to grow, and consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. The success of our Neurology Residency Program is largely attributable to the outstanding qualities of our residents and excellent instruction by our faculty.

    Since the opening of the new neuroscience patient tower in July 2006, inpatient services have grown steadily. The increased volume of our patients has broadened the clinical disease spectrum seen by our residents and enhanced their educational experience. The number of faculty has also significantly grown in many subspecialty areas as well as in our neuroscience research department. Our institutional sponsor, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, is currently building other centers of excellence modeled after the Barrow Neurological Institute.

    We take great pride in our Neurology Residency Program. The primary goal of our program is to provide an environment conducive to comprehensive learning, career development, academic achievement, and clinical excellence.


    Courtney Schusse, MD
    Director, Neurology Residency Program
    Barrow Neurological Institute

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.