Monument Valley in Arizona

Neurology Residency Program

From the Program Director

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

Courtney Schusse, MD
Courtney Schusse, MD
Director, Neurology Residency Program

About our Residency 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.

Important Application Dates

The Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute provides three residency tracks:

  • Adult Neurology – Categorical
  • Child Neurology

The application deadline for all three tracks is on November 1st of every year.