Residency Program

Welcome Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the LAC+USC Neurology residency. I am a neuro-oncologist treating primary and metastatic brain cancers with an academic interest in clinical trials. The goal of our residency program is the train individuals to become the best Neurology clinicians and scientist. The diversity of our hospital systems, patient populations, and faculty research endeavors gives our trainees access the great opportunities for career development. While we are a large academic center the program is able to maintain a close family relationship due the close interactions between our faculty, staff and residents. We would love to add individuals that want to join our family and help achieve the goals of LAC+USC Medical Center and the University of Southern California.

Dr. Naveed Wagle
Neurology Residency Program Director

Program Description

The LAC+USC adult neurology residency focuses on providing a comprehensive neurology education and solid clinical foundation in both inpatient and ambulatory settings as residents divide their time between ward services and ambulatory rotations.

Adult neurology residents rotate through LAC+USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Inpatient rotations at LAC+USC, Keck Hospital, and Rancho Los Amigos include primary service and consult experiences. At LAC + USC, services are divided into primary stroke and primary neurology, and manage the wide variety of pathology that comes with serving a county population. At Keck, the neurology residents become experienced in neurological critical care issues as they oversee patients in the neuroscience ICU, managing patients transferred from all over southern California for higher level of care. Exposure to pediatric neurology occurs through training at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles as well as on pediatric neurology consult service at LAC+USC.

All residents maintain a weekly half-day continuity clinic at the LAC+USC where residents follow their own group of patients throughout the duration of residency. Residents learn about managing chronic neurologic conditions, are active in designing treatment plans, and get to see patient response to treatment. Experience in specialty clinics are available during elective and ambulatory months, and opportunities are plentiful in almost all subspecialties of neurology, including MS/neuroimmunology, neuromuscular, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, movement disorders, dementia, headache. Research opportunities are available for interested residents with many faculty members who are excited to be project mentors.