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Welcome from the Program Director!

Dr. Yael with a pediatric patient number 20 in the nation for pediatric neurology residency

Thank you for your interest in Child Neurology and our program at UNC!

Ranked #20 in Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery by World & News Report, we are committed to training well-rounded child neurologists ready to excel in this rapidly evolving field. With a tradition dating back to the very inception of child neurology as a field, our program is dedicated to shape future leaders in clinical and academic realms.

The program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in general neurology and child neurology, as well as a vast exposure to a wide range of subspecialties. Our alumni have gone on to serve and thrive in diverse settings, from community-based clinical practices, to cutting-edge subspecialty academic environments

At UNC, we prioritize a supportive learning environment. As residents advance in training, we continuously strive to strike a balance between guidance and autonomy, in order to promote professional and personal growth. Residents benefit from the School of Medicine’s culture of collaborative teamwork, commitment to service, and dedication to achieve leadership and excellence in patient care, education, and research.

residents from 2019-2024
Residents from 2019-2024 all practicing within North Carolina UNC system

I invite you to visit and explore our program and suggest that you also take time to tour Chapel Hill, a college town that routinely ranks as one of the best places to live in the U.S., and which has a wealth of diverse social, cultural and professional opportunities.

I welcome your interest in Child Neurology at UNC – the field needs you! I’m grateful for the opportunity to share with you what we have to offer for your training.


Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, MD

Associated Professor Neurology

Child Neurology Residency Program Director


Program Mission

The goal of the UNC Child Neurology Residency Program is to train outstanding clinical neurologists and to foster our residents’ interest in teaching and academic neurology. This is accomplished through extensive exposure to clinical neurology and thoughtful didactics in a collegial and nurturing environment. Through the course of our training program, residents progressively obtain greater independence and autonomy as they gain more experience in managing patients.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to the values and principles expressed by the UNC School of Medicine’s “Statement on Equity and Inclusion.”


UNC Child Neurology Residency Program.

You can also check out the Pediatric Residency Program video here!

Overview of UNC’s residency programs from the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Child Neurology residents frequently train alongside the Adult Neurology residents. In this video, “A Day in the Life of a UNC Adult Neurology Resident,” you’ll take a fun tour of the facilities and gain some insight into the life of a resident here at UNC.


To donate to the UNC Neurology Residency Programs, visit


Philanthropic donations support additional educational activities for our residents including advancing curriculum innovations, supporting presentations at conferences, external rotation opportunities, special workshops and programs in diversity and health equity.