Education : Neurology Residency Program

Hospital and Clinic Sites

The Residency Program has rotations in the following University of Miami hospitals and clinics.

Jackson Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson is a 1567-bed tertiary care hospital. It is the major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Miami School of Medicine. The hospital has a wide referral base, including south and central Florida and Central and South America, providing exceptional selection of teaching cases.

The Jackson inpatient neurology service consists of staff and private patients in approximately 40 beds located in the west wing. There are about 1500 adult neurology admissions to Jackson each year. The neurorehabilitation service has 30 beds and the intermediate head-injury service another 10 beds. Extensive outpatient facilities are available at Jackson clinics, with over 6000 adult neurology outpatient visits per year.

The outpatient facilities at Jackson Memorial have clinics, with over 3500 adult neurology outpatient visits per year for the Jackson continuity clinics. There are also stroke and intractable epilepsy clinics that have another 1000 visit per year.

The Veterans Affairs Center (VAMC)

The VA is located across the street from Jackson and is an 800-bed hospital facility. The inpatient neurology service at the VA Center has approximately 10 inpatient beds and admits over 400 patients each year. The neurology outpatient clinic at the VA Center handles about 4000 patients per year.

University of Miami Hospital

The University of Miami changed the face of modern health care in South Florida when it purchased Cedars Medical Center in late 2007. The 560-bed facility was renamed University of Miami Hospital and became the region’s first university-owned, multi-specialty, acute care hospital and the flagship facility of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.

At the University of Miami hospital, neurology residents take care of all Neurology consults, the inpatient services, as well as a 4 bed EMU and a Neurocritical Care Unit.

Professional Arts Center Clinic (PAC)

The PAC is also located on campus and the 6th floor houses the outpatient Neurology clinic for most UM Neurology faculty. There are 22 exam rooms, a neurodiagnostic suite for nerve conduction studies, electromyography, transcranial doppler, ultrasound and electroencephalograms. There is also a neuropsychology suite and the infusion center where patients receive IV infusions for a variety of illnesses.

Clinical Research Building (CRB)

The CRB is a state of the art facility that was built in the early 2000s with green construction. The 13th floor houses all the faculty administrative offices as well as the administrative staff, research staff and coordinators. Residents and fellows have a few offices that they share here where they can work on research and publications while remaining close to their mentors.

Bascom Palmer

For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.
Resident rotate here with the neuro-ophthalmologists during their elective time. Some residents have gone on to fellowship at Bascom Palmer in Neuro-ophthalmology.