Washington University Medical Center
The Washington University Medical Center is directly adjacent to the beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis. The medical center covers 230 acres, spread over 12 city blocks, and is one of the largest medical campuses in the country. The Washington University Medical Center is anchored by the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center, and the BJH Center for Outpatient Health. There is also the prestigious Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, McDonnell Genome Institute, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. The Washington University Medical Center is undergoing a 10-year Campus Renewal Center that includes the renovation/addition of North Campus, expansion of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, additional parking, and more.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and consistently in the top 5 by Parents Magazine. Founded in 1879 as a 15-bed hospital, SLCH is the oldest pediatric hospital west of the Mississippi River and the 7th oldest in the United States. It is one of two regional pediatric hospitals in St. Louis. The hospital has a floor dedicated to Neurology and Neuro-surgical patients. The hospital recently completed a significant expansion as part of the Campus Renewal Project.
- Licensed beds: 402
- 56 pediatric intensive care beds
- 122-bed newborn intensive care unit
- 16-bed bone marrow transplant unit
- Employees: 3,423
- Physicians: 881
- Service area: 2.8 million children from
- Patient demographics: All 50 states, over 80 countries
- Patient visits per year: ~275,000
- Emergency Department visits per year: ~50,000
- Active transplant programs: Heart, liver, kidney, lung, bone marrow
The Pediatric Neurology department is one of the largest in the country with 33 attending pediatric neurologists. We have the largest full-service pediatric cerebral palsy program in the country and one of the large and most comprehensive specialized epilepsy centers in the world.
Barnes Hospital opened in 1914 and became one of the first medical teaching centers in the United states. In 1996 the hospital merged with The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, forming Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
- Licensed beds: 1,638
- Employees: 9,202 including 3,713 registered nurses
- Physicians: 1,743
- Residents/Fellows: 902
- Inpatient admissions: 55,677
- Emergency department visits: 81,721
For over 20 years, Barnes-Jewish has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report a one of the Best Hospitals in America. Barnes-Jewish was ranked in 11-data driven specialties and received the highest rating all 10 common care procedures. The hospital is a major national and international referral center exposing residents to both common and rare illnesses.
The Neurology Department at Barnes-Jewish consists of 119 faculty with faculty dedicated to every subspecialty in neurology. The inpatient neurology service is divided into General Neurology and Stroke, with 59 beds. There is a Neurology/Neurosurgery shared step-down unit (just below ICU level care) that has an additional 21 beds. The Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU has 20 beds, a portable head CT scanner, and a PET scanner within the unit. It is staffed by neuro-intensivists and neuro-critical care fellows. The Epilepsy-Monitoring Unit (EMU) is directed by a dedicated epilepsy attending and has several fully equipped rooms for continuous video-EEG monitoring.
Barnes-Jewish was the first hospital in St. Louis to earn the initial Primary Stroke certification in 2007. It is known for having among the nation’s best door-to-needle times and is also recognized for pioneering the later administration of TPA using precise neuroimaging.
Pediatric Neurology Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
In 2020 a new, state of the art Pediatric Neurology clinic opened at SLCH. The clinic features 22 exam rooms, a motor room for therapy evaluation with an in-ceiling lift system, hydraulic mat table, staircase and observation room and inlaid motor track for gait assessment. Neurologic conditions treated at the clinic include: epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy, demyelinating diseases, headaches, movement disorders, neurogenetic diseases, neurobehavior disorders, congenital defects of the brain and spinal cord, intellectual disability and developmental delay, neurological complications of medical diseases, stroke, brain tumors, and neurofibromatosis. As a pediatric neurology resident, most of your outpatient experience will take place here. This includes Resident Continuity clinics, which are held three afternoons per week and are staffed by clinical faculty members from various subspecialties.
Children’s Specialty Care Center
The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) is an outpatient facility in west St. Louis County focused exclusively on providing the very best care for young patients. At the CSCC, Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital pediatric nurses and staff bring nationally recognized expertise to children and families, in an environment completely dedicated to kids and teens. The CSCC is a warm and inviting space for children of all ages, supporting their physical, social and emotional needs. Families are surrounded by an uplifting and creative environment that reduces stress, promotes healing, and provides a superior patient experience. The CSCC offers many pediatric subspecialties and outpatient services in one convenient location.
Center for Advanced Medicine
The Center for Advanced Medicine houses neurology specialty clinics including: Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Neuromuscular diseases, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuro-Otology, Neurorehabilitation, and Stroke clinics. As a pediatric neurology resident, you may rotate through the various specialty clinics and electives based at this facility.