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Pediatrics-Neurology Residency Program

michaelweisgerberIt is our pleasure to introduce you to the Medical College of Wisconsin & Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 5-year Pediatrics-Neurology training program.

Our curriculum combines excellent training for two years in our pediatric program with an educational curriculum structured to provide experiences of breadth and depth in all areas of pediatrics, followed by three years in our neurology program with a strong focus in child neurology.

This portion of our website has valuable information specific to our 5-year combined Pediatrics-Neurology program. Learn more about the first two years in pediatrics on our pediatric residency website and the final three years on our child neurology fellowship website. In other institution's 5-year programs the final three years are described as residency years or a child neurology fellowship. Our program refers to trainees in the first two years as pediatric-neurology residents and in the final three years as child neurology fellows.

To join this program you may do so via a single match in pediatrics-neurology listed as a 5 year residency program by the NRMP. However you describe it, child neurology is an important and dynamic field and our graduates are in high demand. Consider choosing the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 5-year Pediatrics-Neurology program as your place to learn all of the skills to help you become an outstanding child neurologist.


Michael C. Weisgerber, MD, MS
Program Director, Preliminary Pediatrics-Neurology Program; Pediatric Residency Training Program; Pediatrics-Anesthesia Combined Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Hospitalist Medicine
Program Director, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

About the Pediatrics-Neurology Residency Program

Applying to the Pediatrics-Neurology Residency Program

Pediatrics-Neurology Residency Program application requirements:

  • A complete ERAS Application Form (Program #3205621249)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph
  • MSPE from your medical school
  • A minimum of three Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX National Board Examination results

If you have been in another residency training program, please include a letter from your previous program director. Applications will be accepted through ERAS beginning September 15 for the upcoming Match.

Hospital Rotations

Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatrics-Anesthesiology residents have the benefit of working in a very diverse environment. Residents spend the majority of their inpatient time rotating through one of the three main teaching hospitals:

Each hospital provides a unique experience which enhances the overall educational aspects of each clinical rotation.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Grounds, is one of the leading centers for pediatric healthchildrenshospitalwi care in the United States. The hospital provides inpatient care, including transport of critically ill or injured children and intensive care services, and more than 70 specialty outpatient clinics that care for the full range of pediatric health care needs.

  • 306 beds, 72 ICU beds, 69 bed NICU
  • Level 1 trauma center
  • More than 23,000 admissions a year
  • More than 21,000 surgical procedures were performed at Children’s and our Surgicenter
  • The Emergency Department/Trauma Center has some of the highest volumes in the country, treating nearly 66,000 children\
  • Parents magazine ranked Children's Hospital of Wisconsin #4 in the nation. In addition, six specialty programs were ranked in the top 10, including preemie and newborn care #1, emergency care #3, orthopedic care #6, heart care #7, pulmonary care #8 and cancer care #9.

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Hospital, located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Grounds, is the only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center in Eastern Wisconsin. froedterthospital

  • More than 2,500 physicians who practice at Froedtert Hospital are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty members
  • US News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert Hospital #1 in metropolitan Milwaukee and #2 in Wisconsin, and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in 12 specialties. The recognition places these programs among the top three percent in the country.
  • Level 1 trauma center; 772 staffed inpatient beds including 96 intensive care unit beds
  • 38,260 admissions in 2013
  • More than 21,000 births annually
  • More than 100,000 ER visits annually
  • More than 950,000 outpatient clinic visits annually

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
The VA Medical Center is located on 125 acres on the western edge of Milwaukee, six miles southeast of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Centervamedicalcenter Grounds. The Medical Center delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 168 acute care beds and provides over 440,000 outpatient visits annually through an extensive primary care network.

  • Regional tertiary care center for VA system
  • Nursing home care unit of 113 beds offers geriatric programming
  • 356 domiciliary beds for substance abuse rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation and post-traumatic stress disorder care
  • Newly remodeled/updated primary care clinics and wards
  • National VA electronic medical record/online order system
The program offers superb training in both disciplines and is fully integrated. The first year is entirely pediatrics and takes full advantage of the outstanding training opportunities at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the first year curriculum is identical that of pediatric categorical interns and includes the pediatric continuity clinic experience. The integrated curriculum also includes monthly Anesthesia education days.

The second year is devoted to anesthesiology and resident begins the first year in anesthesiology fully integrated into the Anesthesiology Residency Program. The Anesthesia curriculum maintains integration with the Pediatric residency with a monthly pediatric continuity clinic experience.

After the second year, the resident will split time between the two disciplines in 6 or 7 four-week blocks. Throughout the remaining three years integration is maintained: when residents are participating in the pediatrics curriculum, they will have anesthesiology educational days once a month (Grand Rounds, Case Conferences, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, Year Group Breakout Sessions, etc.) and while participating in the anesthesiology curriculum they will have a monthly pediatric continuity clinic.

Pediatrics-Anesthesiology Residency Program Schedule (PDF)

Pediatrics-Neurology Residency Program Contact Information

Program Directors

michaelweisgerberMichael C. Weisgerber, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics





priyamonradPriya Monrad, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology




Program Staff

cailtinpilonCaitlin Pilon
Program Coordinator, Pediatrics
(414) 266-6803




kimberlyhughesKimberly Hughes
Program Coordinator, Neurology
(414) 337-8702




lisakukecLisa Kukec
Administrative Supervisor
(414) 266-6810

Contact Us

Pediatrics-Neurology Residency Program

Medical Education Office
Children's Corporate Center
999 N. 92nd St., Suite 730
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-6800
(414) 337-7068 (fax)