Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is the site of the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), which is the only dedicated neuroscience hospital in Kansas City. (Saint Luke’s is ranked in the top 50 in Neurology and Neurosurgery by the US News and World Report.) As the primary clinical site of the neurology residency program, Saint Luke’s will serve as the foundation for clinical resident education. Residents will rotate on the inpatient and outpatient neurological services. The inpatient neurological services include a comprehensive stroke center that will give residents the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art stroke care, including neuro-interventional procedures such as clot retrieval. SLMBNI is also a comprehensive epilepsy center and has a busy neuro-intensive care unit. The outpatient neurological services at the SLMBNI include various subspecialty clinics including Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Memory Disorders, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Neuromuscular Medicine among others.
Residents will rotate through these various clinics throughout the program, gaining exposure to the wide range of neurological subspecialties.
Saint Luke’s Hospital is a tertiary referral center nationally recognized for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. SLMBNI occupies 88,000 square feet on six floors. There are 70 private rooms including an 18-bed neuro-intensive care unit. There are four neurosurgical suites and two neuro-interventional suites equipped with the latest technology.
Truman Medical Center
The Truman Medical Center (TMC) neurology service is an integral part of the clinical experience in the residency program. Truman Medical Center—Hospital Hill is the only hospital located in downtown Kansas City where it is the primary teaching hospital for the UMKC School of Medicine. There are 249 inpatient beds with over 15,000 inpatient admissions each year. Neurological services at TMC are provided in a clinical space solely dedicated to neurological patients, including areas for electroencephalography and electromyography/nerve conduction studies. Residents at TMC will rotate on the inpatient neurology consultation service, which sees almost 1,000 consults per year. They will participate in the supervision and education of medical students and other rotators while at TMC.
Residents will have their weekly outpatient continuity clinic at TMC. Each clinic will be staffed by a neurology faculty member, which will be consistent for the duration of the program. The resident’s clinic will serve a diverse population, and the resident will be responsible for all aspects of patient care with the supervision of the faculty member.
Research Medical Center
Research Medical Center (RMC) is a 490-bed hospital and an accredited stroke center with a busy neurology service. One of the key educational features of the RMC neurology service is the innovative multidisciplinary TIA clinic. In the TIA clinic, patients undergo all components of work-up for TIA in one day, including neurological examination and consultation by a neurologist, MRI/MRA, CTA, Echocardiogram, laboratory studies, blood pressure monitoring, EKG, and stroke education. The resident will play a role in the clinic workflow, interpretation of results, and counseling patients in the clinic.
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City (CMH) is a 314-bed children’s hospital with a robust neurology service. Residents will fulfill their required three-month Child Neurology rotation on the inpatient and outpatient services at CMH. The CMH Neurology Service sees a wide-variety of neurological diseases in children. Residents will participate in clinical teaching rounds, didactics, and other activities while at CMH. CMH has a Child Neurology residency program, and as such residents will work closely with the CMH Child Neurology residents in clinical, educational, and research endeavors. CMH has extensive electrophysiology capabilities as well as several specialized clinics focusing on specific neurological disorders