The Neurology Residency Program at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is fully accredited by the ACGME. The Department of Neurology is a component of the nationally respected LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, which is the major medical training institution for the State of Louisiana. The LSU Health Sciences Center has many components, one of which is the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, a state of the art multimillion dollar funded research center for the neurosciences. The LSU Health Sciences Center not only sponsors medical education, but also has a School of Nursing, Dentistry, Physical and Occupational Therapy. This environment creates an atmosphere that encourages innovative thinking and the flourishing of multidisciplinary research.


Adult Neurology Residency

Brian Copeland, M.D. 
Residency Program Director

Ashley Bonura
Residency Program Coordinator

The Neurology Residency Program at LSUHSC is fully accredited. We accept four residents per year. Our 4 year program includes the preliminary Internal Medicine year. The Neurology Residency program's teaching philosophy integrates the old with the new. Teaching didactics occur at  the bedside and live patient formats are used to demonstrate the neurological examination and decision-making process. Residents enjoy four to six months of elective time. Over half of the training experience occurs in the outpatient setting. The main teaching hospital for the program is University Medical Center New Orleans, a tertiary hospital for the southern part of Louisiana. The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine has the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and is home to over 50 different residency programs.

Main Campus
The Neurology Program is one of over 50 accredited medical and surgical training programs  based at the major teaching hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans, formerly known as Charity Hospital. The hospital has capacity for 446 beds, serves as a tertiary referral center, and is the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center.  It is equipped with state of the art diagnostic and surgical equipment. The Neuroscience Program at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is supported by the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology.  Specialized programs include stroke, interventional neuroradiology, epilepsy surgery and neurotrauma.  The Neurology Training Program also has affiliations with private sector hospitals and Children's Hospital, all located within 20 minutes drive time of the main campus.