Congratulations on choosing Neurology as your career path! It is a wonderful field that will offer you tremendous opportunity and fulfillment. Thank you for your interest in the Harvard BWH-MGH Partners residency program, which is deeply committed to training the future leaders of Neurology as expert clinicians, neuroscientists, clinical investigators, and medical educators. Please explore this website to learn about the history, current curriculum, organization, hospitals and resources of the Partners Neurology residency.
Twenty years ago, two of the premier teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General (MGH) and Brigham and Women's (BWH), merged to form Partners HealthCare. The Neurology Departments and Residency Programs were among the first clinical services to consolidate, bringing together two of the greatest neurology departments in the country and creating a residency that can offer unparalleled educational and research experiences.
Claire Jacobs, MD, PhD is a current senior resident in the Partners Neurology program who has been awarded an NIH Research Education R25 grant. Her project is titled "Epigenetic Regulation of Neuroplasticity in Frontotemporal Dementia", and will provide her the opportunity to delve into epigenetics research using patient-derived tissue samples. Her research mentor is Prof. Steven Haggarty, PhD, who is part of the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research. Claire will be doing fellowship training in Epilepsy at BWH, and has a profound interested in the process of transitioning patients from the pediatric to the adult neurology care setting. She plans to combine her clinical interests in epilepsy with her research background in chemical biology and newly acquired skills in epigenetics to investigate the epigenetics of epilepsy, with a particular focus on pediatric epilepsy syndromes.
Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD is a current Partners Neurology senior resident who has been awarded an NIH Research Education R25 grant for her project titled "Identifying EEG Hallmarks for Increased Seizure Risk in SAH: A Quantitative EEG Analysis." Her research mentors are Sydney Cash, MD, PhD and Brandon Westover, MD, PhD and her research activity will be based at the MGH Cortical Physiology Cash Lab. Jennifer will be pursuing fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at Partners. Her research will focus on using quantitative EEG methods to identify EEG markers of increased seizure risk in patients who suffer acute brain injuries.
Richard Krolewski, MD, PhD is a current Partners Neurology senior resident who has been awarded an NIH Research Education R25 grant for his project titled "Understanding the role of GDF11 as a rejuvenation factor in mouse neurogenesis". His research mentor is Lee Rubin Ph.D., a member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and his research activity will be based at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. Rich will be pursuing fellowship training in Movement Disorders at MGH/BWH. His research will focus on understanding how the action of growth factors present in the young can be harnessed to develop therapeutics with potential to rejuvenate parts of the brain affected by neurodegenerative conditions.
Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD is a current Partners Neurology senior resident who has been awarded an NIH Research Education R25 grant for his project "Role of Neural Circuit Activity and Plasticity in Tau Propagation". His research mentor is Dr. Bradley Hyman, M.D., Ph.D. at MGH. Khaled will be pursuing a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.
Derek Narendra, MD, PhD is a current Partners Neurology senior resident who has been awarded an NIH Research Education R25 grant for his project titled "Mitochondrial proteostatic stress in parkinsonism assessed through the client repertoire of TRAP1." His research mentor is Susan Lindquist, PhD and his research activity will be based at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. Derek will be pursuing fellowship training in Movement Disorders. His research will focus on the molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease.
Janice Wong, MD is a current Partners Neurology resident who has been awarded an NIH Research Education R25 grant for her project titled "Pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases: double-stranded RNA as a link between genomic changes and innate immunity." Her research mentor is Mark Albers, MD PhD at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. Janice will be pursuing fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine at MGH and BWH. Her research will explore the pathophysiology of degenerative neuromuscular diseases.