Neurology Residency

Welcome to the Riverside University Health Systems neurology residency program. We are a  newly accredited program which will provide comprehensive clinical experience in neurology with a particular emphasis in mastering skills necessary to care for neurological patients in the ambulatory setting. RUHS is a primary stroke center within an active clinical setting with over 400 acute care beds as well as on-site primary and specialty ambulatory services. Neurology residents will have a wide breath of clinical exposure through their clinical rotations in both county and university hospital settings. Our program provides a unique opportunity to work in a diverse, underserved community. 


Residents will find a close-knit, supportive, and collegial environment in the department of neurology. Our faculty consists of neurologists who are dedicated to provide excellent specialty care to a diverse community. The program faculty are also highly dedicated to education and have various subspecialty training and backgrounds in neurology. The program provides exposure to all major neurological subspecialties, and protected weekly didactics sessions. Nearby rotations at Loma Linda University Medical Center will round out the clinical experience. RUHS also supports residents in scholarly activity with resources available including the Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center (CECORC). 

Neurology residents will join a robust Graduate Medical Education program at RUHS. Our 4-year program includes the PGY1 year at RUHS. Current RUHS residencies include neurosurgery, internal medicine, radiology, psychiatry, and family medicine. Neurology residents will encounter a multidisciplinary learning environment which fosters collaboration and integrative patient care. 

RUHS is situated in sunny Southern California where downtown Los Angeles, Orange County, beaches, and mountains are easily accessible without the higher cost of living. Whether you are interested in hiking, skiing, nature walks, surfing, art galleries or you are a foodie, the region will provide plenty of opportunities for activities that promote rest and relaxation during the busy years of residency. 

Thank you for your interest in our neurology program. We encourage you to contact us with any questions.

Jignasa Patel, MD
Program Director
Neurology Residency