Prospective Residents for Neurology

Neurology Residency Program at SIU

Program Director:  Dr. Ahmad El Kouzi, MD 
Assistant Program Director: Abdullah Al Sawaf, MD
Medical Education Program Coordinator:  Carolyn L. Higgason
Phone:  217-545-7210
Fax:  217-545-1903
P.O. Box 19643, Springfield, IL 62794-9643


  • 4-Year Program (PGY-2 match in Neurology assures PGY-1 position)
  • Comprehensive Inpatient/Outpatient Experiences - broad range of clinical problems encountered
  • State-Of-The-Art Clinical Programs
  • Tertiary Care Programs In: Alzheimer Disease, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Headache, Neuromuscular Disease, Neurorehabilitation and Stroke
  • Structured program in basic neurosciences with additional experience in neuroradiology, neuropathology, and clinical neurophysiology
  • High faculty-to-resident ratio for close interaction & frequent informal teaching sessions
  • Faculty actively involved in clinical & basic research -
  • Many of our residents have published articles during their residency
  • (See “Resident  Presentations & Publications” section)
  • Our residents consistently achieve board certification.
  • Residents in the program consistently score above the national average on the AAN Inservice exam
  • Rotations include:  Inpatient Service, Stroke Service, Neuro-Critical Care, Night Float, Subspecialty Clinics, Neuroradiology, Psychiatry, Neuropathology, EEG, EMG, Pediatric Neurology, Ophthalmology, Chief Rotation-PGY-4, and Research. 
  • Subspecialty Clinic Rotation includes:  Alzheimer and memory, Neuromuscular, Movement Disorder, Neurorehab/Pain, Epilepsy, Stroke, Botox, Neurosurgery, Muscular Dystrophy, and General Neurology.