Travel to Philadelphia

We conduct interviews over two days. The first day consists of only a late-afternoon session.

If you are traveling from outside of Philadelphia, a hotel reservation will be made for you at the Sheraton University City hotel for the first night of your visit. If you require additional nights of stay, please contact the hotel (215-387-8000) to make these arrangements independently.

Arrange flights to the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Travel to campus by taxi or ride-sharing service is $20-30  Another option is SEPTA regional rail (via the Airport Line). Use the University City station stop, which is adjacent to the hospital and five blocks from the hotel.

Amtrak trains arrive at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. You can walk the six blocks to the hotel or take a taxi (approximately $10) or use Uber (approximately $6).

If you wish to check in to the hotel prior to your afternoon interview, please arrange to arrive at the hotel between 1:00 and 1:45 PM.

The interview visit ends by 3:30 p.m on the second day. We encourage you to leave time to explore Philadelphia after your interview.

The walk from the hotel to the hospital is a pleasant, 10 minute stroll across campus. A campus map is available. The main entrance to the hospital is located on 34th Street, close to the intersection of 34th and Spruce Streets.

The Interview Day

Day 1

The first day is an informal information session. Casual dress is best.

Arrive by 2:00 PM at the Department of Neurology on the 3rd floor of the Gates Building of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

During the session, you will meet our program coordinator, Vanna Hing, who will review your itinerary with you. There will be presentations by the Program Director, the Chair,  and from select faculty members. You will also learn about the preliminary internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) from an Associate Program Director from the Department of Medicine.

Following the information session, there will be a walking tour of HUP and the outpatient center, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. You will leave from the session to dinner with some of the current residents.

Day 2

The second day includes attendance at teaching sessions and interviews.

Arrive at the Department of Neurology conference room (3rd floor of the Gates Building) between 7:30  and 8:00 AM. A continental breakfast will be available. You will then join our residents for morning conference. Later, you will attend noon conference at which lunch will be provided.

During the day, you will meet with approximately five members of the residency selection committee. All applicants meet with the Program Director, Raymond Price.  If you have specific members of the faculty with whom you wish to meet, please let us know several weeks in advance so that we may make arrangements.

The day will end by 3:30 PM with a brief wrap-up discussion.

For further questions or requests about your interview day, please contact Vanna Hing:

Telephone: (215) 662-3370
vanna.hing@uphs.upenn.edu

Interviewers

Raymond S. Price, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Program Director, Neurology Residency
Clinical Interests: General neurology, neuromuscular
Research Interests: Medical education
Faculty Profile

Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency
Clinical Interests: Cognitive neurology
Research Interests: Cortical basis of vision, functional MRI
Faculty Profile
Lab website




Danielle A. Becker, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency
Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, Global Health
Research interests: Epilepsy diagnosis, management, and education, and neurology global health programs based in Africa.
Faculty Profile



Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP

Professor of Neurology, Chair
Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, stroke
Research Interests: Cognitive consequences of epileptogenesis, excitotoxic injury, synaptic mechanisms in autism, glutamate receptors and ion transporter dysfunction in epilepsy and stroke
Faculty Profile
Lab website



Amit Bar-Or, MD

Professor of Neurology
Clinical Interests: Multiple sclerosis
Research Interests: Immune regulation and immune-neural interaction, in the context of inflammation, injury and repair of the human central nervous system
Faculty Profile



Joseph R. Berger, MD, FACP

Professor of Neurology, Chief of MS Division
Clinical Interests: Multiple sclerosis, neuro-AIDS and other infectious diseases, neurological complications of medical illness
Research Interest:  JC virus and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, pathobiology of multiple sclerosis
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Alice S. Chen-Plotkin, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical interests: Movement disorders
Research interests: Neurodegenerative disease and genomics
Faculty Profile
Lab website

H. Branch Coslett, MD

William N. Kelley Professor of Neurology, Executive Vice Chair
Clinical Interests: Cognitive neurology
Research Interests: Non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS), cognitive neuropsychology of aphasia, temporal processing and motor control
Faculty Profile
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Nabila A. Dahodwala, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical interests: Movement disorders
Research interests: Health disparities, aging epidemiology
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John A. Detre, MD

Professor of Neurology and Radiology, Vice Chair of Research
Clinical Interests: Stroke, headache
Research Interests: Neuroimaging
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Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Interests: Movement Disorders, Neurogenetics
Research Interests: Neurobiology of dystonia and related disorders, Huntington Disease, Inherited Ataxia, Gene Therapy
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Scott E. Kasner, MD

Professor of Neurology, Director of Stroke Division, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Clinical Interests: Stroke
Research Interests: Acute stroke, secondary prevention clinical trials
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Dennis L. Kolson, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Clinical Interests: Multiple sclerosis, HIV
Research Interests: Virology
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Josh M. Levine, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of Neurocritical Care
Clinical Interests: Neurocritical care
Research Interests: Multimodality neuromonitoring, brain physiology
Faculty Profile
Research website

Michael T. Mullen, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Clinical Interests: Stroke
Research Interests: Outcomes research, vascular risk factor modification
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Amy A. Pruitt, MD

Professor of Neurology, Neurology Clerkship Director, Director of General Neurology Division, Vice Chair of Education
Clinical Interests: General neurology, multiple sclerosis, neuro-infectious disease, neuro-oncology
Research Interests: Medical education
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Contact Information

Department of Neurology
3 Gates, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Chair of Neurology

Raymond S. Price, MD
Program Director

Vanna Hing, Residency Coordinator

Telephone: (215) 662-3370
pennneuroresidency@uphs.upenn.edu