UC San Diego Neurosciences Residency Program

The Department of Neurosciences strives for excellence as we prepare neurologists for careers in academic medicine, clinical practice or research.

Program Information

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About our Program

The high caliber of our research and graduate programs promotes a broad-based residency experience in neurology.

  • The UCSD Neurosciences research program is the pre-eminent program of its kind in the country.
  • Our research program ranks first out of 90 competitors in overall NIH grant funding.
  • The neurosciences graduate program is one of the nation's most highly respected.

Neurosciences residents get exposure to nationally known clinicians and researchers in such fields as Alzheimer’s disease, neurovascular disorders, HIV neurology, movement disorders, stroke, and many others. See the Outpatient Experience page for more details.

Meet Our Chief Resident

Anasheh HalabiAnasheh Halabi

Anasheh graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in Music History. Her intrigue with neuroscience led her to pursue various employed and volunteer research opportunities during and after college that shaped her aspirations. She then moved to New Orleans in 2008 for a combined MD/PhD degree program at Louisiana State University. Her PhD is in Genetics and she focused on the effect of mismatch repair proteins on trinucleotide repeat expansion. She was awarded the NIH Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award during her studies. After completing her program, she returned to California for residency. She completed her internship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles then moved to San Diego for her Neurology residency. She was awarded the Gold Humanism in Medicine Resident Teaching Award during PGY2 and the Golden Neuron Award for Outstanding Resident Teacher during PGY3. After completing her chief year, she will begin a neuromuscular fellowship. In her spare time she loves food, cooking, music and the chance to travel.

Contact Us

Neurology Residency Training Program
Leena Kansal, MD,
Program Director

Judy Hays, Administrative Coordinator
UCSD Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive. MC 8465
San Diego, CA 92103-8465
Phone: (619) 543-6266
(619) 543-6266
jhays@ucsd.edu

UCSD Departments

School of Medicine
Grad Medical Education
Neurosciences Grad Program

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