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Adult Neurology Residency (Arizona)

Meet The Faculty

The overriding goal of Mayo Clinic's Adult Neurology Residency is to make Mayo Clinic the benchmark against which other programs are measured. Mayo's residents and fellows come from all over the world, bringing with them unique and diversified experience. Our mission is to provide the most clinically rich neurology experience available anywhere in the world.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology in Arizona includes a highly integrated, collaborative group of neurologists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system.

The department has a number of specialty clinics composed of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. Neurology physicians are also engaged in a wide variety of research projects, including the study of new and investigational drugs.

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with the neurology faculty throughout your training in the Adult Neurology Residency.

Advisers and mentors

In addition to the support of your program director and two program coordinators, faculty advisors are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to the Phoenix area and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.

Program faculty

Marie Grill, M.D.

Marie Grill, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Neurological infectious diseases, neurological complications of HIV, coccidioidomycosis, meningitis and encephalitis, neurohospitalist medicine

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Brent Goodman, M.D.

Brent Goodman, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: EMG, motor-evoked potentials, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral neuropathy

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Katherine Noe, M.D., Ph.D.

Katherine Noe, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, imaging in epilepsy, women's issues in epilepsy

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Cumara O'Carroll, M.D., M.P.H.

Cumara O'Carroll, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Stroke, CNS vasculitis/amyloid-beta-related angiitis, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, global neurology, telestroke

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Jonathan Smith, M.D.

Jonathan Smith, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Migraine, status migrainosus, new daily persistent headache, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pain assessment, neurology education

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Amaal Starling, M.D.

Amaal Starling, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Headaches in women, concussion, migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, secondary headaches, posttraumatic headache, telemedicine and teleconcussion, neurology resident education, professionalism and clinical ethics

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From the director

Erika Driver-Dunckley, M.D.Welcome to Mayo Clinic's Adult Neurology Residency in Arizona. Our primary goal is to train you to become a world-class neurologist.

Mayo Clinic's three shields serve as the foundation for our program. These shields represent not just ideals, but reality. The top shield symbolizes patient care, which always comes first and is inextricably linked to the other two shields: education and research.

No matter how subspecialized you may become as a resident in our program, you will be trained as an excellent general neurologist, first and foremost. Fortunately, Mayo Clinic also is big enough, diverse enough, and has the depth of expertise to teach you to be an academic leader and researcher as well. 

The keys to our program's success are the three Cs — collaboration, cooperation, and communication. Education is a priority here, and every faculty member in neurology is committed to the program and to you, the resident. Whether you choose to enter a clinical practice, an academic setting, or focus your career on research, our Adult Neurology Residency will prepare you well. 

Erika Driver-Dunckley, M.D.
Adult Neurology Residency Program Director
Professor of Neurology