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About the Program

Residency Overview

Garden City Hospital offers an excellent community hospital based training experience in adult neurology. GCH is an accredited Stroke Center and is affiliated with the Michigan Stroke Network.

The Neurology Residency is a four-year program inclusive of the PGY-1 year. Training centers around an active consult service at Garden City Hospital, with ambulatory care rotations at the Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND) and specialized rotations at other affiliated sites.

Quick facts

Program duration: 4 years
Approved positions: 8
Current filled positions: 4

Program Director

Ramesh Madhavan, MD

Dr. Madhavan

Dr. Madhavan is a graduate of Madras Medical College in Chennai, India. He completed his residency training in Neurology and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology at Wayne State University. Dr. Madhavan is board certified in both General Neurology and Vascular Neurology. Dr. Madhavan has been teaching since 2007 and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.


Our rotation block diagrams are based upon educational requirements established by Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our rotation curriculum includes:


  • 4 blocks of inpatient Internal Medicine
  • 3 blocks of Adult Neurology
  • 1 block of Critical Care medicine
  • 1 block of Night House float
  • 1 block of Infectious Disease medicine
  • 1 block of Cardiology
  • 1 block of Emergency Medicine
  • 1 block of Neuro-Ophthalmology


  • 5 months of Neurology
  • 2 months of inpatient Adult Neurology
  • 1 month of Neuroradiology
  • 1 month outpatient Adult Neurology
  • 3 months of Epilepsy/EMU


  • 3 months of Adult Neurology
  • 3 months of Electromyography (EMG)
  • 2 months of Pediatric Neurology
  • 1 month of Movement Disorders
  • 2 months of inpatient Adult Neurology
  • 1 elective month


  • 5 months of Adult Neurology
  • 1 month of Pediatric Neurology
  • 2 months of Neuropathology
  • 1 month of outpatient Headache
  • 2 months of inpatient Adult Neurology
  • 1 month of Psychiatry

Possible elective rotations include:

  • Headache Clinic (University of Michigan)
  • Sleep Disorder medicine (University of Michigan)
  • Stroke medicine (Henry Ford Health System)
  • Dementia (Case Western Reserve)

Current Residents

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