The Neurology Residency Program at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health System aims to shape the careers of passionate young neurologists.

Our residency is based at a quaternary referral center; and our residents are exposed to a broad educational curriculum, excellent diverse patient care opportunities, and innovative neuroscience and translational research.



FRIEDA Program Listing

Our program is a categorical four-year program. Currently, we recruit six adult neurology residents annually. We also recruit one pediatric neurology resident every other year.

Our residents rotate at three sites:

  • The Medical College of Georgia, at the Augusta University Medical Center & Clinics
  • Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (which is physically linked to the Augusta University Medical Center via an indoor sky bridge)
  • The Medical College of Georgia, Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG)


Residency Leadership


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Benjamin Barnes, MD

  • Residency Program Director
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Manan Shah, MD

  • Associate Residency Program Director
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Rachel Seader

  • Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
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Mayra Galan

  • Neurology Residency Program Specialist
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Debra Moore-Hill, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair of Education
  • Chief, Division of Epilepsy


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About Us

Our program fosters a culture of academic and clinical excellence in patient care with many opportunities for educational, clinical, and translational research. 

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Neurology Subspecialties

The Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurology serves as a referral center and therefore our residents are able to see a wide diverse range of patients.

Neurology Subspecialties
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Our Neurology Faculty

Our program is often described as being infectious because of its collegial atmosphere as many of our attending physicians have trained at our facility at some point in their careers and have returned here to practice. 

Our Neurology Faculty

 We offer fellowships in vascular neurology, clinical neurophysiology, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and neuro-interventional neurology. Sleep medicine fellowship is offered through internal medicine.


Additional Information

Find out more about the GME program at the Medical College of Georgia.