GME Programs

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Neurology Program Director Welcome

Dr. Venkatchalam Veerappan, MD, MRCP

Welcome to our new ACGME-accredited Neurology Residency Program Based at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center as part of the HCA Healthcare Sunrise Health GME consortium.

Our first year Residents have started July 1st 2020 in the most trying of times. The Internship year in Internal medicine has been scheduled at MountainView Hospital. They will be doing 4 months of inpatient adult medicine, 1 month ICU, 1 month Emergency Medicine, 3 months of elective sub specialty medicine, and 3 months Neurology.

The 3 years of Neurology Residency will be based at Southern Hills Hospital. The Residents will be doing 6 months of inpatient adult Neurology and 6 months of ambulatory neurology.

There will be 3 months during the 3 years where the resident will be doing inpatient Pediatric Neurology at Sun rise Pediatric Hospital.

The Neurology residency program is based at southern hills hospital and medical center as part of the HCA Healthcare Sunrise Health GME Consortium. The program offers the full complement of 1 year internship in medicine and 3 years in Neurology. Each class comprises of 3 residents and will reach a full complement of 12 residents in the 4th year.

We are currently accepting applications through ERAS

For the year 2021-2022.

Neurology has been underserved in the community of greater Las Vegas for many decades. I

Have worked in this community for a couple of decades and have noted the need to have more neurologist. I have had the privilege of starting both the Neurology Residency program in the Valley.

The program offers inpatient Neurology training in both Adult and pediatric Neurology. It also provides extensive sub-specialty neurology training in an ambulatory setting in the field of Epilepsy, Neuro muscular disorder, sleep medicine, movement disorder, and muscular dystrophy, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis and behavioral Neurology.

This is the largest Neurology residency program in the state of Nevada, being part of the HCA Consortium and having the full support of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center Administration, under the leadership of Alexis Mussi.

Goals: We strive to provide the best training and educational experience to all aspiring resident applicant. We hope to keep our trained Physicians in southern Nevada

At HCA we strongly believe in our mission “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life,”

Sharon Lewis, MAA, AHCA, BSHCA

Program Coordinator

Office: 702.916.6906

sharon.lewis@hcahealthcare.com