Greetings From the Program Director

Joseph Campellone

As Program Director, I take great pride in the Neurology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. Since our program started with our first three residents ten years ago, our reputation as an excellent training ground has spread throughout the country through our graduates, who are highly regarded in the job market and have secured esteemed fellowships and clinical positions. More importantly, several of our graduates have returned to Cooper, a testament to the clinical opportunities and work environment here.

The diversity of our patients is the backbone of the educational experience. Exposure to patients representing a broad spectrum of both common and uncommon neurological disorders, as well as to patients with varied socioeconomic backgrounds, reinforces a robust didactic curriculum. Residents assume greater responsibility as they progress through training, always with the support and supervision of enthusiastic faculty with broad clinical interests. There is a very strong support for our academic mission, including comprehensive electronic resources, support from library staff, and a dedicated research institute. The learning environment is further enriched by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, which offers many teaching opportunities to trainees. There is abundant interaction between numerous academic programs to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and scholarly activity. Departmental and institutional support, including an annual poster competition, further creates an environment conducive for research. Past and current residents have produced topnotch research— publishing numerous manuscripts (nine as first author!), as well as dozens of abstracts and presentations at national and international meetings.

Under the direction of Dr. Warren Goldman, Cooper has established a regional reputation as South Jersey’s only Joint Commission-Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and a leader in the neurosciences. The recent addition of Dr. Tudor Jovin as Chief of Neurology and Director of the Cooper Neurological Institute demonstrates Cooper’s continued commitment to excellence. Under his leadership, the development of other programs such as tele-stroke services will continue to enhance patient care while offering cutting edge educational experiences to our trainees.  

This is truly a great environment for future neurologists to train and a very exciting time to be in the Cooper family. The unique atmosphere provides a strong emphasis on clinical neurology, yet also provides abundant exposure to clinical research and basic science enabling the graduating resident to explore careers in academics, research, and clinical practice or to continue into subspecialty fellowship training. We encourage you to apply to our program so that you may visit us and see firsthand the exciting opportunities we offer.

Joseph V. Campellone, MD
Program Director, Neurology Residency
Director, Electromyography Laboratory, Cooper University Health Care
Professor of Neurology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University