Department of Neurology
Leading the Field for Over 100 Years

As one of the first neurology departments in the country, we have provided generations of physicians and scientists with the knowledge, skills and compassion necessary to provide high-quality patient care.

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Outstanding Care for an Outstanding Community

Our goal is to provide outstanding care for patients with disease affecting the nervous system, while also advancing our understanding and treatment of these conditions through research and other scholarly work. We believe we can better achieve this goal by fostering an environment that promotes health and wellness not only within the department but also across all segments of our community.

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Learn more about our commitment to advancing the care and treatment of neurologic disease.

EDUCATION

Leave this program with the knowledge, training and mentors needed to thrive as an educator and leader in the global health care community.

RESEARCH

Choose from a wide range of research studies and specialties, focused on understanding and treating neurologic diseases.

PEOPLE

Passionate experts with a variety of experiences and viewpoints lead our research, teaching and clinical missions with excellence.

PATIENT CARE

Our clinical focus is to provide the highest quality care for disorders that impact the nervous system.

DEI

Our success depends on fostering an environment where people of all backgrounds feel supported, respected and included.

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We are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and cultural sensitivity within our department and our community. To achieve this mission, we focus on five key areas: community outreach, underserved medical care, training and department engagement, recruitment and retention and communications.

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