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.

Are you a patient or caregiver?

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


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


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


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


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


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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    By supporting one of the nation’s leading neurology departments, your gift directly impacts patients and families facing debilitating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and epilepsy.

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