About Neurology
Doctor explains teachings to other residents

Advancing Neurological Treatment & Care

Discover our journey to becoming the neurological cornerstone of Michigan and our focus on a more equitable and wellness-focused tomorrow.

Care, Research & Education with a People-First Approach

Our Mission

We aim to provide outstanding care for patients with diseases affecting the nervous system, advance understanding and treatment of these conditions through research and other scholarly work, and educate the next generation of physicians and scientists in the field.

Supporting, Promoting and Growing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our department is committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and cultural sensitivity within our program and our community. This important work happens within five sub-committees, focused on change within our department and in the many communities we serve. Together, we organize outreach in underserved communities, provide neurological care to patients with limited access to health services, perform important DEI research, host trainings and discussions, focus on diverse recruitment, and more.

Explore our work in Diversity & Inclusion

Focusing on Wellness

In tandem with the university's commitment to wellness, our department’s wellness committee is working to provide education and initiatives that support healthy lifestyle choices. Specifically, we are focused on strengthening our sense of community, fostering positivity, prioritizing self-care and providing important resources specific to the challenges of our department and field.

Learn more about our Wellness Committee

Neurology Internal Website

Resources and information for current Neurology learners and faculty.

Neurology Intranet
Join Our Team

As one of the first neurology departments in the country, we are proud to call the University of Michigan home. We hope you will join us in building our legacy.

Learn more about the team

Turn back time and explore the 100+ year history of our department, from the very beginnings of Neurology studies to the comprehensive organization we represent today. Beginning in 1888, read the details of how the department has evolved with the discipline, including the notable breakthroughs and people along the way.

Learn more about our history
FEATURED NEWS & STORIES See All News & Stories illustration of man sleeping in bed with CPAP machine on
Health Lab
Free sleep clinic addresses disparities in treatment of sleep disorders
New sleep medicine service aims to combat sleep disorders and help reduce poor health outcomes for people without health insurance.
Graphic with diabetes management supplies, a clipboard that reads health insurance, a calculator and money
Health Lab
High out-of-pocket costs hindering treatment of diabetes
According to a Michigan Medicine study, people with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, endure substantial out-of-pocket expenses compared to people without diabetes.
Patient lies in hospital bed after surgery with bandage on head, displays toys later after recovery
Health Lab
Lifechanging results for young woman after orange-sized brain tumor removed
Young woman thrives after surgery to remove a pilocytic astrocytoma tumor in her brain.
Minding Memory with a microphone and a shadow of a microphone on a blue background
Minding Memory
The Professional Workforce of People Who Provide Dementia Care
In this episode of Minding Memory, Matt & Donovan speak with Dr. Joanne Spetz, the Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance and Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Joanne talks with Matt & Donovan about who makes up the professional workforce of people who provide dementia care and how these individuals play a critical role in the delivery of services. Joanne also discusses how different professional roles interact across setting of care. Lastly, Joanne introduces a new study she is working on with Donovan called the National Dementia Workforce Study (NDWS) that will be surveying a large group of clinicians who provide care for people living with dementia.
Older man with hand on forehead, dressed in camouflage clothing
Health Lab
Ketamine helped many severely depressed veterans, study shows
Intravenous (IV) ketamine helped relieve the depression symptoms of half of the veterans who received it at VA hospitals.
Illustration of neuron cell
Health Lab
Two genes linked to autism implicated in brain cell connectivity
A new study links two autism-associated genes together for the first time, potentially revealing a mechanism behind brain changes seen in people with autism.