Understanding and treating neurological disorders

Welcome to the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford.

The Department has been a center of excellence for over four decades and includes over 130 faculty members with primary academic appointments in the department serving through the School of Medicine and four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. These include Stanford Hospital and the adjacent Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, each of which is undergoing major expansion and transformation with the building of new adult and children’s hospitals. The Palo Alto VA is a top-tier modern, comprehensive veteran’s hospital which hosts many national academic clinical and research programs. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is the second highest volume county hospital in California, serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of disorders. The ongoing population growth in Northern California and the Bay Area along with the technology and economic leadership of Silicon Valley continue to support the robust development of our four partnering health care systems and has made possible the Department’s status as a high-volume clinical program supporting excellence in clinical care, education and research.

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Neurology News

Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Ground Rounds

Apr April 20 Fri 2018

8am - 9am ••• LKSC-120

Quality Assurance Rounds

Updates in Cannabidiol Use in Pediatric Epilepsy: No Longer Half-Baked?

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

JoJo Yang, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series 2018

Apr April 12 Thu 2018

12-1pm  ••  Clark Center Auditorium

The opioid crisis: Solutions from neuroscience

Nora Volkow, MD
Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Host: Robert Malenka

Stanford Neuroscience

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological disorders.

Career Development Awardees Mini-Symposium

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences will hold a “Career Development Awardees” mini-symposium on Wednesday, May 2, from 8:00-12:00 in LKSC 101/102.  All are invited to attend the 5 talks given by Department of Neurology mentees:

Beth Mormino, PhD

Karen Hirsch, MD

Paul George, MD, PhD

Fiona Baumer, MD

Keith Van Haren, MD

Stanford Neurology Ranked Among Top In U.S.

In 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report, Stanford Hospital ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, and nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties including neurology & neurosurgery.

Neurosciences Institute

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences is a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.


Stanford Neurosciences Institute Retreat

Sunday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Pajaro Dunes in Watsonville, California.

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute is pleased to announce its first retreat. The retreat will be open to faculty, students, postdocs and staff.

Stay tuned for more program details. Registration will open in early 2018.