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 more than four decades and includes over 130 School of Medicine faculty members with primary academic appointments in the department and four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. These include Stanford Health Care System with its new adult hospital opening in 2019 and with clinics located throughout Northern California and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with its new hospital having opened in 2018 and with clinics situated throughout Northern California. 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, our county hospital, is the second highest volume hospital in California, serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of neurologic 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 health care systems and have assured our status as one of the highest volume clinical neurology programs in the country. With over 60,000 patient visits during the past fiscal year, Stanford Neurology provides care for a large and highly diverse patient population and supports 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

Oct October 19 Fri 2018

8am-9am  ••  LKSC-130

Clinical Pathology Conference

Sarah Ahmad, MD


Frontiers in Aging

Nov November 05 Mon 2018

Munzer Auditorium •• 4pm

Retrotransposons as agents of somatic diversity, disease and aging

Stephen Helfand, MD
Brown University


Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Oct October 18 Thu 2018

Clark Center Auditorium  ••  12-1pm

Neuronal mechanisms of evidence accumulation and decision making in the larval zebrafish

Florian Engert, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University


Stanford Neuroscience

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

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.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

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