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

Nov November 16 Fri 2018

8am-9am  LKSC-130

Clinical Pathology Conference

JoJo Yang, MD
Chief Resident, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Stanford University


Frontiers in Aging

Dec December 17 Mon 2018

Frontiers in Aging

Longevity mechanisms: lessons from long-lived mammals

Vera Gorbunova, PhD
University of Rochester

Munzer Auditorium  4pm


Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Nov November 15 Thu 2018

Clark Center Auditorium  12-1pm

Neural mechanism of social and emotional behavior – from pecking order to ketamine

Hailan Hu, PhD

Professor and Senior Investigator
Zhejiang University

Host: Aaron Gitler


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.

Stanford Parkinson’s Symposium: What’s New in Research

December 5, 2018

Stanford Bio-X James H. Clark Center Auditorium & Courtyard

Invited Speakers:

  • Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE (Stanford University)
  • Tom Clandinin, PhD (Stanford University)
  • Jun Ding, PhD (Stanford University)
  • Robert Edwards, MD (University of California San Francisco)
  • Thomas Montine, MD, PhD (Stanford University)
  • Jie Shen, PhD (Harvard Medical School)
  • Jim Surmeier, PhD (Northwestern University)
  • Zhenyu Yue, PhD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai)