Understanding and treating neurological disorders

The Department has been a center of excellence for over four decades and includes over 80 faculty members serving through the School of Medicine and four outstanding teaching hospitals. 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 one of the most modern, comprehensive and academic VA medical centers in the country and hosts many national clinical and academic programs and is continuing to add major research and academic capabilities. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is second highest volume county hospital in California after USC-LA County serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of disorders. 

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

Sep September 30 Fri 2016

8:00AM - 9:00AM  LKSC-130

Quality Assurance

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Addason McCaslin, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Sep September 29 Thu 2016

Astrocyte toxicity in models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Serge Przedborski, MD, PhD
Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease, Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell biology, Columbia University

* Unless otherwise noted, seminars are Thursdays at 12:00 noon in James H. Clark Center Auditorium.

Frontiers in Aging Seminar Series

Oct October 10 Mon 2016


Development of therapeutic approaches to extend health span

Paul Robbins, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Mechanisms of Progression in Alzheimer's Disease

Oct October 27 Thu 2016

October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD

Director, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center & John B. Penney Jr. Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Host: Victor Henderson, MD, MS

Abstract: Alzheimer’s Disease progresses over 15-20 years, with a stereotypical pattern of brain areas affected and associated symptoms.  We have been exploring the underlying pathobiological changes associated with this progression, focusing to a great extent on tau propagation.

Event Sponsor:  Co-sponsored by the Stanford Neuroscience Institute and the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Contact Email:  neuroscience@stanford.edu
Contact Phone:  (650) 497-8019

Stanford Neuroscience

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

7th Annual Breakthroughs in Neurologic Therapies

October 28 – 29, 2016
The Palace Hotel — San Francisco, CA

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Symposium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Symposium  October 13, 2016
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall, 9am-6pm


  • Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford University
  • Connie Cepko, Harvard University
  • Tom Dean, Google Brain
  • Keith Humphreys, Stanford University
  • Mark Schnitzer, Stanford University
  • Tony Wyss-Coray, Stanford University

Upcoming Seminars Calendar

A comprehensive list of upcoming neuroscience seminars, grand rounds and conferences on campus. 

Neurosciences Institute

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