Understanding and treating neurological disorders

The Department has been a center of excellence for over four decades and includes over 125 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

Jan January 20 Fri 2017

8-9am •• LKSC-130

“Batten Disease: Natural History and Experimental Therapeutics in a Rare Childhood Neurodegenerative Disease”

Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA, FAAP

Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Child Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY

Stanford Brain Rejuvenation Project

Jan January 17 Tue 2017

1:00-4:00 PM LKSC, Berg Hall Room C


Mikael Simons, MD (TU Munich and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE))
“The biology of myelin in the developing diseased and aging white matter”

Ai Yamamoto PhD (Columbia University)
“Selective autophagy in the aging brain”

Ben Barres, MD, PhD (Stanford University)
“What do reactive astrocytes do?”

Christopher Bohlen, PhD (Stanford University, Gitler lab)
“Minimalist microglia: diverse requirements for microglial survival, fate, and function revealed by defined-medium cultures"

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Jan January 19 Thu 2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Translational fidelity and neurodegeneration

Susan Ackerman, PhD
Stephen W. Kuffler Chair in Biology, Professor Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Host: Gregor Bieri


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

Frontiers in Aging Seminar Series

Feb February 06 Mon 2017



Genome cell biology: from
fundamentals to disease

Tom Misteli, PhD
NIH, National Cancer Institute

Stanford Neuroscience

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

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.