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

Aug August 28 Fri 2015

Neurostimulation for Epilepsy

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Li Ka Shing Center, LK-130

Robert Fisher, MD, PhD
The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Stroke Collaborative Action Network (SCAN) Symposium

Sep September 25 Fri 2015

SCAN Symposium  |  Clark Center Auditorium

On September 25, 2015, SCAN will host a day-long symposium of mixed clinical and basic science talks on stroke recovery from both outside guest speakers and Stanford researchers.

Neurology Global Health Events

Sep September 23 Wed 2015

Center for Innovation in Global Health
Research Methods Retreat

September 23rd  & September 30th
8:00 am-5:30 pm
Location TBA 
Instructor: Steve Luby, MD. Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health

For for more information email Denishia Clark at dclark13@stanford.edu

Medicine X

Sep September 25-27 Fri-Sun 2015

Medicine X

September 2527, 2015
Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford

Keynote speakers:  Peter Bach, MD, director of the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan Kettering; Rob Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO, The Permanente Medical Group; and Zoe Keating, cellist, composer, and one-woman orchestra.

September 4
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Brain Rejuvenation Project
Friday September 4, 1-4pm


“Big screens to find genes/proteins and where you go from there: two examples in neurodegeneration”
Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD (University of Pennsylvania)

“Expanding insights into ALS and FTD disease mechanisms”
Leonard Petrucelli, PhD (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville)

“Spinal muscular atrophy: treatment by gene modification”
John Day, MD, PhD (Stanford)

“Prion-like transmission of huntingtin aggregates in Drosophila brains”
Maggie Pearce, PhD (Stanford, Kopito Lab)

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.