Neurology &
Neurological Sciences
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Department of Neurology
and Neurological Sciences

Imaging muscular dystrophies

A new mouse model developed in Thomas Rando's laboratory allows researchers to test therapies for muscular dystrophies rapidly and noninvasively

Innovative Research

The Huguenard lab is showing how the brain regulates its own activity to prevent seizures

Epilepsy - Accurate Diagnosis is Half the Battle

Robert Fisher, MD, PhD
Director of the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Two kinds of multiple sclerosis

Research in Lawrence Steinman’s lab identified two versions of the disease that respond differently to the primary drug for treating symptoms


Advancing neurite growth to treat neurodegenerative diseases

Child Neurology

Understanding neurological disorders in childhood and adolescence

About Us

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Frank Longo

Welcome to the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford.

The Department has been a center of excellence for over four decades and includes over 90 faculty members with primary academic appointments 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.
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Our Divisions & Programs


Summer 2011 Newsletter



Weekly Teaching Calendar

Neurology Grand Rounds

December 19, 2014 | 8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Li Ka Shing Center, LK-130

Quality Assurance Rounds
"Pediatric Stroke Codes – A Bridge to Nowhere?"
(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Elena Sherman, MD, Resident in Neurology, Stanford

Grand Rounds Schedule


The Stanford Neurosciences Institute
2014-2015 Seminar Series

December 18, 2014 | 12:00pm
Clark Auditorium

Imaging neural ensembles in mice during learning

Takaki Komiyama, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology Section and Department of Neurosciences, UCSD

Full Schedule

Neurology Global Health Events

Neurology CME Courses

Medical Education Enhancement

Medical Education Seminar Series

Thursday, December 18th | 2-3:30pm MUNZER AUDITORIUM

"Careers and Research in Academic Medicine: a personal perspective"

Irving Weissman MD
Virginia & DK Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Biology Director, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

2014 – 2015 Frontiers in Aging Seminar Series

February 2, 2015 | 4pm

“Mouse models for aging biology”

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD - NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Full Schedule

Stanford Foothills

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