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 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.
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Our Divisions & Programs


Summer 2011 Newsletter



Weekly Teaching Calendar

Grand Rounds

October 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Li Ka Shing Center, LK-130

“Clinical Pathology Case Conference:
A Coordinated Approach to the Ataxic Patient”

Jyeming Tsao, MD, Resident in Neurology, Stanford

Grand Rounds Schedule


October 21, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Berg Hall, LKSC

"Discussing Palliative Care Earlier:
A Conversation Between Dr. Kalanithi and Dr. Quill”

This event, sponsored by the 
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
is free and open to the public.

5th Annual Breakthroughs
in Neurologic Therapies

October 31-November 1, 2014
JW Marriott, Union Square
San Francisco, CA

CME 2014

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Neurology CME Courses

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute
2014-2015 Seminar Series

October 23, 2014
12:00pm Clark Auditorium

"Molecular and cellular adaptations to the unique lifestyle of mammalian hibernators"

Elena Gracheva, PhD Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University

Full Schedule

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