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

April 3, 2015 | 8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Li Ka Shing Center, LK-130

“Syphilis, Neurosyphilis, and HIV: Clinical and Research Perspectives”

Christina Marra, MD
    Vice Chair (Academic Affairs), Neurology
Adjunct Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
University of Washington School of Medicine

Grand Rounds Schedule

Grand Rounds Videos


The Stanford Neurosciences Institute
2014-2015 Seminar Series

March 26, 2015 | 12:00pm
Clark Center Auditorium

Structural Dynamics of Neocortical Inhibitory Circuits

Elly Nedivi, PhD
Professor, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT

Full Schedule

Neurology Global Health Events

Neurology CME Courses

Medical Education Enhancement

March 30, 2015 | 12-1:30pm

Alzheimer’s is a WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUE

Congresswoman Speier is hosting an information panel during Women's History Month, to discuss basic information about Alzheimer's disease and the newest research and treatment options.

Registration Required

2014 – 2015 Frontiers in Aging Seminar Series

April 6, 2015 | 4pm

“Potential role of extracellular tau in development and spread of tauopathy: Effects of anti-tau antibodies”

David Holtzman, MD
Washington University in St. Louis

Full Schedule


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