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

January 30, 2015 | 8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Li Ka Shing Center, LK-130

"Update in Pediatric Migraine: Moving
Treatment Forward"

Amy Gelfand, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology & Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Headache, UCSF Headache Center
And UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Pediatric Brain Center
UCSF School of Medicine

Grand Rounds Schedule


The Stanford Neurosciences Institute
2014-2015 Seminar Series

February 5, 2015 | 12:00pm
Clark Center Auditorium

Visualizing the dynamics of cell signaling as synapses form

Matthew Dalva, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University

Host: Aaron Gitler

Full Schedule

Neurology Global Health Events

Neurology CME Courses

Medical Education Enhancement

Medical Education Seminar Series

Wednesdays 12-1pm, LKSC 101/102

Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) Series

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

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