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Understanding and treating neurological disorders

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

The Department has been a center of excellence for more than four decades and includes over 140 School of Medicine faculty members with primary academic appointments in the Department at our four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. The Stanford Health Care (SHC) new 824,000 square-foot state-of-the-art hospital opened in 2019 with over 600 beds, making it one of the largest inpatient facilities in California. Ranked in the top 10 for Neurology and Neurosurgical Care by US News and World Report, SHC is at the cutting edge of the latest treatments for neurological diseases. SHC boasts a dedicated outpatient Stanford Neuroscience Health Center—a facility like no other on the West Coast—as well as clinics located throughout Northern California. With over 60,000 annual outpatient visits and thus one of the largest neurology volumes in the U.S., Stanford Neurology provides care for a large and highly diverse patient population and supports excellence in clinical care, education, and research.

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

Neurology News

Young cerebrospinal fluid probably improves the conductivity of the neurons in ageing mice.

Scientists have been trying to unravel the mysteries of why memory diminishes with age for decades. Now they have discovered a possible remedy — cerebrospinal fluid from younger brains.

The brain ‘learns’ to have seizures more efficiently and frequently over time, mouse study shows

Scientific endeavor launched to combat neurodegeneration

Brains and Heart

Electrically stimulated stem cells aid stroke recovery in rodents, Stanford researchers find

Breastfeeding is Safe for Children of Women with Epilepsy on Antiseizure Medication

 

Stanford Neuroscience

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological disorders.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences is a member of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.


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