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 130 School of Medicine faculty members with primary academic appointments in the department and four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. These include Stanford Health Care System with its new adult hospital opening in 2019 and with clinics located throughout Northern California and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with its new hospital having opened in 2018 and with clinics situated throughout Northern California. The Palo Alto VA is a top-tier modern, comprehensive veteran’s hospital which hosts many national academic clinical and research programs. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, our county hospital, is the second highest volume hospital in California, serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of neurologic disorders. The ongoing population growth in Northern California and the Bay Area along with the technology and economic leadership of Silicon Valley continue to support the robust development of our health care systems and have assured our status as one of the highest volume clinical neurology programs in the country. With over 60,000 patient visits during the past fiscal year, 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

Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Ground Rounds

Sep September 20 Fri 2019

Clinical Pathology Case Presentation: An Avid Hiker's Progressive Leg Weakness

Teresa Wu, MD
PGY-3 Neurology Resident

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.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Community Picnic & BBQ

Friday, September 27, 2019 •• 4:00 - 7:00pm
LKSC Alumni Lawn

All members of our community (students, faculty, postdocs and staff) with an interest in neuroscience are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Motor and Cognitive Outcomes: Stanford’s 5th Annual Stroke Recovery Symposium

Friday October 4, 2019 | 8am –1pm


Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Fall Seminar Series

High channel count electrophysiology, hardware data analysis and scaling: Can we record from the “whole brain”?

October 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm •• Clark Center Auditorium

Timothy Harris, PhD
Janelia Senior Fellow,
Janelia Research Campus - HHMI