Stanford Facilities - Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

The brand new Stanford Hospital is a 621-bed facility located in the San Francisco Bay Area with an emphasis on advanced patient care. It provides tertiary care of rare and complex disorders for much of northern California and the West Coast, in addition to serving the region as it only Level One trauma center. It is home to one of the nation's first certified stroke centers, and in 2012 Stanford Hospital was the first in the nation to earn the comprehensive stroke center designation. The Neurology Inpatient Service (comprising ward, stroke, consult, epilepsy, and neurocritical care services) is typically very busy. Its volume has steadily grown over the past decade and is amongst the highest of all Californian hospitals. The Neuroscience outpatient clinic handles over 60,000 patients annually, making it the busiest neurology outpatient center on the West Coast. Neurodiagnostic services include EEG, EMG, video monitoring, polysomnography, evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring, transcranial doppler, genetic counseling, neuropsychological testing, and the only full autonomic testing laboratory in Northern California. Neuroradiology provides multimodal CT and MR, PET, neuro-angiography, and functional imaging studies in addition to all the traditional imaging services.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

A First-Of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Care Destination. The Stanford Neuroscience Health Center is a one-stop care destination designed for the unique needs of people with neurological conditions. The new building consolidates Stanford Health Care’s world-class expertise in 21 neuroscience subspecialties to enable a new level of clinical collaboration and individualized treatment planning for complex, rare, and common neurological conditions. Its layout and features have been designed around the specific needs of people with neurological disorders to enhance patient comfort, convenience, and recovery.  

Stanford Medicine Children's Health

The Children’s Hospital adjoins the Stanford University Hospital, and is dedicated to the care of children with acute and chronic diseases. The hospital has 311 licensed beds and a medical staff of around 800. Neurology provides inpatient care, consultative service and outpatient care, as well as a full range of ancillary services like those on the adult neurology service.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA

This 574-bed medical center cares for thousands of patients and provides for over a half-million outpatient and emergency visits every year. It is a level one trauma center for Santa Clara county, one of the most populous counties in the Bay Area. With its open door policy guaranteeing residents access to medical care, it serves the medically indigent patients of Santa Clara county as well as culturally and ethnically diverse patient populations.

The neurology service comprises an active inpatient consultation service and a busy outpatient clinic. Attending physicians, all members of the Stanford faculty, are actively involved in bedside teaching, weekly conferences, and the supervision of patient care. Trainees are exposed to a very wide range of acute and chronic neurologic disorders.

Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The hospital has 235 medical-surgical beds and additional psychiatric beds. This facility is located approximately five miles from the Stanford University Hospital, and is home to a positron emission tomography (PET) unit as well as important programs in radiology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics and spinal cord rehabilitation. Neurology provides busy inpatient consultation services, outpatient clinics, as well as clinical neurophysiology and neuropathology services. The medical center is also home to several important basic neuroscience research programs.

Stanford Cancer Center

The Stanford Cancer Center offers health professionals a unique atmosphere where patient care is a priority, access to cutting-edge technologies and treatments is commonplace, and professional development is valued. Under one roof, the Cancer Center brings together cutting-edge technologies for both diagnosis and treatment. This consolidation of technology makes it convenient to deliver the best possible care to your patients and monitor their progress. With access to the CyberKnife, CAD-assisted digital mammography, and cutting-edge brachytherapy (just to name a few), and a large number of clinical trials, it enables expeditious delivery of best treatments for patients.

Hoover Pavilion (Hoover-1)

Hoover Pavilion, the original Palo Alto Hospital, has been completely renovated to accommodate the practice of modern medicine. Now complete, the improved facility houses outpatient Internal Medicine clinics as well as an extension of the Neurology Clinics. The expanded space allows an innovative multidisciplinary approach to care that teams neurologists with physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, clinical social worker, genetic counselor, research assistant, and advanced care providers.

Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley

The Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley Neurology program offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient neurological services for patients in the TriValley region and beyond. Stanford Tri-Valley medical center is one of the few Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Centers in the area and a proud recipient of the American Heart/Stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award", the highest recognition possible in the first year of a medical center's stroke program. Our neurologists also provide comprehensive neurological services to our patients in the outpatient setting. Our faculty physicians collaborate with several neurological subspecialties at Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto to ensure the highest quality care for our patients as would be expected of Stanford while keeping patients locally in their communities.

Freidenrich Center for Translational Research

The Freidenrich Center is Stanford's hub for innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary translational research, to allow clinical and research programs to come together in the development of new drugs and therapies for patients.

The Stanford University Medical Center officially opened the Jill and John Freidenrich Center for Translational Research on Oct. 17 2012, advancing the capabilities of researchers across the university to conduct the vital clinical research that translates basic science discoveries into lifesaving treatments and diagnostics.

James H. Clark Center

The Clark Center lies at the heart of the Stanford campus between the core campus science engineering buildings and the hospital and medical facilities. Located on primary routes between the campus and the medical center, the building acts as a social magnet encouraging encounters and informal meetings between lecturers, researchers and students from diverse academic backgrounds. The lab interiors are a dramatic departure from tradition. The building has been turned inside out, with 'corridors' replaced by external balconies, enabling completely flexible lab layouts.

The three-story building takes the form of three wings of laboratories centered on an open courtyard overlooked by balconies. A large restaurant is located on the ground floor. Structurally the building combines rigidity with flexibility to facilitate the use of highly sensitive equipment such as lasers and also to withstand seismic activity. The building's rich palette of materials echoes both the red-tiled roofs and limestone facades typical of the Stanford vocabulary of other central campus buildings and the architectural form of the medical center.

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge

The Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford University School of Medicine brings together cutting-edge medicine, modern education and advanced technology, by design. Aspiring doctors practice life-saving skills in the safety of realistic simulations. Researchers have instant access to the most current data without leaving their labs. Medical experts from around the world gather to share the latest insights and bring their combined expertise to bear on the great health challenges of our time.

Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building

Stanford’s new Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building (SIM1), a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine facility, is the largest building in the world devoted exclusively to stem cell research. Opened in 2011, it brings under one roof researchers from multiple specialties and disciplines, allowing them to collaborate in exploring the astonishing potential of stem cells to address injuries and disease.