Neurology & Neurological Sciences Faculty and Staff
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. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with its new 364-bed hospital having opened in 2018, and clinics situated throughout Northern California, was recently named one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the U.S. by US News and World Report. The combined Stanford Health Care and Packard Children’s Hospital system offers a 964-bed inpatient capability. The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is a top-tier modern, comprehensive veteran’s hospital which hosts and leads 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. It is part of the County of Santa Clara Health System (COSCHS), one of the largest county-owned health and hospital systems in the U.S. The ongoing population growth in Northern California, and the Bay Area in particular, 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.