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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

Science Philosophy in a Flash: Wired to Regenerate

Paul George shares how a dual career as a physician and scientist enriches his research in this "The Scientist Speaks" podcast by The Scientist

One of Long COVID’s Worst Symptoms Is Also Its Most Misunderstood

Brain fog isn’t like a hangover or depression. It’s a disorder of executive function that makes basic cognitive tasks absurdly hard.

Human brain cells transplanted into rat brains hold promise for neuropsychiatric research

Lab-grown clusters of human brain cells integrate so well into young rats’ brains they enable researchers to study neurodevelopmental disorders’ molecular and circuit underpinnings.

How far would you go to live better, for longer?

Join Chris Hemsworth and our very own Sharon Sha, MD, MS, in exploring the boundaries of human potential in #LimitlessWithChrisHemsworth, a Disney+ Original series from National Geographic, streaming November 16 on Disney+.

Three Dimensions of Association Link Migraine Symptoms and Functional Connectivity

Stanford researchers Rob Cowan and Danielle DeSouza, collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience a ground-breaking study looking at fMRI correlates of migraine chronification in subsets of patients with episodic and chronic migraine. The study identified, for the first time, distinct subgroups within the migraine population which may lead to novel biomarkers and more patient-centered treatment strategies.

Worse anxiety, depression symptoms in pregnant women with epilepsy

Women with epilepsy experience more anxiety and depression symptoms during and after pregnancy than other women, according to a new study led by researchers at Stanford Medicine.