The Department of Neurology is staffed by faculty members who have a broad range of interest in the various facets of neurology and related clinical neurosciences. Their collective expertise offers impressive teaching and research opportunities to the resident in training. The goals of the Department of Neurology are three-fold: deliver the best medical care to our patients, educate medical students, housestaff, and healthcare professionals, and conduct research in the clinical and basic sciences. Medical students, residents and fellows are given unlimited opportunity to work closely with a faculty of expert clinicians committed to patient care and teaching. This effort is complemented by other faculty members who are dedicated to the advancement of medical science through clinical and basic science research. Our research faculty enhance our educational programs by offering our residents opportunities to participate in developing new approaches to diagnosis and therapy.
Neurology is also an integral part of the curriculum of the Stritch School of Medicine. Medical students complete a required clerkship in neurology during their third year and residents actively participate in teaching medical students via clinical rounds and lecture series. The Neurology Department also participates in the Neuroscience course along with faculty from the departments of cell biology, neurobiology & anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, and pathology.
The inpatient service has maintained a excellent balance of both acute and tertiary care neurology admissions. The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit is exclusively dedicated to critically ill neurology and neurological surgery patients. A dedicated stroke unit offers the opportunity to evaluate and manage complex stroke patients. A comprehensive epilepsy program provides the opportunity to study complex epileptic patients with continuous video and EEG monitoring.
Two active consultation services, one at LUMC, the other at Hines VA Hospital, provide neurological consultation to all other hospital departments. Residents have the opportunity to learn both the diagnosis and management of neurological complications of medical and surgical diseases. The Neurology Emergency Service is the liaison to the emergency room and provides invaluable experience in the management of neurological emergencies.
Daily outpatient clinics are conducted by Neurology and Pediatric Neurology. In addition to general adult and pediatric neurology clinics, there are special clinics for vascular neurology (stroke), Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders, epilepsy, headache, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and sleep disorders. Each resident will have the opportunity to participate in these clinics.