In addition to the wealth of clinical experience provided by the large patient volume of our clinical facilities, the Medical Center's many specialty clinics allow residents to gain in-depth experience in the Department of Neurology's many subspecialties. These include, but are not limited to:
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, which treats adult and pediatric patients with intractable seizures, as well as those with other epilepsy-related diagnostic and management problems.
The Neuromuscular Clinic for the treatment of patients with a variety of disorders including, compression neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, traumatic nerve injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, back pain, myotonic dystrophy, and muscular dystrophy.
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Institute where residents learn to treat a variety of movement disorders using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques (PET, SPECT, neurophysiological studies, genetic testing) and management strategies (pharmacotherapy, botulinum toxin injections, neurosurgical procedures, other interventions).
The Stroke Clinic, which offers residents training in a broad range of cerebrovascular issues, including primary and recurrent stroke prevention. Residents also experience the multidisciplinary management of patients, as the treatment of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations is coordinated with Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology.
The Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic provides care to patients with visual field deficits, temporal arthritis, pseudotumor cerebri, optic neuropathies, ocular motility disorders, and ocular myasthenia, among others.
The Memory Disorders Practice is well known for its research and clinical care. The practice contains a large number of patients with Alzheimer's Disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Body Disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus and vascular dementia. The practice's Lumbar Puncture Clinic also offers residents additional opportunities to perform lumbar punctures in a supervised setting.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (MDA-ALS) Clinic exposes residents to a comprehensive clinical approach to motor neuron disease. Each appointment involves visits from a neurologist, a physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, dietician, study coordinator, and social worker.