• George Richerson



  • Harold P. Adams Jr., Daniel J. Bonthius (Stead Family Department of Pediatrics/Neurology), Kevin P. Campbell (Internal Medicine/Molecular Physiology and Biophysics/Neurology), Mark E. Dyken, Mark A. Granner, Laurie Gutmann, Lud Gutmann, Matthew A. Howard (Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery/Neurosurgery/Neurology), Wayne A. Johnson (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics/Neurology), Robert D. Jones, Satoshi Kitazaki, Jane S. Paulsen (Psychiatry/Psychology/Neurology), George Richerson (Neurology/Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), Matthew Rizzo, Andrew F. Russo (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics/Neurology), E. Torage Shivapour, Michael Shy, Wendy R. Smoker (Radiology/Neurosurgery/Neurology), William T. Talman, Jon M. Tippin, Daniel T. Tranel (Psychology/Neurology), Michael Wall (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/Neurology), Mary Ann Werz, Thoru Yamada

Associate professors

  • Steven W. Anderson, Joseph Barrash, Alexander G. Bassuk (Stead Family Department of Pediatrics/Neurology), Deema Fattal, David Hasan (Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery/Neurosurgery/Neurology), Charuta N. Joshi (Stead Family Department of Pediatrics/Neurology), Amy Lee (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics/Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery/Biomedical Engineering/Neurology), Gloria Lee (Internal Medicine/Neurology), Enrique C. Leira, A. LeBron Paige, Connie Chen Pieper, Thomas Schnell (Industrial Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Neurology), Teri Thomsen, Ergun Y. Uc, Malcolm H. Yeh, Asgar Zaheer

Assistant professors

  • Edward Aul, Natalie L. Denburg, Melissa C. Duff (Communication Sciences and Disorders/Neurology), Matthew Gillum, Minako Hayakawa (Radiology/Neurology), Kevin Im, Nivedita Jerath, Nandakumar Nagaraja, Nandakumar Narayanan, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Ana Recober-Montilla, Hyungsub Shim, Steven Stasheff (Ophthalmology and Visual Science/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Stead Family Department of Pediatrics/Biomedical Engineering/Neurology), Andrea Swenson, Matthew J. Thurtell (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/Neurology)


  • Eric Waldron

Adjunct professors

  • Ralph Adolphs, Antonio R. Damasio, Hanna C. Damasio, Thomas J. Grabowski, Henry Paulson, Charles Rockland, Kathleen Rockland

Adjunct associate professor

  • Antoine Bechara

Professors emeriti

  • Adel Afifi, William E. Bell, Jun Kimura, Ramon Lim, Robert Rodnitzky

Associate professor emeritus

  • James Worrell
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Neurology is the branch of medical science concerned with diagnosis and management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and muscle.

The Department of Neurology's hallmark is its history of carefully integrating patient care, scientific investigation, and the education of medical, postdoctoral, and graduate students.

M.D. Student Training, Graduate Education

The department provides clinical and clinical research training to third- and fourth-year M.D. students. It also offers research opportunities in various fields of neuroscience, including neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and neuroanatomy, to Ph.D. students in neuroscience and psychology.

Residency Program

The Department of Neurology offers an active, four-year approved residency program that qualifies physician trainees for board certification in neurology. Experience in clinical electrophysiology, pediatric neurology, psychiatry, and neuropathology is part of this training.


The faculty's investigative interests center on cognitive neuroscience, degenerative diseases, cerebrovascular disease, neurogenetics, neuromuscular diseases, electrophysiological correlates of central and peripheral nervous system disease, growth factors in the nervous system, control and regulation of autonomic functions, neuro-ophthalmology, movement disorders, epilepsy, and pain management. For more information see the Department of Neurology web site.


NEUR:5365 (064:365) Seminar: Neuropsychology and Neurosciencearr.
Clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience: cutting‑edge research from scientific journals, case presentations in clinical neuropsychology, and current research. Same as PSY:5365 (031:365), NSCI:5365 (132:365).
NEUR:6240 (064:240) Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience3 s.h.
Key topics in the neural basis of human cognition; research literature. Recommendations: graduate courses in basic neuroscience, cognitive psychology. Same as NSCI:6240 (132:240).
NEUR:7238 (064:238) Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessmentarr.
Standard neuropsychological and behavioral assessment procedures; selection, administration, and scoring of neuropsychological tests under staff supervision; involvement in case presentation.
NEUR:7239 (064:239) Advanced Neuropsychological Assessmentarr.
Continuation of NEUR:7238 (064:238); preparation of integrated reports on collected data; case presentations.
NEUR:8301 (064:011) Clinical Neurology2,4 s.h.
Experience in clinical neurology through ward work and case‑based conferences linked to required reading; focus on neurologic examination, diagnosis of neurologic problems.
NEUR:8401 (064:302) Advanced Inpatient Neurology2,4 s.h.
Experience and management of patients with seizure disorders, headache, cerebrovascular diseases; conferences, clinical rounds; two weeks on each inpatient service for a total of four weeks. Prerequisites: NEUR:8301 (064:011).
NEUR:8402 (064:303) Advanced Outpatient Neurology2,4 s.h.
Experience in evaluation, management of patients with various neurologic diseases; four weeks in clinic patient care. Prerequisites: NEUR:8301 (064:011).
NEUR:8403 (064:310) Cerebrovascular Diseasearr.
Experience in evaluation, management of patients with cerebrovascular diseases; conferences, clinical rounds. Prerequisites: NEUR:8301 (064:011).
NEUR:8404 (064:400) Neurology Subinternship4 s.h.
Care of patients with acute and serious neurological diseases, management of patients with varied cerebrovascular diseases; treatment of acute brain disease, comorbid medical diseases, medical and neurological complications that occur among patients with stroke; clinical assessments of patients, writing orders and clinical notes, contribution to rounds; close communication with patients, families, and colleagues; assignment to evening calls for emergency visits and consultations.
NEUR:8498 (064:998) Neurology On Campusarr.
NEUR:8499 (064:999) Neurology Off Campusarr.