Department of Neurology
The faculty physicians in the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Center provide the highest quality patient care to a broad range of neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and peripheral nerve disorders. Our faculty physicians provide care for patients in our outpatient Neurology Care Center, as well as for inpatients at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Our Comprehensive Stroke Center is an American heart Association GoldStar designated program for highest quality stroke care. We are ranked as a “High Performing” in US NEWS and WORLD REPORT rankings of best U.S. hospitals. We lead the region in the number of life-saving blood clot removals for acute stroke (thrombectomy), preventing the devastating and permanent effects of stroke. We support the Maryland Young Stroke (MYStroke) Center and a clinical program for individuals suffering hemorrhagic stroke.
The University of Maryland Epilepsy Center maintains a certification by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as Level 4 Center of the highest quality. We offer outpatient and inpatient electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. We offer medical management, surgical treatment, and neuromodulation approaches such as Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Responsive Neuro-Stimulation for treatment of epilepsy.
Our Neuro-Immunology Program provides care for a wide variety of neuro-immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, NMO, and neuro-sarcoidosis. Our Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research maintains certification through the National MS Society and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Our new Clinical Center for Autoimmune Neurology provides consultative evaluations and ongoing care for patients with a variety of autoimmune neurologic syndromes, such as Anti-NMDA and Anti-LGI1 autoimmune encephalitis and immune reactions to cancer immunotherapies.
The Movement and Memory Disorders Program provides comprehensive care for patients living with Parkinson’s disease and other movements disorders including tremor and dystonia. We also provide consultations for mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and gait disorders. We implement innovative care strategies including Focused Ultrasound and Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s disease.
Faculty in our Neuromuscular Medicine Program care for individuals with disorders of the peripheral nerves such as neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Our Neuro-Critical Care faculty work in close concert with neurologist, neurosurgeons, and the nationally recognized R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma center to provide cutting-edge care at the University of Maryland Medical Center for individuals with severe brain or spinal cord injury, large strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, and sub-arachnoid hemorrhage.
A number of neurology faculty have been awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a broad range of disorders including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, and brain injury. Faculty-led research initiatives in the department range from efforts to understand basic disease mechanisms to clinical trials that assess effectiveness of new medications or new disease outcomes measures.
All faculty teach neurology and disease of the nervous system to medical students, residents, and clinical fellows. The Department hosts a number of didactic lecture programs including Grand Rounds, Case Conference, morning learning, Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, and a noontime lecture series.