The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Department of Neurology continues to advance its mission, capabilities, and reputation for academic, clinical and research activities. We strive to foster a working environment that supports and encourages the development and growth of our faculty and staff's professional careers. The Department of Neurology faculty currently consists of 85 members with expertise in all clinical specialty areas and core basic science disciplines.
The Department continues to make significant advances in patient care, teaching, and clinical and basic research. Key areas of excellence include the UPMC Stroke Institute; the UPMC Headache Center; the Alzheimer’s disease Research Center (ADRC); the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND); the American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Research; the Pittsburgh Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research; and the UPMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Excellence. The Neuromuscular, Epilepsy, Headache, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Stroke, Movement, Neuro-immunology/Multiple Sclerosis, Women’s Neurology and General Neurology divisions provide superb clinical care.
The Department of Neurology provides unparalleled educational experiences for medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition to a competitive residency program, the Department offers clinical fellowships focused on Epilepsy, Headache, Neuro-Oncology, Women’s Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Neuroendovascular, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Movement Disorders.
We are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, timely and high-quality service to our patients. Our clinical faculty receives multiple referrals for sub-specialty care from community neurologists, other community specialists, and other clinical department faculty physicians. Clinical care was provided to more than 65,000 patients in the last year.
Our clinical and research faculty value the role of providing education and support for future physicians and researchers. We provide our residents, medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral student researchers with an enriched and supportive professional environment that creates a high-value educational experience. The Department conducts weekly Neurology Grand Rounds; numerous lectures from residents and faculty, as well as visiting professors from other leading institutions. We also have periodic Neurology & Neurosurgery Combined Grand Rounds. In addition, multiple conferences and lectures are sponsored by our clinical divisions and research centers.
Clinical research activities benefit our current patients, allow access to cutting-edge therapeutic trials, and promote substantial advances in the overall field of clinical neurology. We also promote innovative and integrated research programs that advance fundamental discoveries in basic science areas.
The Department of Neurology faculty and staff are very involved with organizations on the local, national, and international levels. This involvement extends beyond the medical realm to groups providing support to patients and caregivers, organizing and supporting fundraising efforts for voluntary health organizations and raising awareness of neurological diseases. Many of our faculty members and staff have national leadership positions on NIH advisory or research review committees, in voluntary health organizations, and professional societies.