Institutes & Centers

Cathedral of Learning
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

The ADRC at the University of Pittsburgh was established in 1985 by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), as a mechanism for integrating, coordinating, and supporting new and on-going research by established investigators in Alzheimer’s disease and aging. 

American Parkinson Disease Association Center for Advanced Research

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was named an American Parkinson Disease Association Center for Advanced Research this year. The APDA is the nation’s largest grassroots Parkinson’s organization and has been providing patient and caregiver support, free educational materials and scientific research support for 45 years.

Center for Advanced Brain Magnetic Source Imaging

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is the most modern and powerful technique for studying brain functions non-invasively. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has acquired a cutting-edge MEG system and established the Center for Advanced Brain Magnetic Source Imaging (CABMSI) at UPMC Presbyterian.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC)

The University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC) continues to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to adults and children with uncontrolled seizures. The center is a joint program combining the resources of the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP).

Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was named one of the 43 national HDSA Centers of Excellence in 2015.  This is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes neurology, psychiatry, genetic counseling, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition.

Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases brings together in one place scientists and clinician scientists from diverse disciplines and perspectives—and several School of Medicine departments (Neurology, Pharmacology, Geriatric Medicine & Structural Biology)—to collaborate on studies of neurodegenerative disorders.

UPMC Headache Center

Nearly 1200 people are seen at the UPMC Headache Center every month for headache diagnosis and management. The UPMC Headache Center has world-class neurologists who have received subspecialty training and are board-certified in Headache Medicine.

UPMC Stroke Team at Mercy
UPMC Stroke Institute

The UPMC Stroke Institute was the first stroke center in Western Pennsylvania certified by the Joint Commission and the first hospital in the region to achieve the Target Stroke Designation by the American Stroke Association. The Stroke Institute continues to expand its role as the leading regional referral center, providing the highest quality stroke care in areas that include acute stroke management, stroke prevention, and stroke rehabilitation. 

VA Building at Pitt
VA Neurology Service

The VA Neurology Service is a busy clinical in-patient and out-patient service within the Medical Service Line at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). It provides out-patient and in-patient services to veterans with dementia, movement disorders, headache, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, neurological complications of medical diseases and other neurological conditions.