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About Neurology at Michigan

The University of Michigan Department of Neurology is an academic medical department with a full range of activities in patient care, education and research.

The Neurology inpatient service provides care for acutely ill patients with neurologic disease, and includes a dedicated intensive care unit, a separate stroke unit, and inpatient epilepsy monitoring beds. Outpatient subspecialty clinics in multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, stroke, neuro-oncology, movement disorders, cognitive disorders, balance disorders, sports neurology, headache and neuropathic pain provide state-of-the art care for more than 25,000 patient visits annually. Similar services are provided to veteran patients by Neurology faculty and residents assigned to the affiliated Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System hospital, less than half a mile from UMHS.

The department is responsible for classroom teaching of neurology to second year University of Michigan medical students, and all third year medical students spend 4 weeks learning about neurology through direct involvement in patient care. We take 6 new postgraduate neurology residents per year in our ACGME-approved PGY2-4 neurology residency training program, and an additional 18 post-residency fellows training in subspecialty fellowships in EEG/epilepsy, EMG/neuromuscular disorders, sleep, stroke, neuro-oncology and neurodegenerative disease. An NIH-funded T32 training grant supports 4 fellows each year to train in research relevant to neurologic disease. We also have an NINDS R25 training grant for residents interested in pursuing either laboratory-based on clinical research.

In extensive basic and translational clinical research programs in the department, faculty-led programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, private foundations and philanthropy seek to advance our understanding of neurologic disease and develop new and better treatments for a variety of neurologic conditions.

For information on how to honor the memory of someone dear with a gift in their name to the University of Michigan Department of Neurology. please visit our Ways of Giving webpage.

You can learn more about each of these areas through this web site. If you require more information, please feel free to contact us. Welcome!