Understanding and treating neurological disorders

Welcome to the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford.

The Department has been a center of excellence for over four decades and includes over 130 faculty members with primary academic appointments in the department serving through the School of Medicine and four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. These include Stanford Hospital and the adjacent Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, each of which is undergoing major expansion and transformation with the building of new adult and children’s hospitals. The Palo Alto VA is a top-tier modern, comprehensive veteran’s hospital which hosts many national academic clinical and research programs. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is the second highest volume county hospital in California, serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of disorders. The ongoing population growth in Northern California and the Bay Area along with the technology and economic leadership of Silicon Valley continue to support the robust development of our four partnering health care systems and has made possible the Department’s status as a high-volume clinical program supporting excellence in clinical care, education and research.

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Neurology News

Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Ground Rounds

Nov November 24 Fri 2017


Thanksgiving Holiday

Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series 2018

Nov November 30 Thu 2017

11am - 12pm  ••  Clark Center Auditorium

Dissecting hippocampal circuits operations for navigation and learning

Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York

Host: Matthew Lovett-Barron (Deisseroth Lab)

2017-2018 Interdepartmental Speaker Series

Nov November 21 Tue 2017

Berg Conference Center (2nd floor of LKSC)

The Future of Work

12:20 to 12:30 – Dean Minor – Welcome the Event, talk about staff engagement and introduce Professor Elam

12:30-1:15pm - Harry J. Elam, Jr. Senior Vice Provost for Education Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities Stanford University. 

Stanford Neuroscience

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological disorders.

Neurosciences Institute

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences is a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.

Upcoming Seminars Calendar

A comprehensive list of upcoming neuroscience seminars, grand rounds and conferences on campus. 


Stanford Neurosciences Institute Retreat

Sunday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Pajaro Dunes in Watsonville, California.

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute is pleased to announce its first retreat. The retreat will be open to faculty, students, postdocs and staff.

Stay tuned for more program details. Registration will open in early 2018.