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 more than four decades and includes over 130 School of Medicine faculty members with primary academic appointments in the department and four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. These include Stanford Health Care System with its new adult hospital opening in 2019 and with clinics located throughout Northern California and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with its new hospital having opened in 2018 and with clinics situated throughout Northern California. 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, our county hospital, is the second highest volume hospital in California, serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of neurologic 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 health care systems and have assured our status as one of the highest volume clinical neurology programs in the country. With over 60,000 patient visits during the past fiscal year, Stanford Neurology provides care for a large and highly diverse patient population and supports 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

Apr April 19 Fri 2019

8am-9am LKSC 130

Statistical and computational methods for integrative analysis of complex trait genetics

Zihue He, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Frontiers in Aging

Apr April 15 Mon 2019

Munzer Auditorium  4pm

Frontiers in Aging

Nutrient signaling mechanisms that influence aging

Keith Blackwell, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Apr April 18 Thu 2019

Clark Center Auditorium  12-1pm

Thalamic reticular nucleus dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders

Guoping Feng, PhD
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Director, Model Systems and Neurobiology
Stanley Center for Psychiatric ResearchMcGovern Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT

Stanford Neuroscience

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

Stanford Neurology Ranked Among Top In U.S.

In the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report, Stanford Hospital ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, and nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties including neurology & neurosurgery.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

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


Stanford University School of Medicine
Neuroscience Forum

June 7, 2019  7am-2pm

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and
Knowledge, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Monje, MD, PhD