Residents gain exposure to the subspecialties of neurology through selectives in EEG, EMG, subspecialty clinics, as well as in rotations offered by Cornell's subspecialty centers listed below.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center treats adult and pediatric patients with intractable seizures as well as those with other epilepsy-related diagnostic and management problems. Cases are investigated through clinical examination, routine laboratory tests, neuropsychological testing, CT/MRI/PET, and EEG and intracranial electrode monitoring. Appropriate patients are treated surgically.
The Neuromuscular Clinic provides treatment for patients with a variety of disorders including compression neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, traumatic nerve injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, back pain, myotonic dystrophy, and muscular dystrophy. Residents can gain further experience with neuromuscular disease through elective and EMG/NCS rotations at the Peripheral Neuropathy Center.
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Institute provides care for patients with a wide variety of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, tremor, ataxia, restless legs syndrome, dystonia, and myoclonus. Residents will learn the appropriate use of state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques (PET, SPECT, DAT, neurophysiological studies, genetic testing) and management strategies (pharmacotherapy, botulinum toxin injections, neurosurgical procedures, other interventions).
The Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center affords residents the opportunity to treat and follow patients with MS and other demyelinating illnesses. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials.
The Stroke Clinic offers consultation on a broad range of cerebrovascular issues including primary and recurrent stroke prevention. Multidisciplinary management of patients with aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations is coordinated with Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology.
The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Program is well known for its research and clinical care. The practice contains a large number of patients with Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia, lewy body disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus and vascular dementia.
The Lumbar Puncture Clinic offers the resident additional opportunities to perform lumbar punctures in a supervised setting.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (MDA-ALS) clinic, supervised by Dale Lange from the Hospital for Special Surgery, exposes the resident to a comprehensive clinical approach to motor neuron disease. Each appointment includes visits from a neurologist as well as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, dietician, study coordinator, and social worker to coordinate the complex care of these patients.
Within the Division of Neuro-ophthalmology, residents manage patients with visual field deficits, temporal arteritis, pseudotumor cerebri, optic neuropathies, ocular motility disorders, and ocular myasthenia, among others.
Residents can also do elective rotations at the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine which is a newly expanded, state-of-the-art center staffed by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to evaluating a full range of sleep problems whether they arise from an underlying medical problem such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, other underlying medical and psychiatric conditions, physical airway obstruction, or from poor sleep habits, stress, or anxiety.Top of page