The Department of Neurology and Neuroscience is a premier provider of patient care with a long standing history of innovation and leadership. The Department is well equipped to provide general and specialty neurology care. The clinical faculty includes general neurologists as well as specialty neurologists who have advanced clinical training in their subspecialty. Each division is staffed by some of the world's finest physicians and scientists, supporting our interdependent missions in patient care, research, and education. Set within state-of-the-art facilities, we offer cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic clinical services. Patients are referred to our neurologists from all over the world.
Please click on the list of divisions to learn more about their specialized areas of expertise.
- Alzheimer's Disease & Memory Disorders
- Center for Sleep Medicine
- Diagnostic Testing - Evoked Potentials, EEG & EMG
- Doppler (Transcranial and Carotid Duplex) Ultrasound Studies
- Epilepsy Center
- Headache Center
- Multiple Sclerosis Center
- Neurology (General)
- Neuromuscular Center
- Neuro-Ophthalmology and Visual Fields
- Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Institute
- Stroke and Critical Care Program
The physicians in the department provide consultative and follow-up care. At an initial appointment, you should expect the physician to obtain a complete history of your symptoms and perform a thorough neurological examination, which includes, but is not limited to, testing of your cognitive functions, vision, muscle strength, sensation, reflexes, balance and gait. The nature of the examination will vary by patient and symptom complex. The neurologist will also review prior records and use them to determine whether any further testing is necessary. It is therefore important that you bring, or send in advance, any prior imaging or other studies (CT, MRI, labs, EEG, EMG) with the actual films/CDs if possible.
The physicians in the department provide diagnostic services as well. These tests are ordered as clinically indicated:
- EEG (electroencephalogram): useful in the evaluation of seizures
- EMG (electromyogram) and NCS (nerve conduction studies): useful in the evaluation of nerve and muscle problems as well as back pain
- EP (evoked potentials): useful in specific clinical situations, like evaluating possible multiple sclerosis
- Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
- Carotid artery ultrasound: useful in evaluating stroke risk
- Sleep studies: useful in the evaluation of insomnia and excessive sleepiness
- Neuropsychological testing: useful in the diagnosis of dementia and depression
Additionally, the physicians have access to the highly technologically advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities available at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Most physicians use a centralized electronic medical record system, facilitating communication between your neurologist and other physicians in the Weill Cornell faculty practice.Top of page