The Department of Neurology’s vision is to be a national leader in delivering high value, comprehensive, patient-centered neuroscience care though multidisciplinary collaboration, innovation and research, education and service. Our missions are: to provide cutting edge neuroscience-related care to the citizens of Kentucky and beyond; to educate healthcare professionals, post-graduate fellows, residents, medical students, and the public about neurological disorders; to innovate and develop new knowledge to help reduce the burden of neurological disorders on our patients and society; and to provide service to the citizens of Kentucky. We do this based on our core values of honesty and integrity, caring, collective responsibility, curiosity, and excellence.
Our clinical and research programs are rapidly expanding and include all areas of neurology including stroke and related disorders, epilepsy, memory and cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis and related disorders, neuromuscular disorders, neuro-oncology, neuropsychology, headache, concussion and traumatic brain injury, and neuro-ophthalmology. Our Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Awards. UK also has a National Association of Epilepsy Centers Level IV Epilepsy Center, capable of caring for the most complex patients with epilepsy. UK also has several disease-focused subspecialty clinics such as our ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Clinic.
The Department of Neurology has a large diverse faculty, engaged, highly motivated trainees, and dedicated staff committed to excellence and working together in an environment that combines the science and art of medicine.
Larry B. Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA Ruth L. Works Professor and Chairman