Neurosciences

Neurological Care Tailored For Each Patient

In just a few seconds, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change a person forever. It can alter who the person is, how they act, and even how they feel. 

Through groundbreaking research programs, development of new imaging strategies, and innovative patient recovery, UVA is leading the way in creating new understanding about TBI. Michael Jaffee, MD, and Donna Broshek, PhD, direct UVA's Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Clinic, which brings together brain injury specialists from across the Health System in an integrated approach to patient care. 

At UVA, patients with neurological disorders are treated with the most recent therapies while our researchers work to discover new ways to help and hope for the future. Our neurosurgeons and neurologists pioneer work treating strokes, brain tumors, spine disorders, pituitary tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders and all other brain conditions.

Learn more about our Neurosciences Center of Excellence.

 

Focused Ultrasound

UVA is pioneering a potentially life-changing, scalpel-free surgical treatment for patients with essential tremors and tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease. These innovative treatments have the potential to dramatically improve patients' quality of life. Learn more.

UVA Brain Institute

UVA Brain draws upon talented faculty and students across the University to develop better methods for understanding the brain; seek new ways to prevent, treat, and cure brain diseases and injury; and teach what they have learned. Learn more.

Revolutionizing Stroke Care and Research

If you or a loved one has a stroke, every minute counts. After a stroke, brain cells surrounding the blocked artery begin to die. Rapid evaluations are essential to providing the right treatment to maximize recovery. Learn more.

UVA's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

UVA's multidisciplinary team of epilepsy specialists touches the lives of over 3,500 patients each year with a combination of clinical care, outreach and research. Learn more.

Neurological Care Tailored for Children

Children with neurological disorders often need treatment that’s diff erent from adult care. Children can react diff erently to common therapies, and the impact of their condition on home and school life can be more challenging to manage. Learn more.

Unlocking the Mystery Behind Alzheimer's Disease

UVA is committed to aggressively pursue new avenues for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). At UVA, we are building an innovative program that extends from basic research to the application of new ways to diagnose and treat AD.

Individualized Neurological Patient Care

The demand for intuitive, comprehensive care for those suffering from neurological disorders will increase as our population ages. Private support will help us offer new hope to these patients and their families.

Supporting Top-Notch Talent in the Neurosciences

Gifted physicians and scientists are the most critical components of any major clinical or scientific enterprise. To build on our existing strengths, UVA must recruit and retain talented leaders in neurology, child neurology, neuro-oncology, neuroscience, psychiatry and neurosurgery — as well as prepare the next generation of neuroscience leaders. Endowed gifts—for professorships, fellowships, and resident support—are some of the most valuable tools in this effort.