Penn Neurosurgery's renowned research centers bring hope to patients with conditions ranging from brain injury to Parkinson’s disease. Pioneering research performed at internationally recognized facilities is one of the many reasons that Penn Medicine’s department of neurosurgery receives more than $3 million annually in research funding.
Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery
The Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery provides innovative surgical treatment for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential multiple sclerosis tremor, dystonia, and medically intractable epilepsy. Currently, the main focus of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery is deep brain stimulation.
Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair (previously the Head Injury Center) is one of only five National Institutes of Health-designated brain injury centers nationwide. Working in a highly collaborative environment, researchers are studying ways to significantly improve the quality of life for people suffering from traumatic brain injury and to prevent the "secondary" or delayed injuries initiated by brain trauma.