Founded in 1871 by Dr. Horatio Wood, the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest department of its kind in the nation with a long tradition of excellence in providing exceptional patient care, pioneering transformative research and educating future leaders in neurology.
Today, the department flourishes, developing programs of excellence integrated with multiple specialties across Penn Medicine. The department provides comprehensive, individualized care for patients with basic and complex neurological disorders.
Our specialists are backed by the most extensive neurodiagnostic and imaging facilities available as well as one of the nation’s foremost research programs in clinical and basic neuroscience. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania highest in the Philadelphia region for neurology.
To date, the Department of Neurology has more than 80 full-time faculty members, 12 clinical divisions and over 20 subspecialty programs for the treatment of every neurological condition.
Education and Training
The Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania has a long history of pioneering research that leads to better care, and ultimately to better outcomes for neurology patients.
Home to the nation's foremost research programs in neuroscience, our faculty actively engages in basic science, translational and clinical research on a wide range of topics in the field. Researchers in the neurosciences collaborate closely with specialists across multiple disciplines to discover the best treatment options for patients with conditions affecting the brain or nervous system.
The Department of Neurology conducts a wide range of clinical trials involving pharmacologic and other innovative treatments for multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia and disorders of nerve and muscle.
Visit the Department of Neurology academic and research website to learn more about our innovative research and clinical trials.