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Ed Rendell Parkinson's Patient

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Former PA Governor Rendell shares how comprehensive physical therapy and personalized treatment at Pennsylvania Hospital has slowed the disease’s progression, improved his strength and balance, and helped him continue pursuing the work he loves.

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At Penn Neurology, we diagnose and treat patients with basic and complex neurological disorders. Established in 1871, we are the oldest neurology department in the country having pioneered essential treatments and neurodiagnostic techniques in the field.

We continue to advance the field of neuromedicine today by offering new approaches and treatments for neurological disorders. Backed by the most extensive diagnostic and imaging facilities available, we work together as a team often collaborating with experts in other medical specialties.

Learn about the latest advancements in neurology in our issue of Penn Neurology ADVANCES

Programs and Services

General Neurology

Our general neurology program provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for basic and complex neurological disorders.

Memory and Dementia

Our memory and dementia program specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory disorders.

Movement Disorders

Our movement disorders program provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the full spectrum of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and Tourette syndrome.

Multiple Sclerosis

We provide evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for multiple sclerosis and associated disorders through our comprehensive multiple sclerosis program.

Neurocritical Care

We provide comprehensive emergency treatment and care for patients with life-threatening neurological injuries and conditions at our Neurocritical Care Unit.

Neuromuscular Disorders

Our neuromuscular disorders program provides the latest advancements in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for all types of neuromuscular disorders, such as ALS, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and muscular dystrophies.


Our neuro-oncology program provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors.


Our neuro-ophthalmology program bridges the fields of ophthalmology and neurology. We provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for those with neurological and systemic diseases that affect vision and eye movements.


Penn’s neurorehabilitation program provides inpatient and outpatient services that restore patients to a maximum level of cognitive and physical function.

Seizures and Epilepsy

Penn offers the latest advancements in diagnostic techniques and medical and surgical treatment for those with epilepsy and seizure disorder.

Sleep Conditions

We provide evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for primary neurologic sleep disorders and sleep disturbances which may arise in other neurological conditions.


We provide the latest emergent diagnosis, treatment and care to patients who have suffered a stroke or other critical neurologic conditions.


Meet Penn's neurology team.

Traumatic Brain Injury Program

Traumatic brain injury, also refereed to as TBI, is a complex brain injury that occurs from a sudden trauma which causes damage to the brain.
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