Neurology is a specialty that focuses on the human nervous system disorders. Physician educators in the Department of Neurology at IU School of Medicine are focused on better understanding neurological conditions in children, adolescents and adults in order to improve prevention and treatments. As part of the IU School of Medicine’s tripartite mission, the department is deeply involved in training the next generation of physicians and investigators in neurological care and research.
The Department of Neurology is located in the new IU Health Neuroscience Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center that unites all the specialties that involve neuroscience, including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neuroradiology. It is also home of the main outpatient Neurophysiology (EEG, EMG and Evoked Potentials) laboratory at IU Health. The adjoining Indiana University Neurosciences Research building enables clinicians, basic scientists and physician scientists in the neurosciences to collaborate in research, education and patient care in an environment that is rarely achieved in academic medicine.
Residents in the Neurology Department at IU School of Medicine are accomplished graduate medical students with a passion to research and treat diseases of the nervous system. Consistent with national trends, about 80 percent of residency program graduates pursue fellowship training and have successfully secured post-residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine and other well-respected institutions throughout the United States.