Neurology focuses on disorders of the human nervous system. Physician faculty in the Department of Neurology at Indiana University 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 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.
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Neurology Clinical Care Facilities
IU Health Neuroscience CenterPatients with suspected or diagnosed neuromuscular disease are evaluated and managed by Department of Neurology physician specialists at the IU Health Neuroscience Center. The department’s neuro-oncology program combines the expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists to offer the latest treatment options for cancer patients. This program, focusing on patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine, is exceptional in its ability to integrate all aspects of care, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Services include state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, such as electrodiagnosis, muscle and nerve biopsy, and genetic testing.
IU Health University HospitalThis tertiary referral center welcomes patients referred by other physicians throughout Indiana. The patient population tends to be complex, diagnostically challenging and in need of specialized therapies. University Hospital includes a dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit.
IU Health Methodist HospitalThis is a large community hospital with patients referred by physicians throughout Indiana. The Methodist Hospital service includes several intensive care units and a large Neurology service.
Riley Hospital for Children at IU HealthA tertiary referral center for pediatric patients needing specialized treatments, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health includes an active Pediatric Stroke Program, an epilepsy monitoring unit, and several subspecialty ambulatory clinics. The IU Neurofibromatosis Clinic is based at this hospital and is the only clinic for comprehensive care of those with neurofibromatosis in the state of Indiana. The Center provides diagnosis, genetic counseling and management for patients of all ages with neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with NF type 1, NF type 2 and schwannomatosis receive care.
Eskenazi HealthEskenazi Health Services serves residents of Marion County. The neurologic services at this facility consists of common inner-city acute care problems with an abundance of vascular disease, epilepsy and complications of general medical illness. In addition, afternoon outpatient clinics emphasize ambulatory neurology. Eskenazi Health also has a dedicated stroke unit.
Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical CenterThe Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a designated VA referral center with a broad spectrum of acute and chronic neurologic patients. Two half-day outpatient clinics are offered per week for neurology residents.
Outpatient ClinicsOutpatient clinics are focused on stroke prevention. Acute stroke evaluation and treatment begins in Emergency Departments with the collaboration of the emergency department staff and includes thrombolytic drugs and mechanical thrombectomy. Acute stroke care continues in specialized hospital units prepared to monitor acute stroke patients and take actions to limit complications. Rehabilitation services are an integral part of stroke care and include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy supervised by physiatrists.