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The nationally-ranked UAB Department of Neurology is home to eight comprehensive divisions and seven centers offering an array of clinical activities. Over 26,000 patients are cared for annually through state-of-the-art subspecialty care and innovative treatments. Our residents have the opportunity to work in various neurology fields with 50 clinical and research faculty members.

The Department of Neurology at UAB offers an array of clinical activities in hospital and ambulatory care of patients. The department is staffed with individuals who have both clinical and research expertise to present a traditional clinical neurology experience to the students while also demonstrating the expanding treatment options created by the major advancements in clinical and basic neuroscience.

In addition to available general clinical care, specialized services are established in stroke, critical care, epilepsy, dementia and behavioral neurology, movement disorders, headache, clinical neurophysiology, neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular disorders, muscle and nerve histopathology, and neuropsychology.

Research, both fundamental and clinical, and therapeutic trials enable the staff to offer patients innovative treatments and students and housestaff a caring and scholarly educational approach.

Department of Neurology Statistics

  • 24,000 outpatients seen anually at The Kirklin Clinic
  • Over 2,000 annual admissions to UAB Hospital
  • $8 million in annual research funds
  • More than 100 ongoing research projects and clinical trials
  • Neurology residents currently in 4-year training program: 24
  • Advanced Fellowship Trainees: 8
  • UAB Neurosciences were ranked among the top programs in the country in 2011 by U.S. News & World Report