Everyday experts from all facets of Emory’s Department of Neurology rack their brains in order to help neurology patients ease their minds. With a mission of “improving the health of people with neurological diseases through the best clinical care, research, and teaching,” Emory’s Department of Neurology has made great strides in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Stroke and Epilepsy.

Ranked 9th in research in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health, and 12th for Neurology Departments by the US News and World Report, Emory Neurology relentlessly pursues its mission and constantly aims to find more effective neurological treatment options. Medical science is truly interwoven with patient care, and as a result Emory physicians are able to shed a new light on the disease processes as well as provide the most relevant therapies to the treatment of these complex chronic neurological conditions.

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

The Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Program specializes in treating patients with memory loss, dementia, and cognitive dysfunction and has several ongoing research projects. Specific interests include Alzheimer's disease, familial dementias and genetic studies, mild cognitive impairment, cholinergics and anticholinergics in delirium and dementia, vascular dementia, epidemiology of dementia in African-Americans, management of behavioral and psychotic symptoms, dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal electrical activity in the brain resulting in recurrent seizures. It is estimated that over 40 million people in the world may suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy affects children, adults, and seniors and can be genetically present from birth or caused by a head injury, brain tumors, or infectious diseases. In many cases, the cause cannot be discovered.

Movement Disorders

The Emory Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program is a leading treatment and research program for the spectrum of movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease, dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington's Disease, and Tourette's syndrome. Providing comprehensive services ranging from diagnosis to rehabilitation, our neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychologists and researchers work together to tailor treatment for the specific needs of each patient.

Neuromuscular Disorders

The Neuromuscular Division of the Department of Neurology consists of physicians, nurses, and technical staff that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of people with diseases of peripheral nerves, muscles and the neuromuscular junction. Neuromuscular diseases include peripheral neuropathies, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, the muscular dystrophies, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Find a Specialist

Specialists that are concerned with Neurological Conditions include Neurologists, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists .