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Mission and Goals

The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Department of Neurology serves as the premier neurological center for the state of West Virginia and the surrounding region. It is committed to providing outstanding tertiary neurological care to patients, teach medical students and residents and carry out neurological research.

Neurology has a large cadre of neurologists with a variety of sub-specialty expertise including epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, cerebral vascular diseases, movement disorders, headeaches, multiple sclerosis, child neurology and behavioral disorders. Strong programs in Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery and Pathology support the Department of Neurology in carrying out its clinical and research missions. This includes intradisciplinary programs that involve epilepsy monitoring and surgery, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and interventional stroke therapy.

The faculty are committed to a strong teaching program. This is directed at medical students and neurology residents. Active research program exist in the department's sub-specialty sections.

The Department of Neurology maintains active inpatient and outpatient services. In addition, it maintains and supervises the clinical neurophysiology (EEG, EMG and autonomic testing ) laboratory, inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit, sleep laboratory and a muscle and nerve biopsy program. The department has approximately 950 hospital admissions and sees approximately 20,000 of outpatients annually.