Overview

The Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a robust and rapidly-growing department dedicated to excellence in research and clinical care. The department is the home of a nationally-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center, a NeuroNEXT award from the National Institutes of Health, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and an ALS clinic certified by the ALS Association. The department as a whole ranked 26th in the nation in National Institutes of Health grant funding in 2014, earning more than $6.4 million, and its faculty members and researchers continue to seek out new ways to improve patients' lives.

Regarding our post-graduate training programs, we currently have 24 residents in the four years of our residency program and two fellows each year in our clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular, vascular and critical care programs. Our residency program and fellowship programs are fully accredited by the ACGME or the UCNS.

Richard Dubinsky, MD, MPH, is the neurology residency Program Director, and the faculty have spent a great deal of time in developing a meaningful and well organized training program for our residents. Mazen Dimachkie, MD is the Program Director for the Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Fellowship programs. Our clinical neuromuscular fellows spend an equal amount of time becoming experts in electromyography and electroencephalography, along with receiving specialized clinical training in neuromuscular disease and epilepsy.

The neuromuscular fellowship is designed for neurophysiologists who plan to pursue a career in academic medicine. Neuromuscular fellows are involved in clinical research.

Gary Gronseth, MD, heads our vascular neurology fellowship program, which trains neurologists for an academic career in vascular neurology. Manoj Mittal, MD, heads our neurology critical care fellowship, which began in 2015.

In regards to our clinical and research programs, we currently have a depth of specialization in multiple areas including Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease, and headache. A number of our faculty members are national and international leaders in their area of specialization.

The department is closely allied with the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (HBIC) directed by William Brooks, PhD, Professor of Neurology. Dr. Brooks has assembled a group of talented investigators at the HBIC to further our understanding of both the healthy and dysfunctional brain. We are affiliated with the University of Kansas Hospital. The department continues to be in significant growth phase.

Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS, is the Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology. Dr. Burns is the co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and also directs the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Unit and the Alzheimer and Memory Clinic. 

Suzanne Stevens, MD, heads our Sleep Medicine Lab.

We are actively recruiting for faculty with clinical and research interests to add to our existing program in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and neuro-intensive care.

The department is located in the Landon Center on Aging at 3599 Rainbow Boulevard, which is two blocks north of the main campus. If you're in Kansas City, please visit us at our offices in the Landon Center on Aging.

Last modified: Jul 29, 2015
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