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Department of Neurology

Through nearly a century of exemplary experience, the Department of Neurology at Saint Louis University has demonstrated a commitment to providing exceptional patient care. We pride ourselves on having a team of dedicated and highly specialized neurologists who can precisely assess and manage all diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. SLU's department has also been recognized as a Level 1 Time Critical Diagnosis Center for Stroke.

Our Mission

The Department of Neurology aims to:

  • Provide the best neurological care to patients and their families.
  • Research and discover new treatments for nervous system disorders.
  • Train the next generation of neurologists and educate patients and their families

Vision Statement

All members of the Saint Louis University Department of Neurology will collaborate to support state-of-the-art neurological education, compassionate patient care and a growing research enterprise. The department will develop the most exciting intellectual environment for investigation, treatment and training in neurology. We will fulfill this vision in an environment of mutual respect and collaboration.

Our primary inpatient service site for adult neurology is at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Pediatric neurology is located at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and Medical Center.

SLU Neurology Department Specialties

  1. Stroke and endovascular team: For rapid management of ischemic strokes with chemical and mechanical clot removal, endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms, vessel stenosis, arteriovenous malformations, etc.
  2. Multidisciplinary ALS clinic: One of the largest in Missouri, also a site for several clinical trials for ALS.
  3. Epilepsy division: Our skilled epileptologists are trained in the care of complex refractory epilepsy patients and the evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgeries. We possess six epilepsy monitoring units (EMUs) and many portable video EEG machines for long-term monitoring.
  4. State-of-the-art neurophysiology lab: Our nationally renowned neuromuscular specialists, who have been with SLU for a long time, have a bustling practice caring for patients afflicted with nerve and muscle disorders. They perform and interpret NCS (nerve conduction study) and EMG (electromyography).
  5. Inpatient general neurology team: Our residents and attendings manage a busy inpatient service with a high turnover. We admit patients with a diverse range of neurological conditions from Missouri as well as Illinois.
  6. Comprehensive outpatient neurology clinics: We have separate specialized clinics for headaches, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis and various movement disorders including Parkinson’s, dementia, and non-epileptic seizures.
  7. Movement disorders specialists: Apart from running a busy clinic for movement disorders and degenerative conditions, our specialists also perform Botox injections for dystonia. They work with our neurosurgeons for the placement and programming of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes for the treatment of medically refractory Parkinson's disease, essential tremors or several other movement disorders.
  8. Sophisticated neurocritical care unit: Up to 15 NICU active beds equipped with advanced monitoring systems for acutely sick patients with brain hemorrhages, infections and uncontrolled seizures, to name a few.

We also have an active presence at the VA St. Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division, which has neurology faculties with primary appointments within our department. Our neuromuscular and neurointervention specialists also provide services at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and Medical Center for diagnosing and treating children with acquired or congenital neuromuscular or cerebrovascular disorders.