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Epilepsy, Sleep, and Clinical Neurophysiology

The division of Epilepsy, Sleep, and Neurophyiology offers comprehensive evaluation of and treatment for patients with epilepsy, seizures and sleep disorders. Our multidisciplinary team includes adult and pediatric epileptologists, sleep specialists, and neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and psychologists, epilepsy nurses, neurodiagnostic technologists, and social workers. Many of these staff members are international leaders in epilepsy research and care, including the past president of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and past chair of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. We also offer a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship program in sleep medicine.

General & Community Neurology

The division of General and Community Neurology provides most of the general neurology care at Duke. This care is performed on an inpatient and outpatient basis at Duke Hospital, and at our sister hospitals at Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, and at our South Durham and Kernodle clinics.

Headache and Pain

The division of Headache and Pain is dedicated to treating and understanding the root cause of headaches and facial pain. Our providers have experience caring for both common and complex headache disorders, with nationally recognized expertise in treating vertigo, chronic migraine, and neurologic causes of head pain. We work closely with other providers trained in neurosurgery, psychology and pain management to provide our patients with comprehensive, tailored care. In addition, research faculty Carlene Moore, PhD, and Yong Chen, PhD, are conducting research to understand the fundamental nature of pain and find better treatment options.

Memory Disorders

Our division of Memory Disorders is dedicated to treating patients with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders as well as conducting research to better understand, treat, diagnose, and prevent these conditions. Our providers at Duke’s memory disorders clinic specialize in new diagnostic techniques that detect Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions even before symptoms begin. We also diagnose and treat a wide range of memory problems including mild cognitive impairment, post-traumatic memory loss, amnesia, dementia, and normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Our faculty are collaborating with other Departments within Duke and as part of the Duke/UNC ADRC to conduct research that will help us find, treat, prevent, and understand these conditions.

Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology

Members of our division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology provides excellent patient care as well as clinical and basic research concerning immune diseases of the central nervous system. All of our providers have been named MS Certified Specialists by the Consortium of MS Centers. Our clinic regularly participates in clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and treatment regimens for MS. We are also an integral part of the Duke Center for Research in Autoimmunity and Multiple Sclerosis (DREAMS), a multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical researchers dedicated to improving our understanding of, and patient care for, MS and autoimmune diseases.

Neurocritical Care

The Department's division of Neurocritical Care faculty includes 11 intensivists, all of whom are boarded in Neurocritical Care by the United Council of Medical Subspecialties; many also hold concurrent areas of specialization such as vascular neurology, neuroanesthesiology, and neurophysiology. We also have a fellowship program for board-eligible or certified physicians interested in subspecialty training in neurocritical care.

Neuromuscular Disease

Providers in our division of Neuromuscular Disease provide clinical care within Duke's Electromyography Laboratory, the Neuromuscular Consult Service, the Myasthenia Gravis Clinic, the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, the ALS Clinic, the EMG Guided Chemodenervation Service, and the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic. The faculty within Neuromuscular Service are internationally recognized within their field. For more than three decades we have offered an ACGME-approved fellowship in neuromuscular medicine which offers expertise in diagnosis and management of patients with peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle disorders.

Parkinson's Disease And Movement Disorders

The division of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders consists of an interdisciplinary group of neurological specialists who provide comprehensive specialty and subspecialty care. Our division also serves as a focal point to unite and accelerate translational research efforts impacting movement disorders. Stages of research include early pipeline discoveries to clinical practice interventions. We also offer a two-year fellowship program designed to produce the next generation of physician-scientists specializing in movement disorders.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology

Our division of Stroke and Vascular Neurology offers cutting-edge patient care and conducts excellent reserach to better understand, prevent, and treat strokes and related conditions. The Duke Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, originally named the Duke Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and was founded by Dr. Albert Heyman in 1966 as a collaborative effort of the NIH and the Veterans Administration. Certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, we offer the highest level of specialized stroke prevention and stroke care. We also offer a fellowship program in vascular neurology with a multidisciplinary faculty which includes members of our Department as well as the Departments of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, and Surgery.

Hospital Neurology

Our providers within the new Division of Hospital Neurology specialize in helping patients complicated, overlapping conditions throughout Duke’s three hospitals (Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital). Our providers are united by a passion for inpatient care and complex cases, often involving both neurological and non-neurological conditions. We bring neurological consultative care to all of our patients, regardless of service line. A fellowship program in Hospital Neurology is planned for the second half of 2021.

Translational Brain Sciences

The Division of Translational Brain Sciences brings together research faculty from across the field of neuroscience to promote excellence in research and provide support, mentoring, and collaboration for neuroscience faculty and staff. Our research works to take the latest findings in laboratory, bench, neuroscience and translate those findings into advances in patient care.