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Divisions

Epilepsy & Sleep

The division of Epilepsy and Sleep 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...

Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology

The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Duke 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 providers have experience with a variety of injectable, oral, and infusion treatments for MS. They will work with you to find a therapy that meets your needs based on your symptoms and personal preferences. Our clinic regularly participates in clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and treatment regimens for MS, including...

General & Community Neurology

Watch Jodi Hawes, MD, discuss her interests in general neurology and neurorehabilitation, as well as how she gets to know new patients. About the Division Duke values the role of the general neurologist both in evaluation and treatment of patients and the education of residents and students. Outpatients are seen daily in Duke Neuroscience Clinic 1L, Duke North Duke Street Clinic and the MOB8 outpatient building on the Duke Raleigh campus. Active inpatient consultation services at Duke and at the Durham VA Medical Center allow residents to see a spectrum of patients under faculty supervision;...

Headache and Pain

Our providers 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. Our physicians diagnosis and treat common headache disorders including migraine and tension headache, and also have experience in less common head pain conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, atypical face pain, post-concussion...

Memory Disorders

Watch Richard O'Brien, MD, PhD, discusses how he helps patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. Such specialized assistance is available at the Memory Disorders Clinic (MDC) of Duke University Health Systems. The clinic is located within the Duke Health Center at Morreene Road in Durham, NC. Patient Care Our neurologists 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...

Critical Care and Vascular Neurology

Watch our Christa Swisher, MD, discuss how she helps patients--as well as their families and loved ones--in our intensive care unit. Clinical Care A team of experienced advanced practice acute care nurse practitioners work side by side with the medical staff to provide state-of-the art care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical critical illness, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, and refractory seizures. The Duke Life Flight program has allowed patients with advanced and highly complicated...

Neuromuscular Disease

Clinical Services The Neuromuscular Consult Service evaluates patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system, usually in conjunction with their electrodiagnostic studies. Fellows and residents on the neuromuscular service participate in these consultations. The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic is supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and meets one half-day each week. Fellows and residents on the neuromuscular service attend this clinic. The MDA clinic at Duke follows approximately 1200 patients, with a multidisciplinary team that includes a physical therapist, occupational...

Parkinson's Disease And Movement Disorders

Our Movement Disorders Center provides expertise in Parkinson’s disease from both physicians and staff. Patients undergo a thorough evaluation and are provided a comprehensive treatment plan that includes such resources as physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and access to a clinical social worker. As official Centers of Excellence for both the Parkinson’s Foundation , and the Huntington's Disease Society of America we are nationally recognized for our research, care and comprehensive services. We offer the latest medications and treatments, as well as comprehensive support...

Stroke

Background The Duke Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center is based in the School of Medicine (Department of Neurology), and has expanded to develop affiliated programs and includes faculty from an extensive list of clinical departments, research laboratories, and university centers. These include affiliations with: Duke Cerebrovascular Center Duke Clinical Research Institute Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Duke Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories Research activities range from laboratory studies based on molecular biological approaches to neuropharmacology,...