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.
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, our recently opened clinic in south Durham, 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; our providers perform additional inpatient consultations at Duke Regional and Duke Raleigh. Our senior residents who desire more clinic exposure can take additional electives in general neurology with an emphasis on a community model. Lastly, through our Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic partnership with Kernodle Clinic, we have additional neurology expertise west of the Triangle.
Our faculty are leaders in neurological education and participate in core rotations for Duke Medical students at all three Duke sites, core faculty for the Adult Neurology Residency Program and Program Directorship for the Neurology APP Residency Program. Our faculty are also involved in educational research as well as clinical research with the Neurology Clinical Research Organization.
In addition to being general neurologists, our providers are also trained and certified specialists in other areas of neurology. These areas include epilepsy , sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases, clinical neurophysiology, rehabilitation neurology, and sports neurology. Additionally, general neurology faculty provides care at the Durham VA Medical Center. The division also provides opportunities for additional training for residents, fellows and students.
As a child, Sarah Mason, PA-C, loved listening to the stories her grandfathers, both of whom were doctors, told about their work helping patients.
Members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to eight articles and two correspondence letters published in peer-reviewed journals this July.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke University Hospital as the top hospital in North Carolina and the 23rd best across the nation for neurology and neurosurgery in its 2022-2023 hospital rankings.
William Powers, MD, went to medical school with the intention of being the local doctor of a small New England town. The logical reasoning, intellect, and clinical showmanship of the then-Chair of Neurology Fred Plum got him hooked in neurology, however.