Child Neurology Continuity Clinic
The Child Neurology continuity clinics were established to provide the best possible patient care and resident education in a hospital-based child neurology continuity clinic. The clinics were set up in such a way as to simulate as much as possible a private-practice setting. Continuity of patient care and resident education are a high priority in the design. Hence, residents are assigned to a specific weekly clinic, each headed by attending child neurologists, for their entire three years of residency. Also, the residents are encouraged to start their weekly child neurology continuity clinic in their second year of Pediatrics. The patients are maintained as much as possible in the same clinic, even though residents change every three years. In this way, the attendings become familiar with the more complex patients and smooth the transition of resident turnover.
We view the outpatient clinic experience as the most important outpatient activity for the child neurology residents, since they provide a continuity experience for learning how to care for a cohort of patients. In addition, a unique mentoring relationship develops between the resident and the clinic attending over four years.
Adult and Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics
Comprehensive evaluation and treatment is provided to pediatric and adult patients with difficult seizure disorders. Selected patients with intractable epilepsy are assessed for surgical treatment of their disorder.
Adults and children with multiple sclerosis, allied demyelinating, and other neuroimmune disorders receive clinical care and often participate in experimental therapeutic and diagnostic studies.
Patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, TIAs, CNS vasculitis, vascular malformations, and aneurysms are seen in follow-up by the stroke faculty and residents. Many of these patients participate in clinical trials coordinated by the faculty.
Neuromuscular Disease Clinic
Adults and children with a wide range of muscle, anterior horn cell, nerve, and neuromuscular junction disorders are seen in this busy clinic sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Many patients in this clinic also participate in clinical research studies designed to evaluate and better treat a range of neuromuscular disorders.
Movement Disorders Clinic
Adults and children with Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, myoclonus, tremors, Tourette's syndrome, and a host of other neurological movement disorders are seen. Many patients participate in clinical research protocols designed to evaluate experimental medications.
This clinic specializes in the evaluation and care of patients with dementia. Many patients participate in therapeutic drug trials for dementia and other behavioral disorders.
Adult and pediatric patients with primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer and cancer treatments are seen in this busy clinic.