University of Rochester Neuromedicine

Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester

  • Includes clinical care and research in at least 19 departments at the Medical Center, and six more on River Campus
  • Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Departments alone consists of more than 240 faculty

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International Leader in Research

Berislav Zlokovic, M.D., Ph.D.
  • In 2008, URMC ranked 6th in the nation in NIH funding for neuromedicine with $27 million in research grants. The Department of Neurology has ranked in the top ten since 2000 and Neurosurgery has been in the top 10 since 2003
  • URMC has $156 million in total ongoing, multi-year research grants in neuromedicine
  • In 2008, Brain & Cognitive Sciences received $10 million in research funding, the highest for a River Campus department
  • The URMC Clinical Trials Coordination Center (CTCC) is the hub of a network of hundreds of neurological researchers located in throughout United States, Canada, Europe and Australia, coordinates the activities of study groups in several diseases, and has been involved in the design and implementation of almost every major study of new treatments for neurological disorders.
  • URMC is home to several unique research programs including the Center for Neurodegenerative and Vascular Brain Disorders, the Center for Translational Neuromedicine, the Center for Neural Development and Disease, the Batten Disease Diagnostic and Clinical Research Center, the Fields Center for FSHD and Neuromuscular Research, the NIH-funded Consortium for Clinical Investigation of Neurological Channelopathies, and a NIH-funded Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center

Innovative and Cutting-Edge Clinical Care

  • URMC is a clinical powerhouse in the field of neuromedicine and is a regional magnet for specialized neurological and neurosurgical care
  • URMC is home to several leading clinical programs in fields such as movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, stroke, epilepsy, pediatric neurology, spinal cord and brain trauma, brain cancer, and dementia and programs in rare neurological diseases such as periodic paralysis, ataxia, FSHD, and pediatric leukodystrophies which draw patients from around the world to see our specialists
  • URMC-led Rochester Neurosurgery Partners provides neurosurgical care at all of Rochester’s major hospitals and nearly one dozen outreach clinics throughout WNY
  • In 2007, URMC formed a partnership with Rochester General Hospital for neurological care at RGH


Educating the Next Generation of Physicians and Scientists

  • For close to 75 years, Rochester has been at the forefront of teaching and training leaders in the neuroscience fields
  • Virtually every medical center in America has a Rochester-trained neurologist or neurosurgeon on staff
  • URMC has one of the most competitive programs in the nation for both clinical and basic neuroscience training and education, each year hundreds of students vie for one of 14 neurology and neurosurgery resident positions
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences’ unique educational programs are only found at a handful of other elite institutions, such as Johns Hopkins and MIT

About URMC Neuromedicine

About Ernest J. Del Monte

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