Established in 1961, The Department of Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center is one of the largest and most innovative worldwide. Our mission is to combat each type of neurological disease through state-of-the-art treatments and therapies, technological advancements, and groundbreaking research, and our accomplished team of neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, rehabilitation physicians, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, nurse aids, biomedical scientists, basic science, translational research and clinical trials investigators, residents, and fellows works tirelessly towards this goal everyday.
It is estimated that one in five Americans suffer from a neurological disease, but we believe this statistic can improve dramatically, not with pharmacological agents alone, but rather with early diagnosis and a smooth transition throughout each critical period of life. Unlike other facilities, our Department of Neurology distinguishes itself through the belief in the continuity of the lifespan, meaning the tracking and treating of any and all neurological diseases should be a seamless process from birth through the final era of life.
Many patients lose the connectivity of care between pediatric, adult, and geriatric life stages. For example, numerous adults with borderline cases of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Autism are not diagnosed early on or occasionally are diagnosed and lose the follow-up treatment and translation required as they develop through adulthood. Brain function - and dysfunction - changes rapidly during development, but we are one of the few destinations that can treat patients each step of the way with the most advanced diagnostics and therapeutic modalities. That is why people from all over the globe, as well as from the New York metropolitan area, come to us for accurate diagnosis and individually tailored treatments and therapeutics.
Our 2021 Highlights document the remarkable innovations in research, treatment and care that we made last year.
Increase in neurology outpatient visits since 2017
Increase in neurosurgery outpatient visits since 2017
Neurosurgical procedures over last four years
With nearly 50 years of experience at Montefiore Medical Center, our Department of Neurology has carved many 'firsts' into the history of this medical field. Some of our most noteworthy milestones include:
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