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Welcome to the Department of Neurology



Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Website of the Department of Neurology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. Our mission is to strive for excellence in medical education, research, patient care and community service.

The Department of Neurology underwent significant expansion over the past decade. Nationally recognized clinical faculty provide care for patients with various neurological disorders at the Clinical Academic Building and consultative and in-patient services at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The Department also has specialized programs including epilepsy surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease and tremor, and Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) treatment for movement disorders. Five nationally certified Centers of Excellence in Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Epilepsy, and ALS provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary patient care and conduct therapeutic clinical trials in their respective areas of expertise.

A residency program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick was established in July 2008. The Department's educational program is enhanced by volunteer faculty, who contribute to the education of medical students and neurology residents.

The Department's research activities continue to expand. Physician scientists and basic scientists conduct funded research in the areas of Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Neurogenetics. These preclinical and translational research programs are housed in the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, and at the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases on the Piscataway campus. Several undergraduate, PhD and MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows are trained at the Center.

The Department of Neurology continues to serve the community by participating in patient and physician education programs at the local and national levels.

I hope that you will take the time to browse through this Website to learn more about the services we offer, our faculty, and our educational and research activities.

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD
Department Chair