Welcome to the Department of Neurology

Message from the Chair

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD

Welcome to the Department of Neurology website at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. Our mission is to offer excellent education to our learners, conduct innovative and impactful research, provide high quality patient care and serve the community.

The Department, which was founded in 1979, continues to grow and expand in all its core missions. 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 practice adopts a “Patient-First” culture and received the “Gold Seal” designation by 2018. 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 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary patient care and conduct therapeutic clinical trials in their respective areas of expertise.

The residency program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick was established in July 2008. In addition to the full-time faculty, 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 RWJMS Institute for Neurological Therapeutics (RINT), located on the Piscataway campus. Several undergraduate, PhD and MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows are trained at the Institute.

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

Ruth Dunietz Kushner and Michael Jay Serwitz Chair in Multiple Sclerosis