The Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine provides personalized care for patients with neurological disease, trains medical students and residents in clinical care and research, and conducts research to advance the art and science of neurology and provide meaningful new therapies for our patients.
This is an extraordinary time for neurology and the clinical neurosciences. There has been an explosion of new knowledge about the development and function of the nervous system, and the disorders that afflict the nervous system.
New tools and new ideas lead to better and more powerful research, and we are a part of this expanding awareness and discovery.
The department is comprised of the following specialty areas of education, healthcare and research:
Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders
The primary mission of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic is to provide the most professional and compassionate patient care in the area of neurodegenerative and movement disorders. We also have an active clinical research program. Leveraging Baylor's premier status in genetic research, we have intensified our research into the genetic mechanisms of Parkinson's disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia and other neurologic movement disorders. We are involved in a clinical, imaging, and genetic PD biomarker research program sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. We are also exploring various strategies to slow or prevent the progression of the disease and to explore novel neurophysiological concepts designed to further improve outcomes of our deep brain stimulation program. In addition to PD, we are actively involved in experimental therapeutics of other diseases, such as dystonia, tremors, Huntington disease, and Tourette syndrome.
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See the PDCMC Annual Reports for a recap of our center's accomplishments and highlights by year.
Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
The Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers comprehensive evaluation for those with epilepsy or those suspected of having seizures or epilepsy. The center is designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level IV Center, providing a full range of services for those with epilepsy. The mission of the center is to individualize care for each patient to achieve seizure control and optimize quality of life.
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