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Department of Neurology

Chair's Message

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Message From the Chair

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Eli M. Mizrahi, M.D. Chair, Department of Neurology Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
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Thank you for your interest in neurology education at Baylor College of Medicine. Our training goals parallel the exciting challenges and opportunities in the field of neurology itself. We strive to help our trainees become outstanding clinicians; understand basic, translational and clinical research; and develop excellent teaching skills.

We have trained neurology residents at Baylor for more than 50 years with our graduates now both in academic medicine as well as private practice. Many of our recent graduates continue training as fellows in the clinical subspecialties of neurology or as postdoctoral fellows in basic or clinical research, both here at Baylor and at institutions throughout the United States.

There are several centers of excellence in our department, each concentrating on specific clinical problems with related basic and clinical research programs. These include the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, the Neuromuscular Disease Center, and the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center. In addition, there are active programs in general neurology, stroke and vascular neurology, neurointensive care, clinical neurophysiology, neurogenetics, pediatric neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychology. Many of these programs are closely allied with basic and clinical research efforts and also offer subspecialty fellowship training after residency.

Our affiliated hospitals are Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Methodist, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our out-patient facilities are part of the Baylor Clinic, with specialty-designated neurology clinics in the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center. This network of affiliations and facilities provides a large, clinically rich and diverse population with a wide range of neurological problems, and forms the basis of an outstanding clinical training experience. More than 60 faculty members work in the department and these facilities, many internationally renowned for their clinical expertise and their research. All are committed to the training program and to the development of young neurologists.

Best wishes,
Eli M. Mizrahi, M.D.