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Neurosciences & Behavioral Health Center

People from all over the world come to UVA to seek treatment for difficult, rare and complex conditions of the brain, nervous system and spine. Here, they find top neurosurgeons, neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists whose pioneering work in the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions earns national and global recognition.

From Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases to Parkinson’s disease and brain and pituitary tumors, UVA has the experience that can make a difference in your treatment.

At UVA, four of our specialties were honored as “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report, including our neurological services, which places them among the top 10 percent in the nation.

A Home Away From Home

Traveling or moving for treatment can overwhelm anybody. Find out why Charlottesville, UVA Health's home, offers a warm and vibrant environment conducive to healing. View transcript

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Help us find answers to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, brain tumors, epilepsy and a host of other conditions that affect people's daily lives, often without much hope for a cure.

Research & Training
neuroscience research in the learning lab

As a teaching hospital, UVA trains and teaches the next generation of doctors. We're also at the forefront of research to find treatments for the most challenging conditions. 

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Neuroscience + Technology = Amazing Treatments

Long-term, deep depression that doesn't respond to medication has now met its match with TMS therapy.

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It's called Gamma Knife radiosurgery - but it doesn't use a knife at all, treating tumors and epilepsy without surgery.

Learn About Gamma Knife

In just one session, Focused Ultrasound can calm the shakiness of essential tremor. And that's just the beginning.

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Neurosciences Blog Posts

An Apple a Day: 4 Impressive Health Benefits of Apples

Can an apple a day keep the doctor away? Possibly! Learn about the health benefits of apples, how they can prevent disease in surprising ways.…

A VHL Patient’s Story: Inside the Fall Vim & Vigor

Karen Ramsey passed away on April 30, but as she wished, we’re sharing her story to spread awareness of VHL, a rare genetic condition. Read about…

7 Quick Questions With Min Park, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery Specialist

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, we sat down with neurosurgeon Min Park, MD, an expert in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery…

Neuroscience News

UVA Opens Haymarket Neurosurgery Clinic

University of Virginia Health System has opened a new neurosurgery clinic to bring high-quality, convenient neurosurgery care to Haymarket. UVA…

UVA’s Jonathan Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

A School of Medicine neuroscientist who is transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system has been awarded the…

Free Stroke Awareness Event Oct. 5 in South Boston

University of Virginia Health System is presenting a free community stroke awareness event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Southern Virginia…