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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, our neurological services, including our pediatric neurology and neurosurgery services, were honored as “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report, which places them among the top 10 percent in the nation.

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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.

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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

A Dementia Caregiver’s Story: Supporting Two Family Members in Cognitive Decline

After many years of caring for her aunt and mother, both diagnosed with dementia, Geneva Alexanderson realizes the importance of making self care…

Spotting Sepsis: The Medical Emergency You’ve Never Heard Of

Each year, almost 260,000 lives are lost to sepsis. Only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths in the U.S. Learn who’s most at risk and how…

7 Quick Questions with UVA Neurosurgeon Avery Buchholz, MD

Avery Buchholz, MD, is a UVA neurosurgeon specializing in traditional and minimally invasive spine surgeries. He treats patients with a variety of…

Neuroscience News

Scalpel-Free Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has…

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…