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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, you'll find top neurosurgeons, neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and psychiatry specialists whose pioneering work in the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions earns national and global recognition.

Whether it's expertise for Alzheimer’s disease, spine issues, neurosurgery, brain cancer, stroke or psychiatric issues, we have the resources 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% 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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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

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Is your child at risk? Take a look at this Q&A with pediatric neurologist J. Nicholas Brenton, MD, to learn more about AFM, a rare but…

What’s Your Risk? 5 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts

How much do you know about your brain health? According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with this disease. Learn…

Myths vs. Facts: How Well Do You Know Your Headache Pain?

Your head hurts – again. But do you know what type of headache it is? What may have caused this headache pain? And most importantly, how to ease…

Neuroscience News

Can an Investigational Drug Delivered in the Ambulance Improve Stroke Outcomes?

The University of Virginia Health System is launching a clinical trial with local emergency service providers to determine whether an…

Eight UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Eight University of Virginia Children’s Hospital specialties earned a top-50 national ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “Best…

iTHRIV Awards Pilot Funding, Supports Statewide Research Collaborations

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has awarded funding to four multi-institutional research projects…