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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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Neuroscience News

233 UVA Physicians Selected for Best Doctors in America® List

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fourth consecutive year…