Two neurologists reviewing test results.

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.

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

Play Video
Support
give to our neurosciences research

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.

Give
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. 

Learn About Our Neuro Research
Neuroscience + Technology = Amazing Treatments

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

Learn About TMS

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.

More on Focused Ultrasound

Neurosciences Blog Posts

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Natural Headache Remedies?

Whether you have a tension headache, a sinus headache or are prone to migraines, it’s helpful to have a bag of tricks ready to help ease the pain…

Walking Again: A Little Girl’s Movement Disorder & More in the Summer Vim & Vigor

When Alana stopped walking, it took years for her parents to find a specialist who could diagnose her movement disorder. Read her story &…

Am I Having a Panic Attack? Symptoms, Techniques & Treatments

Your heart is racing, you start to sweat and feel dizzy. You have a sudden and overwhelming sense of fear. You may actually be having a panic…

Neuroscience News

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

Focused ultrasound waves create tiny bubbles inside cancer cells, causing them to die.

The post…

New Stroke Guidelines Aim to Improve Care Amid COVID-19

Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19.…

Team-Up Targets Spinal Cord Injuries

Two top scientists are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments…