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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.

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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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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 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…

Using Telemedicine For Stroke Care at UVA

The telestroke program at UVA recently treated its 1000th patient. Telestroke uses telemedicine to treat patients virtually. Watch the video to…

Neuroscience News

UVA Identifies Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels as New Avenue to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new…

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) treatment…

U.S. News & World Report: UVA is No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

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