Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology 2017-04-14T15:14:33+00:00

Department of Neurology

About the Department

The Department of Neurology is committed to excellence in neurological care, research and education. The department offers an array of clinical activities in inpatient and ambulatory care of patients and features four teaching hospitals: Keck Hospital of USC, LAC+USC Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

About the Department of Neurology


“This is a great time in neurology because science, genetics, proteomics, computerized information technology, imaging—they can all converge. It’s an incredibly exciting time for the whole field and for USC. It’s inspiring because there’s a real commitment to excellence here.”
Helena Chang Chui, MD
Professor of Neurology
Chair, Department of Neurology

Chair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

Clinical medicine has its foundation in the insights provided by basic science studies of normal and abnormal organ, cell and molecular structures and functions. In turn, the power of basic science to successfully support clinical medicine is highly dependent upon input from clinical observations and experience. Partnerships between basic and clinical scientists are the most effective means of translating fundamental insights into more effective tools for the diagnosis, management, treatment, and eventual cures, for neurological disease. In the Department of Neurology, faculty members are actively engaged in individual investigator-initiated research projects, as well as the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships between basic and clinical scientists in multiple departments and schools at USC. Our research efforts reflect the diversity and complexity of the neurological diseases that afflict our patient population, such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular diseases such as inclusion body myositis and myasthenia gravis.

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Department News

Danny Wang presents findings from the USC project in January, during the second annual meeting of the Biomarkers for Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia consortium.

USC researchers aid national consortium in search for dementia biomarkers

While researchers know that cerebral small vessel disease, which damages the brain’s smallest blood vessels, is linked to dementia and cognitive impairment, the exact mechanisms are still poorly understood. To help rectify this, Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have joined a nationwide consortium, Biomarkers for Vascular Contributions… Read More »

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Keck School Events

Career Development Seminar Session - From Academia to Industry and Back: How Patients Will Benefit From Our Partnership

Career Development Seminar Session – From Academia to Industry and Back: How Patients Will Benefit From Our Partnership

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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