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Neurology

In the departmental listings, the following notations signify particular faculty appointments:

* Secondary appointment
+ Part time
^ Faculty member with secondary appointment outside the School of Medicine
# Faculty member with primary appointment outside the School of Medicine

Allan I. Levey, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Professors Emeriti

Joanne Green+, Robert F. Kibler+

Professors

Garrett E. Alexander, Gary Bassell*, Valerie Biousse*, Donald L. Bliwise, Nancy Collop*, Bruce Crosson, Mahlon R. Delong, Charles M. Epstein, Stewart A. Factor, Edward Faught, Michael Ross Frankel, Jonathan D. Glass, Felicia C. Goldstein, Sandra Helmers, Ellen Hess*, Linton C. Hopkins, Hyder Jinnah, Nicholas Krawiecki*,   Allan I. Levey, David Loring, Helen S. Mayberg*, Carolyn C. Meltzer*, Gary Miller*#, Nancy J. Newman*, David B. Rye, Krishnankutty Sathian, Yoland Smith, Donald Stein*, Larry Tune*, Ronald J. Tusa, William Tyor, Ling Wei*, Thomas Wichmann, James Zheng*

Associate Professors

Cathrin Buetefisch, Gregory J. Esper, Alan Freeman, Robert E. Gross*, Anna Janss*, Jorge L. Juncos, Jaffar Khan, James J. Lah, Suzette LaRoche, Neil Lava, Zixu Mao*, Raul Nogueira, Stella Papa, Owen Sanuels*, Lary C. Walker^, Barbara Weissman*, Manual S. Yepes

Assistant Professors

Pratibha Aia+, Aaron Anderson, Angela V. Ashley+, Samir Belagaje, Ranjita S. Betarbet, Gavin Brown, Beau Bruce*, Janet Cellar, Brian Ciliax+, Daniel Drane, Doss Esper+,  Adriana Galvan, Evan Gedzelman, Jane L. Gilmore, Chad Hales, Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, Amy Harrison, Taylor B. Harrison, Phillip Holt*, Christopher Horn, William Hu, Sarah W. Jones+, Prem Kandiah, Ioannis Karakis, Vita Kesner, Thomas Kukar*, Keith McGregor, Klaus Mewes, Mark E. Mullins*, Fadi Nahab, Joe Nocera, Vishal Patel, Sharon S. Polensek, Karen Rommelfanger, Leslie Rudzinski, Jeff Rumbaugh, Nicolas Seyfried, Angelica Silva, Patrice Smith*, Tommy Thomas, Lynn Marie Trotti, Naymee Velez-Ruiz, Adam Webb, Jon Willie*, George R. Wilmot, Thomas Wingo

Instructors

Christina Fournier, Amanda Freeman, Casey Hall, Jeremy Herskowitz, Lilith Judd, Pearce Korb, Paul McDonald, Pankajavali Ramarkeishnan, Dustin Rochestie, Michael Silver, Jennifer Takesaka

Senior Associates

Wamda Ahmed, Geeta Ganesh, Russell Gore, Jaimie Hatcher-Martin, Shyian Jen, Aasef Shaikh

Associate

Bryan Riggeal*

MD 715. Clinical Neurology Clerkship

Four weeks. Credit, 4 hours. This rotation is required of all medical students and is taken during the Application phase of the curriculum. The student receives two two-week assignments to rotate at two of the following: to Grady Hospital, Emory University Hospital - Main Campus, Emory University Hospital - Midtown,  Veterans Affairs Medical Center, The Emory Clinic, Wesley Woods, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The goal of the rotation is to introduce the student to clinical disorders in neurology and to help the student learn to perform a neurological examination and assessment. Each student workup is reviewed by a member of the faculty. Students are expected to read about the specific clinical problems presented by their patients and to find and bring in the best recent review from the literature. Students are required to write up and present their patients and to use the literature for the diagnosis and management of their patient. Students are required to attend standarized didactic and small group sessions each week and are also required to take an oral examination and the NBME standardized written exam in clinical neurology. During the rotation the students engage in independent learning exercises on which they receive weekly quizzes.  There is an optional writing assignment, subject selected by the student. A letter grade is received after successful completion of the rotation.

Elective Opportunities in Neurology

Students with an interest in neurology and/or neurobiology are encouraged to contact the clerkship director and/or a faculty preceptor, who works in the student's area of interest. Together they will discuss and design an elective that will allow exposure to the desired clinical or research activities. Students in the clinical years may spend time on the neurology ward service, consult service or outpatient clinic service of affiliated hospitals, in the outpatient clinics, or in selected research laboratories. This is a pass/fail rotation and a letter grade is not provided.

MD 610 Neuroscience I

This Neuroscience Module for second-year medical students is a five-week course taught during the Human Disease section of the Foundations of Medicine Phase of the undergraduate medical school curriculum. The course emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of the human nervous system as it applies to clinical medicine and combines instruction from over 40 faculty from the medical sciences departments of neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, cell biology, internal medicine, pathology, pharmacology, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology. The neuroanatomical and pathophysiological mechanism of nervous systems disorders are taught in a variety of formats, including large group didactic lectures, gross anatomy laboratory, small group case-based discussions, actual live-patient presentations and independent learning assignments. Summative assessments include multiple-choice questions, short answer/essay and a neuroanatomy final. The course is pass/fail.