The Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University aims for the highest quality of clinical care, the best training
experience for our medical students, residents, and fellows, and the performance of
Our teaching mission includes medical students, residents, and fellows undergoing
advanced training. Research activities in the department include both basic science
and clinical and translational investigations. Additionally, our multidisciplinary
Neuroscience Center of Excellence facilitates active collaborations with subspecialists
from other departments including general neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuro-otology,
neuro-ophthalmology, functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation and epilepsy
surgery), neuro-gastroenterology and basic science. Our facility houses a wide variety
of other specialties including a level I trauma center, and seven ICUs (neurology,
shock trauma, surgery, pediatric, neonatal, cardiology, and medical).
We have a strong foundation in general neurology and neurological subspecialties including:
Augusta University Health's centers,
Comprehensive Stroke Center: A pioneering 29 stoke/telestroke network and a JC certified Comprehensive Stroke Center (first in Georgia)
A National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence
A NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
An ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence
Department of Neurology Research
Join in email discussions with neurologists from around the world.
The Neurology Network connects MCG Neurology Alumni together with their peers
Scientists want to know more about how an inexpensive, low-risk treatment may improve recovery from the most deadly type of stroke. Called remote ischemic conditioning, or RIC, it involves successive bouts of compressing then relaxing an arm or leg with a blood pressure-like cuff, most typically for four cycles of five minutes of inflation followed by five minutes of deflation and enables better use of a natural pathway for brain repair.
When the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen, estrogen produced by neurons in both males and females hyperactivates another brain cell type called astrocytes to step up their usual support and protect brain function.
A study of 181 patients at 16 sites across the country who test negative for two antibodies long known to cause muscle-weakening myasthenia gravis, found that about 15% test positive for one of two newly discovered antibodies that also attack the point of communication between nerves and muscle.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, researchers say.
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