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Our Divisions

Our department treats disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. We have ten clinical divisions and multiple clinical programs. Each division has world-renowned clinicians and research scientists providing cutting-edge treatments for our patient and advancing the field of neurology. Appointments can be made with the general neurology clinic or one of the many neurology programs or clinical divisions.

Referral Information

  • The Division of General Neurology evaluates and treats all neurological conditions. The division includes the Yale Headache Center, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, and the Yale Neurology Resident Clinics. The Resident Clinics offer specialized care in general neurology and stroke and include the Neurology Urgent Access Clinic.
  • Movement Disorders - Parkinson’s Disease & Essential Tremor

    The Movement Disorders Division within the Yale Department of Neurology comprises physicians and scientists dedicated to the recognition, evaluation, treatment, and understanding of the full range of hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movement disorders. The group provides consultations and care for patients with Parkinson's disease and related illnesses, tremor disorders (especially essential tremors), Huntington’s disease and other choreas, dystonias, tic disorders, myoclonus and other movement disorders either caused by primary nervous system dysfunction or secondary to medical illnesses and medications including tardive dyskinesias.
  • Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology

  • The increasing prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases throughout the world means that almost all of us have loved ones who are either patients or bear the burden of care for afflicted individuals. Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and other degenerative diseases each present patients with the challenge of chronic illness and complications.
  • Under the guidance of world-renowned MS clinician-scientist, David Hafler, MD, Division Chief of Neuro-Immunology, the Yale Multiple Sclerosis Center provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with MS and related diseases, and engages in basic research and clinical trials to advance both the understanding of the disorder and continually improve treatment options.
  • Welcome to the Yale Division of Epilepsy and EEG. The Yale Epilepsy Program provides promising options for many adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy. Internationally known for clinical excellence and innovative research, this program was one of the nation's first and has evolved into one of the most active and advanced in the world.
  • Our division provides care for patients with infections directly or indirectly involving the nervous system, and performs research in the causes and management of these disorders both in the US and in global settings.
  • The Neuromuscular Program provides primary and referral services for all disorders of the peripheral nerves and muscles. We are a fully funded MDA-ALS clinic.

  • The Division of Neuro-Oncology, as part of Yale Brain Tumor Center, puts together all of the components critical to managing patients with primary brain tumors, metastases, and neurologic complications of cancer: comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, leading edge treatment options, thorough follow-up and psychosocial support.

  • The Division of Vascular Neurology evaluates, treats and studies diseases which affect the structure and function of the blood vessels supplying the brain.
  • The Department of Neurology at the West Haven VA provides outpatient and inpatient clinical services and has a robust research program. The West Haven campus is home to the VA Neurosciences Research Center, which is an integral part of the Department of Neurology and houses a major research program focusing on cellular and molecular mechanisms in neurological disease and neural regeneration.