Treating & Researching Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders strike the core of what it means to be human — memory, personality, movement, the ability to acquire and process information, even how you relate to those you love.

At UVA, patients with neurological disorders are treated with the most recent therapies while our researchers work to discover new ways to help and hope for the future. Our neurosurgeons and neurologists pioneer work treating strokes, brain tumors, spine disorders, pituitary tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders and all other brain conditions.

Learn more about our Neurosciences Center of Excellence.


Individualized Neurological Patient Care

The demand for intuitive, comprehensive care for those suffering from neurological disorders will increase as our population ages. Private support will help us offer new hope to these patients and their families.

Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trials

UVA is pioneering a potentially life-changing, scalpel-free surgical treatment for patients with essential tremors and tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease. These clinical trials have the potential to dramatically improve patients' quality of life. Learn more.

Groundbreaking Neuroscience Research

Research in neurosciences changes and evolves at a rapid pace, and UVA's  investigators are leaders in their fields. Private philanthropy provides vital funding to seed innovative new approaches to neurological treatments and therapies, especially in the early stages before they're eligible for government and industry grants.

Supporting Top-Notch Talent in the Neurosciences

Gifted physicians and scientists are the most critical components of any major clinical or scientific enterprise. To build on our existing strengths, UVA must recruit and retain talented leaders in neurology, child neurology, neuro-oncology, neuroscience, psychiatry and neurosurgery — as well as prepare the next generation of neuroscience leaders. Endowed gifts—for professorships, fellowships, and resident support—are some of the most valuable tools in this effort.

Unlocking the Mystery Behind Alzheimer's Disease

UVA is committed to aggressively pursue new avenues for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). At UVA, we are building an innovative program that extends from basic research to the application of new ways to diagnose and treat AD.

UVA's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

UVA's multidisciplinary team of epilepsy specialsts touches the lives of over 3,500 patients each year with a combination of clinical care, outreach and research. Learn more.

Equipment & Program Support in the Neurosciences

New laboratory facilities, staff and equipment need substantial funding. Many of these needs are interdisciplinary and multifunctional, making the impact of your gift even greater. State-of-the-art equipment gives our people the resources they need to pioneer advances in neurosciences.