The Department of Neurology, under the leadership of David Holtzman, MD, offers a complete line of leading-edge treatments and research for adult and pediatric neurologic disorders.
Recognized for Excellence
In 2006, U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington University School of Medicine among the top four medical schools in the nation. The magazine also ranks Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Department of Neurology as the best in Missouri and in the top 10 in the country. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department ranked at the top of all US medical school neurology departments in research support.
Nearly all of the 74 physicians in the department are board-certified in adult neurology, pediatric neurology, or rehabilitation.
Areas of specialty include:
Specialized procedures offered include sleep studies, electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). A positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a state-of-the art brain imaging technique invented and developed at Washington University, is located in the neurology intensive care unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The unit is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the United States.
For a referral to a Washington University neurologist or neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call