Clinical care in the Department of Neurology focuses on neurological conditions in children and adults to improve prevention and treatments.

Clinical Care

Neurology focuses on disorders of the human nervous system. Faculty physicians in the Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine are focused on better understanding neurological conditions in children, adolescents and adults in order to improve prevention and treatments. As part of the IU School of Medicine’s tripartite mission, the department is deeply involved in training the next generation of physicians and investigators in neurological care and research.

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To schedule an appointment with a neurologist, contact IU Health at 317-948-5450 or online using the Find a Doctor portal.

Adult Neurology Specialties

Neurology faculty physicians at IU School of Medicine are nationally and internationally recognized experts who specialize in several diverse areas of adult neurologic conditions.

Child Neurology Specialties

The department has the largest and most productive group of child neurologists in the state of Indiana, offering expert and cutting-edge clinical care to children throughout Indiana and the Midwest.

Clinical Neuropsychology Residency

Neuropsychology Specialty

Neuropsychologists provide neuropsychological evaluations for adults and children with difficulties in memory, attention, language, and other aspects of thinking and behavior.

41,766 adult neurology patient visits in 2022
80+ adult and pediatric faculty physicians
9,082 child neurology patient visits in 2022
neurology clinical care facilities

Patients with suspected or diagnosed neuromuscular disease are evaluated and managed by Department of Neurology physician specialists at the IU Health Neuroscience Center. The department’s neuro-oncology program combines the expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists to offer the latest treatment options for cancer patients. This program, focusing on patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine, is exceptional in its ability to integrate all aspects of care, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Services include state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, such as electrodiagnosis, muscle and nerve biopsy, and genetic testing.

This tertiary referral center welcomes patients referred by other physicians throughout Indiana. The patient population tends to be complex, diagnostically challenging and in need of specialized therapies. University Hospital includes a dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit.

This is a large community hospital with patients referred by physicians throughout Indiana. The Methodist Hospital service includes several intensive care units and a large Neurology service.

This is a full-service hospital providing care to adults and children in Carmel and Hamilton County, north of Indianapolis. Neurologists at the hospital focus on general neurology as well as providing subspeciality care in behavioral neurology, neuromuscular conditions and neurotoxin therapy. Neurodiagnostic testing such as EMG and EEG are also offered at the hospital.

This is a full-service hospital proving care to adults in Avon and Hendricks County, west of Indianapolis. Neurologists specialize in general neurology as well as epilepsy/seizure care and neuromuscular conditions. Advanced neurodiagnostic testing such as EMG, EEG and muscle and nerve biopsy are also offered at the hospital.

A tertiary referral center for pediatric patients needing specialized treatments, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health includes an active Pediatric Stroke Program, an epilepsy monitoring unit, and several subspecialty ambulatory clinics. The IU Neurofibromatosis Clinic is based at this hospital and is the only clinic for comprehensive care of those with neurofibromatosis in the state of Indiana. The Center provides diagnosis, genetic counseling and management for patients of all ages with neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with NF type 1, NF type 2 and schwannomatosis receive care.

Eskenazi Health Services serves residents of Marion County. The neurologic services at this facility consists of common inner-city acute care problems with an abundance of vascular disease, epilepsy and complications of general medical illness. In addition, afternoon outpatient clinics emphasize ambulatory neurology. Eskenazi Health also has a dedicated stroke unit.

The Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a designated VA referral center with a broad spectrum of acute and chronic neurologic patients. Two half-day outpatient clinics are offered per week for neurology residents.

Outpatient clinics are focused on stroke prevention. Acute stroke evaluation and treatment begins in Emergency Departments with the collaboration of the emergency department staff and includes thrombolytic drugs and mechanical thrombectomy. Acute stroke care continues in specialized hospital units prepared to monitor acute stroke patients and take actions to limit complications. Rehabilitation services are an integral part of stroke care and include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy supervised by physiatrists.