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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 cutting-edge research.

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:

  • Stroke/telestroke
  • General neurology/headache
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurocritical care
  • Interventional neurology
  • Child neurology
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October 2, 2021


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Comprehensive Centers

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


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Neurology News

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CBD reduces plaque, improves cognition in model of familial Alzheimer’s

CBD normalizes levels and function of two proteins - TREM2 and IL-33 - key to reducing the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and improves cognition as it also reduces levels of the immune protein IL-6, associated with the high inflammation levels found in the disease.


Henson joins MCG as director of neuro-oncology

Henson is a neuro-oncologist with more than two decades of experience treating patients with brain tumors and other tumors of the nervous system.

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Repetitive compression of limbs appears to aid recovery from deadly brain bleeds

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.

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Brain estrogen is key to brain protection when oxygen is low

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.



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