The Department of Neurological Sciences constantly pursues all aspects of the UNMC mission: clinical service, medical education, biomedical research, and community outreach.
We have 22 full time faculty, six advanced practice providers and 20 neurology residents and fellows. DONS faculty are specialized clinicians, recognized clinical researchers, and accomplished educators. With seven clinical programs of excellence, we provide state-of-the-art patient care and diagnostic testing using the latest technology,
Our residents are trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and affiliated institutions (Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital and Children's Hospital & Medical Center). We accept four residents per year starting at the PGY1 level. Our residents receive outstanding exposure and training in all aspects of neurological diagnosis and care. In the past five years, our residents have excelled in national in-service examinations and have been competitively placed in fellowship programs nationwide.
Research is a vital part of our department's activities. Our researchers are active in determining the value of new treatments and translating new research advances into clinical practice, as well as in basic, translational, and clinical research on human neurocognitive performance. DONS faculty collaborate with physicians and researchers in other UNMC departments and institutes, as well as other academic institutions across the country.
Our faculty are also dedicated to outreach efforts for patients, families, healthcare providers, and community members to provide education and increase awareness and support for patients suffering from neurological diseases.