UCLA Neurology is a robust department with extensive research, clinical and educational programs strategically positioned to lead into the future. How does one measure these things? UCLA Neurology is a large and deep department with 135 full-time faculty and 54 voluntary faculty. In research activity, we have been in the top 10 in Neurology departmental NIH funding since the early 1990s. Research output from the Department places it in the top 5 in the field in terms of publication numbers, citations and specific citation metrics (such as H index). On the clinical side, UCLA Neurology has inpatient services in the state-of-the-art Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The Neuro ICU is a large 26-bed unit with 3 Tesla MRI and CT-PET scanners. Adjacent Stroke, General Neurology and Epilepsy services occupy spacious floors which, like the hospital in general, have the openness and natural light that was part of the original design by I.M Pei. Together with the neighboring outpatient Neurology Clinic, a strong focus on quality of medical care places the UCLA Health System as #1 in the West and #5 in the U.S.
UCLA Neurology extends beyond the Westwood Campus to include the West Los Angeles and Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Centers and the Los Angeles County Olive View Medical Center. Overall, this clinical UCLA Neurology network provides clinical care, research and educational opportunities to one of the most ethnically, economically and socially diverse patient populations in the country. On the educational side, UCLA Neurology education has matching focus in size and quality. WE have recently extended our medical student clerkship. There are over 125 Neurology trainees as graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and clinical fellows, a highly ranked residency program and unique educational channels, such as the UCLA Neurology Resident NINDS R25 research program that funds a dedicated clinical or basic science research track in the residency.