Neurology Residency Training Facilities

Training Hospitals

In-patient neurology residency training is carried out at two sites, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. The different patient mix at the two hospitals provides residents with thorough exposure to the broadest possible range of neurologic illness.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The Neurology service at UH Cleveland Medical Center cares for inpatients in the Lerner Tower 4. There is a 14-bed intensive care unit, staffed by neurologists trained in intensive care and shared with the Department of Neurological Surgery. The Department has a full range of neurodiagnostic laboratories (including EEG, video-EEG monitoring unit, EMG, neurovascular ultrasound, autonomic function, neuro-ophthalmology, and sleep centers).

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Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Within walking distance of UH Cleveland Medical Center, is the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Neurology Service at the VA is active in clinical care and academic research. It is closely affiliated with two VA Research Centers of Excellence, the FES (functional electrical stimulation) and APT (advanced platform technology) Centers. The FES Center focuses on the application of electrical stimulation to enhance the functional capacities of individual with motor deficits due to stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

There is also a Gait laboratory at the VA, that performs research that is aimed at enhancing motor recovery after stroke by incorporating multiple techniques including FES, robotics, advanced treadmill training techniques and motor learning strategy to maximize recovery of upper and lower extremity motor functions and abilities to function independently.

The APT center is developing new biomaterials and electronics to enhance the range of applications of biomedical engineering to neurological diseases. Another outstanding clinical and research resource is the Daroff/Dell'Osso Ocular Motility Laboratory, which includes world class researchers: Drs. John Stahl and Mark Walker. Drs. Robert B. Daroff and Lou Dell'Osso founded the initial eye movement laboratory in the VA almost 30 years ago. The ocular motility laboratory studies control of eye movements and how eye movements are disturbed in neurological diseases.

The Neurology service cares for acutely ill patients on its own wards in this 683 bed hospital, and provides outpatient care for veterans throughout Northern Ohio. Dr. Ronald Riechers is the Chief of the VAMC neurology service. He joins a distinguished faculty who provide care and also participate in active clinical and basic research programs. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of clinical excellence than any other VAMC: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, and Domiciliary Care of the Homeless.

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