The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSU) is a 19-bed unit designed for the care of neurology and neurosurgical patients who require specialized intensive nursing and medical care. The NSU is involved with the care of complex patients with neurologic and neurosurgical disorders; acute treatment of stroke patients (i.e. Brain Attack), and evaluation of novel treatments for acute stroke. The unit is directed by Michael DeGeorgia, MD. Additional neurointensivist staff include Drs. Wei Xiong, Ciro Ramos Estebanez, and Alan Hoffer.
The NSU is physically adjacent to Lerner Tower 4, the home of the neurology inpatient service. Expansion of the NSU was recently completed with an increase in the number of beds and multimodality monitoring.