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Leaders in quality patient care and innovators in research.

New developments in neurology

Our Department

The Department of Neurology conducts basic and clinical research on the nervous system and provides clinical care for people with neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, epilepsy, movement disorders like Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, tremor, dystonia, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular conditions, headache and sleep disorders.

Our faculty includes leading neuroscientists, who work to expand our knowledge of nervous system function, as well as neurologists and psychologists who provide diagnosis and treatment for adults and children. We partner with colleagues from throughout the health system and work closely with the Department of Neurological Surgery to provide multidisciplinary team management for neurological disorders. We also offer cutting-edge diagnostic approaches, including advanced neuroimaging technologies and access to trials of new medications and other therapeutic modalities.

Chair of Neurology

Amy Brooks-Kayal, M.D., FAAN, FANA, FAES
Professor and Chair 
Andrew John Gabor, M.D., Ph.D., Presidential Endowed Chair
UC Davis Health Department of Neurology

Letter from the Chair

A leader in research and patient care

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Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

Cutting-edge research, community outreach and comprehensive care

Residents with Chair Dr. Fredric Gorin

Education Programs

Resident and fellowship training for clinicians and researchers of tomorrow.

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New understanding and innovative treatment for neurological diseases and disorders.

Dr. Rogawski Dr. Zolkowska

Discovery of drug for postpartum depression

Neurologic disease research at UC Davis contributes to first treatment specifically approved for postpartum depression