Understanding the nervous system is medicine’s final great frontier. All the qualities that make each person unique are based in the brain. When disease alters the brain’s structure in an instant by a stroke or over years through the slow, cruel degeneration of diseases like Lou Gehrig’s or Alzheimer’s, a part of that individual is lost forever. The mission of the GW Department of Neurology is to sustain the dignity of human beings by treating nervous system disorders. We do this by providing expert patient care, training the next generation of physicians and scientists and working to discover therapies that will help people with nervous system disorders live longer with a better quality of life.
Gifts to the Department support the wide spectrum of research performed by faculty, unique opportunities for trainee education, and novel patient care initiatives. For more detailed descriptions see the GW Department of Neurology Case for Support.
Our areas for focused development include:
- An Epilepsy Center that provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment for patients with epilepsy and other movement disorders with the goal of helping them live productive and independent lives. Our specialists also participate in clinical research to help advance epilepsy treatment.
- The Neuromuscular Disease Division includes clinicians that care for patients with peripheral nerve diseases, motor neuron disorders, muscle and neuromuscular transmission disorders. Within the division is our ALS Clinic which is supported by the ALS society and provides interdisciplinary care of patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease. The division evaluates novel treatments within its Clinical Trials Unit.
- A Cerebrovascular Center that is unmatched in the region, acknowledged by the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Award for delivering rapid, coordinated patient care for patients with acute stroke.
- A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic being developed with GWUH, where an innovative care plan will deliver seamless patient care, provide earlier diagnosis and treatment and enhance the patent experience.
- The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program will create a network of Parkinson’s specialists to provide care for every patient coming to GW-MFA practice sites across the region.
- Center for Immune and Nervous System Disorders which will focus on deciphering how each of these systems interact and how disease of one influences the other. The Center will develop novel therapies for multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. We will collaborate with internationally recognized scientists in the GWU Department of Tropical Medicine and Immunology.
You can make your gift to the department in a number of ways:
- By mailing your check, made out to The George Washington University and with "The Department of Neurology" in the memo line, to:
The George Washington University
SMHS Development and Alumni Relations
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 355E
Washington, DC 20037
- By phone by calling the SMHS Development and Alumni Relations Office at (202) 994-7511.