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To Make an Appointment

In order to make an appointment with a neurologist or neurosurgeon, you will have to have a referral from either your family physician or another specialist.

To reach the Department of Neurology directly, call 434-924-2706.

We may also be reached at the following toll-free numbers:

For referring physicians:
UVa Physician Direct: 1-800-552-3723

For patients:
UVa Appointment Line: 1-800-251-3627

Physicians wishing to transfer a patient to one of our inpatient services may call the UVA Access Line:  1-866-TO-ADMIT (1-866-862-3648)

Find a Doctor

The Neurosciences Service Center at the University of Virginia is supported by a nationally

recognized group of physicians, who are distinguished by both their devotion to state-of-the-art research and their clinical care techniques. The Department of Neurology is comprised of more than 20 physicians and other professionals, many of whom are renowned specialists in their field. The Department of Neurological Surgery’s eleven attending physicians provide care to patients from around the world. You can search all University of Virginia Health System physicians. Or you may search:

By Illness- or Injury-Specific Team

ALS

  • Ted M. Burns, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Matthew Elliott, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Goran Rakocevic, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Guillermo Solorzano, M.D., M.Sc. (Neurologist)

Brain Injury

  • Greg A. Helm, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Howard P. Goodkin, M.D., Ph.D. (Children)(Neurologist)
  • Kristen Heinan, M.D. (Children)(Neurologist)

Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Kathleen Fuchs, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (Neuropsychologist)
  • Greg A. Helm, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Neal F. Kassell, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • James Larner, M.D. (Neuro-Oncologist)
  • Maria-Beatriz Lopes, M.D. (Neuropathologist)
  • James W. Mandell, M.D., Ph.D. (Neuropathologist)
  • Julie A. Matsumoto, M.D. (Neuroradiologist)
  • Benjamin Purow, M.D. (Neuro-oncologist)
  • David Schiff, M.D. (Neuro-oncologist)
  • Chris I. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Justin S. Smith, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Critical Care Neurology

  • Bhiken Naik, M.D. (Anethesiologist)
  • Barnett R. Nathan, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Javier Provencio, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Andrew Schomer, M.D. (Neurologist)

Epilepsy

  • Erika Axeen, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Derek Bauer, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Edward H. Bertram, III, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • J. Nick Brenton, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Gregory Cooper, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Nathan B. Fountain, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Howard P. Goodkin, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurologist)
  • Jaideep Kapur, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Mark S. Quigg, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Andrew Schomer, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

  • Neal F. Kassell, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Jason P. Sheehan, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Headache

  • Kenneth V. Leone, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Robert McMahon, M.D. (Adults) (Neurologist)

Huntington’s Disease

  • Madaline B. Harrison, M.D. (Neurologist)

Memory Disorders

  • Laurie Brenner, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Kathleen Fuchs, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Carol A. Manning, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (Neuropsychologist)
  • Scott Sperling, Psy.D. (Neuropsychologist)

Movement Disorders

  • W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Madaline B. Harrison, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Binit B. Shah, M.D. (Neurologist)

Multiple Sclerosis

  • J. Nick Brenton, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Denise Bruen, ANP-BC, MSN, RN (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Kathleen Fuchs, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Meena Kannan, M.D., M.P.H. (Neurologist)
  • David Lapides, M.D. (Neurologist)

Neuromuscular Diseases

  • Ted M. Burns, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Matthew Elliott, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Sarah Jones, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • James W. Mandell, M.D., Ph.D. (Neuropathologist)
  • Goran Rakocevic, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Guillermo Solorzano, M.D., M.Sc. (Neurologist)

Neuro-Oncology

  • David Schiff, M.D. (Neuro-Oncologist)
  • Camilo Fadul, M.D. (Neuro-Oncologist)
  • Benjamin W. Purow, M.D. (Neuro-Oncologist)
  • Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Jason P. Sheehan, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Neuropsychology

  • Laurie Brenner, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Kathleen Fuchs, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Carol A. Manning, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (Neuropsychologist)
  • Scott Sperling, Psy.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Joyce Suh, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)

Parkinson’s Disease

See Movement Disorders

Pediatric Neurology

  • Amal Abu Libdeh, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Erika Axeen, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Laurie Brenner, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • J. Nick Brenton, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Jordan Garris, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Howard P. Goodkin, M.D., Ph.D (Neurologist)
  • Kristen Heinan, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Joyce Suh, Ph.D. (Neuropsychologist)
  • Kathryn Xixis, M.D. (Neurologist)

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • John A. Jane, Jr., M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Kelly Mahaney

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Greg A. Helm, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Pituitary Tumors

  • John A. Jane, Jr., M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Maria-Beatriz Lopes, M.D. (Neuropathologist)
  • John C. Marshall, M.D., Ph.D. (Endocrinologist)
  • Edward H. Oldfield, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Michael O. Thorner, M.D., D.Sc. (Endocrinologist)
  • Mary Lee Vance, M.D. (Endocrinologist)

Spine Injury

  • W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Greg A. Helm, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Mary E. Jensen, M.D (Neuroradiologist)
  • Julie A. Matsumoto, M.D. (Neuroradiologist)
  • Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Chris I. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Justin S. Smith, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Stereotaxic Surgery

  • Greg A. Helm, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Neal F. Kassell, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)

Stroke

  • Sherita Chapman, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Nicole Chiota-McCollum, M.D., M.Ed. (Neurologist)
  • Keri Johnson, RN, MSN, FNP (Nurse Practioner)
  • Karen C. Johnston, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Neal F. Kassell, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Kenneth C. Liu, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Min Park, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
  • Nina J. Solenski, M.D. (Neurologist)
  • Andrew M. Southerland, M.D., M.Sc. (Neurologist)
  • Bradford B. Worrall, M.D. (Neurologist)

Stroke Clinic

  • Appointments: 434-982-6952
  • Clinical Issues: 434-243-0180