Letter From The Chairman

Dr David M Labiner It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Neurology at the University Of Arizona College of Medicine! The 1990s were declared the decade of the brain. The 21st century continues to provide us further advances in the neurosciences through better understanding of genetics and underlying mechanisms of disease, improved diagnostics including neuroimaging, and a wider array of therapeutics. There is now hope for patients with neurological disorders that not long ago were thought incurable. Thus, it is a great time to be in Neurology!

Our department is part of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) - one of the largest tertiary care academic medical centers in the Southwest. The Department of Neurology is composed of over 30 full time teaching and research faculty along with numerous part-time clinical faculty members whose interests and activities encompass most aspects of neurology. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, patient care, research, service and healthcare delivery for the people of Arizona and beyond.

Our faculty have clinical activities at four affiliated teaching hospitals (UAMC – University Campus, UAMC - South Campus, Southern Arizona Department of Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System and Tucson Medical Center), each of which brings diverse clinical, educational, and research strengths to our program. In additional we have a robust out-patient clinical practice at several locations in and around Tucson.

The educational mission of the Department includes primary responsibility for the training of medical students in required neurology clerkships, two individual ACGME accredited neurology residency programs, clinical fellowships that include behavioral neurology, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, headache, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, and clinical neurophysiology. In addition, individually tailored clinical and laboratory based fellowships in neurology research are available. At the University of Arizona we have strong collaborations between the programs in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and neuroscience. The clinical enterprise includes busy outpatient, inpatient and consultation services.

Please explore our website to learn more about us, our department, our university and Tucson, Arizona.

David M. Labiner