Department of Neurology

Providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for stroke, movement disorders, headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Department of Neurology

Providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for stroke, movement disorders, headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

about us

The Department of Neurology provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for stroke, movement disorders, headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. The WVU Neurology team expands their services beyond the Morgantown campus each month, and provides care in a minimum of four locations in rural West Virginia. Without the efforts of the WVU Neurology team, many of these patients would not have access to specialized care for complex illnesses. The Neurology team performed over 500 patient visits at these locations in 2020

OUR CLINICS

MDA CLINIC

Our MDA clinic has a multidisciplinary team which consists of a neuromuscular physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, Neuropsychologist, Nurse coordinator, social worker and a speech therapist that are available on site. In addition, Cardiologists and Pulmonologists are available as well.

MEMORY HEALTH CLINIC

The WVU RNI Memory Health Clinic offers comprehensive, individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia, while providing support for caregivers. Early diagnosis can prove critical for successful treatment outcomes and provide hope for dementia patients and their caregivers. The WVU RNI Memory Health Clinic is the only multi-disciplinary specialty clinic in the state of West Virginia focused on:

Specific diagnosis of the type of dementia

  • Diagnosis of underlying conditions
  • Development of a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient
  • Addressing of patient’s caregiver/family needs
  • Access to groundbreaking clinical research trials

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ALS CLINIC

Our ALS clinic has a multidisciplinary team which consists of a neuromuscular physician, nurse coordinator, physical therapist, occupational therapist, Neuropsychologist, social worker, speech therapist, Pulmonologist, respiratory therapist, CT surgeon and dietitian.

OUR PROGRAMS

TMS PROGRAM

 

The transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) program consists of three state-of-the-art TMS laboratories. All systems utilize integrated neuronavigation, electroencephalography, electromyography, and virtual reality. The main area of focus is development of innovative treatments for conditions across neuroscience domains, including Alzheimer’s, stroke rehabilitation, chronic pain, addiction, and human performance enhancement.

TELESTROKE PROGRAM

 

RNI neurology telemedicine locations have tripled since 2017, providing patients in Appalachia critical access to hospitals. Twenty-seven telestroke and teleneurology locations across West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland connect neurology physicians with rural hospitals, offering specialized care. By collaborating across the region, RNI neurologists quickly provide the most advanced treatment modalities for stroke, headache disorders, and general neurology.

Learn about our Stroke Center

FACES OF RNI

Melanie Ward

“Being an inaugural member of the Women in Neuroscience leadership program was an honor. It’s empowering to know that RNI recognizes the value, skills, and perspectives that women bring to leadership roles.”

MELANIE WARD, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Becky Dewitt

“After working at WVU for more than 20 years, it’s exciting to see so much growth, research, and new opportunities to help patients. Having lost grandparents to memory disorders, I’m energized by the RNI’s nationally-recognized memory health work, which is serving patients every day.”

BECKY DEWITT
Clinic Manager