Department of Neurology


May 19, 2023

An Innovative Approach to Dementia and Memory Care

Alzheimer’s disease can be a devastating diagnosis. This progressive neurodegenerative condition affects a person’s cognitive abilities, memories and independence in the later stages. In the United States, approximately 6.7 million people are currently affected, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects that number to nearly double to 12.7 million by 2050. But patients who receive an Alzheimer’s…

February 27, 2023

UW Medicine Neurology on Pace to Transform Rural Health

For Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD, the UW Medicine Department of Neurology is more than the only group of academic medicine specialists providing neurological services to Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. It’s a team of providers uniquely positioned to transform care for the thousands of people living in the area’s most remote locations. “For rural…

February 9, 2023

UW Medicine MS Walk – Sunday, April 23, 2023

October 10, 2022

Innovations In Epilepsy Conference

After 2 years of going virtual, we are thrilled to bring you the Innovations in Epilepsy Conference in-person! Join us on Saturday, November 12 at Seattle Children’s Hospital for this annual conference. We have great presenters and topics planned that you don’t want to miss! Featuring UW Medicine’s Dr. Holmes and Dr. Kim! Can’t join us in-person?…

September 29, 2022

Mapping the whole human brain: Allen Institute to lead global collaboration

Scientists at the Allen Institute are launching the brain equivalent of the Human Genome Project, leading a new global collaboration to map the approximately 200 billion cells in the human brain by their type and function. The work and research of Dr. Kimiko Domoto-Reilly [] and Dr. Thomas Grabowski [] are featured in this global…

September 26, 2022

Congratulations to Gloria von Geldern MD FAAN

Congratulations to Gloria von Geldern MD FAAN [], Associate Professor of Neurology at the UW MS Center [], for graduating from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Women Leading in Neurology program this month. This national AAN leadership program for mid-career neurologists empowers women to advance to the top levels of leadership in their fields…

September 15, 2022

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. This neurodegenerative disorder affects cells in a specific area of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the associated symptoms make Parkinson’s disease the 14th cause of death in the United States. Parkinson’s disease causes stiffness or slowing of…

September 6, 2022

She once thought becoming a doc wasn’t possible

Dr. Jamie Wright, diagnosed with hydrocephalus as an infant, begins her second year as a UW Medicine neurology resident. “I think she’s a good addition to the program,” said Dr. Michael A. Williams, director of the UW Medicine Adult and Transitional Hydrocephalus Clinic and professor of neurology and neurological surgery at the UW School of Medicine.  “She’s got…

August 17, 2022

2022 Puget Sound Heart And Stroke Walk

Walk with UW Medicine on October 8th for Heart and Stroke Walk Day! Join a team or make a donation by scanning the QR code below.

July 28, 2022

She Had Seizures All Her Life —  Brain Surgery Cured Her

Melissa Hunter was used to having occasional seizures — she’d been diagnosed with epilepsy as a child, but medication kept the condition at bay. When she was in her late 20s and decided to try for a child, doctors in Portland, where she lives, recommended switching her epilepsy medication. The switch caused her condition to…

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