Department of Neurology


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…

July 21, 2022

Run For The Hills 5K & Fun Run

Meet Bryan – a man with a mission to face a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson’s disease (PD) with fitness and connection. Opening up about a diagnosis of early onset PD at age 31 was an obstacle in and of itself. Doing so has proven an empowering way to create awareness for Parkinson’s, and to support…

July 19, 2022

Welcome Dr. Don Elbert to the Department of Neurology

Coming from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, Dr. Don Elbert joined as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology. Welcome to the department Dr. Elbert! I’m excited for the local environment in Seattle, the ocean and the mountains, hiking and being outdoors in the summer. I’m really looking forward to seeing the…

July 18, 2022

HMC Pilot Project Award

Drs. Sarah Wahlster and Claire Creutzfeldt were awarded the 2022 HMC Pilot Project Award for their project titled:Long-Term Trajectories Following Severe Acute Brain Injury Requiring Mechanical Ventilation: A Mixed-methods Study to Assess Outcomes of Patients and Their Surrogate Decision-Makers This will be multidisciplinary project in collaboration with faculty from Palliative Care, Rehab Medicine, Neurosurgery, Pulmonary & Anesthesia…

July 12, 2022

No, a Migraine Is Not Just a Bad Headache — Here’s Why

More than just a headache Migraines are a common, debilitating neurological condition.   Despite great progress in medical treatments, migraines remain underdiagnosed and undertreated.  Migraines involve intense head pain; light, sound and movement sensitivity; nausea and vomiting; and visual disturbances.  Migraine triggers include changes in sleep, environmental stimulation, stress and certain foods.  Some individuals with…

Congratulations to Dr. Weinstein on his NIH RO1 award

Congratulations to Dr. Weinstein on his NIH RO1 award, for the “Role of Microglia in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (CSVD)/Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI)” For more information about Dr. Weinstein’s research, visit his lab’s webpage: Weinstein Laboratory | Department of Neurology (

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