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Neurology

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  • Department of Neurology

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). UMMC is Mississippi's only academic medical center.  

    Dr. Alexander Auchus
    Dr. Alexander Auchus

    Included on a 164-acre campus in Jackson are the professional schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and health related professions and a hospital complex including an adult hospital, a children's hospital, a hospital for women and an intensive-care hospital. Also on-site are a pavilion for outpatient services, a rehabilitation hospital, and the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Medical Center. Additional outpatient clinics are located nearby at the Jackson Medical Mall. 

    The Department of Neurology offers undergraduate and graduate medical education, provides an extensive variety of patient care service, and conducts basic, clinical and translational research. Our investigative work is funded by grants from the NIH, NSF, HRSA, non-profit foundations and private philanthropy. Our faculty is comprised of experts in stroke/vascular neurology, neuro-critical care, epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, neuropsychology, neuro-ophthalmology and headache. In 2009, we initiated an aggressive expansion in faculty numbers and departmental space, which is targeted to continue through 2014. Our department principles are excellence, civility and respect for one another.

    Neurology students, residents and fellows enjoy exposure to acute and tertiary neurological problems in a variety of patient populations and training venues. They benefit from state-of-the-art new hospital facilities, the only NAEC comprehensive epilepsy center in Mississippi with extensive electrodiagnostic capabilities, and superb neuroradiology and neuropathology support. Unique opportunities for training and research include neuroscience ICU care, telestroke with outlying rural hospitals, neuroimaging studies of brain aging and dementia, and clinical trials of intravascular devices in stroke. Additional opportunities for professional development are regularly being added.

    I hope you enjoy exploring our website, and we welcome your contacts via telephone, e-mail or in person.

    Alexander P. Auchus, MD
    Professor and McCarty Chair of Neurology