Neuroscience is emerging as the premier discipline in medicine due to advances
in research and increased recognition of the scope and impact of neurological
disorders. More than 50 million Americans and a billion people worldwide are
battling neurological disorders, from Alzheimer’s, to depression, to stroke. With
the aging population, the growing impact of neurological disorders on our society
is more significant than ever. The challenge for our generation is to facilitate
global collaborations to accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation and
help solve problems of the brain and nervous system.
The Neurological Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
was created as a strategically aligned unit to directly meet this challenge. The
institute integrates five neuroscience-related departments, to bring together
more than 180 dedicated physicians and neuroscience experts from the
departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
and Neuroscience. Together, this team provides a comprehensive continuum of care across the outpatient,
acute, rehabilitation and behavioral health settings for patients with brain and nervous system conditions. We
are also eagerly awaiting the opening of our state-of-the-art Brain and Spine Hospital next fall to enhance the
delivery of care in a healing environment.
The institute serves as a hub for research and innovation by providing the infrastructure, resources and cross-disciplinary connectivity with partners from across campus and around the globe. We are thrilled to announce
new collaborative initiatives, including the Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance, the Discovery Theme
Initiative Chronic Brain Injury Center, a neural sensors and analytics partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research
Laboratory and the Neurotechnology Innovations Translator Center.
I am honored to be working with such a talented and dedicated team of faculty, staff and our partners. We
continue to strive to provide hope for patients and their families by advancing neuroscience and developing
new therapies and innovations to improve the function and quality of life of the millions of people affected by
disorders of the brain and nervous system.
I invite you to read more about some of the innovations taking place at the Neurological Institute. I look forward
to updating you on the progress of our team and the outcome of our collaborations at the institute in the future.
CEO, Ohio State Neurological Institute
Associate Dean, Neurosciences
Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Chair in Neuromodulation