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Message from the Departmental Chair

September 10, 2013

Dr. Marxa Figueiredo The Department of Neurology at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) was established in 1973. It has a long-standing history and tradition in the practice and advancement of Clinical Neurosciences by providing the most comprehensive care to patients with neurologic illnesses from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, stroke as well as other acute neurologic injuries. Our department has a robust laboratory research program in the Mitchell Center that is particularly focused at advancing our knowledge of neurodegenerative disorders. Additionally, we have a highly regarded fully-accredited neurology residency training program that has served for highly successful career trajectories for our graduates.

The values of the department are aligned with the mission of UTMB to uphold integrity, demonstrate compassion and respect, embrace diversity, and strive for excellence and innovation. The departmental philosophy and vision is to optimize an organizational environment that strives for excellence in the domains of: a) clinical patient care; b) teaching, training, and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff; and c) research and scholarship. Our overall goal is to continue providing state-of-the-art care to patients with neurologic disorders, conducting and enhancing research (clinical, translational, and basic science) through interdepartmental collaborations, and training the next generation of neurologists and neuroscientists to improve diagnosis, and management of neurologic disorders and to develop more innovative therapies and strategies for the future.

Sincerely,

Anish Bhardwaj, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E., FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FANA
Chairman, Department of Neurology
John Sealy Chair of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

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