Centers of Excellence

Neurosciences Center

About the Neurosciences Center

The priority for people who suffer from a brain or any nervous system disorder is to find the best medical care. Patients seek compassionate experts with the latest understanding about their condition, deep knowledge about therapies, and access to emerging treatments. This level of care is built on two strong pillars: an exceptional clinical environment and ongoing research into the causes and treatments of disease.

The Neurosciences Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is at the heart of our focus on helping all patients with nervous system and psychiatric disorders. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is recognized as a top hospital on the U.S. News Honor Roll and is consistently ranked as a top provider in neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News. The Neurosciences Center cares for thousands of patients each year suffering from all types of diseases of the nervous system. We are also leaders in neuropsychiatry.

From Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to mental illness, brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy, chronic pain and newborn neurological conditions—the Neurosciences Center encompasses all physicians and other experts from across the BWH community with expertise related to the brain, mind and central nervous system. We’re delivering highly coordinated, multispecialty care for a comprehensive and personalized approach to each patient’s care.

The Neurosciences Center is a world leader in neuroscience research. We’re constantly expanding our research agenda and sharpening our focus on solving some of the greatest neurological challenges of our time. Our 1000+ neuroscientists and physicians are working with urgency to advance their most promising discoveries and develop real life preventions and treatments for today’s patients—as well as future generations, worldwide.

Take Alzheimer’s disease as one example. BWH investigators are now leading clinical trials, which could result in a novel Alzheimer’s medication over the next five years. While not a cure, it could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease or perhaps slow its course for patients in the very earliest stages of the disease.

What’s Next?

The opening of the Building for Transformative Medicine heralds a new era for medical discovery at BWH, with clinical care and research united under one roof and patients at the center of it all. The new building is home to the Neurosciences Center, integrating a broad range of neuroscience specialties such as neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. The Center’s patient care, research and medical education will benefit from close proximity, further enhancing our culture of coordination and collaboration.


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