Neurology at Penn State College of Medicine
Welcome to the Department of Neurology at Penn State College of Medicine. As one of the premier academic departments of neurology in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the only one in central Pennsylvania, the department is known for its world-class patient care, education and research.
The department is in an exciting phase of growth as clinical services expand to meet the needs of our patients, the residency program increases in size, and research activity and collaborations proliferate.
The department provides state-of-the-art care for patients across a wide range of neurologic disorders, and its providers are actively engaged in clinical research while collaborating with basic scientists at Hershey and University Park.
The outstanding team of academic neurologists educates medical students at various stages of their undergraduate medical studies. They also train graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and clinical fellows – all with the goal of developing the next generation of leaders in the field of neurology.
The department is also proud of its outreach activities to neurologists and non-neurology health care providers, as well as the community at large
Krish Sathian, MBBS, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Professor, Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Penn State Neuroscience Institute
More about Neurology @ Penn State
Education in Neurology
The educational mission is a key part of the Department of Neurology's daily activities. Neurology faculty members take pride in educating medical students, residents and fellows throughout the year.
The department welcomes students from LCME-accredited schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine for elective clerkship rotations. Its residency program provides outstanding post-graduate training in neurology and accepts four residents per year. The curriculum is built around active patient-care experiences as well as formal didactic sessions. Three fellowships are also available.
The Department of Neurology also sponsors continuing medical education seminars, as well as neuroscience seminars and neurology grand rounds. External health care providers are invited to Friday afternoon grand rounds, which feature both internal and nationally recognized speakers.
Research in Neurology
The department's research programs are rapidly growing, and include outstanding work in:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Other neurological conditions
Department faculty actively publish on these and other topics.
Clinical Care in Neurology
At Penn State Health, Department of Neurology experts are committed to placing the well-being and comfort of patients above all else. The department strives to provide care that is compassionate, proven and economically competitive.
The neurology team specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of neurologic diseases (conditions of the brain, spinal cord or nerves) in adults and children, including:
- Behavioral and cognitive (thinking) disorders
- General neurology
- Headache consultation
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders
An active neurology service at Penn State Children's Hospital focuses on care for pediatric patients.
- For Medical Students
- Continuing Education: Credits are offered for various programs such as an annual Neuroscience Conference and an annual Neurocritical Care Conference. See Continuing Education opportunities
- Residencies and Fellowships (ACGME-approved)