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Conditions that involve your brain and nervous system require an experienced, knowledgeable team. University of Minnesota Physicians neurology specialists are national leaders in diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care for all types of neurologic disorders, including complex conditions and rare diseases. The goal is to help improve the quality of your physical and mental health and your social and work life.

When you see a UMPhysicians doctor, you benefit from the most effective treatments, based on the latest research. As faculty members of the University of Minnesota Medical School, we study stem cell therapies to help people with stroke and Parkinson’s disease, as well as new procedures and devices for epilepsy. We research how your DNA affects susceptibility to brain diseases. And we participate in one of only a few research programs on neurodegenerative disorders in children.

Conditions we treat

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), motor neuron diseases
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Learning and behavior disorders
  • Memory/cognitive disorders
  • Movement and gait disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy (MD)
  • Muscle disorders
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral nerve disease
  • Stroke


  • Tremor assistive and orthopedic devices
  • Cognitive and behavioral evaluation and therapies
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG)
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Medication management
  • MRI and other imaging studies
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Neuropsychological consultations, testing and assessments
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Skin biopsy

Clinics & Providers

Specialty highlights

The Second Minnesota Neuro-Oncology Symposium
Join us on September 26-27, 2013 for the second Minnesota Neuro-Oncology Symposium. Course directors are Stephen Haines, MD, and David Largaespada, PhD. Find out more information here.

 Nationally recognized excellence in care
With a strong research team and a wide array of subspecialty programs, we’re leaders in developing and implementing new services for people with brain and nervous system disorders – such as the first clinic in the country to provide specialized care for ataxia.

Unique clinics and programs
We have clinics and programs dedicated to:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia and spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Memory, including Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

A team approach
Our neurologists work collaboratively with other specialists to create a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your condition, you might work with a neurosurgeon, psychologist, pain management specialist, physical or occupational therapist, and others.


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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