The DC Veteran's Affairs Medical Center has a large and busy neurology department located in the heart of DC. The Medical Center has a huge patient base and saw more than one million patients in 20131. This large patient pool allows residents to encounter a broad range of neurological disorders.
The Medical Center has 175 acute care beds, 30 Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment beds, and a 20-suite Fisher House2. The eight-bed inpatient neurology service manages a large number of Neurology patients. Staffed by knowledgable attendings, each with professorial rank at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, the VAMC neurology department provides both inpatient and outpatient care to numerous veterans and active service personnel.
The outpatient service includes general neurology consultations, continuity clinics staffed by the residents, and specialty care in Sleep, Epilepsy/EEG, Neuromuscular illnesses/EMG, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, IV infusion service, and pain clinic. VAMC Neurology also works in conjunction with both the Baltimore VA and Walter Reed medical center for management of patients with neurosurgical disorders.
The DC VAMC Neurology is committed both to providing excellent care to our nation's veterans and a first rate teaching experience for residents and students. Included in this teaching are daily video conference lectures from Georgetown University, on-site lectures and grand rounds, weekly neuro-radiology rounds, and brain cutting sessions once or twice a month.