Facilities - Neurology Residency
Affiliated Hospital & Teaching Sites
The Department of Neurology provides inpatient and consultation services for the 800-bed University of Maryland Medical Center. The Department enjoys physical facilities that are comparable to the best in the United States. The UMMC inpatient neurology and neurosurgery services are centered in the Gudelsky Tower, which opened in 1994. There is a 12 bed Intermediate Care Unit (including a four bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, which will be expanded) on the fourth floor. On the seventh floor there is a state-of-the-art 22 bed Neuro ICU. Patients not in need of intensive care services are housed on the 5th floor, where there are also IMC beds.
A very active consultation service complements the inpatient Neurology Service at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The emergency department provides frequent exposure for the resident to the diagnosis and management of acute neurological problems. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, an internationally renowned regional center and a component of the University of Maryland Medical System, treats a large number of patients with nervous system trauma, and is a source of numerous consultations. The Greenebaum Cancer Center is another regional referral center, as is the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. The Department of Neurology enjoys a particularly close working relationship with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology.
Outpatient neurology services at UMMC are located in the newly renovated ambulatory center in the Frenkil building, located 2 blocks from the hospital. Residents have their continuity clinics in the ambulatory center and also rotate through the faculty subspecialty clinics.
The University hospital currently uses the Cerner PowerChart system and the outpatient clinics use the EPIC Portfolio system. A major upgrading of the system-wide informatics infrastructure is in progress; the entire University of Maryland Medical System including all inpatient and outpatient services at UMMC and affiliated community hospitals will be migrating to the EPIC system in 2015.
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center is the highest-volume trauma center in the United States. Services include 24 neuro-trauma ICU beds and 12 neuro-trauma IMC beds. The Shock Trauma Center also houses the Critical Care Resuscitation Unit, which serves as the arrival zone for many neurology patients who are transferred emergently for tertiary care interventions not available elsewhere.
The Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, opened in 1995 and is a 324-bed hospital located across the street and linked by an enclosed bridge to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The VAMC is staffed by University of Maryland faculty and house staff in all specialties. The Neurology Service at the VAMC provides inpatient consultations and a wide array of out-patient subspecialty clinics. The facility is a major referral center within the VA medical system, and our Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy Centers of Excellence attract patients from throughout the region.
The William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute, formerly Kernan Hospital, is a component of the University of Maryland Medical System and provides intensive, multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation for adult patients with brain or spinal cord injury, stroke, and other neurological disorders. Residents rotate through the neuroscience units there, including units specializing in rehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. They work with the neurorehabilitation team (Attending neurologist specializing in rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Work) to provide the highest level of multidisciplinary rehabilitation care.