Welcome from the Neurology Chair
Thank you for your interest in our training programs and in the Department of Neurology here at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). The University of Maryland is the nation's fifth oldest Medical School, and the School and the Department of Neurology enjoy histories rich in contributions to superb care, advancement of medical knowledge and an enthusiastic commitment to education.
The Department of Neurology supports a faculty of over 50 neurologists with expertise in a wide array of disciplines including vascular neurology, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular disorders, and neuroinflammatory disease. Our department supports state-of-the-art clinical care with our Brain Attack Team stewarding thrombolytic and intra-arterial clot removal procedures for acute stroke, two epilepsy monitoring units implementing laser thermal ablation, responsive neuro-stimulation, and standard resective surgery for intractable epilepsy patients, busy deep brain stimulation and focused ultrasound programs for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, and a collaborative neuro-oncology program with neurosurgery. A busy 22 bed neuro-critical care unit cares for critically ill neurology and neurosurgery patients. The University of Maryland Neuro-Rehabilitation program is housed in our department with 9 rehabilitation trained neurologists and physiatrists caring for patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. Our consult service covers the entire hospital and sees a broad range of neurological disorders and our inpatient services receives patients from around Maryland and the region.
Education and mentorship are major mandates in the department with opportunities for trainees to present at Case Conference, participate in daily didactic lectures, monthly journal club, and many other seminars and conferences for targeted learning. The strength of our clinical training program is the depth and breadth of exposure from rehabilitation to neuro-critical care, outpatient primary neurology care, to tertiary inpatient care. Our residents are exceedingly well-trained with broad exposure across disciplines. Indeed, many of our residents go on to make significant contributions to the field of neurology, matching in competitive fellowships programs and practicing in outstanding neurology practices across the country.
My hope is that you will visit our program, meet with our residents and faculty, and view our modern facilities to obtain a firsthand impression of the many strengths in our Department. My sense is that you will agree that, while we are the beneficiaries of a proud tradition begun in 1807, we are looking to a future bright with promise and dedicated to compassionate service, superior education and innovative research.
All of us look forward to meeting you and making you feel welcome.
Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Department of Neurology