Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) where we support exceptional achievement through unparalleled investment in education, research, and remarkable patient care. We focus on training healthcare leaders, delivering remarkable patient care, and performing impactful research. This focus has propelled us to become a nationally recognized and respected enterprise at a top-tier academic medical center.

Central to our department are our people. Our clinical and academic trainees, faculty, and staff are our family. Whether we are caring for patients, performing cutting edge research, or relaxing together at Pizza Perfect, we focus on the well-being of each member of our team. We support their personal and professional needs, from education and mentorship for our trainees to professional development and career advancement for our faculty and staff.

Central to our mission are our patients and our community. Through state-of-the-art clinical facilities and services, we deliver high-quality care to patients from across the region. We recognize that there are structural barriers to health and health equity impacting our community. We are committed to identifying and addressing these barriers through rigorous review of our policies, processes, and curricula, advancing the science of neurology care, and by developing and supporting initiatives with real impacts in the communities we serve.

Equally important as investing in our people, our patients and in our community are unparalleled investments in education and research. Our selective residency and fellowship programs are thriving, and our graduates are leaders in their respective institutions and communities. We are among the most highly funded research programs in neurology, making profound discoveries that are being translated into practice and improving patient care. Our faculty are also respected leaders at VUMC and are instrumental in shaping the future of healthcare.

I am excited and honored to build upon our legacy by pushing us forward, always focused on improving our specialty and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We invite you to join us on our journey!

Dane Chetkovich, MD, PhD

Dane Chetkovich, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Neurology

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