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Overview

The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry represents one of the most multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative groups in Canada. Our Department has a rich history of clinical investigation and is one of the few academic programs in North America in which neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and neuroradiology form a tightly integrated academic program to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment options to patients with a wide range of neurological disorders. This integrated approach provides innovative treatments and offers the hope of a healthier lifestyle and improved outcomes to many patients. 

The CNS Department is internationally recognized for leadership in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, brain and spinal cord injury, spinal degeneration, tumours, and brain infections. The expertise of the faculty has been presented in numerous professional forums, which include over 1000 scientific publications, abstracts, and presentations at national and international meetings. 

Our Department offers expert opinion and care for individuals referred to us by community physicians as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons from across Ontario and Canada. We are one of only two centres in Canada capable of treating complex epilepsy and we are one of only a few centers in Ontario involved with the care of complex Parkinson's disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular disease.

The Department offers a comprehensive neurosciences training experience to highly qualified candidates, which includes exposure to cutting-edge neuroscience and clinical medicine. The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is considered one of the best neuroscience programs in Canada. 

For more about the history of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences click here. 

Mission

The brain is the most complex organ in the body and disorders of the brain can affect our ability to speak, to move, to think, and even to simply interact. Few diseases evoke the emotions of fear and helplessness, the loss of dignity and independence, and the impact on one's family as much as diseases of the brain and nervous system.

Our mission, based on the collaboration and dedication of our experts and partners, is to lead cutting-edge research, provide an outstanding training experience in neurological disorders and deliver world class care to patients and their families.

Vision

To be an international centre for health, education, research and innovation in diseases of the nervous system.

Values

To foster research, advanced education and compassionate care to patients through an innovative and team-based approach.

Goals

  • To ensure all group activities are in keeping with the LHSC vision statement.
  • To collaboratively address interdisciplinary patient / family care issues extending to the community.
  • To promote the commitment to quality through continuous improvement and improved utilization management strategies.
  • To promote an environment that emphasizes research and utilization of research findings.
  • To improve/enhance interdisciplinary networking and the understanding of the role of all disciplines in the provision of effective patient-centered care.
  • To promote continuity of care through partnership with community agencies.