Welcome to the Department of Neurology
I am excited to welcome you to our website and introduce you to our tradition of excellence in neurological education, research and service to patients in the South Texas community. The vision of our Department is to transform brain health for a diverse society. The Department began as the Division of Neurology within the Department of Medicine beginning with four faculty members in the 1980s. We became a Department of Neurology in 2007 and have continued to grow and expand our programs and services since that time. I am confident you will be impressed!
The mission of the Department of Neurology is to improve the lives of individuals with nervous system disorders through excellence in clinical care, education, research and community engagement. I hope you enjoy your exploration of our website. We are here to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to your engagement with our community!
Clinical Care – we deliver high quality, compassionate, culturally proficient, team-based and personalized care to enhance every patient’s quality of life.
Education – we foster exemplary medical education and training to a diverse body of health career professionals at all levels with a commitment to scholarship, leadership and life-long learning.
Research – we advance clinical and translational neuroscience by conducting innovative research
Community Engagement – we advocate for thoughtful advances in health policy while educating our community to improve brain health.
The core values which drive our commitment to achieve this mission and vision include:
Compassion: We respond to others with understanding, patience and kindness.
Community: We work together as a health care team to accomplish the mission and vision of the Department and to share our common experience and expertise in serving the clinical needs of the South Texas community and the educational needs of our trainees.
Integrity: We set and maintain the highest ethical standards for ourselves and our educational programs, research and clinical services.
Collegiality and Respect: We embrace t he dignity and uniqueness of every person, being sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism and Social Justice (IDEAS): We commit to intentional action to be a fully inclusive, deliberately diverse, and anti-racist Department that respects and values our faculty, trainees, staff, and the communities we serve.