Patient Information/Clinical Services

The Department of Neurology offers the highest quality of clinical care for patients with neurological diseases. Consultative and direct care services are provided for patients referred from primary care physicians and other medical specialists, as well as, by direct patient contact. Department neurologists are all certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and all have subspecialty training in one or more areas of neurologic disease.

We welcome patients into our general neurology clinic and our subspecialty clinics. In-patient services are provided at three affiliated hospitals, Methodist University Hospital, the Regional One Health, and the Veterans Administration Hospital of Memphis. Out-patient services are provided through the University of Tennessee Medical Group, the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, the Wesley Neurology Group, and the MEDPLEX at Regional One Health.

To schedule an appointment with a Neurologist, please call: (901) 866-8801.

Clinical Trials

Investigating Mechanisms Underlying Human Vision, Action and Experience

Amputees

This research study at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center investigates the relationship between brain activities and perceptual skills in individuals who have a missing limb. Specifically, researchers are investigating how the brain extracts and encodes information to support both visually guided action and understanding the intentions of others. Further, we aim to understand how malleable the cortical representations for this information are in an individual with a missing limb.

In this study, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as behavioral tasks are used to identify changes in brain activities and perceptual skills (visual, motor, or tactile) resulting from the lost of a body part (missing limb). There is no cost to participate in this study and research participants are compensated for their time. Participants may choose to participate in one or more of the following experiments located at either UTHSC or LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Performing perceptual tasks in a MRI scanner (approximately 2 hours), 2) performing perceptual behavioral tasks (approximately 1 hour), along with questionnaires and other pencil-and-paper tasks.

You may qualify for participation if you are between the ages of 18-65, normal to corrected-to-normal vision, an amputee (either acquired or congenital), no brain injuries, and no learning difficulties. Other factors may also affect your enrollment.

For more information
Call: Danielle McKean, (901) 287-6326
Email:  psystudy@uthsc.edu

Healthy Controls

This research study at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center investigates the relationship between brain activities and perceptual skills. Specifically, researchers are investigating how the brain extracts and encodes information to support both visually guided action and understanding the intentions of others. Further, we aim to understand how malleable these cortical representations are in an individual following training or learning.

In this study, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as behavioral tasks are used to identity the relationship between brain activities and perceptual skills (visual, motor, or tactile). There is no cost to participate in this study and research participants are compensated for their time. Participants may choose to participate in one or more of the following experiments located at either UTHSC or Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Performing perceptual tasks in a MRI scanner (approximately 2 hours), 2) performing perceptual behavioral tasks (approximately 1 hour), along with questionnaires and other pencil-and-paper tasks.

You may qualify for participation if you are between the ages of 18-65, normal to corrected-to-normal vision, no brain injuries, and no learning difficulties. Other factors may also affect your enrollment.

For more information:
Call: Danielle McKean, (901) 287-6326 Email: psystudy@uthsc.edu

This research study is sponsored by the Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Contact Us

Department of Neurology

855 Monroe Ave, Suite 415
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6199
Fax: (901) 448-7440

Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Chairman
Department of Neurology
Semmes-Murphey Professor

Paula Odom
Adult Neurology Residency
Training Coordinator

Phone: (901) 448-6661
Fax: (901) 448-7440
E-Mail: podom@uthsc.edu