Clinical and Research Facilities
The Link Building
The Department of Neurology is located in the Link Building overlooking the Medical School's historic courtyard and Forrest Park. The facility joins two buildings, the Johnson and Wittenborg Buildings, that house state-of-the-art laboratories for Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology. Together, this large complex forms the nucleus of the Neuroscience Institute, which brings together over 50 faculty members from various disciplines and which receives competitive funding for research in excess of $7,000,000 each year. The Medical School Library, conveniently located next door, includes among its many services internet access to major basic and clinical neuroscience journals, and a comprehensive selection of books and journals devoted to the clinical and basic neurosciences. The Center for Neurosciences thus affords outstanding research and educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows training in the neurological sciences.
The Department of Neurology, the Health Science Center and five of the University's affiliated hospitals are located within walking distance of each other. Baptist Memorial is located in East Memphis. This health complex comprises the major Medical Center serving the Mid-South, and draws from a state area 200 miles in radius containing approximately 2.5 million people. Clinical training in neurology takes place in these five hospitals within the Medical Center.
Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a partnership of two healthcare leaders, Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Located in the medical center and formerly known as Methodist Central, MUH is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UTHSC. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution.
MUH and UTHSC bring together research, medicine and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for patients.
Diagnostic electrophysiology facilities include a four-bed video EEG monitoring unit, two fully equipped sleep laboratories, and complete EMG and nerve conduction facilities. It has a Neurology teaching service with approximately 600 admissions per year.
Memphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Founded in 1922, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) is an affiliate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and one of it's primary adult teaching hospitals. It offers quality healthcare for the changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs of the Mid-South men and women who so proudly served our nation.
Over 196,000 veterans from 53 counties in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas visit the VAMC for a variety of physical and mental health needs. New programs include those for traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide prevention, and more.
Regional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
In addition to being the home of the Regional Trauma Center, Regional One Health (ROH), formerly The MED, also includes several other Centers of Excellence in Burn, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU).
ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and through this affiliation, more than half of Tennessee's doctors will receive some, if not all, training here.
Regional One Health has approximately 700 admissions to the neurology service per year.
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Healthcare Family and a training site for many University of Tennessee Health Science Center residencies/fellowships. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.
Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South. It's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.
A Magnetoencephalograph was recently installed at the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for clinical and research use in epilepsy and other neurological disorders.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is primarily a research center to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. It draws patients from the MidSouth and from all over the world including approximately 10% of all pediatric brain tumors in North America.
All five hospitals house state-of-the-art neurological diagnostic facilities including MRI (multiple 1.5 Tesla and one 3 Tesla magnet) and CT scanners.
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Baptist is one of the leading hospitals in North America for the number of neurosurgical procedures performed. The Neuroscience departments at Baptist are nationally and internationally recognized for providing high quality and comprehensive neuroscience services to patients, families and the community. Central nervous system disorders including head and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, strokes, tumors, aneurysms and multiple sclerosis are diagnosed and treated by multispecialty teams.
Department of Neurology
855 Monroe Ave, Suite 415
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6199
Fax: (901) 448-7440
Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Adult Neurology Residency
Phone: (901) 448-6661
Fax: (901) 448-7440