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Facilities

  1. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  2. American Family Children's Hospital
  3. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
  4. 20 S. Park and Meriter
  5. Neurodiagnostic and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories
  6. EEG Laboratory
  7. Neuromuscular / EMG Lab
  8. Neuromuscular Muscle / Nerve Biopsy Laboratory
  9. Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Lab
  10. 20 S. Park Office Clinical Diagnostic Facilities
  11. VA Hospital Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories
  12. Sleep Laboratories

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

The Department of Neurology provides inpatient care to patients with neurological, neurosurgical, ophthalmological and other nervous system disorders. The neurology unit includes a higher intensity intermediate intensive care section for management of patients with acute conditions such as coma, status epilepticus, stroke, altered mental status and other neurological disorders accompanied by pulmonary dysfunction. Neurological patients with hemodynamic instability, elevated intracranial pressure, and other conditions requiring intensive medical and surgical support are admitted to other intensive care units in the University Hospital where management responsibility is shared with attending staff of that specific intensive care unit. The neurological unit includes 4 dedicated beds for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) which is hard wired for prolonged video-EEG telemetry and staffed by subspecialty epilepsy nurses and EEG technicians.

The Department of Neurology provides outpatient care in general neurology, urgent care, and specialty clinics. Specialty clinics provide care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, headaches, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders and other neurological conditions. The Department also provides general neurological consultation services at a variety of locations throughout central and southern Wisconsin through our outreach program.

A list of clinics is available on UW Health.

American Family Children's Hospital

From newborns to young adults, patients at the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, receive a level of care that is truly unique in the region.

The state-of-the-art, $78 million American Family Children's Hospital at 1675 Highland Avenue replaced the existing UW Children's Hospital in August 2007.

A total of 8 beds in the AFCH have the capacity for hard-wired prolonged video-EEG telemetry. Neurological consults are provided in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by the Pediatric Neurology Faculty.

Our world-class team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals provide everything from preventive health care to highly specialized programs. These include a pediatric intensive care unit, an internationally recognized transplant surgery program, a children's cancer center, a pediatric asthma center and many others.

The outpatient pediatric clinic is not located in the AFCH, but is provided in a dedicated child friendly section of the nearby Neurology clinic that is also the site of the adult Neurology outpatient clinic. Members of the Pediatric neurology section also see outpatients in multidisciplinary clinics at AFCH and the Waisman Center for Developmental Disabilities.

A list of clinics is available on UW Health.

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

The Department of Neurology provides clinical services, conducts research programs, and operates educational programs for medical students,  residents and fellows at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The clinical, educational, and research activities of the VA Neurology Service are integral and essential components of the overall mission of the Department of Neurology. The VA is an important source of training and educational experience for medical students, residents, and fellows, and is fully integrated with activities at the University Hospital. As the two institutions are located in adjoining buildings, there is easy access and interaction between staff at each facility.

The Neurology Service at the VA provides primary neurological care for veterans and offers subspecialty services in epilepsy, cerebrovascular diseases, degenerative, and geriatric conditions. There are also specialty clinics in swallowing disorders and neuropathic pain.

The Francis M. Forster Epilepsy Center, a major component of the Department’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, is one of eight nationally designated VA Epilepsy Centers and provides a full range of diagnostic, medical, and surgical treatment services for veterans with epilepsy in the VA Central Region. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

20 South Park and Meriter

General neurological and some sub-specialty services are provided at the 20 South Park campus, as well as providing neurologic consultation to Meriter Hospital, a large community hospital. Meriter is also the site of the University of Wisconsin obstetrics and high-risk neonatal patients where the department’s child neurology group provides neurological consultations.

Meriter Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Midwest to establish such an acute care treatment program for neurological, stroke and neurosurgical postoperative care. Locally, the program at Meriter was the first to offer electroencephalogram (EEG) services, including EEG monitoring during surgery.

The faculty at this location provides coverage at the Madison Long-term Care (LTAC) facility, which is located near the 20 S. Park offices on the Meriter Hospital campus.

This program's quality is further enhanced through its affiliation with an exceptional group of clinical specialists in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery and others.

A list of clinics is available on UW Health

Neurodiagnostic and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories

The Department of Neurology operates clinical neurophysiology laboratories for the evaluation of patients with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems in the University Hospital and Clinics, the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, and in its clinical offices at 20 S. Park St, on the Meriter Hospital campus.  The facilities across these sites include clinical laboratory suites for conventional electroencephalography, continuous video and EEG monitoring, evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies, electromyography, quantitative sensory testing, and muscle and nerve neuropathology. 

The UWHC neurodiagnostic and clinical neurophysiology laboratories include the EEG laboratory, the Neuromuscular EMG Laboratory, and the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Laboratory. 

The EEG Laboratory 

The UW Hospital and Clinics' Electroencephalogram (EEG) Laboratory includes rooms for outpatient studies for adults and children and is the central headquarters for inpatient studies including continuous EEG monitoring/telemetry in ICUs, video telemetry in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, intraoperative monitoring including EEG, evoked potentials, and functional mapping/electrocorticography which are performed in multiple units and patient care beds throughout the UWHC. The laboratory equipment is state-of-the-art, with exceptional highly trained technologists.

Neuromuscular/EMG Lab

The Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS) Laboratory at the UWHC is one of the largest laboratories in the area and is equipped for routine nerve conduction studies and EMG, neuromuscular junction testing, single fiber EMG, laryngeal EMG, autonomic studies, and movement disorder analysis. Studies for outpatients are conducted in the rooms of the laboratory, which also serves as the central headquarters for inpatient studies conducted throughout the hospital.

Neuromuscular Muscle/Nerve Biopsy Laboratory

The Neuromuscular fellowship includes training in neuromuscular pathology in the Department’s muscle/nerve biopsy laboratory under the supervision of the neuromuscular specialist group and a neuropathologist.  The laboratory performs both conventional immunohistochemical analyses and ultrastructural EM analysis for muscle and nerve biopsy specimens, and is supported by full-time technical staff.  

The Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Lab

The Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Laboratory is located in the immediate vicinity of the EEG and neuromuscular/EMG labs and is fully equipped for neuropsychological assessment of inpatient and ambulatory adults and children by a staff of 5 faculty, 2 postdoctoral fellows, and 3.5 FTE psychometrists.

20 S. Park Office Clinical Diagnostic Facilities

The Department of Neurology offices at this site include equipment for conventional EEG, nerve conduction, and EMG studies.

The VA Hospital Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories

The Department’s VA based faculty staff fully equipped clinical laboratories for conventional EEG, evoked potential, nerve conduction, and EMG studies.  The laboratories also include the Frances M. Forster Epilepsy Center with 3 beds for video-EEG monitoring and facilities for overnight sleep studies.

Sleep Laboratories

While the Department does not operate independent facilities for clinical sleep studies, two Department neurologists provide sleep subspecialty diagnostic and clinical services in the UWHC’s multi-departmental sleep center (Wisconsin Sleep), a unit with 16 sleep study rooms affiliated with the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Medicine.  The Department neurologists at the VA operate the VA sleep lab as part of the EEG laboratory at the VA Hospital.