Faculty Members
Gold Humanitarian Award Recipients
neurology education
Education & Training

The academic mission of the department is to provide a basic understanding of the causes of neurological disorders and through this understanding to develop effective new therapies.

neurology research

Research is a critical element in the fight against neurological disease; it paves the way for the development and implementation of new therapies and provides opportunities to expand our academic mission.

neurology patient care
Patient Care

Our clinics have established a track record of cutting-edge care. Medical staff use state-of-the-art techniques in the diagnosis, evaluation, management, and treatment of adult patients with demyelinating disorders and autoimmune disorders of the brain and spinal cord.


Department Head Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD

Translating cutting edge research to world-class patient care is the highest priority for the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. Our faculty are committed to providing and improving the most advanced therapies for neurological disorders.

See the fascinating research and media interviews that our UMN Neurology faculty have been involved with in the month of September.

Last Thursday, September 14, Dr. Dongming Cai, MD, presented “A New Era of Dementia Care: Anti-Amyloid Antibody Therapies and Beyond” for M Health Fairview Grand Rounds. If you were unable to attend, make sure to check out the link below.

Hometown: Livonia, MI

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Residency: University of Iowa / Stead Family Children's Hospital

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