In-patient neurology residency training is carried out
at two sites: Case Medical Center of University Hospitals and the
Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The
different patient mix at the two hospitals provides
residents with thorough exposure to the broadest
possible range of neurologic illness.
Case Medical Center
/ University Hospitals
Medical Center of University
Hospitals is a private,
not-for-profit, 947-bed tertiary care and referral
center (UH Guide). The Neurology service cares for inpatients in
the Lerner Tower 4. There is a 10-bed intensive care
unit, staffed by neurologists trained in intensive care
and shared with the Department of Neurological Surgery.
The Department has a full range of neurodiagnostic
video-EEG monitoring unit,
EMG, neurovascular ultrasound,
and sleep centers).
Case Medical Center is the centerpiece of
the University Hospitals. This includes 13
wholly or partially owned hospitals and 150 health care
sites throughout Northeast Ohio. The system employs more
than 15,000 physicians, nurses and support staff.
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
walking distance of Case Medical Center, is the
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(VAMC). The VAMC in Cleveland is devoted to providing
the highest quality of care to veterans. In 2011,
construction was completed on the Cares Tower, a 370,700
square foot and 8 floor facility that adds an additional
222 inpatient beds. The Tower also brings several
additional services to the Cleveland VAMC, including a
Blind Rehabilitation Center, Comprehensive
Rehabilitation Center, Long-term Care Spinal Cord
Injury, and an Expanded Polytrauma Center. Neurology
Service at the VA is active in clinical care and
academic research. It is closely affiliated with two VA
Research Centers of Excellence, the FES (functional
electrical stimulation) and APT (advanced platform
technology) Centers. The FES Center focuses on the
application of electrical stimulation to enhance the
functional capacities of individual with motor deficits
due to stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord
injury. Dr. Bob Ruff is the medical director of the FES
Center. There is also a Gait laboratory at
the VA, that performs research that is aimed at
enhancing motor recovery after stroke by incorporating
multiple techniques including FES, robotics, advanced
treadmill training techniques and motor learning
strategy to maximize recovery of upper and lower
extremity motor functions and abilities to function
independently. The APT center is developing new
biomaterials and electronics to enhance the range of
applications of biomedical engineering to neurological
diseases. Another outstanding clinical and research
resource is the Daroff/Dell’Osso Ocular Motility
Laboratory, which includes world class researchers: Drs.
John Leigh, Lou Dell’Osso, John Stahl and Mark Walker.
Drs. Robert B. Daroff and Lou Dell’Osso founded the
initial eye movement laboratory in the VA almost 30
years ago. The ocular motility laboratory studies
control of eye movements and how eye movements are
disturbed in neurological diseases.
The Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC provides care to more
than 71,000 veterans each year in northern Ohio, through
two inpatient facilities, twelve community-based
outpatient clinics and three veteran centers. The
Neurology service cares for acutely ill patients on its
own wards in this 683 bed hospital, and provides
outpatient care for veterans throughout Northern Ohio. Dr. Robert Ruff is Chief of the VAMC
neurology service. He joins a distinguished faculty who
provide care and also participate in active clinical and
basic research programs. The medical center has been
recognized for more programs of clinical excellence than
any other VAMC: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the
Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and
Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury
Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, and Domiciliary Care
of the Homeless.
Ahuja Medical Center is situated on a 53-acre
campus near the intersection of I-271 and Harvard Road
at Chagrin Highlands in Beachwood. The site offers
convenient access from Cleveland’s eastern and
southeastern communities, as well as Lake and Summit
counties. Ahuja Medical Center is named in honor of UH
Board Chairman Monte Ahuja, his wife Usha, and their
family, recognizing their extraordinary philanthropic
leadership. Phase one of the UH Ahuja Medical Center
project is now complete and includes a 144-bed,
seven-story hospital and 60,000-square-foot medical
office building. Ahuja Medical Center provides a safe,
supportive work environment with optimal ergonomic and
operational efficiencies, including a
“footstep-sensitive” design. The building’s shape,
including its curved hallways, help decrease the
distances nurses need to travel and patients need to be
transported. The large number of independent and
UH-employed primary care physicians and specialists
practicing in the surrounding area practice at this
innovative, state of the art medical facility.
Richmond Heights Medical Center
Founded in 1961, University Hospitals Health System Richmond
Medical Center is a full-service, 125-bed acute care facility serving the residents of eastern Cuyahoga County. The hospital has over 400 physicians representing over 30 specialties who provide expert care in a wide range of comprehensive medical and surgical services.
In addition to outpatient and inpatient consultations, the Department of Neurology has an EMG laboratory site at Richmond. Several members of the department are on staff at Richmond, among them, Drs. Michael Devereaux, Bashar Katirji, Daniel Miller, David Preston and David Riley.
Bedford Medical Center
University Hospitals Health
System Bedford Medical Center, located in Bedford, Ohio,
is a 110-bed, private, non-profit, full service,
acute-care community hospital. Originally founded in
1908 as a 4-bed unit on the second floor of a private
home in Bedford, the hospital has grown through the
years to keep pace with an ever-expanding population and
demand for high quality, accessible medical care.
In October 1997, the hospital added a state-of-the-art
Outpatient Surgery Center; in June 2000, the beautifully
appointed and modernized Bretshneider Women's Unit
opened, offering enhanced obstetrics and gynecological
In addition to outpatient and inpatient consultations, the Department of Neurology has an EMG laboratory site at
Bedford which is staffed by Dr.
in the Case Neurology program see outpatients primarily
both at Case Medical Center and the VAMC. At Case
Medical Center, the neurology
outpatient is based on the fifth floor of the Bolwell
Health Center Building, part of the Neurological Institute. The neurology department maintains
dedicated exam rooms and a large adjoining conference
room. The Neuro-ophthalmology
Division sees their patients in a suite on Bolwell 3.
In addition, the neurology staff see patients in
surrounding community outpatient centers. Residents may
join the faculty at some of these locations during their
second year EMG continuity experience or during
University Suburban Health Center
Suburban Health Center (USHC) was founded in 1973.
The Center is staffed by 168 physicians representing
more than 35 medical specialties. It's equipped to offer
complete and modern outpatient medical and surgical care
available in a non-hospital environment. Every physician
who practices at USHC is on the staff of University
Hospitals and the faculty of Case Western
Reserve University's Schools of Medicine or Dentistry.
The Neurology Department maintains an outpatient suite
and EMG laboratory in Room 300. Dr.
Daniel Miller is
primarily based at USHC. In addition, several faculty
members also see outpatients at USHC. The Movement
Disorders Center sees their patients in a separate,
newly renovated outpatient office on the 2nd floor of
Chagrin Highlands Health Center in Orange, Ohio is a
large outpatient medical center which also includes an
Urgent care Center and an extension of the Seidman
The Neurology Department has an EMG laboratory and
outpatient suite at the Chagrin site. The location is
very convenient to the east and south side suburbs.
Several faculty members see outpatients at Chagrin
Highlands Health Center. The medical center also has full neuroradiology and laboratory testing.
Westlake Health Center
Westlake Health Center in Westlake, Ohio serves both
adults and children with primary & specialty care. The
location is near interstate 90 and convenient to all the
west side suburbs.
Marek Buczek and
Tanvir Syed of the Neurology
Department see general outpatient neurologic
consultations. Dr. Buczek specializes in neuromuscular
disorders and in chronic pain.
Dr. Buczek staffs an EMG laboratory extension at the
Westlake site. Dr. Syed specializes in epilepsy and
Park East Medical
Brain Health and
Memory Center, formerly the University
Alzheimer Center, is located at the Park East Medical Building in
Beachwood. The center is part
of University Hospitals and Case Western
The center provides clinical care to
patients with mild memory loss, Alzheimer disease and
other dementias. The center is involved with basic
science research and clinical trials. The center's
Alan J. Lerner, MD. Other Department
of Neurology members at the Brain Health and Memory Center include
Paula Ogrocki, PhD,
Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD.