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    Stroke Center

    The MUSC Health Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center supports stroke patients throughout the state of South Carolina.

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    Neurophysiology Lab

    The MUSC Health Neurophysiology Lab uses the latest technology to assist in the diagnosis of a wide variety of neurological conditions. 

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MUSC Health Neurosciences

MUSC Health has one of the nation’s largest and most experienced teams of neuroscience specialists. Our distinction as South Carolina’s only academic medical center means our doctors offer the most advanced treatments for people with nervous system disorders.

US News & World Report – High Performing HospitalMUSC Health is proud to have earned U.S. News & World Report 2018 – 2019 high-performing hospital designation in Neurology & Neurosurgery.


Neuroscience Services at MUSC Health: Why Choose Us?

Quality patient-centered care is our top priority. When you come to MUSC Health for neuroscience services you benefit from:

Depth of experience

  • Exceptional results: We treat more patients with nervous system problems than any other medical center in the state. Providing care for such a high volume of patients has led to outstanding patient outcomes.
  • All levels of care: We are experts at treating a range of neurological problems, from the routine to the complex. Doctors from across the country refer patients with challenging and difficult cases to us.
  • Expertise: Each of our doctors has a specialized area of expertise, including in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurovascular surgery. These specialists use our neuroscience telehealth programs to help other doctors statewide diagnose problems and provide appropriate patient care. Meet our team.

More treatments

  • The latest therapies: Our internationally recognized neurology experts receive substantial research funding from the National Institutes of Health. We often have access to treatment options before other specialists in the area. Should you decide to join a clinical trial at MUSC Health, you may benefit from novel therapies not available elsewhere. Learn more about clinical trials and research at MUSC Health.
  • Rehabilitation services: Occupational and physical therapists in our neurological rehabilitation program customize treatment plans to help you maintain the highest level of function and independence in daily activities.

Cutting-edge facilities

Whether you need diagnostic services or treatment, are staying overnight or just here for a day, at MUSC Health you receive care in sophisticated facilities featuring the latest technology.

These resources include:

  • Fully accredited neurophysiology lab for diagnosing a wide variety of neurological conditions. Diagnostic tests include electroencelphalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), intraoperative monitoring (IOM) and neurovascular studies.
  • The state’s only neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) for around-the-clock critical care of patients with neurological disorders
  • Inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit with the latest digital monitoring and video capabilities for definitive diagnosis and treatment
  • The first Comprehensive Stroke Center in South Carolina, we provide patients with a dedicated hospital wing and a full spectrum of resources, including diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention
  • Biplane angiography suites for rapid diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems including strokes and brain aneurysms
  • Specialized neuroscience nursing team committed to meeting the unique needs of people with neurological issues

Care that focuses on you

  • Personalized treatment: Our goal is to heal you and improve your quality of life. Our experts work collaboratively to develop effective treatment plans based on your unique health needs.  
  • Convenience: We can often schedule all of your appointments with specialists on the same day. We also have convenient clinic locations throughout the region.
  • Guest services: If needed, our guest relations associates can help with travel, dining and hotel accommodations to make your time in Charleston more pleasant. Learn more about guest services

Our Mission and Vision

We are dedicated to providing superior, comprehensive and innovative patient care and access for all neurological and head and neck disorders.

We are committed to being a global leader in high quality, innovative, academic healthcare for all neurology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology patients. 

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Our Neuroscience Services

Brain & Spine Tumor Program

Our Brain and Spine Tumor Program provides the highest level of neuro-oncology care. Our specialists are supported by sophisticated facilities, leading technology and breakthrough research.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

MUSC Health has the only level 4 (highest designation) epilepsy center in South Carolina. Our specialists work together in leading-edge facilities designed specifically for the needs of people with epilepsy.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

We have one of the nation’s largest teams of top stroke and cerebrovascular specialists. Our specialists boast one of the fastest times in the country for treating strokes and restoring blood flow to the brain.

Gamma Knife Center

MUSC Health is one of 300 centers worldwide with Gamma Knife radiosurgery expertise. We are experts in advanced noninvasive surgery for brain tumors, vascular malformations, functional disorders, and other abnormalities of the head and neck.

Head Pain Program

Our doctors are experts at treating all types of head pain, including migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches. Our comprehensive treatment program includes medication management, lifestyle and dietary changes, Botox injections and surgery. 

Memory Disorders Clinic

Our memory disorder specialists use advanced diagnostic tests to identify potential causes of memory loss. We provide expert, compassionate care for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive problems.

Movement Disorders Program

MUSC Health has the only comprehensive movement disorders program in South Carolina. Our specialists were the first in the state to offer deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

Our team of experts helps people with multiple sclerosis achieve maximum independence via medication therapies, rehabilitative services and clinical trials.

Neuromuscular Services

Clinical Neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems.

Neurophysiology Lab

The neurophysiology lab at MUSC Health features the latest technology. Our patients undergo comprehensive diagnostic testing in a comfortable setting. 

Skull Base Center

We have the largest and most experienced team of medical and surgical experts in skull base surgery in the Southeast region. We are first in the nation for the repair of cerebrospinal fluid links and perform a large number of hearing-preservation surgeries for acoustic neuromas (benign inner ear tumors).

Spine Center

We use the latest technologies and medical breakthroughs to treat people who have common conditions like herniated discs, neck pain and lower back pain, to those with more complex problems including spinal tumors, scoliosis and fractures.


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Contact Us

To learn more about MUSC Health’s Neuroscience Services or to schedule an appointment, please call 843-792-1414.

Refer a Patient

Submit an online appointment referral form or call our 24-hour referring physician service, MEDULINE, at 800-922-5250


Patient Testimonials

MUSC Neuroscience patients share their stories in the videos below.  Share your experience with us on the MUSC Health Blog.

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Our Team

MUSC Health has one of the nation's largest teams of top specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurovascular intervention, neuroradiation, and neuro-psychiatry.

Meet our Neurosciences Care Teams by Specialty:



In addition to our downtown Charleston location, MUSC Neurosciences physicians and staff also provide services throughout the Lowcountry and beyond. Please see the list below to find a location near you.

To request an appointment, call 843-792-1414.

Charleston, SC

MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

Hollings Cancer Center
86 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425

MUSC Hospital
169 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

Mount Pleasant, SC,

East Cooper Medical Pavilion
1600 Midtown Avenue, 2nd floor
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Murrell's Inlet, SC

Wachesaw Medical Center
4367 Riverwood Drive
Murrell's Inlet, SC 29576

North Charleston, SC

North Charleston Medical Pavilion
8992 University Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29406

West Ashley, SC

West Ashley Medical Pavilion
2125 Charlie Hall Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29414


Research & Academics


Research at MUSC Neurosciences includes basic, translational and investigator initiated clinical studies. Broad research themes include, addiction, aging (Alzheimer's disease), cortical physiology/cognitive disorders (Schizophrenia), demyelinating disorders (Multiple Sclerosis), movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease), neurodegeneration, retinal physiology and stroke.

Please use the links below to contact specific neurosciences research programs at MUSC.


MUSC Neurosciences has established internationally recognized research teams in addiction, aging, movement disorders, neurodegeneration and schizophrenia. In addition, our faculty strongly augment other neuroscience research groups on campus in vision and hearing physiology, spinal cord damage and stroke. This rapid influx of research talent from around the world has created an environment of high positive energy, with scientists who are eager to collaborate with other laboratories and actively mentor pre- and postdoctoral, as well as clinical fellows and residents.

Please use the links below to contact specific neurosciences academic programs at MUSC.

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