Neurology Overview

The Department of Neurology helps in the correlation of basic and clinical neuroscience through the nervous system teaching presented to first and second-year students.  Clinical seminars and lectures introduce students to the fundamental neurobiologic topics which have immediate clinical relevance. The students' knowledge and understanding of basic principles are expanded through lectures and bedside demonstrations conducted during the second year course. The second-year course relies heavily on small group teaching sessions.

Students in the clinical years participate in a required four-week rotation through the Adult, Pediatric, and Consultations Neurology Services at Albany Medical Center Hospital and the Samuel S. Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Clinical rotations provide students with an opportunity to assume limited responsibility for patient care under the close supervision of residents and the attending staff. Thorough and accurate neurological examinations, logical approach to diagnosis, discriminating and sophisticated use of ancillary diagnostic procedures and pragmatic approaches to treatment are emphasized.

In addition, students in their clinical years may elect to participate in experimental and clinical neuropathology, muscle physiopathology and clinical neurophysiology.


Our Department is Expanding

The Department of Neurology at Albany Medical Center is expanding. We seek BC/BE neurologists to join the divisions of Pediatric Neurology, Movement Disorders, General Neurology and Stroke. We will review applications from highly qualified candidates in these and other subspecialty areas. Successful candidates will have a commitment to outstanding and compassionate patient care and teaching. As part of the recently created Neurosciences Institute, the Department of Neurology is growing under new leadership and an institutional commitment to expansion. A new facility under construction will house all departmental divisions and clinics.

Albany Medical Center enjoys a regional reputation as a leader in advanced healthcare, teaching and research serving a catchment area of 3 million. The 650 bed hospital incorporates a JCAHO and New York State Certified Stroke Center and a 6 bed inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. The adjacent Neuroscience Advanced Imaging Center houses a GE 3T MRI scanner for research and the Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Center.

As the capital of New York State, Albany offers diverse cultural and recreational activities. Residents enjoy the benefits of city living surrounded by lakes, mountains and farmland, as well as easy access to Montreal, Boston and New York City. Qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to:

Michael Gruenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Neurology
Co-Director, Neurosciences Institute
Albany Medical Center
47 New Scotland Ave, MC70
Albany, New York 12208