Department of Neurology's Mission Statement:

To provide outstanding care for patients with disease affecting the nervous system, advance understanding and treatment of these conditions through research and other scholarly work, and educate the next generation of physicians and scientists in the field.

Welcome from Dr. Ron Chervin, Interim Chair

Dr. Ron Chervin
Dr. Ron Chervin, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Neurology

Welcome to the Department of Neurology at Michigan Medicine. Our devoted team of academic neurologists focus on the health of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, and sensory functions that in large part define nothing less than what it means to be human. Our faculty are at the forefront of patient care, education, and research – our tripartite mission – related to disorders that affect how we think, remember, pay attention, act, move, walk, speak, remain coordinated, sleep, stay alert, feel, see, hear, and keep our balance. When these functions fail, neurologists are often called to figure out where the problem is, what causes it, and how to treat it. Moreover, we strive to teach learners at all levels how to approach these mysteries in an organized and effective manner. We work hard to push the limits of knowledge forward when it comes to the neurobiology that makes us who we are. We explore an inner neuroscience “frontier” arguably as complex as the outer universe, an evolutionary miracle that in many ways humbles the most advanced supercomputer on earth. Whether you are a member of our team; a prospective member, collaborator, partner, or learner; or just someone curious about what we do, we hope you will find what you are seeking on our pages. If not, please contact us directly about the information you seek, help you need, or ways you can partner with us to advance our mission.

Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Neurology
Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine