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UNC Hospitals

UNC Medical Center

UNC Hospitals is a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. UNC Medical Center consists of the Cancer Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Neurosciences Hospital, and Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill centralized on the Medical Center Campus.   Additionally, UNC Hospitals includes the Hillsborough Campus located in Hillsborough, NC. 

With a staff of more than 7,100 employees (which includes 1,100 medical staff and 780 resident physicians) UNC Hospitals and clinics strive to provide high-quality patient care, to educate health care professionals, to advance research, and to provide community service. 

The UNC Medical Center is an 803-bed facility which serves more than 37,000 people (about twice the seating capacity of Madison Square Garden) each year. Our emergency department sees approximately 70,000 adults and 15,000 pediatric patients per year.  As a comprehensive stroke center with American Heart Association’s Gold Plus achievement award, we provide an estimated 150 acute stroke interventions annually.  Approximately 1,000 patients are admitted to the inpatient neurology service per year, and approximately 2,000 patients on other inpatient services are seen in consultation by the Neurology residents annually.

The North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital

Neuroscience Rounds
Rounds in the Neuroscience Hospital

The North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital serves as the inpatient facility for Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, and Psychiatry. The helicopter pad for acute patient transfer is conveniently located on top of Neuroscience hospital and UNC Emergency room is located in the basement. The hospital is one of the few modern dedicated neuroscience hospitals in the country.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Floor (6NSH): 35-bed acute care floor. Approximately 1000 patients are admitted to the inpatient neurology services per year which are divided into a stroke service and a ward service. 

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU): 6 dedicated rooms with hardwired video EEG monitoring and central monitoring unit 

Physician work room
Physician work room

The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU): 22-bed intensive care unit dedicated to patients with acute neurologic injury and neurosurgical needs. Co-management with specialty trained neurointensivists, fellows, residents and advanced practice providers. 

Clinical Neurophysiology Lab (CNP): Located in Memorial Hospital is our electrophysiology lab for nerve conduction studies and electromyography, as well as overnight sleep studies.  

Neuroscience ICU area
Neuroscience ICU area
Helicopter pad
Helicopter pad on Neuroscience Hospital

UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic
UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic

The UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic

Neurology Clinic at Meadowmont: Just a few miles from medical center, the Neurology Clinic at Meadowmont is home to the majority of general and subspecialty neurology clinics.  It is also the sole location for the resident continuity clinic.  

Neurology Clinic at Panther Creek: Located in Cary, NC.  Additional site for General Neurology Clinic, Headache Clinic, Epilepsy Clinic, and Stroke. 

North Carolina Cancer Hospital Clinic: Located in the Cancer Center at the main medical center and site for our Neuro-Oncology Clinic 

The Bodford Family Transverse Myelitis Center: Located at our Hillborough campus and home to our Transverse Myelitis multidisciplinary Clinic 

Clinic reception area
Clinic reception area
Clinic examination room
Clinic examination room

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Additional Facilities and Support

  • Advanced core facilities are located within the Neuroscience Center and throughout the UNC campus.
  • An NIH-funded Clinical Research Center is available for faculty and resident clinical studies.
  • Advanced 3T-fMRI, 7T-fMRI and PET imaging facilities are also available.
  • The UNC School of Public Heath, one of the major public health schools in the United States, provides outstanding collaborative possibilities for residents interested in disease prevention and health care policy.
  • The UNC School of Medicine also maintains a highly successful program in mentorship and assistance for senior residents and junior faculty applying for NIH Career Development Awards and other mentored funding.
  • The relatively high number of elective months in the UNC Neurology residency programs, along with a highly supportive and interactive research environment, provides a very high success rate for residents pursuing fellowship and other post-residency academic paths.