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Neurosciences and Behavioral Health Center

Awards & Recognition

Top Programs

Our neurology and neurosurgery services have been recognized as high-performing by U.S. News and World Report. This rating places us in the top 10 percent in the nation.

UVA Neurology is 10th in receiving funds from the NIH as compared to other neurology departments.

Brain Tumor Program: UVA is ranked as one of the top cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Clinical Cancer Centers in Virginia.

Epilepsy Program: Our epilepsy program has the highest designation for epilepsy care possible.

UVA Named Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest level of certification available from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Just 3 percent of hospitals nationwide have earned this certification from the Joint Commission. We are one of three Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Virginia.

Comprehensive Stroke Center certification means our team is ready 24/7 to deliver the most advanced care for stroke, stroke complications and meets rigorous standards for caring for the most complex stroke cases.

Centers of Excellence

These programs have been designated Centers of Excellence by the official bodies of their respective fields:

And the National MS Society has designated our Multiple Sclerosis program a Center for Comprehensive Care.


Find out why our stroke program's quality and safety measures earned two awards from the American Heart Association

Top Doctors

Spine Surgeons


Drs. David Schiff and Mark Shaffrey were named in the latest edition of America’s Top Doctors; both were also listed in the companion America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.

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