Welcome to the UAMS Department of Neurology website!  Here you will find information about our clinical and research programs, our faculty, residents and staff, and the nervous system disorders we treat.

Diseases of the brain and nerves can rob us of independence, strength, sensation, speech, movement or memory. Our goal is to care for the whole individual, using a team approach to address all aspects of neurological problems and their effects on the patient and family.

The Department of Neurology provides outstanding neurological care for people with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.  Our dedicated multidisciplinary clinical staff, clinical faculty and neurology residents provide acute and ongoing care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

We offer state-of the art treatment of stroke, seizures, dementia, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, neuro-critical care, brain tumors and headache.  Our attending physicians are teachers at the only medical school and neurology residency program in the state, which keeps us on the cutting edge of medical science and the latest technologies. We conduct basic and clinical research to understand disease mechanisms and develop new treatments, both locally initiated and in national clinical trials. These studies provide access to new therapies while advancing our knowledge of brain diseases.

We also provide a variety of specialized testing and services including electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS), autonomic nervous system (ANS) testing, programming of deep brain stimulator (DBS) and vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) devices, and botulinum toxin injections.

We aim to be the primary resource for advanced neurological care in the State of Arkansas, the place where patients and physicians come with their most challenging problems.  We welcome your inquiries and the opportunity to serve you!

R. Lee Archer, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology