Causes Neuromedicine

Help people with neurological illnesses live longer, healthier lives

People with neurological conditions need more effective therapies to improve their quality of life. Our physicians and scientists are advancing treatments that will help patients in our region and beyond.

A caregiver speaks with a patient. On the wall hangs a poster of the anatomy of the brain.

Dave wanted the best care possible, which led him to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock ALS Clinic and neurologist Elijah Stommel. The care was remarkable and always very professional. Dave felt that there was compassion for him and knowledge, which was very important to him.”

Glynda McKinnon
Glynda McKinnon

A Piece in the Puzzle of ALS

Dartmouth Health neurologist and Geisel Professor of Medicine Elijah Stommel, MD, PhD, is one of the leading researchers examining links between cyanobacteria, an environmental toxin, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His work brings us one step closer to understanding what may cause this deadly disease.

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TeleNeurology Saves Lives

When it comes to stroke and other neurological emergencies, every second counts.

Susan and Michael Judd, married 54 years, are grateful to have more time together thanks to lifesaving teleNeurology.

It’s really important that we push the therapeutic options for patients with epilepsy as far as we can. Our research into brain stimulation during seizures will propel us forward in our understanding and treatment of this cruel disease.”

Barbara Jobst, MD, PhD
Chair of Neurology; Co-director of the Epilepsy Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; and the Louis and Ruth Frank Endowed Professor of Neurosciences at Geisel
The Louis and Ruth Frank Endowed Professor of Neurosciences at Geisel Barbara Jobst, MD, PhD, Chair of Neurology