The Department of Neurology supports a robust clinical practice that supports the following activities. , and we have training sites in Columbia, Missouri, and beyond.

Clinical activity

Outpatient activity Inpatient activity
16,276 visits 250 epilepsy monitoring patients
889 electromyography / nerve conduction studies 863 EEGs
180 limb ultrasounds 2,166 people inpatients
531 adult and 492 pediatric EEGs 1,355 acute stroke codes
183 neurocognitive tests  
2,644 sleep studies  

Training sites

Our clinical work takes place primarily at University of Missouri Health Care, the clinical enterprise at the heart of our academic health system. We also have affiliate sites outside the health system.

MU Health Care sites

University Hospital is the only Level I trauma center and helicopter service in central Missouri. Physicians throughout the state refer many of their most complicated cases to University Hospital. The 390-bed hospital specializes in treating the most severe illnesses and injuries. Our Neurosciences ICU on the seven-story critical care tower provides the latest in medical technology for critically ill or injured patients. University Hospital also contains the region’s only Sleep Disorders Center. See 360 images of University Hospital.

University Physicians Medical Building houses our Neurology and Sleep Disorders Clinic. This clinic is within walking distance of University Hospital. Resident continuity clinic takes place at this location during PGY2-4. See 360 images of our Neurology and Sleep Disorders Clinic.

Take a tour of University Hospital and our Neurology and Sleep Disorders Clinic with Dr. Shenker, MD, PhD.

Affiliated sites

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs and serves military veterans. Patients come from all over the state as well as surrounding states. The hospital offers endless opportunities not only for hands-on learning and seeing interesting pathology but to also give back to our veterans. During the PGY1 year with internal medicine, residents rotate through inpatient medicine, ICU, and some consult services. PGY2-4 residents rotate through neurology consult service. Learn more about Truman VA.

Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture of Encompass Health and MU Health Care, is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. The Neurology Service offers consultation for patients at Rusk. The Neurology faculty maintain joint appointments at Rusk. Neurology residents may choose additional elective time at this site. Learn more about Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital.

Children’s Mercy in Kansas City features a full pediatric neurology service with several pediatric neurology attendings offering a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services. Through an affiliation agreement, University of Missouri adult neurology residents do pediatric neurology rotations here in partial fulfillment of their ACGME pediatric neurology three-month training requirement. Learn more about Children’s Mercy.

See 360 images of where Neurology Residents and Fellows will work and train.


Interventional Radiology Suite

Emergency Department

CT Room

University Hospital

Hospital entrance


Essentials Dining

Lakota Coffee

Physician Lounge

Call Room