The Department of Vascular Neurology covers on a wide spectrum of neurological diseases. As a primary care institution the University Hospital in Tübingen provides care for all patients with neurological symptoms or signs. These patients are admitted to the either the Dept. of Vascular Neurology, the Dept. of Epileptology or the Dept. of Neurodegeneration, depending on diagnosis, capacity and patient load. Patients are referred to our Department from other areas of Germany as well as internationally according to the clinical and scientific focus areas of the Department, i.e., cerebrovascular diseases (ischemia, intracranial hemorrhage, vasculitis and others), neurooncology and neuroimmunology (multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and others). Specialized stroke (comprehensive stroke unit with early rehabilitation), neurooncology and neuroimmunology wards provide multidisciplinary expert care for these diseases. Accordingly, specialized outpatient clinics provide long term care for the respective patients. The aims of these outpatient clinics are not only to offer best and updated care for selected patient populations but also to provide an infrastructure for clinical studies that help in identification of disease mechanisms and development of novel therapies. Specialized wards and outpatient clinics of the Department of Vascular Neurology therefore provide the clinical basis for its research groups. Research groups work in cerebrovascular diseases, neurorehabilitation after stroke, neuroplasticity, neurooncology and neuroimmunology. These research groups are based in the immediate proximity to the clinical space either in the CRONA building of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research. Close collaborations exist with the other departments and research groups at the Hertie Institute. The department cooperates closely with the physical therapy department at the University Hospital (Medizinisches Trainings- und Rehabilitationszentrum). The Neurology section of this department is focused on stroke rehabilitation.
This Department of Neurology offers various lecture series for medical students, residents, nursing staff, and physical and speech therapists. The grand round series features internationally renowned clinical and basic scientists speaking on clinically relevant topics. An integrated general neurology therapy seminar covers recent topics in neurology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, neuroradiology and other fields relevant to the treatment of patients with neurological diseases. The main neurology lecture, the neurology seminar, neuroexamination course and the intracranial pressure seminar are offered as part of the Medical School curriculum.