Medical Professionals & Postgraduates
The departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery accept patient referrals and offer a number of graduate and continuing medical education opportunities. If you're looking for information on referrals, Grand Rounds, research, conferences, the weekly Tumor Board or medical education at Cedars-Sinai, you'll find those resources here.
The Neurology and Neurosurgery departments work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your patient, and keep you apprised of their status. In many cases, patients are referred back to their primary care physician for continued management, while neurology and neurosurgery specialists at Cedars-Sinai remain available for consultation.
The Department of Neurosurgery also holds a weekly Tumor Board to review patient cases and recommend the best course of treatment. Neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, pediatric oncologists, neuro-oncologists and neuropathologists all participate in this joint effort. The meeting is open to any doctor who wants to present a case for discussion.
Cedars-Sinai Neurosciences Grand Rounds offer practical insights into the treatment of complex neurological conditions. Presented by noted multidisciplinary faculty and visiting professors, the courses are geared to practicing neurologists, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians and other medical professionals who manage and diagnose neurological disorders.
Held on the third and fourth Fridays of each month, topics may range from pediatric head trauma management to brain mapping and use of functional MRI techniques.
Cedars-Sinai designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit based on their participation in the activity.
Professional Training Programs
The Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai also offers three senior electives for fourth-year medical students. Applications are accepted through the Visiting Student Application Service. For more information, email Maria Murga, student program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Family Scholars Program
The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program is a research opportunity supported by Cedars-Siani’s Department of Neurosurgery and is available to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with an interest in science. Scholarships are awarded to those students who demonstrate the desire, initiative and aptitude to make significant contributions in the sciences.