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A Letter from the Chair

Frances Jensen, MD, FACP

Welcome to the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System! In Neurology, we work to develop effective treatments and therapies which requires the expertise, dedication and cooperation of scientists from many fields of research to treat basic and complex neurological disorders. Established in 1871, by Dr. Horatio Wood, the Department of the Neurology is the oldest Department in the country with a history of excellence in patient care, research and education in both adult and pediatric neurology. Today, Penn Neurology faculty members are engaged in groundbreaking research and clinical trials involving many complex neurological disorders. The Department includes over 130 full-time and associated faculty with a full range of clinical activities, based at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), and Children's…

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