Improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health.

With the latest technologies and research, an ecosystem of partners, and a truly integrated, patient-centered approach, we are leaders in the neurosciences. Our clinical and scientific breakthroughs are combating public health challenges ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s, leading to new innovations. We are the new frontier – and with pioneering research and better access to care, we are changing brain care not only for the people of West Virginia but well beyond.

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Award-winning, comprehensive care for cerebrovascular conditions, epilepsy, cancer, spinal abnormalities, chronic pain, and movement disorders.

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Providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for stroke, movement disorders, headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute’s pioneering research is the springboard for translational technology and breakthrough neuroscience discovery.

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One of the first independent neuroradiology academic departments in the country.

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Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

WVU Medicine offers treatment of mental health illness and addiction for adults, adolescents, and children.

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State of the Art Clinical Research

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Our goal is to safely, but rapidly, change the landscape by implementing innovative diagnostics and providing treatments to those impacted by neurological disease. We are fortunate to have federal and industry partners who share our mission and vision and support this transformative work.







Since its inception in 2018, the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute has been transforming the landscape of care and innovation for those with neurological and mental health conditions in West Virginia, Appalachia and across America. 

Tomorrow’s breakthroughs in brain health will happen here. Welcome to the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. We are improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health. With the latest technologies, an ecosystem of partners, and a truly integrated approach, we are making tangible progress. Our breakthroughs in neuroscience are strengthening our efforts to combat public health challenges ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s. Our collaboration with elite athletes and members of the military in optimizing human performance are leading to new innovations. We are breaking barriers in research and patient care to better serve the people of West Virginia and beyond.

Good Morning America: Brain surgery may combat opioid addiction

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The Washington Post: Addiction treatment had failed. Could brain surgery save him?

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PBS NewsHour: Can ultrasound be used to fight Alzheimer’s?

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Stephanie’s Story of Overcoming Substance Use

Serving West Virginians with substance use disorders, the WVU Medicine Center for Hope & Healing provides a blend of individual care and group therapy mixed with psychiatric/medication care and social services in a caring and judgment-free environment. The Center offers specialized programming for recent overdose survivors.


Judi’s Journey with Alzheimer’s

Neurological surgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute were the first in the world to use focused ultrasound to treat a patient with Alzheimer’s disease. Judi was the first patient to receive treatment in the phase II clinical trial.


Jim’s Neurosurgical Journey

Jim Hudson has suffered from essential tremor, affecting both hands, for the past 30 years. He couldn’t eat, drink, or do regular-everyday activities by himself. Jim’s care at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute helped him to regain quality of life.


WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is forging the frontiers in neuroscience research…because of you.

Your generosity provides the needed momentum for the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to leverage cutting-edge technologies and build strategic alliances to overcome the barriers to resolving some of the most persistent public health challenges, ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s disease.