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Department of Neurology

Inpatient Services

University Hospital of Brooklyn

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University Hospital of Brooklyn, a 320-bed hospital, is a major tertiary-care center for the Borough of Brooklyn. The principal teaching center of State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, UHB is the borough's only hospital located at an academic medical center. SUNY aims to provide the highest quality of comprehensive, compassionate and accessible healthcare to the 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn, regardless of their ability to pay. UHB provides care to 18,000 inpatients each year, as well as completing 253,000 outpatient visits, and more than 60,000 emergency room visits.

The Adult Neurology service includes 10 inpatient beds, 4 step-down beds for patients needing more concentrated nursing, and 6 epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) beds. In addition, patients may be seen by a consulting neurologist on any medical or surgical service at the request of the attending physician.

The University Hospital of Brooklyn is the home of the Children's Hospital at Downstate. Approximately 80 beds are utilized by Pediatrics, including a 6 bed pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) and a 30 bassinet level III neonatal/regional perinatal center (NICU). The Pediatric Neurology service includes neurology and neurosurgery patients admitted to the pediatric floor and EMU. Additionally, consults are seen on the pediatric floor, PICU and NICU.

For more information, visit the University Hospital of Brooklyn web site.

Kings County Hospital Center

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Kings County, a Level I trauma center, has 627 inpatient beds. Neurology patients are cared for in the 340-bed New Bed Tower. The pediatric services occupy approximately 50 beds in the new tower; also included are a 7 bed pediatric ICU and a 40 bed neonatal ICU. In addition, neurologists see patients on other services when the primary team requests consultation. Kings County is midway through a transforming renovation and construction project which is providing state-of-the art technical support as well as a bright and efficient environment.

For more information, visit the Kings County Hospital Center web site.


Neurological care is provided at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), a 516-bed teaching hospital in downtown Brooklyn. SUNY Downstate neurology residents care for inpatients in the 8-bed stroke unit and on the consultation service under the supervision of LICH Neurology Attending physicians.

Founded in 1860, LICH was the first teaching hospital in the U.S. and the prototype of today's medical centers. The affiliated Long Island College of Medicine merged with the State University in 1950 to form Downstate Medical Center.

The Department of Neurology at SUNY Downstate is actively involved in building closer affiliations with other medical institutions in Brooklyn. The Third Annual Stroke Symposium was held in June 2008, presenting current treatment protocols and research updates to physicians and other health care professionals.

The Department of Neurology also maintains affiliations with: