By partnering in research and state-of-the-art technology, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has one of the largest and most advanced neurosciences programs in the region. We consider our patients part of the family and understand the impact that our dedicated care teams have on the lives of individuals and their loved ones every day.

Your gift will help support our mission to advance healing for all by providing transformational patient care, conducting research into neurological conditions, and training the next generation of neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Neurology

Our team of neurologists provide the best research and diagnostics with the most advanced technology and treatment available to patients with neurological disorders. With the support of a broad community network, we offer several specialized programs including a nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center, a top-rated Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, one of only 34 ALS Centers in the United States, and a Movement Disorders Center with one of the most experienced deep brain stimulation teams in the nation.

Quick Call Delivers Life-saving Care for 34-Year-Old Stroke Patient Madison Pleasant“The doctors and nurses at Wake Forest Baptist made a huge difference in my quality of care and have helped me keep a positive mindset about my recovery,” Madison says. “The head stroke nurse made sure she was available to talk to me after I’d been home a few weeks and reminded me that recovery isn’t linear for everyone.”

Madison Pleasant (patient)
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Neurosurgery

Our team of neurological surgeons provide innovative treatment options for patients with injury to or diseases of the brain, spine, or peripheral nerves. Our surgeons are world leaders in minimally invasive techniques and MRI-guided laser surgeries and we are home to one of the nation’s leading Gamma Knife Centers. We are driven by the needs of our patients and the promise of discovery. With the generous support of our community, we can continue to advance our groundbreaking research and provide the best possible care for our patients.

Rick Gentry with other people at a construction site. “There was a time in my life when I was utterly helpless and needed other people,” Gentry says. “Dr. Alexander and crew were there. And it made a big difference.  I’m only too happy to be able to do this. I don’t see how I could not.”

Rick Gentry (philanthropic supporter)
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