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Department of Neurology

The Department of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine is extremely strong in three areas of research:

  • Cognitive Disorders / Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders / Parkinson's Disease

News and Announcements

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Karen S. Carvalho* (Child Neurology), Agustin Legido* (Child Neurology) and Joseph J. Melvin* (Child Neurology) who were named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. (May 6, 2019)
*This physician is a non-compensated member of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.

G. Peter Gliebus, MD, Named Chair of Neurology

G. Peter Gliebus, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Gliebus joined the College of Medicine in 2015 and has served with distinction as interim chair since March 2017. He is an associate professor of neurology and program director for the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship.

Teaching Honors Received

Yasir Al Khalili, MD, a current neurophysiology fellow and former neurology resident, has been nominated by medical students for a 2018 Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.

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In the Media

January 7, 2020: Jill M. Giordano Farmer, DO, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, was featured in a NeurologyLive panel discussion video about managing Parkinson's disease.

February 21, 2018: G. Peter Gliebus, MD, interim chair and assistant professor of neurology, was quoted in a story about a new gait test that can be used to diagnose a certain type of dementia.

April 10, 2017: G. Peter Gliebus, MD, interim chair of neurology authored an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer about how finding a cure for Alzheimer's will require the public's participation in clinical trials.

January/February 2017: Jill Giordano Farmer, MD, assistant professor of neurology, authored an article about risk factors for Parkinson's disease in Practical Neurology.

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