Global Neurology Program

Johns Hopkins Global Neurology Program has a four-fold mission:

  • Create a community of Johns Hopkins neurologists and researchers actively working to improve the care of patients with neurologic disorders.
  • Facilitate neurologic training of health care workers across the globe.
  • Centralize resources and expertise in global health and neurology available at Johns Hopkins.
  • Serve as a resource for students and trainees at all levels interested in obtaining global health experience or pursuing a career in global health. 

Global Neurology: Advancing Neurological Care Worldwide

Dr. Deanna Saylor, Director of the Global Neurology Program at Johns Hopkins, shares her experiences developing neurological research, care and training in Zambia, Africa. In May 2018, Dr. Saylor began the first inpatient neurology service in Zambia at the University Teaching Hospital, and she launched the first-ever neurology training program in October 2018.

Read more about Dr. Saylor's work in Zambia

From a Former Trainee

My experience at Tawam Hospital was extremely valuable from both a clinical and global perspective. I gained clinical experience in the multiple sclerosis and neurology clinics where I saw both very rare and common presentations of neurological conditions in a diverse cultural context. Interacting with different departments and administration within the hospital also provided a unique lens through which to view differences in global health systems.

Katherine Huether, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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