When a complex, serious neurological illness or injury affects you or someone you care about, Johns Hopkins neurocritical care team can offer an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and caring support. We specialize in critical care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders. While research and teaching are integral to the NCCU at Johns Hopkins, our paramount mission is focused on delivering excellent and unparalleled neurological ICU care.

Physician Referrals

To refer a patient for neurological critical care, contact our on-call NCCU physicians via the Hopkins Access Line (HAL) 24/7 at 410-955-9444 or 1-800-765-5447. HAL accepts physician-to-physician referrals only. Patients will be directed to Johns Hopkins Bayview or Johns Hopkins Hospital depending on the required sub-specialty care.

International patients may be referred online through Johns Hopkins International

NCCU at Johns Hopkins Celebrates 40 years

For forty years, Johns Hopkins Medicine has been a pioneer in the study, development and clinical application of emergency medicine principles to brain injuries and other neurocritical conditions. Explore a timeline of major milestones and key people in this journey.

Milestones timeline

Fellowship in Neurocritical Care

Education of future physicians is at the heart of the Johns Hopkins mission. The neuroscience critical care fellowship is a national leader in neurocritical care medicine, training a large number of physicians dedicated to the field of neurocritical care. Our fellowship graduates are now leading major academic and clinical programs.

Patient Care

If you or a loved one is admitted to the NCCU, you are in good hands with professionals who are specially trained in diagnosis and management of complex neurological conditions. This type of illness or injury can be life changing. As you and your family navigate the challenging path ahead of you, our multi-specialty team of neurocritical care experts will guide you with insight, experience and compassion. Together, we implement personalized treatment plans for such conditions as:

  • Spinal infection 
  • Guillian-Barré Syndrome 
  • Neuromuscular disorders (myasthenia gravis
  • Autonomic instability 
  • Recent major neurosurgical procedures for carotid artery surgery, neuro-endovascular procedures or head and neck pathology