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Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Disorders Center

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Conditions We Treat
Get help with a range of visual and vestibular disorders, including vertigo, nystagmus and more.

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Our Team
Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to advancing treatment and research, and improving patients' lives.

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Information for Patients
Find out how to contact us, request an appointment and more.

Dizzy for the First Time?

Dizziness is a distressing symptom, and can be caused by a number of conditions. Should you go to the ER? Learn more now.


Our Mission

The mission of the Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Disorders Center is to improve the health of our community, the region, and the world by setting the standard of excellence in clinical care, research, and medical education related to the visual and vestibular systems. We envision a world where diagnosis of neuro-visual and vestibular disorders is accurate, timely, and efficient; treatments are effective and affordable; patient suffering is alleviated; and clear vision and steady balance are restored. We see a future marked by robust understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying visual, vestibular and ocular motor functions.


  1. Caring for patients with visual and vestibular disorders with compassion and clinical excellence, delivering timely, accurate and evidence-based diagnoses and treatments to alleviate suffering
  2. Advancing understanding of neural mechanisms underlying visual and vestibular function
  3. Demonstrating excellence and leadership in methods to measure and analyze eye movements
  4. Developing and testing novel diagnostic tools, treatments and rehabilitative strategies
  5. Creating programs and systems that facilitate effective dissemination of local innovations
  6. Developing mechanisms that enhance community awareness and access to clinical care
  7. Training future generations of specialists worldwide dedicated to vestibular and visual disorders
  8. Cultivating a collaborative, transdisciplinary, inclusive workplace environment that values team members for their unique expertise, perspective, commitment and contributions; respects their personal goals and needs; and seeks sustainability by creating a positive impact on work-life balance

In the News

Listen to Dr. David Newman-Toker discuss the impact of medical misdiagnoses on this 10/31/17 podcast: "Medical Misdiagnosis: More Common Than You Think."

David Newman-Toker Named President-Elect of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.

Read more. 

Stroke goggles: Can new technology diagnose a stroke?

Testing for strokes can be inaccurate and expensive, but a new device may offer a better, cheaper alternative. Dr. David Newman-Toker speaks to the CBS: This Morning hosts about the study. Watch the video.

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Vestibular Disorder Staff at 410-955-9313.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


Traveling for Care?

Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Outside of Maryland (toll free)

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International Patients

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