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Outside of the Link BuildingThe Department of Neurology is located in the Johnson and Link Buildings, overlooking the Medical School's historic courtyard and Health Sciences Park. The facility houses state-of-the-art laboratories for Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology. The Johnson, Link, and Wittenborg buildings form the nucleus of the Neuroscience Institute, which brings together over 50 faculty members from various disciplines and which receives competitive funding for research in excess of $7,000,000 each year. The UTHSC Library, conveniently located next door, includes among its many services Internet access to major basic and clinical neuroscience journals, and a comprehensive selection of books and journals devoted to the clinical and basic neurosciences. The Center for Neurosciences thus affords outstanding research and educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows training in the neurological sciences.

The Department of Neurology, the Health Science Center, and five of the University's affiliated hospitals are located within walking distance of each other. Baptist Memorial is located in East Memphis. This health complex comprises the major Medical Center serving the Mid-South, and draws from a state area 200 miles in radius containing approximately 2.5 million people. Clinical training in neurology takes place in these five hospitals within the Medical District.

Methodist University HospitalMethodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
901.516.7000

Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UTHSC. Methodist University Hospital provides real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution. MUH is home to a large solid organ transplant program, specializing in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantations.

MUH and UTHSC bring together research, medicine, and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for patients. 

Memphis VA Medical CenterMemphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
901.523.8990

Founded in 1922, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is one of UTHSC's primary adult teaching hospitals.  It offers quality healthcare for the changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs of the Mid-South men and women who so proudly served our nation.

For the 196,000 veterans from 53 counties in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas, the VAMC offers a variety of services for both physical and mental health needs.  New programs include those for traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide prevention.

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901.545.7100

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee. ROH is the only level-1 trauma center in the region, has the region's only accredited burn center, and also serves as the public safety-net hospital for the Memphis area.  Unique services offered by Regional One include the trauma services and the burn ICU, in addition to caring for the region's underserved population.

ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group, the largest teaching physician group of its kind in the Mid-South.

Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

901.287.5437

Established in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system and a teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South.  Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.  Le Bonheur has received many accolades of excellence over the years including: Top Children's Hospital in 2017 by the Leapfrog group for its safe patient care, Magnet status - one of only 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. to have earned this honor for quality nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and a three-star rating (the highest) by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its Heart Institute.

St. Jude Children's HospitalSt. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

866.278.5833

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless. In return for guidance in his career, Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay.  St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers.  The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world. St. Jude research has helped reduce the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%.

In 2019, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was ranked the number two pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. St. Jude and the World Health Organization recently announced a five-year collaboration to cure at least 60% of children worldwide with the six most common types of cancer by 2030.

Baptist Memorial Hospital MemphisBaptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120
901.226.5000

Baptist Memorial Hospital (BMH) - Memphis is the flagship hospital of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system.  The 80-acre campus includes the hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Baptist Women’s Health CenterSpence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital, and Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital, Baptist Heart Institute, and five (5) physicians’ office buildings. The Baptist mission is a three-fold ministry of healing, preaching, and teaching which is used to provide quality health care.

BMH is one of Tennessee's busiest hospitals with 65,000 emergency department visits and 12,000 surgeries each year. The hospital physicians are Mid-South transplant pioneers, performing the first area open heart surgery in 1960 and the first local heart transplant in 1985. A variety of subspecialty and ambulatory electives are available taught by volunteer faculty, many of whom have received teaching awards.

Baptist is one of the leading hospitals in North America for the number of neurosurgical procedures performed. The Neuroscience departments at Baptist are nationally and internationally recognized for providing high quality and comprehensive neuroscience services to patients, families and the community. Central nervous system disorders including head and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, strokes, tumors, aneurysms and multiple sclerosis are diagnosed and treated by multispecialty teams.

Last Published: Jul 28, 2020