Jackson Memorial Hospital works with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to provide a wide range of medical services for sub-specialties, as well as neurobehavioral disorders and other conditions.
Dementia & Clinical Neurobehavioral Disorders
The aging population is growing rapidly. By the year 2030, it is estimated that nearly 25 percent of Americans will be 65 or older, with millions suffering some form of memory loss. Led by Dr. Clinton Wright, scientific director, the mission of The Evelyn F. McKnight Center for Age-Related Memory Loss at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is to discover the causes of age-related disorders of brain function and memory, and ways to prevent these disorders.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was established more than 30 years ago as the first center for multiple sclerosis (MS) in the Southeastern United States. Since then, more than 1,000 MS patients have been evaluated and managed in the Center annually. Led by Dr. Silvia Delgado, the center has focused attention on the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as clinical research.
At Jackson Memorial Hospital’s EMG Laboratory, electromyography provides diagnostic information by measuring the electrical activity of muscles and nerves. It is an excellent tool to evaluate muscle diseases (such as muscular dystrophy) or nerve disorder (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or peripheral neuropathies).
In collaboration with Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and other health professionals provide expert help for all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and management of complex neuromuscular diseases.
Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology concerning visual problems that are related to the nervous system. Neuro-ophthalmologists typically attend to diseases of the afferent visual system (most often involving the optic nerve), the efferent visual system (that controls eye movements), or the pupillary reflexes.
In association with Dr. Byron Lam and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital offers neuro-ophthalmology inpatient consultations.
Neuropsychology is the applied scientific discipline that studies the structure and function of the brain related to specific psychological processes and overt behaviors.
Led by Dr. Bonnie Levin, neuropsychology services are offered in association with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.