The Department of Neurology was created in May 2012 as part of a groundbreaking public-private partnership that unites the Dayton region’s most advanced biomedical research institution with the clinical resources of its largest hospital system. In 2010, Wright State University and Premier Health announced the creation of the Wright State & Premier Neuroscience Institute, a unique public-private partnership uniting the hospital system’s clinical resources with the university’s strengths in biomedical research. Following a nationwide search, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine selected Kenneth J. Gaines, M.D., M.B.A., to chair the new department and co-direct the Neuroscience Institute. In addition, he is hiring a core team of faculty and establishing a neurology residency program in partnership with the hospitals of Premier Health. The department’s main academic office and clinical facilities are housed in Premier hospitals. The clinical faculty are integrated with basic science faculty at Wright State University.
- To heal, lead, educate and innovate.
- To provide comprehensive and innovative patient care services in general and sub-specialty areas of neurology;
- To provide broadly based education to support physicians practicing in our community and to prepare our next generation of physicians and neurologists;
- To engage in clinical, basic science and translational research to improve existing treatments and develop and implement new therapies for neurological disease; and
- To foster community based activities providing support services and education programs for patients and families affected by neurological disease.