Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is a world-class academic health center and leader in biomedical research. Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and a dedication to the principle of cura personalis, or care of the whole person.
Georgetown is home to some of the country’s leading neuroscientists, conducting cutting-edge research on complex diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury and stroke.
- The new Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, created in collaboration with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, will focus on the study of neuroplasticity, the biological process underlying the brain’s ability to learn and develop, and a potential recovery tool in conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and dementias such as Alzheimer’s.
- Georgetown’s Memory Disorders Program provides care to more than 1,500 Alzheimer’s patients and is home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country.
- The Huntington Disease Care, Education and Research Center, a joint endeavor of GUMC and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, established in 2012, is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary center to focus on treatment, education and research in the Washington area.
- GUMC is a designated Parkinson's Disease Foundation Center of Excellence, a distinction held by only 25 programs in the country. Our researchers and physicians strive to slow the progression of – and eventually cure – these dreaded neurological disorders that affect millions of families around the world.