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HoAg NeuRosCieNCes iNstitute

In 2007, Hoag announced its 5th Center of Excellence,

Hoag Neurosciences Institute. As the only comprehensive 

neurosciences program in Orange County, Hoag Neurosciences 

Institute offers a seamless spectrum of experts, the latest 

technology, and dedicated facilities for treating individuals with 

disorders of the brain and spine.

mission statement

Providing a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach to disorders of the brain, spine,
and nerves using the best evidence based clinical care, state of the art technology, and advanced 

clinical research, all focused on the individual patient need.

The Neurosciences Institute uses a program-based approach; each focused on a speciic condition 
and measured by outcomes that matter to the patient. The Institute houses the following programs:

• Addiction Medicine • Sleep Disorders
• Movement Disorders 
& Parkinson’s Disease
• Brain Tumor
• Spine Neurosurgery

• Epilepsy
• Stroke
• Multiple Sclerosis 

(including aneurysms & AVMs)
• Pain Medicine
• Headache

• Memory & Cognitive Disorders

Spearheading the Neurosciences Institute is Hoag’s Hoag now has eight endowed chairs, which is unique 

multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized medical for a non-academic, community hospital. Two of
experts, who sub specialize in the ields of neurology, the chairs are at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. 

neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neurovascular diagnostic Dr. William R. Shankle, the Memory and Cognitive 
imaging and image guided intervention, neuro radiation Disorders Program Director, was the recipient

oncology, pain medicine, addiction medicine and of the first chair, which was made possible by an 
neuropsychology. As Orange County’s only community endowment from Judy and Richard Voltmer and was 

hospital with dedicated neuro hospitalists and
established for the purpose of advancing studies 

24/7 Neurosurgery coverage, Hoag is equipped
and treatment of memory loss and cognitive 
to immediately respond to neurological emergencies. disorders. The second such chair was given to

This integrated, sub specialized team of neuro Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, the Executive Medical 
clinicians and scientists is actively involved in clinical Director of the Neurosciences Institute. This 

research testing new therapies, drugs and other generous gift was made by Sandi and Ron Simon.

medical advancements to better the lives of patients 
suffering from neurological conditions.


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