Address: Romania, Timișoara, Liviu Rebreanu Boulevard, No. 156, First Department of Neurology, Pius Brînzeu Emergency Clinical County Hospital Timișoara, 9th Floor
Phone: +40 374 161210
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The discipline of Neurology was founded since the beginning of the Faculty of Medicine from Timișoara. The first director of this clinic was Prof. Dr. Oscar Sager between 1949 and 1955, student of Professor Gheorghe Marinescu – a prominent personality of the world neurological community of those times. Between 1955 and 1978, the Neurology Clinic was headed by Prof. Dr. Alexandru Șofletea, and between 1978-1987, Prof. Dr. Enciu Minciu took over its management. Between 1987-1992, the leadership fell to Prof. Dr. Harry Marcovici and later, between 1992-2011, the discipline was headed by Prof. Dr. Alexandru Zolog. From 2011 to 2013 there were two Neurology disciplines, Neurology I – under the leadership of Prof. Dorina Scutelnicu and Neurology II – under the leadership of Prof. Mihaela Simu. Starting from 2014, the two disciplines were reunited in a single Neurology Discipline under the leadership of Prof. Mihaela Simu, until 2022, when a new division into two disciplines took place: Neurology I and Neurology II.
Currently, the Neurology I Discipline is under the leadership of Prof. Dragoș Cătălin Jianu, together with 5 other members (one associate professor, one seniour lecturer and three assistants proffesor), whose teaching activity includes, besides the Neurology course intended for students from the fifth year of the Faculty of General Medicine (Romanian and French), also the courses for the second year students of the Faculty of Balneo-physio-kineto-therapy. Also, master’s programs in the field of medicine are conducted, regarding the recovery of neurological conditions and educational measures in neurological pathology. At the same time, within the Neurology I Discipline, there is the activity of training specialist doctors through residency, the activity of training doctors in the doctoral program as well as continuous post-graduate medical education activity in the field of neurology, with an emphasis on cerebrovascular diseases (cerebral thrombophlebitis, vascular aphasias), on extra and transcranial Doppler ultrasound as well as on neuro-ophthalmological pathology.
Under the leadership of Prof. Dragoș Cătălin Jianu (Project Director), the Center for Cognitive Research in Neuropsychiatric Pathology – acronym (NEUROPSY-COG) was established in March 2021, a center that brings together specialists from the disciplines of Neurology and Psychiatry, with a close collaboration also within other disciplines such as: Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Informatics and medical biostatistics, Pathophysiology – neurophysiology, Public Health, etc. The main role of this Research Center is to evaluate and diagnose the cognitive dysfunction caused by vascular disease (large vessels and small vessels disease), to validate in practice certain batteries of psychological tests that identify cognitive deficit and especially deficit from the level of social cognition, but also to develop intervention plans in psychiatric disorders. It is also proposed to investigate the role of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the recovery of post-stroke aphasic patients. The activity of the Research Center aims to create a research-development and innovation infrastructure, capable of supporting and facilitating activities and research directions necessary for an increase in the quality of life of people with neurological or psychiatric pathology.