The Division of Neurology is situated in Groote Schuur Hospital and operates a general clinical neurological service to the region. This includes in-patients, out-patients, an acute stroke unit, a clinical neurophysiology laboratory and a referral and emergency service. In addition, there are specialised clinics for stroke, myasthenia gravis, epilepsy, neuro-genetic disorders, dystonia, and HIV related neurological disorders.
The division supplies undergraduate medical teaching to years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 MBChB students, in addition to teaching occupational therapy and physiotherapy students. Postgraduate teaching is given to MMed students and BSc(Hons), MSc(Neuroscience) and PhD students are supervised.
Clinical research is conducted in the fields of HIV/AIDS-related encephalopathy and peripheral nerve disease, myasthenia gravis, stroke and stroke care, Parkinson's disease, dementia, epilepsy, and motor neurone disease.