The Graduate Program in Neurology was created in 1978 by Professor José Geraldo Camargo Lima, who also acted as the coordinator of the Program until 1989.  During this period, resident doctors in Neurology/Neurosurgery attended Graduate Programs in Neurology to obtain master's degrees in Neurology and doctorate degrees in Medicine. At that time, the Program had two research centers, for Clinical Neurology and Experimental Neurology.
        In 1983, with the support of Professor Esper Abrão Cavalheiro, the Program began to change and started accepting graduates from other medical areas and non-neurologists, in addition to supervisors who were more oriented to basic research. From 1991 to 2000, Professor Esper Abrão Cavalheiro coordinated the Graduate Program in Neurology/ Neuroscience and was very successful in integrating basic and clinical research, becoming one of the pioneers in the creation of a multidisciplinary Graduate Program within UNIFESP.
        Currently, the Program accepts graduates from different areas who are interested in neuroscience research, with emphasis on neurological diseases. The program’s supervisors work in clinical research or applied basic research, which includes the study of mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology and therapeutic approaches of several neurological diseases. The infrastructure the program provides to its students includes clinical sectors for patient care, additional tests related to neurological research and research laboratories. The research laboratories offer resources and the infrastructure for translational studies using the techniques of molecular biology, cell culture, histopathology, electrophysiology, in addition to using several experimental models.
        The Program aims to train high-quality human and research resources, enabling the simultaneous development of Science and Technology in Brazil and resulting in higher quality research and treatment of patients.
        In five consecutive CAPES evaluations (2001-2003; 2004-2006; 2007-2009; 2010-2012; 2013-2016) our Program received a 6, a score granted only to those with international excellence, a testament to the quality of our program.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Neurologia/ Neurociências

Rua Napoleão de Barros, 626

E-mail: ppgneurologia@unifesp.br / ppgneuro.unifesp@gmail.com