In February of 2015, we said our final goodbyes to the Neurology Clinic in Ravdin and moved to the exciting new Penn Neuroscience Center located in South Pavillion of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM). Individuals seen clinically in the old Ravdin space were frequently sent to the PCAM for labs and radiology services. Neurology and Neurosurgery were separate from each other, with the Penn Memory Center (PMC) split between the two. The new space streamlines the patient experience by joining these departments in one space, close to other commonly used services. It is much larger, clinically well-equipped, comfortable, and has more advanced technology— everything it has to offer is now at the disposal of individuals seen by Penn FTD Center clinicians.

Fast Facts about the Penn Neuroscience Center

  • New space is about twice as large as the old Ravdin Neurology Clinic
  • Neurology, Neurosurgery, Penn Memory Center, Neuro Diagnostics, and designated Research space are all housed in one space
  • Frequently used services are all located in the same building, with Pre-admission Testing on the same floor, the Outpatient Lab one floor down, and Radiology just two floors down on the Ground Floor
  • A new History Wall was just unveiled in hallway entrance to Penn Neuroscience Center
  • 8 Patient Service Representatives and 7 Medical Assistants assist new and returning patients
  • The Penn Neuroscience Center has 28 Neurology treatment and neuropsychological testing rooms; 19 Neurosurgery and Pods/charting rooms; 10 PMC treatment and testing rooms; 10 Neurology Diagnostics rooms (5 for EEG, 5 for EMG)
  • 3 conference rooms are available for administrators/staff and 2 Financial Counseling Rooms for patient resources (such as Financial Counseling, Muscular Dystrophy Association Rep, Epilepsy Foundation Rep, Social Workers, Researchers)
  • Separate touchdown spaces are available for Neurology Physicians, Neurology Nurse Practitioners, Neurology Residents, Research Teams, and Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioners
  • Separate spaces are available for EMG Reading, EEG Reading, & Radiology Reading
  • Technology available in the Penn Neuroscience Center includes:
    • 4 big screen TV’s in patient waiting area
    • cell phone charging stations and free WiFi for patients
    • new equipment and more space for Neuro Ophthalmology (Dr. Liu)
    • computers in every treatment room, touchdown room, reading room, and conference room
    • Navicare utilized to organize & track patient flow in clinic, and Penn Image Exchange used for uploading and storing Radiology images