Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
Departments and Centers
The Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is uniquely focused on advancing world-class scientific discoveries to build the understanding and treatment of neurological disorders. As a fully integrated Center, scientists and clinicians interact across Departments, Centers, and disciplines through multidisciplinary teams focused on accelerating progression in injury prevention, novel brain preservation strategies, and restoration of brain function lost by disease and injury.
- The Department of Neuroscience focuses on neuronal and brain function research as it relates to health and diseases.
- The Department of Neurological Surgery treats some of the most difficult cases of brain tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, and neurotrauma in the country.
- The Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics advances therapies for neurological disorders through scientific research and by training future neurologists.
- The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides diagnoses and treatments to patients with stroke, brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, and neuromuscular disorders.
- The Department of Psychiatry conducts research and provides patient care for a full range of psychiatric conditions.
- The Division of Child Neurology cares for neurological disorders in children from infancy to late adolescence.
- The Division of Neuroradiology/Interventional uses advanced neuroimaging techniques and clinical interventions to diagnose and treat neurological and spine conditions.
- The Department of Pathology is unmatched in its diagnostic, research, teaching, and training accomplishments.
Along with the Departments, the O’Donnell Brain Institute is connected with the following UT Southwestern Centers:
- Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair
- Alzheimer’s Disease Center
- Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
- Paul M. Bass Center for Neurosurgical Innovation
- Effie Marie Cain Alzheimer's Research Center
- Cain/Denius Comprehensive Center in Mobility Research
- Crystal Charity Ball Center for Pediatric Brain and Neurological Diseases
- Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care
- Gill Center for Research on Brain Cell Communication
- Beatrice Menne Haggerty Center for Research on Brain Injury and Repair in Strokes
- Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine
- Dorothy L. and John P. Harbin Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research
- Kimberly-Clark Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Erma Lowe Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research
- Mobility Foundation Center for Rehabilitation Research
- Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research
- Pogue Family Center for Advanced Brain Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease
- Vincent Prothro Center for Research in Basic Neuroscience
- Robert D. Rogers Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center
- Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Basic & Applied Research in Psychiatric Illness
- Harold and Annette Simmons Comprehensive Center for Research and Treatment of Brain and Neurological Disorders
- Annette G. Strauss Center in Neuro-Oncology
- Kent Waldrep Foundation Center for Basic Research on Nerve Growth and Regeneration
- Jean Walter Center for Research in Movement Disorders
- Winspear Family Special Center for Research on the Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease
- Clinical Care
Most of the inpatient care provided through the O’Donnell Brain Institute is at Zale Lipshy University Hospital, one of the world’s premier neurological diagnostic and treatment Centers, which has been certified as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. With 148 beds, it serves as a referral hospital for North Texas and the entire southwestern U.S., offering leading-edge care to patients and families, administered by highly trained physicians utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Because of the expanse of our clinical Programs, several UT Southwestern facilities provide seamless clinical care for brain, spine, nerve, and muscle disorders. These facilities include William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and ambulatory clinics at our main UT Southwestern campus as well as our Richardson/Plano location.