Neurocritical Care

Highly Specialized Neurological Care for Life-Threatening Conditions

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Through advanced training and breakthrough research, we provide world-class care to patients with severe brain and spinal cord illnesses and injuries. Our expert teams work around the clock to monitor each patient’s unique brain activity and respond to needs quickly. Our Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) includes innovative technology to closely observe patient conditions, and a wide range of physician specialists on call to provide consultation and intervention as needed.



We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.

The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.

We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.

Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.



Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

To refer a patient, call 513-475-UCMD (8263)

Advanced Technology

Our Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) is the largest and most technologically advanced neuroscience ICU in the region.

  • 3T MRI Imaging
  • Biplane and Rotational Cerebral Angiography
  • Brain Electrical Activity Measurement
  • Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring
  • Brain Tissue Temperature Measurement
  • Continuous Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement
  • Continuous Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring
  • Continuous Video Electroencephalography (EEG) Monitoring
  • CT Angiography
  • Implanted Electrodes to Record Seizures
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Moberg Component Neuromonitoring System
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Blood Flow Studies
  • PET Imaging
  • Ventricular and Lumbar Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage

Our Unique Approach

Academic Medicine Means More Innovative Care

Our research physicians play a major role in brain injury breakthroughs, discovering treatments for stroke, aneurysms, brain bleeds and seizures. We join other institutions around the world to advance our understanding of severe brain injuries.

9 Certified Neurointensivist Physicians
80 Specialized Nurses
20 Beds with State-of-the-Art Neuromonitoring
Neurocritical Specialist On Duty 24/7


Advanced Training and Technology for Critical Conditions


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Supporting the UC Health Foundation benefits the colleges, research, departments and programs that make advancements in medicine possible.

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At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.

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