Our Expertise

At OHSU's Nerve Center, we draw on the expertise of some of the top specialists in the Northwest region and the quality and depth of OHSU's medical services and faculty expertise.

Neurological surgery

OHSU's Department of Neurological Surgery provides more neurosurgical care than any other hospital in Oregon. We are consistently rated as delivering the highest quality clinical outcomes (results for patients) of any hospital in the Portland area.

Our neurosurgeons work closely with our OHSU Nerve Center team, offering expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions.


OHSU's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation team has the skill and experience to help with nearly any condition or illness in children and adults. We treat all conditions and injuries affecting bones, joints, muscles, connective tissue and supporting structures, such as ligaments and cartilage.

Learn more about hand services at OHSU

Learn more about shoulder and elbow services at OHSU

Pain management and anesthesia

The OHSU Pain Management Center treats patients with complicated or chronic medical, surgical and neurological pain. Our center brings together specialists from many areas to address every aspect of pain.

Patient involvement and education are important parts of our program. We have received many honors for our pain management capabilities and achievements.

Plastic surgery

The plastic surgery hand surgeons at OHSU focus on improving the form and function of the arm and hand, from your fingertips to your shoulder. Our highly trained doctors specialize in many types of upper extremity surgery.

Hand surgery may be done for many reasons, including:

  • Trauma
  • Hand changes caused by arthritis
  • Birth defects, infection

Learn more about hand surgery at OHSU

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Many neurological problems can be successfully treated without surgery. Our experts are specially trained to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Our specialists can help restore your movement and function if you have been disabled by disease or injury. You work closely with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals, with a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.