The Campaign for Neurosciences
a photo of Dr. Lesnick

“A program is more than individual care services. A program coordinates and augments those services. The program Riverside has created in the neurosciences adds great value to patient care but also adds cost and effort that is not reimbursed. And that’s where philanthropy can make a difference." -James Lesnick, M.D.

Side view of female radiologist looking at the MRI image of the head on her monitor and analyzing it.
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Brain & Spine Care

Riverside has the largest neurology group on the Peninsula and expansive outpatient services to diagnose and treat patients with brain, spine and nervous system conditions. We are the only system in the area with 24/7 neurosurgical coverage for emergency needs. In 2021, our neurologists and neurosurgeons treated nearly 35,000 patients.

Our neurosurgeons use advanced technologies for diagnostics, monitoring and image guidance, including the Gamma Knife® as an alternative to traditional brain surgery and the Varian Edge™ for tumor tracking and motion management. We are one of only 40 sites in the United States dedicated to stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive treatment for tumors and lesions.

Your Support Will:

  • Ensure the latest technology stays at our fingertips, including:
    Intraoperative MRI scanner
    3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3T MRI) machine
    Brain & Spine Center Navigator 

  • Expand our recruitment and retention of world-class neurology subspecialists to accommodate our diverse growing population needs.

  • Enhance our brain and spine health education throughout the Riverside system and Virginia communities.