Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Collaborative neurological care

At Palmetto Health, our combined Neuroscience service line has a strong tradition of working together to provide neurology and neurosurgery care with a team approach for patients across the state of South Carolina.

Our world-class care features multiple dedicated specialists working collaboratively in our Joint Commision-certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, dedicated Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) and Gamma Knife radiosurgery center.

Neurological conditions treated include:

  • Brain tumors and cerebral anuerysms
  • Stroke and transient schemic attack
  • Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
  • Epilepsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis and dementia care
  • Headache and migraines


Expert care for all neurological disorders and diseases including stroke and transient ischemic attacks, epilepsy, headache and migraines.


Highly specialized care for the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system from fellowship-trained neurosurgeons.

Our neuroscience team

Utilizing the latest adavanced technological innovation and expert research , our expert neurologists and neurosurgeons at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group are dedicated to compassionate patient care for the brain, spine and nervous system. Our Palmetto Health Stroke Center is on call 24/7 for victims of stroke and related conditions, and our 16-bed Neuroscinece ICU (NSICU) houses neurointensivists soley dedicated to the care of critically ill neurological patients.

Our neuroscience services are co-led by neurosurgery medical director Roham Moftakhar, MD, and neurology chair Souvik Sen, MD, MPH. Each of our fellowship-trained physicians are passionate about providing the highest level of care and serve as members of the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Neurology Team  Neurosurgery Team

Patient Stories

Helping uncover Huntington's disease

After her mother was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, Molly Hamilton Cawley wanted to learn more about what her risks might be.

Signs of a stroke: BE FAST seeking care

What is a stroke? Learn the symptoms and and the causes. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to BE FAST seeking care – because with strokes, seconds matter.

“A different feel from other hospitals”

Pediatric patient Megan Piasecki's headaches kept getting worse, until she collapsed at school from intracranial hypertension.

“An awesome spirit”

Raoul Jenkins II was driving to see friends when he suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.

Latest news

Palmetto Health-USC Neuroscience at the forefront of stroke research

Trial results could expand treatment window to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes.


Funding hope for neuroscience patients

Contribute neurological and neurosurgical care and research efforts through the Palmetto Health Foundation.

Latest journal edition

Palmetto Health Neuroscience Journal

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Neurosurgery and Neurology physicians contribute peer-reviewed research to the Palmetto Health Neuroscience Journal.

Contact us

Serving Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina. We have locations at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge and Palmetto Health Richland

Pediatric Neurology