Norton Neuroscience Institute

A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.

Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.

  • More than 75 medical, surgical and research specialists are dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • Advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment can speed your recovery and minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care in one convenient appointment for your neurological condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing for stroke care, exceeding national averages.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville each were awarded a 2023 American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke designation for stroke care. Norton Brownsboro Hospital received the highest possible award — Gold Plus.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are certified by DNV.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, representing the highest level of stroke care.
    • Norton Audubon Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center.
    • Norton Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center.
    • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has recognized Norton Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a level 4 epilepsy center, providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Norton Hospital’s neurosurgical intensive care unit is recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • We are listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs.

Why choose
Norton Neuroscience Institute

“When patients choose Norton Neuroscience Institute, they are not just choosing their neurologists or their neurosurgeon. They are choosing a nationally recognized care team that collaborates together day in and day out to ensure our patients are getting the best and most innovative and advanced care for their neurological condition.”

Christopher B. Shields, M.D.
Chairman | Norton Neuroscience Institute

Neuroscience Treatments

Norton Neuroscience Institute’s distinguished neurologists and neurosurgeons treat a full range of brain, spinal cord and nervous system conditions.

Patient Support

Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center offers support and help to patients navigating their care plan.

Clinical Trials

Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of condition neuroscientific research.


Norton Neurosciences Institute has offices across Louisville and Southern Indiana — from Corydon, Indiana, to Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Clinical Trials

(502) 629-3500

Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of condition neuroscientific research. As investigators on numerous trials, our specialist physicians have unparalleled experience with many innovative treatments once they are approved for broad use. Patients also may be eligible to take part in these experimental neuroscientific treatments. Norton Neuroscience Institute researchers also contribute to groundbreaking studies and other publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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