Providence Brain and Spine Institute

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Your support will enable people with neurological conditions to receive needed care. It will also propel research for better treatments – or better yet, cures.

Give Now

Advance Neurological Care and Research


Having a neurological disorder is scary. Providence Brain and Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the best care to our patients and their families, and donors help us do more.

Doctors at Providence Brain and Spine Institute treat the most difficult afflictions of the human brain. As a clinical leader and research hub in the Pacific Northwest, we participate in clinical trials to discover new treatments and unlock the keys to cures. Generous donors accelerate this work, supporting opportunities for our doctors and researchers to bring the best treatments and healing to our patients.

Providence Brain and Spine Institute treats brain and skull base disorders, as well as stroke, peripheral nerve disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epilepsy and pediatric neurological conditions. We need your support to help the thousands of patients we serve each year.


Brain Thoughts

You Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

A conversation with Ted Lowenkopf, M.D.

Thursday, May 18 • 6 p.m.

Many risk factors for stroke are preventable, and we can reduce our risks if we know what they are. You’re invited to  view a special presentation by Dr. Ted Lowenkopf. In honor of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Lowenkopf will discuss the latest findings in stroke prevention.

To receive the viewing link for this free online event, please visit

This event is hosted in partnership with Providence Foundations of Oregon. Questions? Please email Dawn Johnston, director of development, at

Donate Now

Your Impact

Donors fund groundbreaking research in the fields of multiple sclerosis, ALS, epilepsy and stroke.  They fund advanced technology, wellness initiatives, behavioral health care and support for patients with complex neurological needs, regardless of their ability to pay.

Neurological research

Propel research into multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, ALS and other neurological conditions. 

Advanced neurosurgical equipment

Purchase a state-of-the-art imaging surgery guidance system and a Kinevo surgical microscope to enhance care for patients needing brain surgery. 

Support for patients with brain tumors

Ease the way for patients with brain tumors and their families by providing nutritional counseling and care coordination services not covered by insurance. 

Tremors stopped with deep brain stimulation

Jim Powell

Jim Powell first noticed his left hand and wrist would move involuntarily. Then his left arm began to tremble. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. In early 2019, his neurologist, Elise Anderson, M.D., encouraged him to look into deep brain stimulation.

Your support allowed us to bring deep brain stimulation to Providence to help to patients like Jim. DBS uses a small device that looks like a pacemaker. It is placed under the skin in the chest and sends electrical signals to brain areas involved in Parkinson’s disease. Electrodes are placed deep in the brain and connected to the stimulator. These electrical signals prevent the abnormal brain messages that cause symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Read More