The department was founded in January 3, 1980, according to the Decree of the Ministry of Health, as Department of Neurology No. 3 with the view of training advanced neurologists of Kyiv and Kyiv region. In 1997 it became Department of Neurology No. 1.
The founder of the department and its permanent head is MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor, YuriyI. Golovchenko.
Full Professor Yu. I. Golovchenko is the head of the Specialized Scientific Council D26.613.01 for doctoral and master's theses, the Vice-President of the Ukrainian Society of Neurologists and Psychiatrists, a member of the editorial boards of ten professional journals, a member of Ukrainian Forensic Expert Commission, an adviser in Ukrainian Security Service Medical Hospital.
More than 30 doctoral and PhD theses were defended under his supervision. Now Full Professor Yu. I. Golovchenko is supervising 3 doctoral and 6 PhD theses.
Author of over 370 published works.