Dr. Delaney is Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at UCSD and also serves as Chief of the Neurology Clinical Service. He is Director of Neurosciences at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center/San Diego Rehabilitation Institute, overseeing the UCSD Neuroscience Center at that site. Owing to Dr. Delaney's collaborative efforts with the UCSD Stroke Center, Alvarado Hospital now has an acute stroke program that is a model for community hospitals.
The Neuroscience Center currently offers two full-time clinical neurologists, one part-time movement disorders physician-scientist, and one full-time neurosurgeon. Alvarado is an important additional teaching site for UCSD medical students. Dr. Delaney devotes time each week to training third- and fourth-year medical students. He also attends the Neurology Residents' Clinic at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest twice monthly and participates in the course Introduction to Clinical Medicine for second- and third-year students. Dr. Delaney has three times received Best Teacher awards for his instructional activities in both Clinical Neurology and Basic Sciences.
Dr. Delaney readily accepts opportunities for contributing to university and public service. He is an active member of various committees, including the Neurosciences Clinical Practice Committee and, as Chair, the Alvarado Hospital Stroke Sub-Committee, and is a member of both the Medical Executive and the Supervisory Committees at that facility.
In addition to his highly successful clinical practice, Dr. Delaney also participates in research activities. He enjoys a successful collaboration with Dr. Ronald Ellis at the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center. Current endeavors include studies on neuropathic pain in HIV patients, as well as longitudinal changes in the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV subjects.
Dr. Delaney is looking forward to the publication of his first fiction novel, titled The Legend Healer.
Dr. Delaney has a very busy clinical practice, with over 7200 hours per annum of his time devoted to clinical activities. Dr. Delaney spends 6-7 half days per week seeing patients at our UCSD satellite office at Alvarado Hospital, and one half day seeing patients at UCSD Hillcrest. He is on call for half of the year for Alvarado Hospital neurology consultations, sharing this duty with one other full time neurologist there. He developed the Neurosciences Center at Alvarado, and is its Director. This center has two full time neurologists, a movement disorders clinic and a neurosurgeon, and provides a range of services including EMG, nerve conduction studies and lumbar punctures. Dr. Delaney has also facilitated the development of an acute stroke treatment program at Alvarado Hospital that is now certified as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission and is integrated with the UCSD stroke service.
Dr. Delaney’s recognition beyond UCSD as an expert clinician is reflected in three invited lectures during the review period including “HIV-Associated Neuropathies” at the Infectious Disease Association of California, in November 2006, “Stroke Pathophysiology and Treatment” at the Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola Marymount University in May 2006, and “Neurology and Stroke” at Department of Biology, Copper Mountain College in January 2007. In addition, as previously mentioned he was named as one of “America’s Top Physicians” and was a finalist for the Healthcare Champion program during the review period.
Dr. Delaney collaborates with the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC) through Dr. Ronald Ellis. His research there focuses on the use of agents in the treatment of HIV polyneuropathy. Also at the HNRC, Dr. Delaney provides retrospective analysis of outcomes and procedural aspects of lumbar punctures performed there. Dr. Delaney is also the site neurologist for the CHARTER study and the site investigator for a study of Tenecteplase versus TPA for acute stroke intervention at Alvarado Hospital. Though he is not required to publish in the clinical series, Dr. Delaney does have one in press refereed publication in Annals of Neurology and one more manuscript in progress. He also maintains a small percentage of time as PI and Co-PI on two NIH funded grants.