The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute has many qualified physicians to help with a wide range of medical conditions. Below is a list of specialists.
Adrian J. Goldszmidt, M.D.
Chief, Department of Neurology, Sinai Hospital
Director, Stroke Center
Director, Headache Program
Specialties: Stroke, headache
Gurdeep S. Ahluwalia, M.D.
Director, Stroke Program, Northwest Hospital
Specialties: Electromyography and electroencephalography techniques to treat neurophysiologic, neuromuscular, and sleep disorders
Yolanda T. Chik, M.D.
Kevin E.Crutchfield, M.D.
Director, Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Physiology Labs
Specialties: Mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, transcranial-Doppler technology, stroke, hemodynamics, blood flow regulation in the brain
P. Jay Foreman, Ph.D., M.D.
Director, Epilepsy Center at Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Epilepsy, advances in the genetics of epilepsy, and clinical neurophysiology
Arash Foroughi, M.D.
Braeme S. Glaun, M.D.
Specialties: Epilepsy, neurology
Director, Neuromuscular Division, Department of Neurology, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Neuromuscular disorders, neurophysiology, multiple sclerosis
Bruce A. Rabin, M.D., Ph.D.
Specialties: Neuromuscular disorders, clinical neurophysiology, diseases of the peripheral nervous system, ALS, EMG
Carsten H. Ritter, M.D.
Specialties: Stroke, neuroimaging
Francis M. Tirol, M.D.
Specialties: Epilepsy surgery, intraoperative monitoring, advances in neuroimaging
Howard D. Weiss, M.D.
Director, Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Program
Specialties: Parkinson disease, movement disorders
Michael A. Williams, M.D.
Medical Director, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute
Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center
Specialties: Adult hydrocephalus, dementia, Alzheimer disease
Dr. Williams discusses hydrocephalus
Robin K. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center
Specialties: Hydrocephalus, CSF pressure abnormalities, shunt management, gait disorders in the elderly, dementia
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Jennifer L. Berkeley, M.D., Ph.D.
Specialties: Neurocritical care, cerebrovascular neurology, neurosciences critical care, highly specialized consultation and care for neurology and neurosurgery patients
John C. Brunson, Jr., M.D.
Specialties: Neurointerventional radiology, endovascular treatment of the brain, head, neck, and spine
Michael E. Altman, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology Director, Neuro-ophthalmology
Specialties: Pseudotumor cerebri, increased intracranial pressure, double vision, stroke affecting vision, MS affecting vision, abnormal pupils, optic nerve disorders, Graves disease
Cynthia A. Smith, Ph.D., A.B.P.P./C.N.
Program Director, Division of Neuropsychology
Clinical neuropsychologist, state-licensed psychologist
Specialties: Hydrocephalus, dementia, sickle cell disease, vascular disorders, epilepsy
Sarah McQuide, Psy.D.
Specialties: Health psychology, behavioral medicine, behavioral management of chronic pain, caregiver support
Jessica H. McWhorter, Ph.D., A.B.P.P./R.P.
Rehabilitation neuropsychologist and state-licensed psychologist
Specialties: Rehabilitation neuropsychology
Gillian M. Stavro, Ph.D.
Clinical neuropsychologist and state-licensed psychologist
Specialties: Stroke, traumatic brain injury, oncology, pediatrics
S. Marc Testa, Ph.D.
Clinical Training Director
Adult neuropsychologist, state-licensed psychologist
Specialities: Epilepsy, psychogenic seizures, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury
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Neal J. Naff, M.D.
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Sinai Hospital
Surgical Director, Cyberknife Radiosurgery Center, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Degenerative spine disease, brain and spinal tumors, hydrocephalus, peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Chiari malformations, spasticity, spinal cord stimulation
James Conway, M.D.
Director, Skull Base Neurosurgery Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Program
Specialties: Neuro-oncology, tumors of the brain and spine, cerebrovascular disorders
Zeena Dorai, M.D.
Specialties: Brain and spine tumors, degenerative spine disease, hydrocephalus
James L. Frazier, M.D.
Ira M. Garonzik, M.D.
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Northwest Hospital
Director, Spine Center, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Complex spinal reconstruction, deep-brain stimulation, degenerative spine disease, tumors of the spinal cord and vertebral column, spine trauma and infections, minimally invasive surgical approaches to the spine
Agha S. Khan, M.D.
Specialties: Spine and skullbase brain tumors, advanced techniques in spinal care
H. Christopher Lawson, M.D.
Specialties: Neurosurgery, spine surgery, motion preservation in the spine
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David A. Gordon, M.D.
Charles A. Hartjen, M.D.
Specialties: Spine surgery, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spine trauma, vertebral compression fractures
Mark S. Rosenthal, M.D.
Co-director, Orthopedic Spine Fellowship Program, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Disorders of the spine
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Scott E. Brown, M.D.
Director, Spasticity Program
Chief, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Pain medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine
J. Michael Anderson, M.D.
Specialties: Rehabilitation of ischemic stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease
Melanie C. Brown, M.D.
Medical Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital
Director, Residency Training Program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Biomechanics, gain analysis
Erich Buchner, M.D.
Specialties: Electrodiagnostic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, chronic pain management, sports medicine
Sara A. Eby, M.D.
Specialties: Neurorehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation
Melinda-Ann B. Roth, M.D.
Medical Director, RETURN! Brain Injury Outpatient Community Re-entry Program
Specialties: Concussion, brain injury, stroke, evaluation and treatment of patients who need outpatient neurorehabilitation
Edward T. Soriano, D.O.
Specialties: Chronic neck and back pain: acute and chronic management; interventional pain management, vertebral compression fractures
Lynn A. Staggs, M.D.
Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ross Sugar, M.D.
Specialties: Pain management via spinal injections and nerve blocks, rehabilitation medicine, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine
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