In the News
Brigham and Women's Neurology Ranks 6th in nation in U.S. News and World Report 2015- 2016
For more information, including the full ranking list, please click here
CNN interviews Drs. Henri Vaitkevicius and Ali Sultan
NPR interview with Dr. Kirk Daffner
Click here to hear Dr. Daffner's NPR interview about normal cognitive aging, pubilshed on January 4, 2016!
Altaf Saadi, MD, published in WBUR's CommonHealth
Read Dr. Altaf Saadi's opinion article titled "American-Muslim Doctor Reflects on Bigotry at Some Top Hospitals, And Beyond", published January 8th, 2016 in WBUR's CommonHealth. Access the article here
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Brigham Neurology Blood Drive
|Thanks to all who donated blood during our 1st Department of Neurology Blood Donor Week! While we didn’t achieve our goal of 200 pints, we successfully collected a total 80 pints of blood during the drive for our BWH patients in need! A special thank you to Caitlin Ryan and Yvonne Alers in our Department for their help and support with organizing this drive with the Kraft Family Donor Center, as well as our teams that helped promote the drive with our patients, families, and employees.|
Awards, Gifts, Publications & Recognition
Page Pennell, MD, and Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, named Professor of Neurology at HMS
Page Pennell, MD (left), Martin Samuels, MD (middle) and Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH (right)
|Congratulations to Drs. Page Pennell and Elizabeth Loder, who were recently named Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. A celebration was held in the Neurology department on Monday, December 21st, where many faculty and staff were present to honor Professor Page Pennell, MD and Professor Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH. Congratulations to our two new Professors of Neurology!|
Emma Voinescu, MD, receives 2016 Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Dr. Paula E. Voinescu (Emma) has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Only one of these awards is given each year and it is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society. Congratulations Emma!
Learn more about the Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship here
Rani Sarkis, MD, presents at Annual American Epilepsy Society 2015 Conference
Congratulations to Rani Sarkis, MD, who shared his findings on the implications of disrupted sleep and the still unclear connection with epileptic seizures at the annual AES conference, held December 4th – 8th, 2015.
More information on Rani’s findings can be found here
Check out the AES website here
Partners in Excellence Awards
Partners in Excellence Awards are given to individuals or teams who go above and beyond the call of duty throughout the year. This award recognizes employees for their creativity, dedication and commitment to excellence. Individuals and teams can be nominated for the following categories: quality treatment and service; leadership and innovation; teamwork; operational efficiency; or outstanding community contributions.
The Neurology Department would like to congratulate the following recipients of the Partners in Excellence Award:
Dr. Page Pennell was awarded the Partners in Excellence Award for leadership and innovation.
Essa Kayd, Chief EMG technologist, was awarded the Partners in Excellence Award for outstanding community service
Heidi Thomas, Administrator in Clinical Research, was awarded the Partners Excellence Award for teamwork.
Congratulations to Dr. Pennell, Essa, and Heidi!
Dr. Dworetzky Honored at Epilepsy Foundation Event
|Barbara Dworetzky, MD, chief of the Division of Epilepsy and director of the Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Center, was recently honored by the Epilepsy Foundation of New England for her dedication to supporting the epilepsy community. Congratulations Dr. Dworetzky! To read the full story click here|
Dr. Pennell Recognized with Distinguished Service Award
Page Pennell, MD, director of Research for the Division of Epilepsy (pictured on left), was recently honored with the American Epilepsy Society’s Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding service in the field of epilepsy. Congratulations Dr. Pennell! Read more here
Brigham Neurologists named Boston Top Doctors
Congratulations to the following Neurology faculty for being named Boston's Top Doctors in Neurology for 2015 in Boston Magazine:
View the full list of Top Doctors here
Drs. Angela O'Neal and Steve Feske published in Practical Neurology
Congratulations to Drs. Angela O'Neal and Steve Feske for their recent publication "Stroke in pregnancy: A case-oriented review" in Practical Neurology! Read the article here
Welcome to New Faculty
The Department of Neurology welcomes Dr. Stelios Smirnakis and Dr. Carolyn Berstein!
Stelios Smirnakis, MD, is a returning faculty member in Brigham Neurology. He will be the attending on the NeuroICU service starting 2/22/2016 and we all are looking forward to working with him. Dr. Smirnakis received his MD and PhD (Physics) at Harvard, was a Partners Neurology resident (2001) and NeuroICU fellow (2003). He was an extremely well regarded attending at BWH before joining the Baylor faculty. In addition to his clinical duties in the NeuroICU he will be leading a large research lab. His research expertise is focused on primate visual cortex circuitry and recovery after injury induced by ischemia or seizures.
Carolyn Bernstein, MD, FAHS, is a neurologist specializing in Headache Medicine. She joins BWH Neurology and the John Graham Headache Center from BIDMC where she practiced Headache Medicine. Prior, she spent 18 years as a staff neurologist and Founder and Director of the Women's Headache Center at Cambridge Health Alliance. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, she interned at Boston City Hospital. She did her postgraduate training at Boston City Hospital and New England Medical Center, and is board certified in neurology and headache medicine. Dr. Bernstein has won HMS awards for teaching and for humanism in medicine. Her interests include migraine, hormonal headache, women's issues in neurology and the use of integrative therapies in the treatment of headache and pain. She is the author of The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health (Free Press 2008). She has edited and co-written two textbooks: Pain in Women (Springer 2012) and Medical Complications of Pregnancy (Springer, in press). She is delighted to joining the John Graham Headache Center faculty.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Smirnakis and Dr. Bernstein to the Brigham Neurology team!
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