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Welcome to Advanced Neurology Associates

WMCHealth Physicians and Advanced Neurology Associates offer comprehensive neurological care for patients in Valhalla/Hawthorne and the surrounding areas. From treating stroke and neurodegenerative disorders to caring for patients who experience epilepsy and seizures, our neurologists partner with multi-disciplinary teams of clinical experts to provide compassionate care with the goal of achieving exceptional outcomes.

Neurology Services at Advanced Neurology Associates

Balance & Vestibular

The Balance Center at Westchester Medical Center offers comprehensive evaluation and intervention for individuals experiencing dizziness, vertigo and chronic balance problems due to neurological disorders. In some cases, these symptoms can be debilitating and result in severe disabilities and impairment in quality-of-life. Our Neurology, Neurosurgery, and ENT physicians can help with providing a diagnosis and relief. Learn more about your options at Westchester Medical Center.

Cerebrovascular & Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our team of stroke specialists encourages the community to learn more about stroke symptoms and to call 911 immediately if someone shows signs of a possible stroke. Emergency medical services can be directed to take a stroke patient to the closest awarded WMCHealth hospital for expert care, if transport is considered to be safe for the individual.

Acute stroke involves sudden neurological deficit ranging from numbness to weakness to speech impairment. In recent years, high-tech minimally invasive neurovascular surgery has emerged as a treatment for acute stroke. WMCHealth surgeons at Westchester Medical Center’s Brain and Spine Institute can deliver a catheter-based system through the arteries of the brain to remove a blood clot and reduce or eliminate symptoms. Westchester Medical Center provides 24/7 acute stroke care for patients seen in our own emergency department or transferred from other hospitals throughout the Hudson Valley. Acute stroke is considered an emergency. Call 911 at the first sign of symptoms.

Learn more.

Epilepsy and Functional Neuroscience

For additional information: Pediatrics | Adults

The functional and epilepsy programs at Westchester Medical Center are growing with a faculty of neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, and neuropsychologists who specialize in the treatment of movement disorders, pain syndromes and epilepsy. 

Our Functional and Restorative Surgery Program offers treatments for patients with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia through deep brain stimulation. Our team has an expertise in a broad range of treatments for Pain Syndromes, including Trigeminal Neuralgia and spasticity. In addition to a variety of strategies for medical treatment, we also offer surgical options including microvascular decompression, rhizotomy, radiosurgery, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal pump placement.

Westchester Medical Center is the only certified Level 4 Epilepsy Center in the Hudson Valley that is accredited by National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) in offering both adult and pediatric treatment. Our highly skilled seizure neurologists offer leading outpatient and inpatient expertise in our advanced Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to ensure a comfortable and safe patient experience. Our neurosurgical team specializes in a variety of surgical treatments as well, including vagus nerve stimulation, robotic depth electrode placement, MRI-guided laser ablation, and neurostimulation.


Neurologists specializing in this area provide comprehensive care for individuals with challenging complex cases of chronic headache and migraines. Led by experts in the fields of Neurology, Pain Management, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery, our team is able to provide comprehensive care to those experiencing intractable disabling pain, including BOTOX® treatment and peripheral neurostimulator placement.

Multiple Sclerosis

Neurologists at WMCHealth Physicians in Hawthorne offer comprehensive care to individuals with multiple sclerosis and related conditions such as neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis and other neuroimmune disorders.

Neurodegenerative and Movement Disorders

Neurologists specializing in this area focus on care and management of adults with Alzheimer’s Disease, neurodegenerative dementia, treatable dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and other degenerative diseases.


The Department of Neurology is comprised of multi-disciplinary teams of clinical experts that provide comprehensive neurological care for a wide range of neurological disorders affecting the brain, spine, nerves, and muscle. Conditions treated include neurologic emergencies, such as acute stroke or status epilepticus, to more chronic conditions such as headache/pain syndromes, epilepsy (seizures), neuromuscular (neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy), neuroimmunological (multiple sclerosis), as well as neurodegenerative (dementia) and movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease). All divisions are directed by highly qualified sub-specialists. Learn more about neurology care available at Westchester Medical Center.

Neurology care is also available at Good Samaritan Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital, and outpatient practice locations in Valhalla/Hawthorne, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Monroe, West Nyack, Suffern, Port Jervis and Lake Katrine.


Specialists at WMCHealth Physicians provide care for a full range of neuromuscular disorders, including epilepsy and seizures, headaches, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and conditions affecting memory and attention. Providers utilize EEG (electroencephalography), EMG (electromyography), and other diagnostic and therapeutic tools to provide care.

Pain Management

The Department of Neurosurgery collaborates closely with the Division of Pain Management, located on the fourth floor of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion at 100 Woods Road. This partnership is a key relationship within our multidisciplinary Spine Center that allows WMCHealth to offer a truly comprehensive approach to improving the mobility and comfort of patients with pain. This includes neck and back pain, spasticity, and cancer related conditions. Pain Management care is also available at Westchester Medical Center and at WMCHealth Physician’s Hawthorne practice location.


The Advanced Neurology team at WMCHealth addresses altered sleep patterns which may be impaired by changes in biology, medications, stress or due to other unidentified reasons. These disorders can have serious consequences to a person's health as effective sleep is necessary for good, overall health. Providers may diagnose and address these issues through a holistic and multidisciplinary neurologic approach.

Neuroradiology Imaging

Neuroradiology imaging services are available through specialists at Westchester Medical Center, WMCHealth Physicians Neurology, and the Ambulatory Care Pavilion at 100 Woods Road. Comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services are available across this network of providers; services include MRI, CT scan, myelography, and more. Neuroradiology imaging may be a critical component of treating back pain, headache, stroke, dementia, cerebral aneurysm, head and neck tumors, head and neck vascular disease, and other conditions.

Advanced Neuroscience Services Near You

WMCHealth Physicians Neuroscience services are available throughout the Westchester Medical Center Health Network at practice locations in Hawthorne, Mamaroneck, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie and Valhalla. Select the Locations tab above to find an office convenient to you. 


Download our Seminar on Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders presentation:

Advancing Care

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Find a neurology practice location near you.

Beacon - PT/OT/Speech
15 Hastings Drive
Beacon, NY 12508
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Hawthorne - Neurology
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 3850S
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Kingston - Neuroscience (PT/OT/Speech)
371 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
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Mamaroneck - Multi-Specialty
689 Mamaroneck Avenue, 2nd Floor
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

New Paltz - Multi-Specialty
279 Main Street, Suite 204
New Paltz, NY 12561

Poughkeepsie - Neuroscience
Medical Arts Pavilion, Suite 301
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Saugerties - PT/OT
16 West Bridge Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
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Valhalla - Brain and Spine Institute
Westchester Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Pavilion
100 Woods Road
Fourth Floor

Valhalla, NY 10595
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Valhalla - Comprehensive Stroke Center
Westchester Medical Center, Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Main Emergency Department: 914.493.7307
Pediatric Emergency Department: 914.493.6001
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Valhalla - eHealth Program
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Valhalla - Neuroscience
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Second Floor

Valhalla, NY 10595


Al Mufti, Fawaz A., MD
Fawaz Al Mufti, MD
Director of Fellowship, Neuroendovascular Surgery
Neuroendovascular Surgeon
Neurocritical Care
  • General Neurology
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
Amodeo, Katherine D., MD
Katherine Amodeo, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, New York Medical College
  • Movement Disorder
  • Neurology
Bauerschmidt, Andrew, MD
Andrew Bauerschmidt, MD

Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Westchester Medical Center
  • General Neurology
Chong, Ji Y., MD
Ji Chong, MD
Chief, Cerebrovascular Neurology Section
Medical Director of Stroke
Fellowship Program Director, Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Neurology
Danisi, Fabio O., MD
Fabio Danisi, MD
Attending Physician
  • Movement Disorder
  • Neurology
Dohle, Carolin I., MD
Carolin Dohle, MD
Chief, General Neurology Inpatient Section
Medical Director of Neurohospitalist and Quality Improvement
  • General Neurology
Fekete, Robert, MD
Robert Fekete, MD
Attending Physician
  • Movement Disorder
Gandelman, Stephanie B., MD
Stephanie Gandelman, MD
Attending Physician
  • Neurology
Gitlevich, Tatyana R., MD
Tatyana Gitlevich, MD
Attending Physician
  • Neurophysiology/Epilepsy
Holmes, Manisha G., MD
Manisha Holmes, MD
Section Chief of Epilepsy
  • Neurology
  • Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurophysiology/Epilepsy
Kaur, Gurmeen, MBBS
Gurmeen Kaur, MBBS
Neuroendovascular Surgeon
Vascular Neurology Attending Physician, Inpatient
Interventional Neuroradiology
  • General Neurology
Kitago, Tomoko, MD
Tomoko Kitago, MD
Attending Physician
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
Kurian, Christeena, MD
Christeena Kurian, MD
Attending Physician
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
Li, Jin, MD
Jin Li, MD
Chief, Neuromuscular Section
Medical Director, Headache Service
  • Neuromuscular
  • General Neurology
Mayer, Stephan A., MD
Stephan Mayer, MD

Director, Neurocritical Care, Emergency Neurological Services,
Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • General Neurology
Medicherla, Chaitanya B., MD
Chaitanya Medicherla, MD
Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology
Milligan, Tracey A., MD
Tracey Milligan, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurology
Director of Neurology, Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Program Director Neurology Residency
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology/Epilepsy
Parauda, Sarah C., MD
Sarah Parauda, MD
Attending Physician
  • Neurology
Patel, Neisha S., MD
Neisha Patel, MD
Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology
Department of Neurology
New York Medical College
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
Ramani, Venkat, MD
Venkat Ramani, MD

Attending Physician
Neurology Wellness Director
  • Neurophysiology/Epilepsy
Rosenberg, Jon B., MD
Jon Rosenberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Division of Neurocritical Care
Department: Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • General Neurology
Singh Ahluwalia, Brij, MD
Brij Singh Ahluwalia

General Neurology Section
Thomas, Anila M., MD
Anila Thomas, MD
Attending Physician
  • Neuromuscular
Wu, Synphen H., MD
Synphen Wu, MD
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor, New York Medical College
  • Neurology