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Neurology


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.

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.

Headaches

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.

Neurology

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.

Neurophysiology

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.

Sleep

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. 


Find a neurology practice location near you.

Hawthorne - Neurology
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 3850S
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914.345.1313

Mamaroneck - Multi-Specialty
689 Mamaroneck Avenue, 2nd Floor
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
914.253.1100

New Paltz - Multi-Specialty
279 Main Street, Suite 204
New Paltz, NY 12561
845.288.1400

Poughkeepsie - Neuroscience
Medical Arts Pavilion, Suite 301
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.483.5951

Valhalla - eHealth Program
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.1040

Ahluwalia, Brij Mohan
Ahluwalia, Brij Mohan
Chief, General Neurology Section
Chief, Cerebrovascular Section
Neurology
Al-Mufti, Fawaz
Al-Mufti, Fawaz
Associate Chair of Neurology for Research
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Assoc. Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship
Neuroendovascular Surgery Attending and Medical Director of Neurocritical Care
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Amodeo, Katherine D., MD
Amodeo, Katherine D., MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, New York Medical College
Neurology
Andrew Bauerschmidt, MS, MD
Andrew Bauerschmidt, MS, MD
Neurointensivist
Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Westchester Medical Center
Neurocritical Care
Neurology
Chong, Ji Young
Chong, Ji Young
Attending Physician
Director of Stroke
Department of Neurology
Advanced Neurology Associates
Neurology
Danisi, Fabio
Danisi, Fabio
Attending Physician
Neurology
Fekete, Robert
Fekete, Robert
Attending Physician
Neurology
Kaur, Gurmeen, MD
Kaur, Gurmeen, MD
Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, New York Medical College
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Kodi, Shyla
Kodi, Shyla
Attending Physician
Director, Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Neurology
Kurian, Christeena
Kurian, Christeena
Attending Physician
Neurology
Li, Jin
Li, Jin
Chief, Neuromuscular Section
Medical Director, Headache Service
Neurology
Neurology
Neuromuscular
Milligan, Tracey A.
Milligan, Tracey A.
Director of Neurology
The Epilepsy Center
Neurology Department at Westchester Medical Center
Chair of the Department of Neurology
Epilepsy
Neurophysiology
Neurology
Patel, Neisha
Patel, Neisha
Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology
Department of Neurology
New York Medical College
Neurology
Vascular Neurology
Ramani, Venkat
Ramani, Venkat
Attending Physician
Chief, Epilepsy Section
Chief, Clinical Neurophysiology Lab
Neurology
Thomas, Anila
Thomas, Anila
Attending Physician
Neurology
Neurology
Neuromuscular
Marks, Stephen
Marks, Stephen
Attending Physician
Co-Chief, Cerebrovascular Section
Neurology
Stroke
Dementia

Our Locations

Hawthorne - Neurology
19 Bradhurst Avenue , Suite 3850S
Hawthorne, New York 914.345.1313