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Department of Neurology

Neurology

Mobility depends on musculoskeletal and nervous system health.

The Marcia Dunn and Jonathan Sobel Department of Neurology at Hospital for Special Surgery is dedicated to providing expert, compassionate, and prompt care to patients with mobility disorders. Our neurologists are board certified with subspecialty training in neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease, and movement disorders.

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Physicians

Dale J. Lange, MD
Dale J. Lange, MD
Neurologist-in-Chief
Neurology
Dr. Lange specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases of nerve and muscle, including ALS, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorders and myopathies.

Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Neurology
Dr. Emerson is an attending neurologist and Director of the Intraoperative Monitoring Program.

Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Neurology
Dr. Goldstein is Director of Perioperative Neurology. He specializes in peripheral neuropathies and nerve damage and autoimmune disorders.

Dora K. Leung, MD
Dora K. Leung, MD
Neurology
Dr. Leung is an attending neurologist. Her clinical and research interests involve neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Erin E. Manning, MD
Erin E. Manning, MD
Neurology
Dr. Manning is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders and diseases, as well as sports neurology and intraoperative monitoring.

Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Neurology
Dr. Pavlakis is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in immune-mediated neuromuscular syndromes and neurologic complications of systemic autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.

Brion D. Reichler, MD
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Neurology
Dr. Reichler is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in neurological complications of spine disease, rheumatological conditions and sports-related injuries.

Teena Shetty, MD
Teena Shetty, MD
Neurology
Dr. Shetty is an assistant attending neurologist and is triple board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Neurology
Dr. Shtilbans is an assistant attending neurologist. His clinical interest lies in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinsons disease.

Dale J. Lange, MD
Dale J. Lange, MD
Neurologist-in-Chief
Neurology
Dr. Lange specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases of nerve and muscle, including ALS, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorders and myopathies.
Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Neurology
Dr. Emerson is an attending neurologist and Director of the Intraoperative Monitoring Program.
Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Neurology
Dr. Goldstein is Director of Perioperative Neurology. He specializes in peripheral neuropathies and nerve damage and autoimmune disorders.
Dora K. Leung, MD
Dora K. Leung, MD
Neurology
Dr. Leung is an attending neurologist. Her clinical and research interests involve neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Erin E. Manning, MD
Erin E. Manning, MD
Neurology
Dr. Manning is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders and diseases, as well as sports neurology and intraoperative monitoring.
Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Neurology
Dr. Pavlakis is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in immune-mediated neuromuscular syndromes and neurologic complications of systemic autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Neurology
Dr. Reichler is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in neurological complications of spine disease, rheumatological conditions and sports-related injuries.
Teena Shetty, MD
Teena Shetty, MD
Neurology
Dr. Shetty is an assistant attending neurologist and is triple board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Neurology
Dr. Shtilbans is an assistant attending neurologist. His clinical interest lies in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinsons disease.

Staff

Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi is a neurology nurse practitioner at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is also the Assistant Program Director of ALS clinical services as well as the Manager of Clinical Research for neurology. 

Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi is a neurology nurse practitioner at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is also the Assistant Program Director of ALS clinical services as well as the Manager of Clinical Research for neurology. 

Physicians

Dale J. Lange, MD
Dale J. Lange, MD
Neurologist-in-Chief
Neurology
Dr. Lange specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases of nerve and muscle, including ALS, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorders and myopathies.

Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Neurology
Dr. Emerson is an attending neurologist and Director of the Intraoperative Monitoring Program.

Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Neurology
Dr. Goldstein is Director of Perioperative Neurology. He specializes in peripheral neuropathies and nerve damage and autoimmune disorders.

Dora K. Leung, MD
Dora K. Leung, MD
Neurology
Dr. Leung is an attending neurologist. Her clinical and research interests involve neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Erin E. Manning, MD
Erin E. Manning, MD
Neurology
Dr. Manning is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders and diseases, as well as sports neurology and intraoperative monitoring.

Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Neurology
Dr. Pavlakis is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in immune-mediated neuromuscular syndromes and neurologic complications of systemic autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.

Brion D. Reichler, MD
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Neurology
Dr. Reichler is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in neurological complications of spine disease, rheumatological conditions and sports-related injuries.

Teena Shetty, MD
Teena Shetty, MD
Neurology
Dr. Shetty is an assistant attending neurologist and is triple board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Neurology
Dr. Shtilbans is an assistant attending neurologist. His clinical interest lies in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinsons disease.

Dale J. Lange, MD
Dale J. Lange, MD
Neurologist-in-Chief
Neurology
Dr. Lange specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases of nerve and muscle, including ALS, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorders and myopathies.
Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Ronald G. Emerson, MD
Neurology
Dr. Emerson is an attending neurologist and Director of the Intraoperative Monitoring Program.
Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Jonathan M. Goldstein, MD
Neurology
Dr. Goldstein is Director of Perioperative Neurology. He specializes in peripheral neuropathies and nerve damage and autoimmune disorders.
Dora K. Leung, MD
Dora K. Leung, MD
Neurology
Dr. Leung is an attending neurologist. Her clinical and research interests involve neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Erin E. Manning, MD
Erin E. Manning, MD
Neurology
Dr. Manning is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders and diseases, as well as sports neurology and intraoperative monitoring.
Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Pantelis P. Pavlakis, MD, PhD
Neurology
Dr. Pavlakis is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in immune-mediated neuromuscular syndromes and neurologic complications of systemic autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Neurology
Dr. Reichler is an assistant attending neurologist specializing in neurological complications of spine disease, rheumatological conditions and sports-related injuries.
Teena Shetty, MD
Teena Shetty, MD
Neurology
Dr. Shetty is an assistant attending neurologist and is triple board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS
Neurology
Dr. Shtilbans is an assistant attending neurologist. His clinical interest lies in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinsons disease.

Staff

Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi is a neurology nurse practitioner at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is also the Assistant Program Director of ALS clinical services as well as the Manager of Clinical Research for neurology. 

Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi, NP
Mona Shahbazi is a neurology nurse practitioner at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is also the Assistant Program Director of ALS clinical services as well as the Manager of Clinical Research for neurology. 

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Symptoms We Treat

  • Weakness/muscle weakness
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Falls
  • Sensory loss
  • Abnormal muscle activity, with special expertise in treatment with botulium toxin
 

Diagnoses We Treat

  • Motor neuron disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy/chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Neuropathies
  • Sports related neurological conditions
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Movement disorders
  • Tremors
  • Dystonia
 

Symptoms We Treat

  • Weakness/muscle weakness
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Falls
  • Sensory loss
  • Abnormal muscle activity, with special expertise in treatment with botulium toxin
 

Diagnoses We Treat

  • Motor neuron disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy/chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Neuropathies
  • Sports related neurological conditions
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Movement disorders
  • Tremors
  • Dystonia
 

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For Patients

Neurologists at HSS are board certified with subspecialty training in neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease, and movement disorders. All physicians have appointments in the Department of Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. We provide a weekly Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and ALS Association (ALSA) sponsored clinic providing multidisciplinary care for patients with neuromuscular disorders.

Our neurophysiology laboratory provides inpatient and outpatient EMG, EEG and Evoked Potential testing to HSS patients as well as to patients referred by other physicians. We also have an extensive program devoted to monitoring of the spinal cord and nerves during surgery at HSS.

Neurology Programs and Centers

ALS Program
Concussion Program
Infusion Therapy Center

Hope through Discovery

The ultimate goal of HSS is to provide the best possible care and outcome for our patients. A full multidisciplinary team comes together from physician to speech therapy and nutrition. Molecular, genetic, and physiological therapies and treatments, along with research and clinical trials, provide hope and options for those with neurological disorders - especially those that still have no cure.

Contact Us

To request an appointment for any of our neurologists, or for general questions, please call our main phone line: 212.606.1050 (Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm ET).

Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
Belaire Building, 5th floor
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Get directions

Phone: 212.606.1050
Fax: 212.249.9185

HSS Paramus Outpatient Center
140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 175 S.
Paramus, NJ 07652

HSS Stamford Outpatient Center
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

HSS Westchester
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

 

For Patients

Neurologists at HSS are board certified with subspecialty training in neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease, and movement disorders. All physicians have appointments in the Department of Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. We provide a weekly Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and ALS Association (ALSA) sponsored clinic providing multidisciplinary care for patients with neuromuscular disorders.

Our neurophysiology laboratory provides inpatient and outpatient EMG, EEG and Evoked Potential testing to HSS patients as well as to patients referred by other physicians. We also have an extensive program devoted to monitoring of the spinal cord and nerves during surgery at HSS.

Neurology Programs and Centers

ALS Program
Concussion Program
Infusion Therapy Center

Hope through Discovery

The ultimate goal of HSS is to provide the best possible care and outcome for our patients. A full multidisciplinary team comes together from physician to speech therapy and nutrition. Molecular, genetic, and physiological therapies and treatments, along with research and clinical trials, provide hope and options for those with neurological disorders - especially those that still have no cure.

Contact Us

To request an appointment for any of our neurologists, or for general questions, please call our main phone line: 212.606.1050 (Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm ET).

Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
Belaire Building, 5th floor
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Get directions

Phone: 212.606.1050
Fax: 212.249.9185

HSS Paramus Outpatient Center
140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 175 S.
Paramus, NJ 07652

HSS Stamford Outpatient Center
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

HSS Westchester
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

 

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For Medical Professionals

Our academic mission is to seek ways to advance our understanding of the cause and treatment of disorders of mobility through research and to educate new physicians in the discipline of treating patients with mobility disorders. We offer an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine where fellows will receive extensive training in neuromuscular medicine centered in core competencies..

We are involved in several research projects involving ALS, peripheral nerve injury, peripheral neuropathy, diseases of muscle (such as glycogen storage disease) and, in conjunction with the Department of Rheumatology, inflammatory myopathies (such as inclusion body myositis, polymyositis, and muscular dystrophy). Our multi-disciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic, held at the Weill Cornell campus, is also one of the few MDA/ALS designated research centers in the country caring for patients with ALS. Our MDA program also provides care for patients with all forms of muscular dystrophy (including FSH Dystrophy [FSHD], Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy [LGMD], Duchenne Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy [SMA], and metabolic myopathies).

For Medical Professionals

Our academic mission is to seek ways to advance our understanding of the cause and treatment of disorders of mobility through research and to educate new physicians in the discipline of treating patients with mobility disorders. We offer an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine where fellows will receive extensive training in neuromuscular medicine centered in core competencies..

We are involved in several research projects involving ALS, peripheral nerve injury, peripheral neuropathy, diseases of muscle (such as glycogen storage disease) and, in conjunction with the Department of Rheumatology, inflammatory myopathies (such as inclusion body myositis, polymyositis, and muscular dystrophy). Our multi-disciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic, held at the Weill Cornell campus, is also one of the few MDA/ALS designated research centers in the country caring for patients with ALS. Our MDA program also provides care for patients with all forms of muscular dystrophy (including FSH Dystrophy [FSHD], Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy [LGMD], Duchenne Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy [SMA], and metabolic myopathies).

 
Why choose HSS? Perhaps our patients say it best.

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