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Department of Neurology

Mobility depends on musculoskeletal and nervous system health.

The Marcia Dunn and Jonathan Sobel Department of Neurology at HSS 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.


Clinical Staff

Alexa Bulavinetz, NP
Nicole Frand, NP


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

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).


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 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? Our patients say it best.

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