The Alan and Barbara Mirken Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Medical Center is a world-renowned leader in adult and pediatric neurology. Led by Susan Bressman, MD, the Mirken Department’s highly trained, board-certified NYC neurologists are experts in the diagnosing and treatment of brain disorders and diseases of the nervous system, including all the major subspecialty areas of neurology.
The department is multidisciplinary by nature and believes a patient-centered, compassionate, and proactive approach is just as important as clinical excellence and groundbreaking research. Sub-specialties include:
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- Adult epilepsy
- Pediatric epilepsy
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology
- Movement disorders (Parkinson’s, dystonia, essential tremor, ataxia)
- Stroke and critical care
- Pediatric neurology
Each division has clinicians who are recognized internationally for their accomplishments. These NYC neurologists frequently deliver general neurological care as well as consult with their colleagues to develop the best treatment plan for each patient. Collaboration is at the heart of the innovative and individualized care that attracts patients throughout the country and from around the globe to the Mirken Department and our three Neurology Centers of Excellence, which specialize in dystonia, ALS, and Parkinson’s. Our multidisciplinary approach to patient care means a neurologist, neurosurgeon, nurse, speech therapist, neuropsychiatrist or neuropsychologist, physical or occupational therapist, and social worker all work together to address every aspect of a patient’s neurological condition. The department’s physicians are also at the forefront of neurological research and collaborate with scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and other major medical institutions to conduct clinical trials and translational research on neuromuscular and neuro-ophthalmologic diseases, stroke, epilepsy, and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. Additionally, through our neurology residency and fellowship programs, we are dedicated to training gifted young physicians to become the next generation of clinical experts and researchers in the fields of adult and pediatric neurology.