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Expert in Adult Inpatient Neurology

Expert ID: 737132 Washington, USA

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Strong background in neuroscience and neuroanatomy. Extensive experience with general adult neurology in the inpatient hospital setting, diagnosing and directly managing patients with stroke, epilepsy, encephalopathy, encephalitis, neuromuscular and peripheral nervous system disease, demyelinating disease, headache, movement disorders.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2020 Degree: MS Subject: Cognitive Neuroscience Institution: City University of New York
Year: 2017 Degree: MS Subject: Health Science for PAs Institution: Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Neurohospitalist Physician Assistant Department: Neurosciences Institute - Neurohospitalist Group
Responsibilities:
Formulating initial assessment, plan, and orders for new consults, then staffing with attending and discussing the plan with the consulting team. Significant exposure to general adult neurology includes stroke, epilepsy/status epilepticus, myasthenia gravis, and other neuromuscular disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, spinal cord disorders, neuroimmunology, and toxic/metabolic disorders, encephalopathies, encephalitis, headaches, movement disorders, infectious diseases of the CNS, neuro-oncology. Moderate neurocritical care exposure, including cerebral hemorrhages, refractory status epilepticus, post-cardiac arrest/neuroprognostication/brain death exam. Running stroke codes, reviewing neuroimaging and EEGs, performing lumbar punctures, and performing indirect ophthalmoscopy (using 20D double aspheric lens) to evaluate optic neuritis, central retinal artery occlusions, and educating patients and family members and taking part in goals-of-care and palliative care discussions. Occasional teaching of rotating medical students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2019 Employer: The Mount Sinai Hospital Title: Physician Assistant, Vascular Neurology Department: Vascular Neurology
Responsibilities:
Primary coverage of stroke unit with cross-coverage of general neurology unit. Overlap with junior resident responsibilities, including managing patient care from admission to discharge, prescribing, ordering and interpreting diagnostic imaging, presenting patients on morning rounds, calling consults, independently running stroke codes and deciding on tPA vs endovascular intervention (staffing with stroke fellow), assessing patients in neurosurgical ICU, seeing new inpatient and emergency room consults (both stroke and general neurology), managing admissions to the epilepsy monitoring unit (including patients in status epilepticus), performing lumbar punctures, teaching neuroimaging to medical students, training newly hired PAs, and attending academic activities such as neuroradiology rounds, morning report, grand rounds, noon conference (and gave three talks during noon conference, one on NMDA receptors, and two on neuroanatomy)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: City University of New York Title: Graduate Research Assistant Department: Cognitive Neuroscience
Responsibilities:
Cognitive neurosciences lab. Designed behavioral tasks, reviewing scientific articles, presenting research to other researchers in the lab and at conferences, submission of manuscript to academic journal, analysis of experimental data, computer programming with Matlab software, peer-review of lab members’ work, reviewing manuscripts of outside researchers
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Brooklyn College, CUNY Title: Research Assitant Department:
Responsibilities:
Biological anthropology lab. Maintaining an extensive computer database of museum fossil specimens, generating 3D models of primate bones and teeth from CT scans, handling museum specimens, data analysis, managing lab resources, and computer troubleshooting.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
2016 - present, American Academy of Neurology
Licenses / Certifications
2017 - present, Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
2016 - present, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
2015 - present, Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS)
Awards / Recognition
Award of Appreciation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Neurology Resident Class
Induction into Phi Beta Kappa, Rho of New York (junior year of undergraduate studies)
Medical / Professional
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
MSHS Physician Assistant Program, New York, NY
M.S., Health Sciences for Physician Assistants, June 2017

Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY
PhD coursework, Cognitive Neuroscience
M.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience
Courses in: Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology & Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience, Systems/Developmental Neuroscience, Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Statistics

Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 2
Lectures: 3

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Computer skills:
Computer charting with Epic software (electronic medical record); Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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