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Brain & Nerves

Our brain and nervous system affects literally every aspect of our health and our lives. NuHealth’s neurology specialists work to relieve pain, restore function and correct physical abnormalities of the brain and nerves, improving the quality of life for hundreds of patients each year. In addition to caring for patients with such problems as seizure disorders, neuropathy, memory loss, cerebral palsy and back pain, NuHealth’s specialists in adult and pediatric neurology work closely with specialists in psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation and other areas to diagnose and treat the wide variety of issues resulting from nerve and brain diseases or damage. If surgery is necessary, our neurosurgery team is well-prepared to repair brain and nerve damage, remove brain tumors and correct other abnormalities, as well as provide emergency treatment for head and nerve injuries.

  • Certified Stroke Center
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Clinic
  • Child Developmental Neurology Clinic
  • Adult & Pediatric Neuromuscle Clinic
  • General Neurology Clinic
  • Emergency and Ongoing Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia diagnosis and management
  • Comprehensive Neuro-Diagnostic Laboratories

Contact Information

(516) 296-3876
(516) 486-6862


Main Office (516) 572-3107
Administrator (516) 296-4847

Department of Neurology Staff:

Chairman: Satish Kadakia MD
Imran Wahedna MD
Anil Kanth MD
Nadeem Shabbir MD
Marietta Manlulu - Stroke Coordinator
Ming Deng - EEG

Division of Neurosurgery Staff:

Director: Elizabeth Fontana MD

Neuroscience Center Brochure


NUMC's Department of Neurology provides expert and insightful diagnoses and treatment plans for a variety of adult and pediatric neurological conditions.

We work closely with patients, their families, their primary care physicians and our multidisciplined support team to evaluate, administer and monitor appropriate treatment plans. Because NUMC is a primary certified stroke center, our medical specialists are on call 24/7. From the pre-hospital notification, our ER physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, cardiologists, internists, rehab specialists and nursing teams, as well as staff members from various disciplines, provide comprehensive care through coordination, collaboration and integration.

For appointments, call (516) 486-6862


Nassau University Medical Center provides exceptional care and treatment for a broad range of neurosurgical conditions― including trauma, tumors, and degenerative spine disease. Our operating room is a state-of-the-art facility thatís fully equipped to support intricate surgery on both the brain and the spine. In the critical period after surgery, our ICUís post-operative caregivers ensure that patients receive careful and continuous nervous-system monitoring.

What We Treat:

  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Deformities

Types of Treatment:

  • Craniotomies
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting
  • Transsphenoidal Resection
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomies

What to Expect:

  • Thoughtful discussion of your condition and the treatment options available
  • Personalized treatment plan
  • Access to cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options

To learn more, or to consult with a neurosurgeon, call (516) 572-6703.

Clinical Staff
Dr. Elizabeth Fontana, MD, Director of Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurology

Joining forces with our colleagues in pediatrics, our pediatric-neurologist diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions― including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, ADHD, learning problems, developmental disabilities, movement disorders, pediatric headaches, and more.

To learn more, or to make an appointment with the pediatric neurology clinic, call (516) 572-5914.
For professional consultations, call (516) 572-5914.

Certified Stroke Center

When it comes to stroke, the only thing that stands between the patient and permanent loss of function is swift, sure action. NuHealth’s Certified Stroke Center at Nassau University Medical Center has made that difference for thousands of Long Islanders.
The moment the NUMC Emergency Department is notified about the impending arrival of a suspected stroke victim, the Stroke Center’s experienced multidisciplinary team of emergency physicians, neurologists, radiologists and other experienced caregivers is assembled and prepared to take steps to identify the problem and mitigate damage within the all-important “golden hour.” But their work doesn’t stop there. Our neurologists and rehabilitative specialists continue to work together to give each patient his or her best hope of survival with minimal incapacitation, and to give each family caregiver the support they need.
NuHealth is proud to have received Certified Stroke Center status from the Department of Health, because it is a sign of our commitment to provide the best in post-stroke care for our patients as well as to provide our community with the information it needs to help prevent strokes in the first place.

For more information about stroke and NuHealth’s Certified Stroke Center, call (516) 572-3107
To make an appointment with a neurologist, call (516) 572-3107.

Neurodiagnostic Laboratories

Determining the cause of neurological dysfunction requires sophisticated diagnostic capabilities. NuHealth’s neurodiagnostic laboratories are equipped to provide the detailed information our neurologists need to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the brain and nerves. Our laboratories include:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) Lab ó This laboratory records brain wave function to help diagnose seizures and other related neurological disorders.
  • Evoked Potential Lab ó A variety of equipment measures patients visual, auditory and somatosensory pathways to help diagnose disorders such as multiple sclerosis, hearing loss and other neurological problems.
  • Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Lab ó Using electrical stimulation to test nerves and muscles, this lab helps diagnose a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, including muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathy, polio and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”).

If you are a patient, your neurologist will schedule you for appropriate testing.
If you are a health care provider referring a patient for testing, please call (516) 572-3107.