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Regional institute enhances efforts for preventing, treating and researching neurologic disorders

Norfolk, Virginia (August 9, 2011) –Today, Sentara unveils the Sentara Neurosciences Institute, a network of neuroscience experts dedicated to education, prevention, research and treatment of neurologic disorders.

In collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School and other neuroscience experts, the Sentara Neurosciences Institute offers some of the most comprehensive and advanced care treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles in Virginia. The Institute strengthens the neuroscience program that has been in place at Sentara for years.

Drawing on expert neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists serving over 11 subspecialties, the Sentara Neurosciences Institute provides access to the latest information and technology for neurological diagnosis and treatment.

As part of the team, Sentara has assembled one of the most comprehensive groups of neurologists on the East Coast. Physicians with Sentara Neurology Specialists have subspecialties in the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, memory disorders including dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, muscle and nerve disorders, and sleep disorders.

Experts associated with the Sentara Neurosciences Institute are regionally and nationally recognized leaders in neuroscience and education. Among many educational efforts, Institute physicians host conferences and training forums for physicians in the Mid-Atlantic region. Sentara Neurosciences Institute physicians are involved in national research studies offering local patients new treatment options not otherwise available in the area. Nearly two dozen studies are currently underway in stroke care, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s Disease with patients in the region.

“Sentara’s vision for neurologic care has long included enhancing research opportunities for our patients. Increasing preventive and treatment options available only through research is invaluable in raising the standard of care for Hampton Roads residents and patients across the U.S.,” says Sentara Chief of Neurology Richard Zweifler, MD. “We’re honored to be part of the national neuroscience research community,” continues Zweifler.

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Sentara Neurosciences Institute
Sentara Neurology Specialists

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