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The Neurosciences Institute

Our Experts


The Neurosciences Institute includes nationally renowned, board-certified neurologists with expertise in a wide-range of specialties. From neuropsychology to epilepsy to general neurology, our experts work collaboratively to provide the most comprehensive care possible to our patients. Additionally, the nurse practitioners and physicians assistants who specialize in neurology are also an integral part to the team approach.

Below is a brief description of each of the types of providers who treat patients at the Neurosciences Institute. You can click on each title to see a list of our experts.

Neurologists

Specialize in the non-surgical diseases of the brain and nervous system by diagnosing, treating, and helping patients manage neurological problems.

Some of the disorders neurologists treat include:

Pediatric Neurologists

Specialize in treating nervous system problems in children, from the neonatal period through adolescence. This includes diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy and a wide variety of nerve and muscle diseases.

Neurosurgeons

Specialize in treating and correcting diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves through surgery. This can include back surgeries, removing brain tumors and other specialized neurological procedures.

Pediatric Neurosurgeons           Specialize in treating and correcting neurological problems in children through surgery, including back surgeries, brain tumor removal and other specialized neurological procedures.
Neuropsychologists
A clinical psychologist who specializes in assessing the relationship between the brain and behavior by evaluating problems with memory, attention, language, and problem solving that can be caused by neurological illnesses like stroke, epilepsy, or Alzheimer's disease.

 

Neurology

Michael Gruenthal, MD, PhD
Professor and
Bender Chairman
Department of Neurology

Epilepsy

 

Charles E. Argoff, MD

Chronic pain
Headache disorders
Migraine
Neuropathic pain

Colum Amory, MD, MPH

General neurology
Stroke and critical care
Transcranial dopplers
Thrombolysis for actue stroke

Gary Bernardini, MD, PhD

General neurology
Stroke and critical care

Marjorie Bunch, MD

Epilepsy
General neurology
Headaches
Memory loss
Movement disorders
New onset seizures
Tremors

Dzintra Celmins, MD

Alzheimer's disease
Behavioral neurology
Dementia
General neurology

Bridget Frawley, MD

Epilepsy

Allen Gerber, MD

Multiple sclerosis
Botulinum Injection

Era Hanspal, MD

Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease

Timothy Lynch, MD

Epilepsy

Mary Ann McKee, MD

General neurology

Eric Molho, MD

Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease

Matthew Murnane, MD

Electromyography (EMG)
General neurology
Neuromuscular disease

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD

Huntington's disease
Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease

Anthony Ritaccio, MD

Epilepsy
Seizure disorders

Kathleen Ward, DO

General neurology
Stroke

James Wymer, MD, PhD

General neurology
Neuromuscular diseases
Neuropathic pain

Earl Zimmerman, MD

Alzheimer's disease
Behavioral neurology
Dementia

 

Pediatric Neurology

Charles A. Nichter, MD

Cerebral palsy
Pediatric general neurology
Pediatric motor and movement disorders
Pediatric neuromuscular disease
Tourette's syndrome

Karen M. Powers, MD

Pediatric general neurology
Pediatric headaches
Pediatric neuro-oncology

John Pugh, MD, PhD

Pediatric general neurology
Pediatric headaches
Seizures
Tics and Tourette's syndrome

 

Neuropsychology

Anne L. Barba, PhD, ABPP-CN, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Neuropsychology for dementias, movement
disorders, epilepsy and seizure disorders

 

Neurosurgery

Alan Boulos, MD
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery

Acoustic neuromas
Aneurysms
Arteriovenous malformations
Carotid disease
Cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery
Meningiomas
Skull-based surgery

Allen L. Carl, MD

Arthritic diseases of the spine
Degenerative diseases of the spine
Disc herniation
Scoliosis
Spinal cord injury
Spine deformities
Spine trauma

John C. Dalfino, MD

Carotid and intracranial vessel stenosis
Cerebral aneurysms
Cerebrovascular disorders
Complex spine cases
Endovascular surgery
Functional neurosurgery
Stroke

Darryl DiRisio, MD

Adult and pediatric spine
Brain tumors
Cervical spondylosis
Lumbar spine
Reconstructive spine

John German, MD

Cervical and lumbar spondylosis
Minimally invasive spine surgery 
Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries

Tyler Kenning, MD

Adult neurosurgery
Brain tumors
Degenerative spine
Pituitary tumors
Stereotactic radiosurgery

Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Functional neurosurgery
Surgical treatment of movement disorders
Surgical management of chronic pain
Adult neurosurgery

David L. Semenoff, MD

Adult neurosurgery
Degenerative spine
Minimally invasive spinal surgery  
Reconstructive spinal surgery
Skull-based surgery (tumor and vascular)
Stereotactic brain and spinal surgery

Junichi Yamamoto, MD, PhD

Arteriovenous malformations
Benign skull-base tumor
Carotid/vertebral artery disease
Cerebral aneurysms
Endovascular and surgical treatments

Our Glens Falls Neurosurgery team includes:

Fred Scialabba, MD

Acquired-Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Brain Tumors
Cervical and Lumbar
Pain
Peripheral Nerves
Spine

James Greenspan, MD

Acquired-Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Brain Tumors
Cervical and Lumbar
Pain
Peripheral Nerves
Spine

Krista Malinoski, PA-C

Acquired-Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Brain Tumors
Cervical and Lumbar
Pain
Peripheral Nerves
Spine

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Matthew A. Adamo, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Arachnoid cysts
Brain and spinal cord tumors
Chiari malformations
Craniofacial disorders
Endoscopy
Epilepsy surgery
Hydrocephalus
Occult spinal dysraphism
Vascular disorders