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Michael Gruenthal MD, PhD

Professor and Bender Chairman, Department of Neurology

Board Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013
(Epilepsy)

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1995
(Neurology)

Contact Information:

AMC Neurology Group
47 New Scotland Avenue, MC 70
Physicians Pavilion, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12208

Tel: (518) 262-5226
Fax: (518) 262-6261

Specialties Education Details Full Biography

Fellowship

Epilepsy and Neurophysiology

7/1993 - 6/1994
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY


Fellowship

Neuropharmacology

1981 - 1985
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC


Residency

Neurology

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY


Internship

Internal Medicine

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY


Medical Education

PhD

1976 - 1981
Washington University - St Louis
St Louis, MO


Medical Education

MD

08/01/1985 - 05/14/1989
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC


Dr. Gruenthal is Chair of the Department of Neurology and Director of the Neurosciences Institute. He is a nationally renowned expert in treating the most complex cases of epilepsy. He utilizes a systematic approach to diagnosis that entails a detailed review of a patient’s medical history prior to performing comprehensive tests and evaluations. He and his colleagues provide a breadth and depth of epilepsy training and experience that is unmatched in the Capital Region, including the most advanced technology housed in Albany Med’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Dr. Gruenthal’s approach to patient care is thorough and participatory. He discusses every treatment option with patients and assists them in the decision-making process. “My goal is to help people become seizure free and enjoy a better quality of life,” explains Dr. Gruenthal. He and his colleagues use a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. People who may be candidates for surgical treatment are discussed by a team of experts at weekly multidisciplinary conferences.

Dr. Gruenthal conducts research on various aspects of epilepsy including causes, consequences and treatment options. He participates in regional and national initiatives to teach the latest principles of diagnosis and treatment to other neurologists.

Albany Medical Center: AMC Physician Directory: Michael Gruenthal MD, PhD