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June 16, 2021

The Brain Attack course is a yearly comprehensive review of the field of cerebrovascular disease. It covers epidemiology, diagnosis, acute management, secondary prevention, and rehabilitation . Our audience includes physicians and also nurses from the tri-state area as well as nationally. The course is given yearly with a series of core topics focusing on acute stroke management and is supplemented by new lectures each year to cover advances in the field.

The faculty for the course...

February 24, 2020

In a new study in JAMA Neurology, Dr. Hooman Kamel and colleagues found that the short-term risk of a second stroke following an initial minor stroke is about 60 percent higher among African American patients than white patients. Analyzing data gathered previously for a large clinical trial, the team noted that roughly 8 percent of the African American patients suffered new strokes within the high-risk period following their initial stroke, compared with only 5 percent of the white...

February 13, 2020

At the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, Dr. Neal Parikh presented preliminary research into smoking rates among stroke survivors. After examining data from more than 49,000 adults who participated in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys between 1996 and 2016, the researchers found that while the percentage of smokers in the overall population has declined steadily, smoking among stroke survivors has remained steady. Parikh notes...

April 19, 2019

Dr. Nitin Sethi has been named director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic. In this role, Dr. Sethi will head up a team of specially trained neuropsychologists, neurotrauma specialists, and neurologists who treat patients who have suffered head injuries. He is joined on the leadership team by neuropsychologists ...

March 20, 2019

Dr. Ulrike Kaunzner is the recipient of the 2019 Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Multiple Sclerosis. This grant is funded by the American Brain Foundation, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, and Biogen in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology.

Read the full article on the American Brain Foundation website.

February 11, 2019

New York Public Library
112 E. 96th St., New York, NY 10128
(212) 289-0908

Babak Navi, M.D.

Medical Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Stroke Center
Chief, Stroke & Hospital Neurology
Associate Professor, Neurology

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes kill approximately 140,000 Americans annually - the equivalent of 1 out of every 20 deaths. As part of the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series, join...

February 11, 2019

Belfer Research Building
413 E. 69th St., Third Floor, New York NY 10021

Leading medical professionals will share information to enhance working relationships between neurologists and psychiatrists and improve diagnostic protocols and treatment plans for patients with autoimmune encephalitis.

  • Medical professionals: $100
  • Residents and medical students: $35

Lunch and beverages will be served.

February 4, 2019

Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Ave., Second Floor, New York, NY 10021

Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., Ph.D.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.   Symptoms start gradually, often with a slight tremor in just one hand.   The disorder also frequently causes stiffness or slowing of movement due to rigid muscles.  The causes may be genetic and/or due to exposure to toxins...

February 4, 2019

Kips Bay Library
446 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-2520

Michael Lin, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. The National Institute on Aging describes Alzheimer’s as an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out simple tasks...

February 4, 2019

Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Ave., Second Floor, New York, NY 10021

Norman Latov, M.D., Ph.D.


Peripheral neuropathy, or neuropathy as it is also called results from damage to peripheral nerves that spans the body like an electric circuit connecting the muscle, skin, joints, and internal organs to the spinal cord and brain. Neuropathy can cause numbness, pain, or weakness in the arms and legs, impaired balance, and...

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurology 525 E. 68th St.
PO Box 117
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6575