MANHASSET, NY – North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) today announced that Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
"Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. Previously, Dr. Temes served as Rush Medical Center’s founding director of the neurocritical care program and first medical director of its neuroscience intensive care unit. In addition, Dr. Temes served as director of the hospital’s Therapeutic Hypothermia Service and helped to establish Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.
Dr. Temes completed his residency in internal medicine and neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed two fellowships in neurocritical care and stroke at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. While at Columbia, Dr. Temes was the first fellow to be honored with the prestigious “Young Investigator” award by the Neurocritical Care Society for research conducted in the area of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
His clinical interests include neurocritical care, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, and therapeutic hypothermic treatment after cardiac arrest.
The author of numerous papers and book chapters, Dr. Temes has presented at many professional meetings on the topics of intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage. In addition, Dr. Temes has been interviewed by many media outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, Sirius’ Doctors Radio, and has also been featured in U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Temes’ media interviews have covered a wide variety of neurological topics such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.
Dr. Temes is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine.
About North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI)
The Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, consists of multidisciplinary clinical and research teams that provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases, including brain aneurysms, AVM’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors, diseases of the spine, muscle and peripheral nerves, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, epilepsy and neurological diseases of infancy and childhood. To learn more about CNI and its centers of excellence, go to neurocni.com or call (516) 562-3822.