Sulada Kanchana, MD, PhD, Named Director, Deep Brain Stimulation at North Shore University Hospital

Sulada Kanchana, MD, PhD, has been appointed as director of deep brain stimulation (DBS) at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute announced. Dr. Kanchana has specialized in movement disorders for the last 14 years. In her new role, Dr. Kanchana will advance the hospital’s movement disorders program by promoting the growth of its clinical, surgical and community-based patient care components, including the establishment for Parkinson’s disease support groups. 

 “We are delighted to have Dr. Kanchana on board to spearhead our efforts in DBS,” said Paul Wright, MD, chair of neurology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. “Dr. Kanchana specializes in movement disorders, Parkinson’s disease, DBS and botulinum toxin therapy. Her expertise will be an asset to our department.”

Dr. Kanchana received her medical degree, PhD and a Master of Science degree in biology – specializing in quantitative genetics and population genetics and ecology – at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit. In addition, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at the School of Medical Technology in Mahidol University in Bangkok.

After completing her residency in neurology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Dr. Kanchana did a fellowship in movement disorders at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She later went on to serve as co-director of the Movement Disorders Center at Lehigh Neurology in Allentown, PA, and as director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, PA.

Dr. Kanchana also served as medical director of the stroke program at Arnot Health in Elmira, NY, and as assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY.

As a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and founder and advisor of Twin Tiers Parkinson Group, a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization, Dr. Kanchana has become well-respected by her colleagues and the communities she has served. She has co-authored papers on pathophysiology and neurophysiology of dystonia. Dr. Kanchana has been an invited guest speaker for numerous National Parkinson Foundation and American Parkinson Disease Association support groups.

To make an appointment with Dr. Kanchana, please call 516-325-7000 or click here.

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