Department of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital

Department of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital

(212) 434-6400

130 East 77th Street, 8 Black Hall
New York, New York 10075

About us

Receiving a diagnosis for a neurological condition can be frightening. Having access to highly-trained physicians and clinical staff can make a huge difference in outcomes. At Lenox Hill Hospital, we have assembled a dynamic team of experts, world-renowned for diagnosing and treating complex and routine neurological disorders.

Why choose us?

Our neurologists provide comprehensive in-patient and out-patient neurological services, diagnostic testing and treatment for a broad spectrum of conditions of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.  Our patients receive the latest in therapies for conditions like epilepsy, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis, headaches, movement disorders and autoimmune disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.

The department includes:

  • Autoimmune Brain Disorder and Encephalitis Center - dedicated to providing research and clinical services.
  • Epilepsy Center - offering comprehensive in-patient and out-patient epilepsy services designed to improve the lives of patients and their families dealing with epilepsy and related disorders. The Epilepsy Center includes a state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and offers the latest medical treatment options and pre-surgical evaluation for antiepileptic drug-resistant epilepsy.
  • Nerve & Muscle Disorders Center - offers the most advanced diagnosis and treatment options for a wide variety of nerve disorders.
  • Stroke Center - Lenox Hill Hospital is a New York State designated primary Stroke Center, a qualification reserved for facilities that provide state-of-the-art care for patients diagnosed with a stroke. We have a dedicated stroke unit staffed at all times by our highly trained team of nurses and physicians. Our stroke team works closely with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, neurosurgery, neuro-endovascular surgery and neuroradiology. The team performs the most advanced procedures for the prevention and revascularization of acute strokes. The stroke program is also supported by out-patient and in-patient rehabilitation services.  
  • Multiple Sclerosis Center- our team of multidisciplinary clinical staff focuses on improving quality of life for patients with multiple sclerosis by providing cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic services.
  • General Neurologists
  • Neuro-HIV specialists
  • Neuro-Infectious Disease specialists
  • Neuromuscular Disorders 
  • Headache specialists
  • Brain Auto-Immune Disease Clinic and Encephalitis Center  
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Medical Professionals
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Neurological and Neuro-Endovascular surgeons
  • Neuroradiologists 
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational and Speech/language therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers

Areas of clinical research:

  • Immune epilepsy
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Neuro-inflammation and Autoimmunity in Neuro-psychological disorders 

 

Our team

Leadership

Souhel Najjar, MD

  • Executive Director - Neurology Service Line
  • Senior Vice President - Neurology Service Line
  • Chairman of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chairman of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Chairman of Neurology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Derek Jeffrey Chong, MD

  • Director - Epilepsy of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Vice Chairman of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Salman Azhar, MD

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Our physicians

Virginia Ann De Sanctis, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Alexis Matthew Demopoulos, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Svetlana Faktorovich, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Meghan Elizabeth Fleming, DO

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Tatyana R. Gitlevich, MD

Deborah Beth Gruber, MD

Asaff Harel, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Sanjeev Vithal Kothare, MD

  • Co-Director - Pediatric Sleep Program/Neurology,CCMC
  • Director - Pediatric Neurology Service Line
  • Director - Pediatric Neurology, CCMC
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Ruben Itamar Kuzniecky, MD

  • Director - Research& Clinical Trials NS, LIJ, LHH
  • Vice Chairman - Academic Affairs - NS, LIJ, LHH
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Brittany Catherine LeMonda, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Aviva Lubin, MD

  • Associate Director - Stroke Program of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jamie Roberts Mitchell, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Steven Vincent Pacia, MD

  • Director - Neurology, Eastern Region
  • Director of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
  • Vice Chairman of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Sami Saba, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Nadia Sotudeh, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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David Langer, MD

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director,
    Moyamoya Center
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Radiology,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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John Andrew Boockvar, MD

  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director, Brain Tumor and Pituitary/ Neuroendocrine Center,
    Lenox Hill Hospital & Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Investigator, Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology,
    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jason A. Ellis, MD

  • Neurosurgeon,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Mitchell Edward Levine, MD

  • Director, Spine Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director, Spine Center,
    Neuroscience Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Erez Z. Nossek, MD

  • Attending Neurosurgeon,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD

  • Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Aashish Raman Patel, DO

Heustein Lu Sy, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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David Barrett Weintraub, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Clinical Professionals 

Jessica Parisio MSN, NP-C

Teresa Russell, MS, FNP-BC

Mary Ellen Samis MBA,RN, CNRN,SCRN

  • Stroke Nurse Coordinator, Department of Neurology,
    Lenox Hill Hospital

Locations

Northwell Health Physician Partners Neurology at Lenox Hill
130 East 77th Street, 8 Black Hall
New York, NY 10075
Contact Information: (212) 434-6400
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
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Northwell Health Physician Partners Neurology at East 77th Street
176 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
Contact Information: (212) 434-6400
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
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Northwell Health Physician Partners Neurology at Chelsea South
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
Contact Information: (212) 434-6400
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(212) 434-6400

Prompt #1: Autoimmune and Brain Disorders
Administrative Support: Ruchel

Prompt #2: Dr. Najjar's Administrative & Teaching Program
Administrative Support: Lourdes 

Prompt #3: Epilepsy
Administrative Support:

Star
Epilepsy Program

Ruchel 
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Prompt #4: Stroke
Administrative Support: Alla

Prompt #5: General Neurology
Administrative Support: Nakeshia 

Prompt #6: Neuropsychology
Administrative Support: Erika

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