Neurosciences

Neurosciences

The Center for Neurosciences at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a dynamic combination of state-of-the-art patient care and innovative research looking into the relationship between brain, nerve, and body function.

Neurosciences

736 Cambridge St.
Brighton, MA 02135

Neurology: 617-789-2375

Neurosurgery: 617-779-6083

The Center for Neurosciences at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a dynamic combination of the provider teams in neurology and neurosurgery. Our patient-first concept optimizes care that treats brain and spinal diseases, alongside innovative research that explores the relationship between brain, nerve, and body function.

The SEMC Neuroscience center, in partnership with BU and Boston Medical Center, is a full-service clinical and academic program that helps thousands of patients annually for medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the nervous system.  We are using the latest therapies to provide safe and successful treatment for movement disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases as well as advanced image-guiding technology, minimally invasive and open techniques, for complex brain and spine tumors, aneurysms, spine diseases, and many of the neurological diseases that can be treated surgically.

Our neurosciences center brings together leaders in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery in the greater Boston area, who collaborate to provide the highest level of compassionate care for patients living with the entire range of neurological conditions and afflictions. Our multidisciplinary team, including doctors, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, specially trained nursing, and clinical support staff, who work alongside physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and more to educate and collaborate with patients, their families, and caregivers. 

Leaders in Neurology and Neurosurgery Research

The high quality of care we are able to provide to our patients is built on the foundation of deep expertise by our providers, alongside the relentless pursuit of furthering our understanding of the issues that impact our patients. Our teams are active members in the professional societies and engage in national and international conferences.  They actively conduct and review the research in their field to ensure state of the art practices and therapies are provided to patients. 

Conditions Treated 

Patients can expect compassionate, thorough care from our team, no matter the condition that they are presented with. Our team has a deep understanding of the full spectrum of conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system, including: 

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Chorea
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Dementia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Essential tremor
  • Gait disorder
  • Headache/facial pain
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Muscle disorder
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nerve plexus injuries
  • Nerve root problems
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neuropathies
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • REM behavior disorder
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • SDH (subdural hemorrhage)
  • Sleep cycle dsturbance
  • Sleep fragmentation
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Stroke
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Tics
  • Tremors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain tumors (gliomas, meningiomas, ependymomas and others)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Colloid cysts
  • Dural arteriovenous fistula
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lymphoma of the CNS
  • Metastesized tumors on the brain and spine
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Tumors on the brain and spine
  • Venous malformation
  • Vestibular schwannoma
     

Access to Care, Close to Home

As part of the Steward Health Care network, our unique, fully integrated model allows for continuity of care across all Steward Medical Group and Steward family hospital locations. Our patients can enjoy access to our practitioners at a multitude of locations throughout Massachusetts.
 

Neurosurgery

In partnership with Boston Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s neurosurgery services provides comprehensive care for neurosurgery patients of all ages.

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Neurology

The neurology department offers patients a comprehensive, nationally recognized approach to the treatment of severe conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

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Our Team

Anna Hohler, MD
Anna Hohler, MD

Neurology

Ekkehard Kasper, MD
Ekkehard Kasper, MD

Orthopedics,
Neurological Surgery,
Spine Surgery

David Weinberg, MD
David Weinberg, MD

Neurology

Kaarkuzhali Krishnamurthy, MD
Kaarkuzhali Krishnamurthy, MD

Neurology

Okeanis E. Vaou, MD
Okeanis E. Vaou, MD

Neurology

Stephen Gutting, MD
Stephen Gutting, MD

Orthopedics,
Neurological Surgery,
Spine Surgery

Ribhu Tushar Jha, MD
Ribhu Tushar Jha, MD

Neurological Surgery

Judith Hinchey, MD
Judith Hinchey, MD

Neurology

Ying Geng, MD
Ying Geng, MD

Hospitalist,
Neurology

Ayshe Ana Beesen, MD
Ayshe Ana Beesen, MD

Neurology

Michael Slama, MD;PhD
Michael Slama, MD;PhD

Neurology

Thanh Nguyen, MD
Thanh Nguyen, MD

Neurology

Margarita Ebril-Lel, MD
Margarita Ebril-Lel, MD

Neurology