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The Neurology Specialists at Winthrop-University Hospital Stroke Treatment Center

Patients with stroke get rapid access to the best diagnostic technology, treatment and care thanks to the neurologists and neurology specialists at our New York State-designated Stroke Treatment Center.

Our team of experts has helped us become a stroke care quality leader in the region. Our breadth of services and experience are combined with cutting-edge medicine and unmatched compassion to ensure that each and every one of our patients receives the best possible care.

The mission of our neurology specialists is to improve care and enhance quality of life and survival.

Are you looking for a world-class neurologist to care for you or a loved one? We’re here to help.

Ajay Misra, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurosciences

Malcolm H. Gottesman, MD
Chief of Neurology

Vijaya Atluru, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Nora L. Chan
Director, Movement Disorders Program

David E. Friedman, MD
Director, Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Shicong Ye, MD
Director, Adult EEG Lab

Huiying Yu, MD
Director, Neurodiagnostic Laboratory
Director, Electrodiagnostic Laboratory

Elzbieta Wirkowski, MD
Director, Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke Program
Co-Director, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Specialized Neurology Nursing Staff

Our neurology specialists are supported by an experienced nursing staff

Sharon Friedman-Urevich, RN, FNP
MS Treatment Program Coordinator

Kathleen Michel, MSN, FNP
Administrative Director & Coordinator of Cerebrovascular Program

Lucia DiSpirito, LCSW
Neuroscience Social Worker

Karin Antaky, MSN, FNP