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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2012
Contact: Carolann Martines

Associate Writer

(516) 663-2234

cmartines@winthrop.org


WINTHROP NAMES MARK MENNITI STECKER, MD, PHD, CHAIRMAN OF NEUROSCIENCES


Menniti Stecker, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Winthrop-University Hospital.

John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Menniti Stecker, MD, PhD, to Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences. Dr. Stecker comes to Winthrop from Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia, where he most recently served as Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory and Director of the Stroke Program. In addition, Dr. Stecker was the Director of the Epilepsy Center and Associate Chair for Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience at Marshall University.

Board certified in neurology with added qualification in clinical neurophysiology, neurophysiologic monitoring, electroencephalography and evoked potentials, Dr. Stecker has extensive experience in many areas of neurophysiology and is a welcome addition to Winthrop’s outstanding medical staff.

Dr. Stecker received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, Mathematics and Biophysics, followed by his Master of Science degree and PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Medical Degree at Harvard Medical School/MIT HST Program. Dr. Stecker’s postgraduate training includes a neurology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a Dana Fellowship in Neuroscience/Epilepsy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Following his fellowship training, Dr. Stecker became the founding Director of Intra-Operative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Program in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served an Associate Professor of Neurology. Dr. Stecker then moved to Geisinger Medical Center where he helped develop the Neurophysiologic Monitoring Program and started the Epilepsy Center. He also started a movement disorders program in conjunction with Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital. At Marshall University he directed the Epilepsy Center and the Neurophysiology laboratory and was associate chair for neurology. He also ran the stroke program, leading Cabell Huntington Hospital to stroke accreditation by the Joint Commission. He was also chairman of the Joan C. Edwards/Marshall University School of Medicine Curriculum Committee.

The author of over 80 published peer-reviewed papers as well as several editorials, reviews, and book chapters, Dr. Stecker has held numerous editorial positions including Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology and the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, Neurology, and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics in the field across the United States and abroad. He is a fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society as well as the American Society for Neurophysiologic Monitoring. He is also past president of the American Society for Neurophysiologic Monitoring, a past board member of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring and is currently the chairman of the Neurophysiology Research and Education Consortium.

Dr. Stecker resides in Garden City, NY, with his wife.

Physicians in Winthrop's Department of Neurosciences are pioneering the use of technologically advanced approaches for diagnosis and treatment, including computerized imaging systems, state-of-the-art surgical interventions and the latest generation of medication therapies. Patients receive comprehensive care from an interdisciplinary team, which includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, pediatric neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and specialists from other related fields. Specialized nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, social work and other supportive services are key components of the Department of Neurosciences.

For more information about Dr. Stecker or Winthrop’s Department of Neurosciences, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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