Clinical Program (Patient Care)



The Department of Neurosciences is committed to excellence in patient care services, health promotion and disease prevention. The department is involved in both primary and tertiary care activities as demonstrated through the wide range of services at University Hospital , the VA Medical Center and on an as needed/arranged basis at other major affiliates in North Jersey . 

The following services/centers are available in suite 8100 of the Doctor's Office Center (DOC) as part of the Comprehensive Neurological Care Center :

General Neurology
(973) 972-2550

The Department of Neurosciences provides diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and extended management for a comprehensive range of suspected and confirmed neurological disorders in adults and children.  The department treats patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles. 

Pediatric Neurology
Acting Chief, Child Neurology Division: Caroline Hayes-Rosen, MD
(973) 972-2922

The Pediatric Neurology division provides diagnosis and treatment for acute and chronic diseases, including headaches, mental retardation, central nervous system infections, degenerative diseases, seizure disorders, muscle disorders, neonatal complications, trauma, brain tumors, head injury, spina bifida, and neurology of AIDS.  Evaluation of learning disabilities is also available. 

For consultation and referrals, call (973)972-2550. 

Attendings:   Drs. Xue Ming and Jayoung Pak

Center for Neuromuscular Disorders, Electromyography
Director: Nizar Souayah
(973) 972-2922

The EMG laboratory performs routine and advanced nerve conduction studies and electromyography for neuromuscular disorders and disorders of motor control. 

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center
Director:  Stuart D. Cook, MD
(973) 972-2550 

The Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center provides diagnosis and treatment services for patients with known or suspected multiple sclerosis.  Eligible patients may enroll in experimental treatment protocols. 

For consultation and referrals call (973) 972-2550. 

Attendings:   Stephen Kamin, MD. Andrew Pachner, MD, Machteld Hillen MD  

Muscular Dystrophy Center
Director:  Jennifer Michaels, MD
(973) 972-7151 

The Muscular Dystrophy Center is partially supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  It provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for patients with known or suspected neuromuscular diseases.  Congenital, hereditary or acquired muscle disorders, myasthenia gravis and amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are among the disorders treated at the Center. 

For consultations and referrals call (973)972-7151.

Neuro-Electro-Diagnostic Laboratories

The Neuro-Electro-Diagnostic Laboratory performs routine EEG, sleep studies, and evoked potentials for infants, children and adults. 

To speak with one of the co-directors call (973) 972-6465.

Neurofibromatosis Center
Co-Directors:  Stephen Kamin, MD and Caroline Hayes-Rosen MD, PhD
(973) 972-2550 

The Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center treats patients with NF1 and NF2, along with children and adults with other neuro cutaneous disorders (Tuberous Sclerosis, Sturge-Wever, etc.)  The Center's multidisciplinary staff include representation from pediatric and adult neurology, genetics, ophthalmology, and orthopedic surgery.  MRI, EEG and other neuroradiologic tools are available. 

For consultation and referrals call (973) 972-2550. 

Neurooncology Center
Director:  Stephen Kamin, MD
(973) 972-2550 

The Neurooncology Center provides diagnosis and treatment of patients with known or suspected tumors of the nervous system, including primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spinal cord.  The Center also provides evaluation and treatment for the neurological complications of systemic cancer. 

For consultations and referrals call (973) 972-2550.

New Jersey Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Co-Director: David Marks, MD
Co-Director: Jayoung Pak, MD  

The Epilepsy Center provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of both pediatric and adult patients.  In addition, patients can enroll in drug studies and may be evaluated for epilepsy surgery. 

For consultations and referrals call (973) 972-2550.

Stroke Center
Andrea Hidalgo, MD, Director (973) 972-7852

The Stoke Center integrates multiple disciplines in the care of stroke patients, including cardiology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, nursing, physical speech and occupational therapies, nutrition, and social work services. 

For consultations and referrals call (973) 972-2550