Patient Care & Hospital Affiliates

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Clinical Services

Welcome to the Department of Neurology. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing the very best neurological care. Our first priority is to provide state-of-the –art neurological care to our patients, whether we are treating individuals with highly complex conditions or less complicated problems. Our clinical care encompasses all neurological problems that affects the brain – strokes, seizures, tumors, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or Alzheimer’s disease- and those that affects the spine, or the nerves or the arms and legs, such as neuropathy, which can cause numb feet or myopathy, which can cause weakness or difficulty walking.

Our clinicians are also scholars, dedicated to conducting world-class research and to educating the next generation of physicians and health professionals. All of our neurologists have advanced training in one or in multiple subspecialty areas; all of our faculty are board-certified (or board-eligible).

  • Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder) Clinics
    • New and Follow-up patients
    • Outpatient EEG studies & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Vascular Neurology Clinics & Laboratory
    • New and Follow-up patients
    • Transcranial Doppler Studies
  • Cognitive & Memory Disorders Clinics with Neuropsychological Testing
    • New and Follow-up patients
    • Neuropsychological testing
  • Neuromuscular Disorders and Peripheral Neuropathies
    • Neuromuscular Clinic with Neurodiagnostic Procedures
  • Other disorders – Myasthenia gravis, Multiple sclerosis, Spinal Cord injury
    • Comprehensive Clinic with MD, NP, Social Worker, Nurse, Rehabilitation
    • Monthly clinics with planned Infusion therapy (Monday – Friday)
  • Transitioning Adolescent Patients from Children’s Mercy Hospital to TMC

 

We offer these Neurodiagnostic testing services at Hospital Hill.

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) – provides an electrical recording of the activity of the brain. This test is often performed when patients experience a brief staring spell/seizure or have profound confusion. Electrodes are placed on your scalp and transmit the electric activity to a computer to record and visualize ongoing brain activity. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can alter the normal pattern of brain activity. In neurology EEG are mainly used in the care of patients suffering from epilepsy or seizures, but are also often ordered for patties with tumors, traumatic brain injury, and post-strike. Patients with disorders of learning and memory, like Alzheimer’s often have adage as part of the diagnostic evaluation.
  • Electromyography (EMG) – provides a recording of the electrical activity of the muscles. This is often performed when patients experience weakness of the hand, arm, or leg.
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) – provides a recording of how the nerves conduct electoral potential. This test is often performed when patients experience numbness and is usually performed at the same office visit as the EMG. EMG and NCV studies aid with the diagnosis pf peripheral nerve injury or compression (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), nerve root injury (such as sciatica), and with other problems of the muscles (muscular dystrophy) or nerves (diabetic neuropathy). These procedures can also help diagnose less common neurological conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and myasthenia gravis.
  • Neuroimaging – Many patients with neurological conditions require radiological studies such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) or CT (Computerized Tomography) scans. The MRI and CT scans operate differently, and are suited for different types of diagnoses. Both of these diagnostic studies can be used to view the brain, spine and injuries of the head, neck, and back. Clinical scans show the anatomy or structure of the brain. Some imaging studies can show bring function or dysfunction, including changes in blood flow. Our clinicians work very closely with neuroradiology to provide the most up-to-date imaging studies to enhance patient care.

 

Truman Medical Centers

tmchh08_200wTruman Medical Centers (TMC) Hospital Hill is a busy, urban hospital that provides a broad array of acute and outpatient services to a diverse patient population. The medical center is known for excellence in emergency and Level I trauma services, and is also recognized for programs in asthma, chronic disease management, diabetes, emergency medicine, obstetrics and high risk obstetrics, ophthalmology, and women’s health. It is the busiest Adult Level I Trauma Center in Kansas City with its emergency department averaging nearly 70,000 visits annually.

On an annual basis, the 308-bed medical center admits more than 11,500 patients, provides more than 206,000 outpatient visits and performs approximately 111,000 radiology examinations. TMC has 329 physicians on staff, and is physically connected to Children’s Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Medicine, which includes a complete Health Science Library, research facilities & conference sites.

tmclw_200wTruman Medical Centers (TMC) Lakewood, located in Eastern Jackson County, is the setting for the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Community and Family Medicine. With 103 patient care beds and 212 long-term care beds in the Lakewood Care Center, TMC Lakewood is known for providing comprehensive health care to a diverse patient population.

The Lakewood Care Center is the only long term care center in the Kansas City area based in an inpatient setting. Lakewood Care Center provides residents access to acute and specialty care services on site. A Board Certified Geriatric Specialist serves as the full-time Medical Director, overseeing all patient care services. This 212-bed fully accredited long-term care center provides each resident with a fully furnished room and bath.  A dedicated 20-bed Alzheimer’s/Dementia Unit is located within the care center as well. Many specialty services are provided on-site and include: Audiology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Mental Health Services, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, Rehabilitation Services, and Sleep Medicine.

TMC Hospital Hill – 2301 Holmes Street, 816-404-1000. (Map)
TMC Lakewood – 7900 Lee’s Summit Road, 816-404-7000. (Map)
www.trumed.org

About Behavioral Health

TMC Behavioral Health delivers services through community outreach clinics in the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as at our main location in the Crossroads Art District. Our unique role as a hospital-based mental health center supports a whole-person, integrated health model of service delivery that is increasingly the standard of best practice for healthcare.

All of our mental health services are aimed at assisting clients in managing the symptoms of their illness and in improving functioning in their day-to-day lives.  Services also provide the support many persons with mental illness need to regain a sense of meaning and purpose in life.  If you need help with mental health or substance abuse issues, TMC Behavioral Health is here for you.

http://www.trumed.org/behavioral-health

 

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

StLukes-New_6693_200wSaint Luke’s Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system committed to the highest levels of excellence in providing health care and health-related services in a caring environment. Saint Luke’s Health System includes 10 hospitals across the Kansas City region, home care and hospice, behavioral health care, dozens of physician practices, and more.

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, one of our major academic and clinical training sites, and is the site of the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City has served the health care needs of a growing Kansas City for more than 130 years. The region’s only heart transplant program, and one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular disease outcome research programs is based at the Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. Treatment for complex brain and spinal cord diseases, and the nation’s leading stroke reversal program dedicated to preventing and treating stroke is based at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. Other specialized clinical services include: a Level I Trauma Center, Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women’s Services, Pain Management Center, comprehensive cancer program at the Cancer Institute, Regional Arthritis Center, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Children’s S.P.O.T. (speech, physical and occupational therapy program), and kidney and heart transplantation programs.

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is a 629-bed tertiary care referral center serving a six-state region, admitting approximately 20,000 patients annually. Saint Luke’s has 466 physicians on staff.

4401 Wornall Road, 816-932-2000 (Map)
www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org

 

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute

marionBlochSaint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, the only dedicated neuroscience hospital in Kansas City, opened in 2013. The facility brings together leading-edge diagnostics, treatment, and surgical services in one convenient location on the Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City campus. An acclaimed team of brain and stroke experts offers: the region’s most advanced stroke care providing stroke reversal therapies and treatment to more than 1,500 patients each year, a Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offering advanced diagnostics and surgical intervention for people living with epilepsy, a neurorehabilitation and physical medicine program designed to help patients return to the highest level of functioning possible, and the Midwest Ear Institute, a leader in advancing cochlear implant technology, offering a broad range of services to people suffering from hearing and balance disorders.

The team at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute includes: Neurologists dedicated to treating the full range of neurological conditions, a subspecialty-trained team of neurosurgeons, and specialists in interventional neuroradiology, neuro-otology, neuro-rehabilitation, psychiatry, and sleep medicine.

KCbestU.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals recognized Saint Luke’s Hospital for excellence in neurology and neurosurgery.

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-932-2000
http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/services/brain-spine

 

Research Medical Center

ResearchMedCtr_200wFounded more than 125 years ago, Research Medical Center has become one of the crown jewels in the HCA Midwest Health System. Research Medical Center is among the only tertiary care centers serving Kansas City proper. Over the past century, this institution has built a tradition of serving residents in Kansas City and a 150-mile surrounding region with exceptional patient care and leading technology. The 490-bed facility features a broad range of highly specialized, state-of-the-art services as well as being a Level I Trauma Center.

Research Medical Center provides award-winning care and has received the Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement award; Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure-Gold Plus; and the Get With the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus from the American Heart Association.

The Neurosciences program at Research Medical Center includes a multidisciplinary team engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease. This team includes: neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists and neuroradiologists.

2316 E. Meyer Blvd., 816-276-4000 (Map)
www.researchmedicalcenter.com

 

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

ChildrensChildren’s Mercy Kansas City is one of the country’s leading free-standing independent pediatric medical centers with 319 licensed beds, more than 40 pediatric subspecialty clinics, a Level IIIc intensive care nursery and the only Level I pediatric trauma center between St. Louis and Denver. The hospital’s faculty of more than 400 pediatric subspecialists is one of the largest in the country and is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric specialists. The hospital’s leadership in personalized medicine and genomics is driving research and innovation here and around the world in areas such as cancer treatment, heart care and neonatology, and helping to redefine pediatric medicine.

2401 Gilham Road, 816-234-3000 (Map)
www.childrens-mercy.org

 

Pediatric Neurology

KCbestThe Division of Neurology provides a family-centered, interdisciplinary approach to encourage parents and families to make informed decisions while promoting health, optimal function, and quality of life in children with pediatric neurological disorders. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is nationally recognized and one of only a dozen pediatric centers in the country.

The Division of Neurology has 11 physicians who are board-certified in neurology. They have special expertise in neurophysiology, neuro-developmental disabilities and headaches. Three physicians have additional board certification in neurophysiology, and one has additional board certification in neuro-developmental disabilities. Children’s Mercy Hospital Division of Neurology has a child neurology fellowship program and three administrative staff members.

Medical Education

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The provision of clinical care in the Department of Neurology provides an opportunity for vertical integration into student education in the baccalaureate-medical degree program at the UMKC School of Medicine. The goal is to have neurology faculty engaged with the Docent Units early in the medical education process with continued exposure in basic neuroscience and in clinical neurology rotations. Refer to the UMKC School of Medicine website for additional detail.

 

Basic Science Courses

Neurology clinical faculty are actively engaged in teaching Clinical Skills in Neurology, and co-direct the Medical Neuroscience course in Year 3.

  • Clinical Skills Course – Neurology clinical faculty provide lectures on the Neurology Examination, including: The Mental Status Examination in Neurology (Lecture 1), and the Elemental Examination in Neurology (Lecture 2). Our Neurology clinical faculty supervise medical students in the Neurology workshops that are designed to provide direct clinical supervision of the neurological examination in a small group setting.
  • Medical Neuroscience Course – Dr. Jennifer Bickel, Associate Professor of Neurology at Children’s Mercy Hospital, is Director of the Medical Neuroscience course. Dr. Kawano and Dr. Gratton also give course lectures.

This course is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of neuroscience as it relates to the clinical setting. The basic anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system is covered. This information is integrated into clinical cases that reinforce knowledge and prepare students for clinical rotations in neurology.

 

Neurology Elective Rotations – Years 3, 4, 5, & 6

We offer several elective rotations in Neurology. Dr. Donohoe supervises medical students in these rotations. Rotations are listed below with a brief description. Additional information can be found on the UMKC School of Medicine website.

  • Neurology Clinical Clerkship – Elective Rotation: this clerkship is approved for students in Years 3-6. Medical students will rotate on both the inpatient consultation service and will participate in the neurology multi-specialty clinic at Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill. Medical students will be part of the “team” that includes resident physicians and other allied health professionals working under the direction of the Neurology clinical faculty.
  • Neurology Research Course – Elective Rotation: this research rotation was developed for medical students interested in patient-oriented research in clinical neuroscience. Our faculty members are engaged in a variety of research projects and have diverse backgrounds and subspecialty areas of expertise. Information on our faculty can be found in Biographical Sketches in the faculty section of this webpage. Dr. Donohoe works closely with students interested in Neurology research, will help to individually structure this experience, and “mentor” students. Depending on the time-commitment and the level of interest, medical students should be able to co-author a paper with one of our faculty members. The Department also has research faculty members that can “mentor” students. Refer to the Research section of our Department website for additional information.

 

Rotating Resident Medical Education

The Department provides resident education to clinicians in the following areas:

  • Psychiatry Resident Physicians – UMKC Psychiatry residents participate in clinical neurology services in the Center for Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill. These resident physicians are supervised by our Neurology Clinical faculty and participate both in-patient and out-patient care. Residents are supervised by Dr. Gratton.
  • Internal Medicine Resident Physicians – UMKC Internal Medicine resident physicians rotate at Research Medical Center, where they were supervised by Dr. Ahmed, and rotate at Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill, where they are supervised by Dr. Gratton.
  • Family Medicine Resident Physicians – UMKC Family Medicine resident physicians rotate on the Neurology clinical service at Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill. These resident physicians are supervised by Dr. Donohoe.
  • Clinical Pharmacology Residents/Fellows in Psychiatry – PharmD clinical Neuropsychiatry Pharmacology Fellow rotates in clinical neurology at Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill. This fellow is supervised by Dr. Donohoe.

Resident physicians are evaluated in six focus areas that include: (1) Patient care and procedural skills, (2) Medical knowledge, (3) Practice-based learning and improvement, (4) Interpersonal and communication skills, (5) Professionalism, and (6) Systems-based practice.

At the beginning of the clinical rotation resident physicians are oriented to the clinical service and learn about the competency-based goals and objectives. Regularly scheduled didactic sessions are included in this rotation including: case conferences, resident seminar, neuro-radiology case conference, and a journal club.

Resident physicians and fellows must provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

Residents must be able to competently perform the neurological examination and will learn to manage patients with complex neurological problems. Residents will be directly supervised by the Neurology Clinical faculty.

Faculty & Staff

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Administration - Faculty
Sean M. Gratton, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director
Department(s) of Neurology, Ophthalmology
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District, Vision Research Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Resident Medical Education, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Gratton, Sean M.
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Charles Donohoe, M.D.

Professor, Department Chair, Leadership
Department(s) of Neurology
University Health - Lakewood

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neuroimaging, Neuroimmunology, Neurorehabilitation, Neurology

Donohoe, Charles
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Iftekhar Ahmed, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cerebrovascular Diseases

Ahmed, Iftekhar
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Tyler Allison, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neuroimmunology

Allison, Tyler
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P. Becky Anprasertporn, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Movement disorders

Anprasertporn, P. Becky
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Mirza Waseem M. Baig, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Epilepsy

Baig, Mirza Waseem M.
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Christine M. Boutwell, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Leadership, Interim Co-Director Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Interim Chair Department of Neurology
Department(s) of Neurology
Section: Vascular Neurology, Subspecialty boarded in Vascular Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke

Boutwell, Christine M.
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Kyle G. Carpenter, D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center
Carpenter, Kyle G.
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Cynthia Costa, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Vascular Neurology

Costa, Cynthia
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John E. Croom, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Croom, John E.
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Jennifer Dilts, D.O.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Headaches

Dilts, Jennifer
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Anna E. Esparham, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Headaches

Esparham, Anna E.
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Ronald K. Fields, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Fields, Ronald K.
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Keely M. Fitzgerald, D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neurofibromatosis

Fitzgerald, Keely M.
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Rose N. Gelineau-Morel, M.D.

Assistant Program Director (Child Neurology), Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Movement disorders

Gelineau-Morel, Rose N.
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Marcie J. Goeden, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Stroke, Neuro-ICU, Neurohospitalist

Goeden, Marcie J.
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Ara S. Hall, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neuro-NICU, Epilepsy

Hall, Ara S.
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Matthew Hastings, M.D.

Clinical Asssistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Section: Neuromuscular
Saint Luke's Hospital
Hastings, Matthew
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Donald Hopewell, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Hopewell, Donald
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Mohammed Ilyas, M.D.

Program Director (Epilepsy Fellowship), Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Comprehensive Tuberous Sclerosis Program
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Epilepsy

Ilyas, Mohammed
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Amandeep Kalra, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Neuro-oncology

Kalra, Amandeep
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Karl N. Knights, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Movement disorders

Knights, Karl N.
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Shannon E. Kohake, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Vascular Neurology

Kohake, Shannon E.
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Ashish Kulhari, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical care, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Kulhari, Ashish
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Rola Abdelrahman Mostafa Mahmoud, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director
Department(s) of Internal Medicine, Neurology
Section: Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, Headaches, Stroke, Seizures

Mahmoud, Rola Abdelrahman Mostafa
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Karin E. Olds, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Vascular Neurology, Neurology

Olds, Karin E.
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John J. Sand, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Research Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Disease, Intraoperative monitoring

Sand, John J.
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Michael J. Schwartzman, D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Neurology
Saint Luke's Hospital
Schwartzman, Michael J.
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Lines M. Vargas Collado, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Epilepsy

Vargas Collado, Lines M.
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Binod Wagle

Associate Professor, Associate Residency Program Director
Department(s) of Neurology
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District
Wagle, Binod
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Staff
Terry Borghardt

Assistant to the Chair, Residency Coordinator
Neurology
University Health
Borghardt, Terry
Reagan Byers

Patient Account Representative
Neurology
University Health
Byers, Reagan
Jannette Callora

Neurology Clinic Nurse
Neurology
Callora, Jannette

 

Department of Neurology

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Welcome to the Department of Neurology!

The Department of Neurology was created to advance clinical, educational, and research activities in neurology at the UMKC School of Medicine.

The department, including our recently approved adult neurology residency program, is the beneficiary of a truly diverse clinical experience and exposure to a wide variety of neurologic disorders at University Health Truman Medical Center and at our major affiliated sites: Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Child Neurology at the Children’s Mercy Hospital, the Center for Behavioral Health, and the Neuroscience Institute at Research Medical Center.

Our first priority is to provide state-of-the-art neurological care to all of our patients, whether we are treating individuals with highly complex conditions or less complicated clinical problems. Our clinical care encompasses all neurological diseases, including disorders of the brain, such as stroke, seizures, traumatic brain injury, tumors, multiple sclerosis, migraine, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease; disorders of the spine/spinal cord, muscles, neuro-muscular junction, spinal-peripheral nerves, such as neuropathy, myopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and myasthenia gravis; infectious diseases of the nervous system; genetic and paroxysmal disorders.

As part of an academic medical center, our neurologists stay abreast of the latest research, diagnosis, and treatment science in the wide scope of neurological diseases. This commitment, which includes collaborating with our affiliated hospitals to create continuing medical education courses, makes us particularly adept in distinguishing between different conditions and offering the very best care to our patients. It also provides a unique environment for educating the next generation of neurologists and allied health professionals.

Neurology is an exciting field that is experiencing rapid advancement in both the basic understanding and treatment of many devastating diseases. Our department in conjunction with our clinical partners is positioned to provide the practical benefits of these advances directly to the community that we serve.

I hope you enjoy learning about Neurology at UMKC!

Charles Donohoe, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology

Vision

The vision is to advance the health care of patients with neurological diseases, to improve medical education and foster academic neuroscience, including research, in the state of Missouri.

Mission

The department’s mission is to provide exceptional clinical care for patients with neurological disorders and to provide the basic and clinical neuroscience education for the next generation of physicians.