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Our Team

Our Team

The Upstate Neurological Institute brings together multidisciplinary teams of experts dedicated to your diagnosis and management of all neurological conditions.

Your team may include neurologists, neurosurgeons, endovascular neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, neuropathologists and rehabilitation therapists each specializing in your condition and treatment options. Together, we offer comprehensive adult and pediatric care for the Central New York Community and surrounding region.

Department Chair: Luis Mejico, MD

Cerebrovascular

Cognitive Neurology

Epilepsy

General Neurology

Headache

Movement Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis/Neuro-Immunology

Neuro-Oncology

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Neuromuscular

Pediatric Neurology

Sleep Medicine


Joint Faculty

Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Research Assistant Professor

Providers

Harish Babu, MD/PhD
Harish Babu, MD/PhD
315 492-3172
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery; Neuro Oncology; Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders; Neurological Surgery; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; more
Education: Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India
Associations/Memberships: American Epilepsy Society (AES); Society for Neuro-Oncology; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; North American Skull Base Society; Society for Neuroscience (SFN)

Timothy M Beutler, MD
Timothy M Beutler, MD
315 492-3117
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Neurocritical Care; Bone Infection; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; more

Lawrence S Chin, MD, FAANS, FACS
Lawrence S Chin, MD, FAANS, FACS
315 492-3170
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; more
Education: University of Michigan Medical School

Michael A Galgano, MD
Michael A Galgano, MD
315 464-8824
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurocritical Care; Neurological Surgery; Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders; Pediatric Neurosurgery; Oncology; Aneurysmal Bone Cysts; more
Education: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Research Interests:

- Exploring the factors leading up to spinal cord ischemia in both infectious and oncologic conditions of the spine

Education Interests:

- Creating a platform of educational neurosurgical operative videos for both resident and medical student training

Clinical Interests:

- Exploring new techniques to treat complex spinal conditions such as deformities and spinal tumors

Associations/Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; North American Spine Society

Grahame Gould, MD, FAANS
Grahame Gould, MD, FAANS
315 464-9068
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; Brain Injury; more
Education: Yale University
Associations/Memberships: AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section; American Heart Association (AHA)

Walter A Hall, MD, MBA
Walter A Hall, MD, MBA
315 492-3117
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; more
Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Research Interests:

Brain tumors, targeted toxins, and central nervous system infections

Clinical Interests: Developing new therapeutic modalities for treating brain tumors, including stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, blood-brain barrier disruption chemotherapy and targeted toxin therapy

Ali Hazama, MD
Ali Hazama, MD
315 492-3118
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Spinal Cord Injury; more

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, MCh, FAANS
Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, MCh, FAANS
315 464-4470
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurocritical Care; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Spinal Cord Injury
Education: Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India
Research Interests:

Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery
Associations/Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; American Medical Association, Fellow


Gaddum D Reddy, MD
Gaddum D Reddy, MD
315 492-3122
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery; Brain Tumor Treatment; Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; Skull Base Surgery; Spinal Decompression Surgery; Surgical Treatment of Spasticity

Michael C Shende, MD
Michael C Shende, MD
315 464-4470

Jeffrey M Smith, PA
Jeffrey M Smith, PA
315 464-4470

Susan K Stuck, PA-C
Susan K Stuck, PA-C
315 464-4470
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Neurocritical Care; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Spinal Cord Injury; more

Zulma Tovar Spinoza, MD
Zulma Tovar Spinoza, MD
315 492-3114
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery; Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; more
Education: Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Research Interests:

Pediatric brain tumors, Laser ablation surgery, Epilepsy surgery, Minimally invasive brain surgery,  tethered cord, pediatric, ,hydrocephalus.

Education Interests:

Neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, international policies and access to neurosurgical teaching, diversity and equity in medicine.

Clinical Interests:

Hydrocephalus, endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus and brain tumors, minimally invasive surgery, spina bifida, surgical treatment of epilepsy, brain tumors, congenital and developmental malformations of the nervous system, Chiari malformation, pediatric brain trauma, laser ablation surgery., craniosynostosis, surgical treatment of spasticity.

Associations/Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Women in Neurosurgery; International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN); Women in Medicine; American Epilepsy Society (AES); American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; AANS/Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care

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