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
- Tinatin Chabrashvili, MD, PhD
- Dragos Mihaila, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
- Ruham Alshiekh Nasany, MD
- Luis Mejico, MD
Professor and Chair
- Antonio Culebras, MD
- Amar S Swarnkar, MD (Radiology)
- Zulma Tovar Spinoza, MD (Neurosurgery)
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)
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Neurocritical Care; Bone Infection; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; more
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; more
Education: University of Michigan Medical School
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
- Exploring the factors leading up to spinal cord ischemia in both infectious and oncologic conditions of the spine
- Creating a platform of educational neurosurgical operative videos for both resident and medical student training
- Exploring new techniques to treat complex spinal conditions such as deformities and spinal tumors
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)
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
Brain tumors, targeted toxins, and central nervous system infections
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders; Neurological Surgery; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; more
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Neurocritical Care; Pediatric Neurosurgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Brain Injury; more
Education: Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India
Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Neurocritical Care; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Spinal Cord Injury; more
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
Pediatric brain tumors, Laser ablation surgery, Epilepsy surgery, Minimally invasive brain surgery, tethered cord, pediatric, ,hydrocephalus.
Neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, international policies and access to neurosurgical teaching, diversity and equity in medicine.
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.