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Neurology

Neurology Clinic
Upstate Health Care Center
4th Fl.,
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-7328
Hours: 8-4:30

Neurologists prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the nervous system. In general terms, these diseases will affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles.

Commonly treated diseases include:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Headache

There are many additional nervous system diseases for which neurologists provide care.

A neurologist is a physician who completes four years of specialized training in neurology, often followed by 1 or more years of further specialization in neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, stroke, or other field Medicine.

Department of Neurology physicians and staff provide clinical care to patients from an area ranging from Pennsylvania to the Canadian border, and including over 16 counties in Upstate New York.

The Department is organized into inpatient and outpatient services. Inpatient services include the General Neurology Ward Service, the Stroke Service, and the Neurology Critical Care Service. A Neurology Consultation Service also provides consultative care for patients admitted to the hospital for other reasons, but who also have neurological complaints.

Our Providers

Laura E Simionescu, MD

Laura E Simionescu, MD
Appointed 07/01/02
811 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4243

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: General Neurology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurology

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2007, Clinical Research Trial
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2006, Neuro-Physiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2005, Neurology
  • MD: Grigore T Popa University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania, 1996

Clinical Interests

  • General Neurology

    Neuromuscular Disease

Research Interests

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disease

Treats

  • Adults

Treatments/Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Conduction Study/Testing

Associations/Memberships

  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Romanian

Web Resources

Clinical Profile Shortcut: https://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/simionel
Faculty Profile Shortcut: https://www.upstate.edu/faculty/simionel
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