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MS Patient Education Program

October 1, 2019

Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Patient Education Program

 Topics will include Therapeutic Updates and Rehab Services

Tuesday, October 29
begins at 6:30 pm
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Research and Academic Building
101 Mineola Boulevard, G-018 Section A,B,C
Mineola, NY 11501

Speakers include:

  • Malcolm Gottesman, MD – Director, Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center
  • Josef Maxwell Gutman, MD – Division of Neurology
  • Lyn Weis, MD – Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NYULISOM Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Participation is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your place or inquire about program, please call 516-663-4593 or use the form below. Refreshments will be served. You will also have an opportunity to gather information about programs in the area for living well with MS.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Meet and Greet

September 17, 2019

This is a free event offered by the Movement Disorders Program and NYIT Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Center.

If you are between the ages of 30-55 and diagnosed with Young onset PD, then come join us for an evening of information and tai chi! You will get a chance to not only meet other adults with PD, but also gather information and experience the benefits of Tai Chi as a way of treating PD symptoms. 

Thursday, October 10

  • Registration and networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Introduction 7:00 – 7:15 pm 
  • Tai Chi Class 7:15 – 8:00 pm 

Spencer Gee and Sensei Maria Campanella

NYIT Wellness Center
1 Northern Boulevard
Brookville NY 11545

Participation and parking is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your place or inquire about program, please call 516-663-4593 

Refreshments will be served. Please dress comfortably with sneakers

Epilepsy 101 – Patient Education Program

September 6, 2019

Topics will include therapeutic updates and living well with epilepsy

David Friedman, MD, Medical Director, Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Shicong Ye, MD, Director, Adult EEG Lab 

Wednesday, October 2
7:00 to 8:30 pm
begins at 6:45 pm

Research and Academic Building G-018 Section A,B,C
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

To register or for more information, please contact: 516-663-4593


Breakthrough Epilepsy Therapy Prevents Seizures in Patients Without Other Options

January 8, 2018

A middle-age woman suffered with intractable, idiopathic epilepsy for decades. High doses of several antiepileptic drugs were ineffective, and she underwent three unsuccessful surgical procedures to treat her seizures at another facility. After a massive stroke, the patient remained with debilitating neurological deficits, including cognitive problems and language struggles; her seizures continued.

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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2016



“The Doctors, Nurses and staff at Winthrop play a huge role in my life. Living with MS, it’s important to have trust in your health care providers. I did not have that until I came to Winthrop.” – Allison Bryant

Your gift to NYU Winthrop Hospital will support the areas of most need and enhance our commitment to deliver compassionate and individualized care to every patient, just like Allison,every day.

Visit us online or call us to Give Now! www.winthrop.org/givingtuesday 516.663.3398

All gifts by phone and online will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Fitbit, donated by e4 Services, LLC. Winner will be notified directly on November 30th. 

Treating the Behavioral and Psychological Burdens of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 17, 2016

By Aaron Pinkhasov, MD Chairman, Department of Behavioral Health NYU Winthrop Hospital

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), is a chronic, slowly progressive disorder that involves impairment of cognitive functions, speech, personality and executive function.1

While it is estimated that over 5 million Americans are affected by AD, it also places a profound burden on the lives of approximately 15-20 million caregivers.2 They must deal with the impact of this devastating disease on the patient, as well as the stress their responsibilities place on their own health. Much of a caregiver’s burden stems from having to deal with the AD patient’s difficult-to-manage and heartbreaking behaviors.

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Image-Guided Spine Surgery Revolutionizes Visualization

March 30, 2016

An Interview with Artem Y. Vaynman, MD Neurosurgeon NYU Winthrop Hospital

Viewing the intricate, multifaceted anatomy of the spine during surgery has always been
 challenging. However, with the development of microsurgery, advanced imaging technology and — most recently — image-guided spine surgery, visualization of the complex structure has reached new heights.

Now, instead being restricted to traditional invasive spine surgery — where only the part of the anatomy that is exposed can be seen — spine surgeons have more treatment options to offer select patients. Because they can obtain a full view of the spine with the new visualization technology, they can perform less invasive, safer surgery percutaneously, through small incisions.
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Alzheimer’s Foundation Of America Presents Research Grant To NYU Winthrop Hospital

January 20, 2015

Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently awarded NYU Winthrop Hospital a grant for $23,123. The grant will assist researchers Allison Reiss, MD, Head of the Inflammation Section of the Winthrop Research Institute, and Mark Stecker, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Winthrop, along with their team in conducting an innovative study called “Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Study of Alzheimer’s Pathophysiology.”

“We are grateful to be working with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in research that may have such significant benefits to patients in the future,” said Dr. Stecker. “We strongly feel that partnerships like this one will have a tremendous impact on the health of the population.”

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Winthrop Physicians To Speak At First G20 World Brain Mapping & Therapeutic Scientific Summit In Australia

January 10, 2015

Mark Menniti Stecker, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, NYU Winthrop Hospital, and Ramin Rak, MD, FAANS, Co-Surgical Director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, PC (NSPC) and attending neurosurgeon at Winthrop, will be among a select group of neuroscience experts and representatives of governments from across the globe to speak at the First Annual G20 World Brain Mapping & Therapeutic Summit. The summit will take place November 13, during a meeting of the G20 nations in Brisbane, Australia.

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center at Winthrop Looks Toward Future of Research, Treatment Options

January 15, 2014

Since the first treatment protocol for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) introduced back in 1993, great strides have been made in the treatment and management of the disease. At the Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital, patients benefit from the hands-on care as well as the ongoing research and clinical trials that have led to major breakthroughs in new treatment options.

“More medications for MS are released and approved every year,” stated Malcolm Gottesman, MD, Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center and Chief of Neurology at Winthrop. “Over the years, the pace for conducting research has increased, leading to more effective treatments for our patients and a brighter outlook for the future.”

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