COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the construction of the new patient tower at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, and the announcement that it will house a large part of the OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute, OhioHealth is pleased to announce the expansion of several neuroscience programs and the following physicians, who have joined the Neuroscience programs within OhioHealth.

OhioHealth's Neuro-oncology Program brings an invaluable wealth of experience and knowledge to each patient treated. New Neuro-oncologist, Dr. Mohamed A. Hamza, MD, PhD, joins OhioHealth Neurological Physicians. Dr. Hamza is specially trained to recognize, diagnose  and manage the many complexities inherent in treating primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors, in addition to neurological complications of systemic cancer.

Dr. Hamza completed his fellowship in neuro-oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Cognitive Neurology 
OhioHealth's Cognitive Neurology Program focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders associated with thinking, memory, language, speech, visual perception, reasoning and other higher functioning skills. The program has grown to meet the increasing demand for dementia care with an expert medical team. This team includes Dr. Marla B. Bruns, MD, PhD, a cognitive neurologist specially trained to recognize predictive patterns and collective symptoms in complex and rare cognitive disorders. Dr. Bruns joins OhioHealth from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  

Clinical Neuropsychology
The Clinical Neuropsychology Program has expanded with the addition of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Dr. Jeffrey D. Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN and Dr. Julie D. Simensky, PhD. OhioHealth Neuropsychology provides cognitive assessments for patients who have known or suspected brain injury or illness. These assessments assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional difficulties and help determine a patient's cognitive status.

Dr. Madden has been practicing in central Ohio for more than 20 years, and Dr. Simensky has been practicing for 10 years.

Dr. Kenneth A. Mankowski, DO, is the most recent neurologist to join the OhioHealth Neurology program. Kenneth A. Mankowski, DO, is a board-certified neurologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is on the medical staff at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and is the physician leader for OhioHealth Neurology Outreach. Dr. Mankowski received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Mankowski completed a residency in neurology at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and one year of an emergency medicine residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan, where he also completed a neurology internship. He also completed a fellowship in neurophysiology with a focus on electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG) testing as well as neuromuscular research at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Movement Disorders
The OhioHealth Movement Disorders Clinic provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with common and rare movement disorders. OhioHealth welcomes Dr. David A. Hinkle, MD, PhD, ABPN, a board-certified neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist to lead the OhioHealth Movement Disorders Clinic. Rooted in a multidisciplinary patient care approach, the Movement Disorders Clinic provides patients access to a broad spectrum of expertise, by bringing together a care team that includes a movement disorders specialist, cognitive neurologist, neurospsychologist, and rehabilitation therapists. In addition to providing medical and physical therapy treatment options, the clinic collaborates with OhioHealth Delay the Disease™, a community-based wellness program based on exercises that target Parkinson's disease-specific symptoms.

Dr. Hinkle completed his fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His special interests include Parkinson's disease, tremor disorders, dystonia and gait disorders. Dr. Hinkle also sees patients at OhioHealth Neurological Physicians.