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.
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.
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.
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