OUR TEAM

CORE TEAM

 

 

 

Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D.
Surgical Director
pbolognese@chiarinsc.com

A native of Torino, Italy, Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D., is a double trained Neurosurgeon and the Surgical Director of the Chiari Neurosurgical Center.
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Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD
Board Certified Neurologist
iruhoy@chiarinsc.com

Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurologist and new Medical Director for the EDS/Chiari Center at Mt. Sinai South Nassau Hospital.
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RECENTLY RETIRED

We are most grateful for all of the hard work and expertise that Dr Kula has provided to our team, as well as the thousands of patients he has treated.

Roger W. Kula, M.D., FAAN
Medical Director
rwkula@chiarinsc.com

 

 

 

 

Irene Pendergast - Executive Assistant to Dr. Bolognese

Dawn Verity - Surgical Coordinator

Philip Papadimas – Physician Assistant

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY MEDICAL TEAM

Steven Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S. – NSPC Neurosurgeon, Chair of Neurosurgery at SNCH (READ MORE)

Gad Klein, Ph.D .– NSPC Neuropsychologist (READ MORE)

Marat Avshalumov, Ph.D. – NSPC Neurophysiologist (READ MORE)

Tommaso Addona, M.D., FACS - Plastic Surgeon (READ MORE)

George Xipoleas, M.D., FACS – Plastic Surgeon (READ MORE)

Stelios Koutsoumbeli, M.D. - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon (READ MORE)

Ritha Alhindawi, M.D. – General Surgeon

Prajoy Kadkade, M.D. – Otolaryngologist

Abraham Shulman, M.D. - Otolaryngologist, Tinnitus and Vestibular Disorders (Chiari Liason with South Nassau Communities Hospital)

David H. Tegay,  D.O., FACMG, FACOI – Geneticist (READ MORE)

Marco Castori, M.D, Ph.D – Geneticist (Italy) (READ MORE)

 

PERIOPERATIVE TEAM AT SNCH

PA’s and NP dedicated to floor care

  • Jackie Hunter – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Mike Dawson – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Miguel Gonzales, Physician Assistant, NPSC
  • Farina Sial – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Nick Strippoli – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Nazanin Rahmani – Physician Assistant

Neuromonitoring Team (IOM at NSPC)

  • Marat Avshalumov, PhD (READ MORE)
  • Denmark Mugutso, MS.
  • Charles V. Warnecke, CNIM
  • Joel Thomas, CNIM
  • David M. Zimmerman, CNIM 

Nursing

  • Rusty Dreksler, MSN, NP-C
  • Patrice Kelly – Nurse Administrator, Director of Nursing Perioperative Services
  • Anita Fredrick – Nurse Manager, E2 floor care
  • Margaret Hempstead – Nurse Supervisor, IV team
  • Presurgical Testing
  • Chris Nastri – Radiology Tech