Neurology News and Events


Own the Woods festival 

Presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Augusta University
Saturday September 14, 2019
Evans, GA

https://www.bikereg.com/ownthewoods

PISCES III : A CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY OF STEM CELLS FOR PATIENTS WITH ONGOING DISABILITY AFTER STROKE

**Right now this phase of the trial only accepts patients that have had a stroke in the last 6-12 months.

Click here for information on how to apply for the study.


Faculty Updates:

Colin McLeod, MD, assistant professor of Movement and Memory Disorders, joined the Neurology faculty.

Charles Wolf, MD, associate professor, joined the Neurology faculty.

Jeffrey A. Switzer, DO, MCTD is the new Chair of Neurology.


Manan Shah, M.D.  joined the Neurology faculty on February 1st.  Dr. Shah completed his Neuro Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, TX.  He completed his neurology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.  He is working with Dr. Alfredo Garcia to provide services to our most critically ill patients in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. 

Dan-Victor Giurgiutiu, M.D. joined the Neurology faculty in July 2018.  Dr. Giurgiutiu completed his residency at Harvard and both a stroke fellowship and an Interventional Neurology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Giurgiutiu will be an integral part of the Stroke service.


Featured Article:

Dr. John Morgan is working to change Alzheimer's care in Georgia

 http://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2019/05/02/dr-john-morgan-is-working-to-change-alzheimers-care-in-georgia/


Our Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Site review was conducted on January 18. We have been a designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of excellence for many years.  As a Center of Excellence designated by the Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc., our Medical Center at Augusta University Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Disease Center offers exceptional clinical diagnosis, treatment, and care not only for Parkinson’s disease, but also for many other movement disorders, including dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome.   Advanced treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are available.  Our team of physician specialists includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and neuroradiologists.


The Memory Assessment Center at Augusta University is accepting new patients for in depth evaluation of memory and cognitive decline.    Patients undergo a detailed examination, neurological assessment, brain scan (CT or MRI), and blood tests before the diagnosis can be made or treatment can be initiated. In specific instances, other tests including EEG, lumbar puncture, or certain genetic tests may also be performed. Our program offers state-of-the art and comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, education, and support for patients with dementia and their families. Outpatient consultations and evaluations include clinical examination and cognitive screening assessment provided by a multi-disciplinary team that includes physicians, neuropsychologists, nurses, and counselors. This program specializes in treating patients with memory loss, dementia, and cognitive dysfunction and has several ongoing research projects focused on Alzheimer’s disease, management of behavioral and psychotic symptoms, and dementia associated with movement disorders.