Welcome Letter from the Program Director
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital


The Department of Neuroscience consists of the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurosurgery.

The Department of Neurology is staffed by 9 Board Certified Adult and Pediatric Neurologists with special expertise in headache, Alzheimer's Disease, stroke, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease in addition to general neurology.

The staff includes:

  • Dr. Souhel Najjar, Chair of Neurology
  • Dr. Nwanneka Okolo, Director of Pediatric Neurology
  • Dr. Ludmilla Feldman, Neuorologist
  • Dr. Arun Babu, Assistant Director of Graduate Medical Education
  • Dr. Stephen Kulick, Immediate Past Director of the Department of Neuroscience
  • Dr. Suying Song, Neuorologist

A Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has been established that includes a full range of epilepsy care services for children and adults. A 6-bed inpatient unit and outpatient services are available.

The Neuroscience floor consists of a 24-bed unit dedicated to Neurology/Neurosurgery, including a 6-bed stroke unit and a 4-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Neurological services consist of a full range of electrodiagnostic facilities including EEG, EMG, EP's and intraoperative monitoring as well as general and subspecialty neurology consultations.

The Neurology house staff consists of 7 medical residents on the Neuroscience floor and 7 medical residents in neurology consultation. In addition there are 4 third-and fourth- year medical students and one PGY 3 or 4 neurology resident rotating from SUNY Health Science Center Downstate Medical Center.

The Neurology Department also staffs 20 General Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, MS and Seizure Disorder Clinics monthly.

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