I hope to ensure that my patients are living their best life possible, even in the face of a chronic neurologic disease. I emphasize the importance of physical exercise, diet, social activities, and cognitively stimulating activity to not only improve quality of life, but to help delay the progression of the neurodegenerative diseases I treat.

I enjoy reading historical fiction, especially anything that focuses on Eleanor of Aquitaine

Locations

Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Neurology, Brain and Nervous System - Parkinson's Disease, Brain and Nervous System - Movement Disorders, Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Alzheimer's Disease
Gender
Female
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Colorado (2017)

Internship
Rush University Medical Center Program (2011)

Medical School
The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center (2010)

Residency
Rush University Medical Center Program (2014)

Undergraduate
New York University (NY) (2006)

Graduate
University of Colorado Denver (2018)

Clinical interest for patients

I am interested in conditions that present with symptoms affecting both cognition and movement, such as Parkinson's disease dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Alzheimer's disease with parkinsonism. I have fellowship training in both Movement Disorders and Behavioral Neurology, which has laid the foundation for these interests.

Research interest for patients

My research is focused on how to best evaluate cognition as it relates to daily functioning. Paper and pencil tests done in clinic do not always fully evaluate how thinking and memory problems can affect someone's day-to-day function. I hope to validate a new type of assessment that directly evaluates daily activities that require higher levels of cognitive function. In the future, I hope to work on developing non-pharmacologic treatments for cognitive impairment that focus on improving independence and functionality, such as an exercise program that also involves cognitive training.

Region
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