Message from the Chair, Michael Gruenthal, MD, PhD
Welcome to the Neurosciences Institute at Albany Medical Center. We are proud to be the region’s first choice for the diagnosis, treatment and care of disorders and diseases affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. As members of the Albany Medical College faculty, our providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases, and many are national leaders defining new standards of care.
Our multidisciplinary team of expert neurologists, neurosurgeons and physiatrists treats everyone from newborns to adults with disorders including brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, aneurysms, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and neuropathic pain.
Our achievements are many.
In addition to earning the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association, Albany Medical Center is the only hospital in the region, and one of only 13 statewide, to be certified by both the New York State Department of Health as a Stroke Center and by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center with the organization’s Gold Seal of Approval as an accredited institution with an advanced certification in stroke care.
Along with programs at other prestigious institutions including the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, Albany Med’s Epilepsy and Human Brain Mapping Program is designated Level 4, the highest distinction authorized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
Our Alzheimer’s Center is the Capital Region’s “Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center” as designated by the New York State Department of Health.
And, our neuromuscular program is the only one in the area recognized by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
With our comprehensive array of services and team of experts, Albany Medical Center is uniquely qualified to bring world-class care to people of all ages with neurological disorders.