Patient Care News - Fall 2016

Patient Care News - Fall 2016

Joseph Neimat, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, has begun performing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery at Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, for the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s Disease. The surgery, also performed by UofL’s Amr El-Naggar, M.D., utilizes a 3-D printed stereotactic frame and computer models to precisely place a microelectrode deep within a patient’s brain, which is then attached to a pacemaker. The electrode stimulates this area of the brain and helps control tremor and reduce stiffness associated with Parkinson’s Disease.

Prior to joining UofL in January, Neimat held several positions at Vanderbilt University, including medical director of inpatient neurosurgery and neurosurgery operating rooms. Neimat expects to begin performing laser ablation surgery for the treatment of epilepsy this fall.


Work begins on new home for pediatric care


Thirty-four years after they met as students at the UofL School of Medicine, cardiologists Drs. Chris and Connie Anggelis have joined University of Louisville Physicians and the school’s faculty.


Movement Disorder Clinic named National Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence


ULP offering 3D mammography