Neurosciences

We are home to the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center and only Neuro Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU). TMH Physician Partners - Neurology Specialists and our specialty clinics and centers provide individualized treatment options for everything from advanced stroke care, aneurysms and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to epilepsy/seizures, headaches, memory disorders, Parkinson’s disease and more.
Stroke
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Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system. Read More >

Areas of Care

The Tallahassee Memorial Neurosciences Program offers the most advanced and complex treatments in the region for a variety of conditions, including:

Brain & Spine Tumors

Working together, physicians at Tallahassee Memorial treat tumors affecting the brain and spine through a specialized approach focused on each unique patient. This tailored approach means that patients have a complete plan of care that is honed for their particular ailment and seeks to provide them with the best possible outcome. Learn more about brain and spine tumors.

Epilepsy & Seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. With the help of our neurologists, patients who are diagnosed can received speciality care and support services. Learn more about epilepsy and seizures.

Falls Prevention

Falls are the number one reason people end up in the emergency room at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. TMH Physician Partners - Neurology Specialists offer an evidenced-based Falls Prevention Program, which specializes in the prevention of falls and injuries in older adults who have fallen or are at risk for falls. Learn more about falls prevention.

Memory Disorder Clinic

The Memory Disorder Clinic is funded through a grant from the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs as part of the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Program. Our comprehensive team of neurologists and neuropsychologists conduct diagnostic evaluations for people who are experiencing forgetfulness, personality or behavioral change, problems with speech, reading or writing skills, or problems completing daily activities. Learn more about our Memory Disorder Clinic.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) covering nerves. The resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the body and the brain. The Tallahassee Memorial Multiple Sclerosis Program specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with suspected, early-onset and establish multiple sclerosis. Learn more about Multiple Sclerosis.

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is a branch of clinical psychology that studies how the brain and nervous system affect our daily function. Clinical neuropsychology uses assessment methods to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate individuals with suspected neurological or psychological problems. Learn more about neuropsychology.

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system — brain, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is the only facility in the region offering complex treatments options including cerebral aneurysm surgery, brain tumor surgery, spine fusions and more. Learn more about neurosurgery.

Neurovascular Surgery

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is home to the region’s only neurovascular lab for diagnosing and treating complex aneurysms, strokes and other brain disorders. Our neurovascular surgeons use catheters to perform procedures in the brain through arteries in the groin, eliminating the need to open the skull. Learn more about neurovascular surgery.

Pain Management

Our specially-equipped outpatient pain program with Tallahassee Neurological Clinic is a state-of-the-art surgical facility offering a comprehensive pain management program that helps patients coped with the debilitating effects of chronic pain. Learn more about pain management.

Parkinson's Disease

We provide high-quality care and education to Parkinson’s patients and their families. We offer diagnostic and consultative services, a wide variety of treatment and symptom management options, educational classes, caregivers training, counseling and ongoing support. Learn more about our Parkinson’s Disease services.

Spine Surgery

The treatment of spinal conditions requires an integrated approach using the expertise from neurosurgeons, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals. Tallahassee Memorial is the only facility in the region that offers advanced spinal surgeries such as complex cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine fusion. Learn more about spine surgery.

Stroke

A stroke is a very serious medical emergency that occurs when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain — a literal "brain attack." Tallahassee Memorial is home to the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, offering the most advanced stroke interventions including tPA and mechanical thrombectomy from expert physicians who are specially trained in their field. Learn more about our stroke services.

Support Groups

Recovering from a brain injury or coping with a neurological disorder can be tough. We offer a variety of support groups for survivors, family members, friends and caregivers to connect with people who understand what they are going through and receive practical and useful solutions to the everyday issues they may be facing. Learn more about our support groups.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. It is imperative to see a doctor as soon as you have sustained a TBI, as consequences can become more severe without diagnosis and treatment. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of traumatic brain injury.

Our Team

Our Team

Our team of highly trained and board-certified physicians treat patients in a wide range of specialties:

We also offer neurology-certified case managers and nurses.

Patient Navigators

Navigating the world of healthcare can be intimidating. That is why we provide our patients with a patient navigator to guide them through their treatment process from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Our patient navigators ensure all patients have a resource to quickly answer questions and address concerns.

Research

Neuroscience Research

Collaborations between TMH physicians/facilities and Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine.

African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training & Support 2 (ACTS 2) Project
Siddharth Sehgal, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare & Robert Glueckauf, PhD, FSU College of Medicine
The ACTS 2 Project evaluates the effects of a 12-session, cognitive-behavioral intervention on changes in depression and health status of distressed African-American dementia caregivers.

Driveable
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Utilizing computer software and a touch screen, research subjects will be tested via simulations for memory, concentration and distractibility.

Falls Risk in Parkinson's Patients
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Study of the affect of cognitive-linguistic loading and pharmacological interventions on gait and balance.

Florida Department of Health Optimization of "Powerful Tools" for Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Siddharth Sehgal, MD & Tracey Aittama, MSW, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Robert Glückauf, PhD & Antonia Terracciano, PhD, FSU College of Medicine
The two-year grant will be used to evaluate and enhance the clinical transition of a caregiver through the psychoeducational intervention, Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

Melatonin & Cognitive Issues
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Working with Parkinson's patients, researchers will study the affects of melatonin on cognitive function, including working memory and driving performance. This double blind study will utilize the Driveable technology. Currently enrolling.

Parkinson's Support & Screenings
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Working with students at the FSU College of Medicine, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare will support screenings for African Americans in the Tallahassee area for Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's & Vibration Plate Exercise
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Studying the affect of vibrating plate exercises - including Tai Chi - on patients with Parkinson's disease. Monitoring improvements in motor performance and quality of life.

REM Behavior Disorder & Contrast Sensitivity
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Subjects with and without Parkinson's who have REM Disorder will be studied for contrast sensitivity and visual acuity deficits.

Uric Acid Study
Antonia Terricciato, PhD, FSU College of Medicine
This study is designed to study the behaviors of those with varying degrees of cognitive impairments. The study requires that both a person with cognitive impairment and someone close to them, such as a spouse or caregiver, be present to complete the study tasks. This study is currently enrolling. 

Victory AF (Atrial Fibrillation)
Siddharth Sehgal, MD & Farhat Khairrallah, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of a medical device system for treating persistent or long-standing AF in patients for whom medication has not been effective, while collecting additional effectiveness data for the therapy.

Neurosurgery Research

Collaborations between TMH and physicians from Tallahassee Neurological Clinic.

The Quality Outcomes Database (QOD)
Lumbar, Cervical and Cerebrovascular Outcomes Registry 
Christopher Rumana, PI
The Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) is a collection of neurosurgical procedure outcomes. It’s infrastructure analyzes a national data registry to report the quality of surgical care in hospitals and private practices within the neurosurgical community.  

Stroke/Aneurysm

NEWTON 2 STUDY
Matthew Lawson, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
The NEWTON 2 Study is a multicentered, randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled, parallel-group efficacy and safety study. NEWTON stands for “Nimodipine microparticles to Enhance recovery While reducing TOxicity after subarachNoid hemorrhage”. In the exciting third phase, this study compared the EG-1962 to standard care oral nimodipine in adults with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from a ruptured brain aneurysm.  

BARREL Vascular Reconstructive Device
Matthew Lawson, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
Prospective, multi-center, single arm study of the reverse medical Barrel Vascular Reconstruction Device (VRD) for adjunctive treatment to embolic coils for wide neck, intracranial, bifurcrating/branching of middle cerebral and basilar arteries: The BARREL study. Intended for use with embolic coils for the treatment of wide-neck bifurcating or branching intracranial MCA and basilar aneurysms arising from a parent vessel with a diameter between 2 mm and 4 mm.

Target Intracranial Aneurysm Coiling Registry
Matthew Lawson, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A prospective Clinical Efficacy and Safety Study of Stryker Target 360, Target Helical and 2nd generation Target Nano Coils.

Spine

RELIEF Trial
Albert Lee, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A global registry to evaluate long-term effectiveness of neurostimulation therapy for pain; this study is sponsored by Boston Scientific. The study is ongoing.

WHISPER
Albert Lee, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A randomized controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator System. This study is sponsored by Boston Scientific and is ongoing.

DIAM versus Conservative Care
Christopher Rumana, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A prospective, randomized, controlled pivotal clinical investigation of the DIAM spinal stabilization system in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease.

Clinical Investigation Plan for Post Approval "Real Condistions of Use" Study of COFLEX
Albert Lee, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
2-5 year comparative evaluation of clinical outcomes in the treatment of degenerative spinal stenosis with concomitant low back pain by decompression with and without additional stabilization using Colfex interlaminar technology for FDA real conditions of use study.

Brain Tumor

Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research
Matthew Lawson, MD, Primary Investigator (PI)
This study is a brain tumor collection and tissue bank from patients with all varieties of brain tumors and from control patients who are undergoing neurological surgery for other reasons.

Humanitarian Use Devices (HUD)

Codman Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System and Codman Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System 2
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
Used in the treatment of wide-neck intracranial (brain) saccular/fusiform (like a balloon) aneurysms that are either ruptured or unruptured.

Neuroform  and Neuroforn EZ Micro Delivery Stent System
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
Used with embolic coils for the treatment of wide-neck intracranial, saccular aneurysms arising from a parent vessel with a diameter between 2 mm and 4.5 mm that is not amenable to treatment with surgical clipping.

Wingspan Stent System with Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
A HUD indicated for balloon dilation of the stenotic portion of intracranial arteries prior to stenting for the purpose of improving intracranial perfusion.

Microvention Low Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) or LVIS Jr.
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
A HUD intended for the use with bare platinum embolic coils for the treatment of unruptured, wide-neck, intracranial, saccular aneurysms arising from a parent vessel between 2.5 mm and 4.5 mm. 

The PulseRider
Matthew Lawson, PI
PulseRider is an endovascular device with an open cell frame to conform to vessel walls. This new design minimizes exposed metal found in current endovascular devices, while securely retaining embolic agents within the aneurysm sac.

Bryan Robinson Endowment

Bryan Robinson Endowment

The Bryan Robinson Endowment awards research grants to FSU and UF graduate students/Ph.D. candidates for research in the neurosciences or fields that are related to Neurology or Neurosurgery.

Learn more about the Bryan Robinson Endowment

 

 


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