Neurology

    Overview

    Neurology is a branch of medicine dedicated to treating disorders of the nervous system.

    Neurologists at SIU Medicine are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and each emphasizes a particular sub-specialty of neurology, allowing us as a group to maintain an overall excellence comparable to any in the nation. The care of our physicians is complemented by an excellent and highly experienced staff of nurse practitioners, nurses, and support personnel. In addition, our patients benefit from the efforts of various learners of neurology--SIU Neurology resident physicians and medical students.

    In addition to general neurologic care, the Department features several comprehensive programs in Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurorehabilitaton, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders and Stroke. There are also many ongoing clinical trials to study new therapies for these conditions.

    The neurology department at SIU Medicine is known for its innovative research in neuroscience and clinical therapeutics.

    Our doctors

    Profiles

    Jayant Acharya, MD

    Neurologist and Epilepsy Specialist Neurology
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    Thomas Ala, MD

    Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Center Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Hesham Allam, MD

    Neurologist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Abdullah AlSawaf, MD

    Neurologist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jennifer Arnold, MD

    Neurologist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Angela Arnold, DMSc, PA-C

    Physician Assistant Program Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery
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    Tosha Donnals, FNP-BC

    Family Nurse Practitioner Neurology
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    Ahmad El Kouzi, MD

    Movement Disorders Specialist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Rodger Elble, MD

    Neurologist Neurology
    415 N. 9th St. 2nd Floor Suite 2W94 Springfield, IL 62701
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    Deidra Frisbie, FNP-C

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    James Gilchrist, MD

    Executive Director, Neuroscience Institute Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Louis Graham, MD

    Physiatrist and Rehab Physician Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Carlos Illingworth Garcia, MD

    Neurocritical Care and Stroke specialist Neurology
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    Ann Jirmasek, BS, MA, LPC, NCC

    Clinical Gerontology Specialist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jeremy Kulacz, MD

    Neurologist Neurology
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    Jacob Monsivais, PA-C

    Certified Physician Assistant Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Sajjad Mueed, MD

    Director, Memorial Medical Center Stroke Center Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Nitin Patel, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist Neurology
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
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    Chinmay Patel, DO

    Neurology, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
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    Andrea Perkins, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jordan Sestak, MD

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Charlene Young, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Our Locations

    Locations

    SIU Neurology at HSHS St. John's

    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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    SIU Neurology Clinic

    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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    SIU Neuroscience Institute

    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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    SIU Pediatric Neurology

    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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    SIU Pediatrics - Women and Children's Clinic

    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
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    SIU Pulmonology in Decatur

    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Clinical trials

    Trial
    Neurology

    Caregiver Characteristics That May Predict When Patients With Alzheimer Disease Are Placed in Long Term Care Facilities

    Active recruiting
    This research will be conducted by the SIU Memory and Aging Network (MAN), which comprises 38 sites that evaluate and treat patients with dementia throughout non-metropolitan Illinois.  AD patients and their caregivers who are living in private homes will be recruited.  Primary outcome measures will be the ratings of the caregiver’s physical status (grip strength, walking speed, and score on the Timed Up-and-Go Test11 and the rating of the caregiver’s chronic medical illness burden using the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (Geriatric).12,13  The patient and caregiver dyad is required.
    Trial
    Neurology

    Roche: A Phase IIB, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous prasinezumab in participants with early Parkinson's disease

    Active recruiting

    PADOVA: The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, prasinezumab versus placebo has on Parkinson’s disease in people who are taking standard medication to manage the disease symptoms.