Top Docs 2014 from the Dept. of Neurology

The Dept. of Neurology had seven doctors named to the Castle Connolly Top Docs list for 2014 published in the January 2014 issue of Buffalo Spree magazine.  The recognition follows screening by a physician-led team of researchers on both the national and regional levels.  These are the physicians most highly regarded by their peers.  Of note, four of seven neurologists and two of three child neurologists listed for the Buffalo region were members of our department.  The physicians mentioned as Top Docs are:

Child Neurology: Thomas Langan, Arie Weinstock

Neurology: David Lichter, Robert Sawyer, Kinga Szigeti, Gil Wolfe

Ophthalmology: Norah Lincoff (neuro-ophthalmology)

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Study raises possibility of connection between Jugular Venous Reflux and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a first-of-its-kind pilot study conducted by an international group of researchers, including UB Professor of Neurology Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, jugular venous reflux has been associated with white matter changes in the brain seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. White matter changes have long been associated with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and may relate to buildup of amyloid plaques, one of the key pathological features of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the study’s sample size is small, if validated through larger trials, it could potentially introduce new methods of diagnosing and managing patients with cognitive impairment. The study has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.\

Robert Zivadinov, MD PhD

Robert Zivadinov, MD PhD