The neurology and neurosurgery services at Buffalo General Medical Center were recently recognized as high performing in the annual US News & World Report ranking. In addition, the hospital was ranked #15 overall of more than 200 hospitals in the state. Only two Western New York hospitals received a higher ranking — Univ. of Rochester Medicine Strong Memorial and Rochester General hospitals.
Gil I. Wolfe, MD, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of the UB Department of Neurology, along with his colleague from Duke University Medical Center, Donald Sanders, MD, has co-chaired the first-ever international panel of myasthenia gravis (MG) experts that developed consensus-based treatment recommendations for the disease. A variety of topics were covered including symptomatic and immunosuppressive therapy, plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin, MG crisis, thymectomy, juvenile MG, and MG in pregnancy. The consensus statement was published in July 2016 in the journal Neurology (see Intl MG Rx statement 7.16). The panel’s work was supported by a grant from the MG Foundation of America.