OUR TEAM

CORE TEAM

 

Roger W. Kula, M.D., FAAN
Medical Director
rwkula@chiarinsc.com

Roger W. Kula, M.D., FAAN, is a neurologist board certified in neuromuscular medicine and is the medical director of the Chiari Neurosurgical Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C.
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Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D.
Surgical Director
pbolognese@chiarinsc.com

A native of Torino, Italy, Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D., is a double trained Neurosurgeon and the Surgical Director of the Chiari Neurosurgical Center.
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Irene Pendergast - Executive Assistant to Dr. Bolognese

Carol Cano - Executive Assistant to Dr. Kula

Dawn Verity - Surgical Coordinator

Philip Papadimas – Physician Assistant

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY MEDICAL TEAM

Steven Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S. – NSPC Neurosurgeon, Chair of Neurosurgery at SNCH (READ MORE)

Gad Klein, Ph.D .– NSPC Neuropsychologist (READ MORE)

Marat Avshalumov, Ph.D. – NSPC Neurophysiologist (READ MORE)

Tommaso Addona, M.D., FACS - Plastic Surgeon (READ MORE)

George Xipoleas, M.D., FACS – Plastic Surgeon (READ MORE)

Stelios Koutsoumbeli, M.D. - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon (READ MORE)

Ritha Alhindawi, M.D. – General Surgeon

Prajoy Kadkade, M.D. – Otolaryngologist

Abraham Shulman, M.D. - Otolaryngologist, Tinnitus and Vestibular Disorders (Chiari Liason with South Nassau Communities Hospital)

David H. Tegay,  D.O., FACMG, FACOI – Geneticist (READ MORE)

Marco Castori, M.D, Ph.D – Geneticist (Italy) (READ MORE)

 

PERIOPERATIVE TEAM AT SNCH

PA’s and NP dedicated to floor care

  • Jackie Hunter – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Mike Dawson – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Miguel Gonzales, Physician Assistant, NPSC
  • Farina Sial – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Nick Strippoli – Physician Assistant, NSPC
  • Nazanin Rahmani – Physician Assistant

Neuromonitoring Team (IOM at NSPC)

  • Marat Avshalumov, PhD (READ MORE)
  • Denmark Mugutso, MS.
  • Charles V. Warnecke, CNIM
  • Joel Thomas, CNIM
  • David M. Zimmerman, CNIM 

Nursing

  • Rusty Dreksler, MSN, NP-C
  • Patrice Kelly – Nurse Administrator, Director of Nursing Perioperative Services
  • Anita Fredrick – Nurse Manager, E2 floor care
  • Margaret Hempstead – Nurse Supervisor, IV team
  • Presurgical Testing
  • Chris Nastri – Radiology Tech