OUR CORE TEAM

Paolo A. Bolognese - Surgical Director
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Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD
Neurologist & Medical Director of EDS/Chiari Center at S.Nassau Hosp
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Irene Pendergast - Executive Assistant to
Dr. Bolognese

Stacey White - Executive Assistant to Dr. Kula

Alegna Otero -
Surgical Coordinator

Philip Papadimas – Physician Assistant

DR. ILENE S. RUHOY
Neurologist and Medical Director for the
EDS/Chiari Center at Mt. Sinai South Nassau Hospital

Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurologist and new Medical Director for the EDS/Chiari Center at Mt. Sinai South Nassau Hospital.

Dr. Ruhoy is joining the faculty at Mt. Sinai South Nassau as a neurohospitalist and will be involved in caring for patients pre- and post-operatively. 

Originally from New York City, she trained in both pediatric and adult neurology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

In addition to neuromuscular fellowship training at the University of Washington, she graduated from the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Fellowship and is also a graduate of the Helms Medical Institute Acupuncture for Physicians certification program. Her PhD is in Environmental Toxicology.