Catholic Medical Center (CMC) welcomes Ali Emami, MD, MPH, as its first neurohospitalist. A neurohospitalist is a neurologist who cares for individuals in the hospital with neurological illnesses.
“This greatly improves our ability to care for our patients with neurological disease. Ideally you want a neurologist in your hospital to evaluate, manage and follow your patients. It is unusual for a community hospital to have a neurologist dedicated to caring for inpatients,” said William Goodman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for CMC.
Emami will conduct neurological assessments, evaluate diagnostic imaging, as well as administer medication to reduce patients’ risks of medical complications. As a neurohospitalist, Emami will assess and care for patients in the emergency department, intensive care units, rehabilitation medical unit as well as all the other medical/surgical inpatient units at CMC.
“A great deal of things can happen to patients with neurological disease during the hospital stay,” said Ali Emami, MD, MPH, CMC Neurohospitalist. “My focus is on early diagnosis and rapid treatment to help patients suffering from diseases like stroke and seizures.”
Emami also treats patients with altered mental status, encephalitis and other neurological disorders.
“A neurohospitalist can help increase the quality of care for patients in many ways,” said Goodman. “Besides offering patients and families expert answers to their questions, a neurohospitalist helps patients and families understand the next step in their recovery and what the journey will look like.”
Emami comes to CMC from the Department of Neurology at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester, MA. He completed a fellowship in EMG/Neurophysiology and a residency in Neurology at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. His internship was at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD. He received his MD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and an MPH from Columbia University. Emami is Board Certified in Neurology.