June 25, 2016 |
Jonathan T. Grabe was completing his fourth year of residency in neurology this month at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was to begin a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders at nearby Washington University. But on Sunday, June 19, Dr. Grabe, 30, who grew up in Westmont, was found dead in the bathroom of his St. Louis apartment. "There was nothing conclusive to suggest what the cause was," said his father, Thomas. "He called home Thursday night" and spoke to a brother, his father said, "and he seemed great.
March 26, 2016 |
Temple University Hospital has agreed to place neurologists and neurosurgeons at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Montgomery County under a new agreement that starts Thursday, Temple said. Temple has 25 physicians in its neurology and neurosurgery departments. Eleven of them will see patients at Holy Redeemer, which is near Jenkintown, Temple said. The agreement also calls for Temple physicians to provide around-the-clock telemedicine services for acute stroke victims in Holy Redeemer's emergency department.
February 8, 2016
The 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show kicked off Jan. 29 with the annual Black Tie Tailgate event. More than 4,800 attendees took a break from the winter doldrums and came to motor around the Convention Center, where they enjoyed an evening of cocktails, food from Garces Catering, and a chance to dance to live entertainment by Jellyroll. The crowd included car enthusiasts, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia executives, doctors from the Division of Neurology of Children's Hospital, executives from the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, and its Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation group.
September 7, 2015 |
Donald Lewis Schotland, 84, of Wynnewood, an internationally known researcher into muscle disorders and for 38 years a leading figure in the University of Pennsylvania's neurology department, died Thursday, Aug. 13, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Schotland's career as an MD spanned almost 50 years. He arrived at Penn in 1967, rising through the ranks to become professor of neurology and, later, professor emeritus. He closed his lab in 1998 and retired from clinical practice in 2005.
July 26, 2015 |
The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health has leased 17,000 square feet at Voorhees Town Center, a mixed-use development owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. The center will pay more than $5.7 million over the 15-year lease at the office and retail development, Markeim Chalmers vice president Scott Martin, who served as the pediatric neurology specialist's broker, said Friday. The facility will occupy space formerly used by a big-box retailer at the center, which also accommodates the Voorhees Township municipal offices, Martin said.
March 22, 2015 |
In a few days, surgeons at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are scheduled to operate on the heart of Graziella Nobile's newborn baby, fixing a grave arterial defect that, if left unrepaired, would be fatal. The hospital lately has a stellar record on that type of operation, in the sense of getting patients home alive. From 2009 to 2012, the most recent data available, 60 infants had this surgery, called an arterial switch, and all survived. The part that doctors have yet to figure out completely is the brain.
April 30, 2014 |
Medical marijuana got a mixed report card when the American Academy of Neurology reviewed the science on the efficacy of the controversial substance in neurological disorders. It could be helpful in multiple sclerosis, the researchers concluded. It didn't help side effects of the Parkinson's drug levodopa. There was insufficient evidence to evaluate it in several other diseases, including epilepsy. The results were released Monday at the group's annual meeting this week at the Convention Center.
February 11, 2013 |
Dr. Warren D. Grover, 84, who began his medical career as a Cherry Hill pediatrician and ended it as a nationally revered pioneer in child neurology with three decades of seminal work at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, died Monday, Jan. 28, in Hilton Head, S.C. When Dr. Grover retired at 70, he was director of child neurology, a department created under his aegis in 1978. After living 41 years in Moorestown, he and his wife, Constance, moved to South Carolina for the sun, golf, and relaxation that had eluded him as a driven, in-demand specialist.
January 16, 2013 |
Elliott Mancall, 85, of Lafayette Hill, a neurology professor who was instrumental in the discovery of two major brain diseases, died Thursday, Jan. 2, of end-stage renal disease at his home. Dr. Mancall was a national and international figure in neurology for over a half-century. Locally, he left his mark as a neurologist and emeritus professor of neurology at Jefferson Medical College, and as founding chairman of the neurology department at the former Hahnemann Medical College.
December 3, 2012 |
When Walter Bronek had a mini-stroke in September, he was taken to the closest hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. "I never saw a neurologist at Robert Wood. The only thing I saw was a computer screen with a doctor from Jeff," said Bronek, referring to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After an examination, the "doc-in-the-box," as Bronek called him, recommended Bronek go to Jefferson, which counts Mercer County's Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton among the 28 hospitals in its Jefferson Neuroscience Network.