Meet the All-Stars!
Thanks to donor support, the next generation of physicians are helping fulfill the mission of Hoag Neurosciences Institute.
As featured on the cover of Scanner Magazine, our top Newport Neurospecialists are proud to serve our community.
The mission of Hoag Neurosciences Institute rests on providing a patient-centered, integrated, multidisciplinary
team approach to disorders of the brain and spine. To do that, Hoag Neurosciences clinical leaders have created
focused programs, each addressing a discrete disorder, but overlapping in communally needed resources.
Thanks to tremendous donor support, a key component of the mission is being realized. Proceeds from the Ron &
Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, and from other committed donors, have helped fund the
ongoing recruitment of an “all-star” team of neurological specialists.
“Our community owes a debt of gratitude to Ron and Sandi Simon,” says Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D.,
F.A.C.R., Ron & Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Hoag Neurosciences Institute. “Their
leadership in creating the endowed chair is a transcendent gift that has allowed us to make quantum leaps forward
in building our multidisciplinary team.”
“Hoag Neurosciences Institute recognizes that sleep medicine integrates with all aspects of neurological health. When one is impacted by a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis or stroke, sleep is impacted as well. It’s vital to not only address each disorder in its own specialty but to think more broadly about how sleep health can improve a patient’s prognosis and quality of life.” Jay Puangco, M.D., DABPN, DABSM Chief of Service, Voltmer Sleep Center
“Hoag has earned its reputation for delivering innovative, patient-centered care utilizing the collaborative efforts of a multi-specialty team. There’s no better example of this collaboration than what’s been achieved through the Hoag Neurohospitalist and Stroke Program. By working collaboratively with interventional radiologists, emergency department physicians, intensivists and nursing staff, we’ve achieved nationally-recognized outcomes that benefit both our patients and the community.” Jason Muir, M.D. Co-Chief of Service, Neurophysiology / Intra-operative Neuro-monitoring Service
Given that seizures affect one in 37 individuals in our community, a dedicated program addressing epilepsy is a must. Many doctors dream of building a clinical program on the building blocks of excellence in patient care, supportive well-trained colleagues and an enthusiastic community. I am profoundly lucky and deeply honored to live this dream at Hoag.” David Millett, M.D., Ph.D. Program Director, Epilepsy / EEG Monitoring
My hope is that by marrying innovative approaches and technology, we can change the way health care is being delivered. Advancements in tele-health and new interventional clot removing devices are continuing to transform the way we treat stroke victims. The new technological age has allowed us to quickly diagnose and treat our patients in a more efficient and effective manner that will have a higher likelihood of returning our patients to a normal life.” Andrew Ly, M.D. Co-Chief of Service, Neurophysiology / Intra-operative Neuro-monitoring Service