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Upstate Neurological Institute

Neurological Institute

Ask for the experts in comprehensive neurological care.

We bring together multidisciplinary teams of experts to provide the best patient care
and treatment options—and we lead the region in advances for patient care, medical education
and research in neuroscience.

For Healthcare Providers

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Ask for the Brain Experts

The Upstate Neurological Institute is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive neurological patient care for adults and children, with the only neurosurgery and complex spine surgery service in Central New York, level 4 Epilepsy Center, neurooncological multidisciplinary program, neurocritical care service and comprehensive Stroke Center. The Institute houses the most advanced care for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, headache, neuromuscular diseases among others.  

We have the largest team of experts and are the only center in the region with access to the latest in neurosurgical technology, including intraoperative MRI, minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, non-invasive laser and radiosurgery technology for tumors and epilepsy, as well as robotic neurosurgery techniques.

  About the Institute  

Hearts and Minds Together for You.

The Upstate Neurological Institute unites multidisciplinary expert teams in patient care, education and research to provide an advanced setting for patients and providers. We're committed to providing our patients with innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.

Our colleagues bring their minds to finding the best treatments and cures every day. The heart of our patient care is at your side, devoted to your health. 

  • Zulma Tovar Spinoza, MD, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Zulma Tovar Spinoza, MD, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Ai Sakonju, MD, Pediatric Neurology
    Ai Sakonju, MD, Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

Upstate Medical University's pediatric neurology and pediatric neurosurgery services are a comprehensive and specialized program that provides care for children with a variety of neurological conditions. The program is led by a team of board-certified pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons who have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood neurological disorders.