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Dr. Ivan Mikolaenko Appointed To Key Position At South Nassau Communities Hospital

ROCKVILLE, CENTRE, NY – Ivan Mikolaenko, M.D., F.A.A.N, attending neurointensivist with the Neurological Surgery, P.C. private practice, has been appointed Chair of the Neurology / Neurosurgery Disease Management Steering Committee at South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, NY).  Dr. Mikolaenko is a resident of Long Beach, NY.

Neurointensivists are neurologists who work in intensive care settings.  They receive additional training that enables them to provide highly specialized treatment to patients with serious brain disorders or injuries.  Dr. Mikolaenko is board certified in neurology, with sub-specialty certification in neurocritical care.

“Dr. Mikolaenko’s appointment illustrates the high regard in which he is held by his colleagues in the Long Island medical community,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., CEO, Neurological Surgery, P.C. “Our practice offers a unique model of university-level care in a convenient, community setting. Dr. Mikolaenko’s appointment further validates not just his abilities, but our practice’s ability to provide subspecialty care for patients facing a range of serious neurosurgical and neurological conditions.”

Common diseases treated by Dr. Mikolaenko in the intensive care setting include strokes, ruptured aneurysms, trauma-related brain and spinal cord injuries, seizures, swelling of the brain, infections of the brain and brain tumors. He also treats the medical complications that may occur in these patients.  His special interest is in reducing secondary brain injury and improving recovery and functional ability in patients who have suffered from subarachnoid hemorrhage and severe traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Mikolaenko received his medical education at Bukovynian State Medical University in Western Ukraine.  Following that, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.  He continued his clinical training as an intern in the Department of Internal Medicine and as a resident in the Department of Neurology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.  He finished his neurology training as a senior resident at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Following neurology training, Dr. Mikolaenko was named a clinical fellow and a neurology instructor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Division of Neurocritical Care at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During his residency and fellowship training, Dr. Mikolaenko received numerous awards from the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the American Headache Society for his commitment to neurological education and research.  He has authored several articles in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery in leading peer–reviewed journals including The Lancet, Neurosurgery,Neurobiology of Disease, and Neurocritical Care.

Dr. Mikolaenko is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society, and Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association.

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