Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute Appoints Medical Director

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Nationally recognized expert in neuromodulation accepts position to co-lead Kansas City's premier neuroscience institute

Stanley P Fisher

Stanley P Fisher, M.D.

As one of the nation's leading experts in neuromodulation and movement disorders, Dr. Fisher brings tremendous vision for the long-term growth and development of SLMBNI, as well as sincere passion for research and clinical excellence.

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI) today announced that Stanley P. Fisher, M.D., has been appointed co-director for the acclaimed neuroscience institute on the campus of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Dr. Fisher joins co-director Darren S. Lovick, M.D., who has served as surgical director of Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute since 2012. Dr. Fisher will assume his new role on March 1, 2015.

“Dr. Fisher is one of the nation’s leading experts in neuromodulation and the field of movement disorders,” said Julie Quirin, CEO of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. “He brings tremendous vision for the long-term growth and development of SLMBNI, and offers extensive leadership experience for building strong neurologic programs, as well as sincere passion for research and clinical excellence. We are grateful for the vision of the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, whose support has made it possible for us to welcome Dr. Fisher to co-lead the neuroscience program at Saint Luke’s.”

Fisher currently serves as founder and co-director of the movement disorders and neurorehabilitation center at Methodist Neurological Institute (MNI) in Houston, Texas. He is a nationally recognized expert in neuromodulation, having completed extensive research and clinical use of robotically-assisted technology for neurorehabilitation. He specializes in movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Dr. Fisher is associate professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College and has been extensively published.

“Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute is nationally recognized for excellent outcomes and the use of innovative technology in neuroscience,” said Dr. Lovick. “Dr. Fisher’s experience, leadership and vision will provide tremendous benefit to the talented team at SLMBNI, and I look forward to working together with him as we continue to grow the region’s premier destination for neurologic and neurosurgical care.”

As the only dedicated neuroscience hospital in Kansas City, SLMBNI is a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for patients with simple and complex neurological conditions. SLMBNI offers access to a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center, clinical specialists and coordinated neurological care across multiple sites throughout the region. Led by highly trained staff, SLMBNI provides patients with the very highest level of comfort and care, as well as the most advanced diagnostics, research, and treatment options available to ensure the best outcomes.

About Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, brings together a team of the country’s most accomplished neuroscience experts to provide a comprehensive treatment center for the most complex neurological issues, such as stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, facial pain, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, headaches, aneurysms, and the latest in minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques. In 2014 The Joint Commission named SLMBNI a Comprehensive Stroke Center capable of managing the most complex stroke cases. SLMBNI’s advancements in neurology have made it a national leader in neurological treatment and care.

Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the surrounding region.

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