Physicians

Henry Moreta, M.D.

Dr. Moreta, President of South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1977 and joined our practice in 1982. His postgraduate training included a medical internship and neurologic residency at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and North Shore University Hospital, where he was the Chief Resident. Dr. Moreta is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology.

Mark Gudesblatt, M.D.

Dr. Gudesblatt, the medical director of the Comprehensive MS Care Center here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. His postgraduate training included a medical internship and neurologic residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was the Chief Resident, as well as a Clinical Research Fellow in Neuromuscular Disease through the National Institute of Health. Dr. Gudesblatt is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology, is a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management, and has had additional training in Neuro-Rehabilitation. Dr. Gudesblatt has authored articles appearing in professional literature on numerous topics, including movement disorders, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, neurologic complications of pregnancy, stroke, familial inheritance of neurologic illness and multiple sclerosis. He also participates in clinical research, here at South Shore Neurologic, involving MS and other neurologic diseases. Dr. Gudesblatt joined our practice in 1985.

Steven A. Rosen, M.D.

Dr. Rosen graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1985. Postgraduate training included medical internship at the University of Maryland and neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Regis University in 2005. Dr. Rosen has subspecialty expertise in neurotology and is the neurotology consultant for our Balance Therapeutics department at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C. He is also the Medical Director of the Cushing Neuroscience Institute at North Shore/LIJ -Southside Hospital. Dr. Rosen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology, and also by the American Society of Neuro-rehabilitation. Dr. Rosen has authored articles appearing in professional literature on a variety of neurologic topics, including infection, dementia, seizure, vascular disease and neurotology. Dr. Rosen joined our practice in 1989.

David Besser, M.D.

Dr. Besser graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine and New York Medical College in 1984. His postgraduate training included medical internship at Brookdale Hospital, a neurology residency at State University of New York – Downstate, and a fellowship in neuromuscular neurology, and training in electromyography at the University of Vermont, School of Medicine. Dr. Besser is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology, and by the New York State Department of Education in Acupuncture. He has authored articles appearing in professional literature on peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Besser joined our practice in 1990.

Samson Mebrahtu, M.D.

Dr. Mebrahtu, the Director of Neurodiagnostic Medicine here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from the State University of New York-Downstate in 1986. His postgraduate training included a medical internship at the New York Medical College and neurologic residency at State University of New York-Downstate, where he was Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease at Weill Cornell New York Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery. He has co-authored articles appearing in professional literature on peripheral neuropathy and neurophysiology. Dr. Mebrahtu is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology and is the Stroke Director at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mebrahtu joined our practice in 1991.

Norman L. Pflaster, M.D.

Dr. Pflaster, the co-director of the Epilepsy Treatment program here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1987. Postgraduate training included medical internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, neurology residency at the University of Michigan Hospital, and a fellowship in electroencephalography and epilepsy at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology, and by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Pflaster has authored articles appearing in the professional literature on epilepsy. Dr. Pflaster joined our practice in 1997.

Hugh Xian, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Xian graduated from Lanzhou Medical College, People's Republic of China in 1982 and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1992. His postgraduate medical training included a medical internship at Brooklyn Hospital Center and a neurology residency at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Xian is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology. He has authored numerous articles appearing in professional literature on neuropharmacology and neurophysiology. Dr. Xian joined our practice in 2000.

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