Edward Firouztalé, D.O., DSc
Dr. Firouztalé, the Co-Director of the Epilepsy Treatment program here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 then he received his Doctor of Science degree in Bio-engineering and Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1979. His postgraduate medical training included a medical internship and neurologic residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident, and completed a fellowship in epilepsy. Dr. Firouztalé is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Neurology. He has authored numerous articles appearing in the professional literature on various subjects in the fields of biomedical and chemical engineering. He is also the Stroke Director at North Shore LIJ - Southside Hospital. Dr. Firouztalé joined our practice in 2002.
Myassar Zarif, M.D.
Dr. Zarif graduated from Techreen University with honors in 1988. His postgraduate training included a medical internship at the National Military Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, an internal medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, and residencies in neurology, neurobehavioral science, and neuroimmunology at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Zarif joined our practice in 2004. Dr. Zarif has co-authored articles on the comprehensive treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and acts as a consultant on clinical research projects here at South Shore Neurologic Associates P.C.
Philippe Vaillancourt, M.D.
Dr. Vaillancourt, the supervisor of the Pain Management Group here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from McGill University in 1978. His postgraduate training included an internship at the New York University Medical Center in Psychiatry, Medicine and Neurology, a second internship in Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, a residency in neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and was chief resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Vaillancourt is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualifications in Pain Management as well as by the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Vaillancourt joined our practice in 2005.
Bhupinder Singh Anand, M.D.
Dr. Anand, the Co-Director of the Epilepsy Treatment program here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C., graduated from Autonoma University of Guadalajara School of Medicine in 1999 and New York Medical College in 2000. His postgraduate training included an internal medicine internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in Queens, a residency in neurology at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of the Video Monitoring Unit program in Epilepsy at North Shore/LIJ -Southside Hospital. Dr. Anand is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Anand joined our practice in 2006.
Agha Mehmood Raza, M.D.
Dr. Raza graduated from King Edward Medical University in 1988. His postgraduate work included a medical internship and neurology residency at University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Raza also had fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Minnesota followed by another fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Disorders at the Mayo Clinic. He was also a fellow at University of Vermont in Neuromuscular Diseases. Dr. Raza is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in the specialty of Neurology. In addition to Neuromuscular Disorders, he is specialized in General Neurology. Dr. Raza joined our practice in 2012.
Khondeker M. M. Rahman, M.D.
Dr. Rahman graduated from Barisal Medical College at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1983 and received his MSc in Anesthesia at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow University, UK in 1991. His post-doctoral training included an Internship in Surgery, a Residency in Anesthesiology, a Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, an ACGME accredited Fellowship in pediatric Anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and a Fellowship in Pain Management all at SUNY-Buffalo, NY. Dr. Rahman has presented/lectured on many topics involving Pulmonology, Fibromyalgia, Pain Management, and Anesthesiology, as well as conducted research on Continuous Veno-venous Hemodiafiltration for Treatment of Renal Failure Patients in ICU at SUNY—Buffalo, NY. He has experience in Anesthesiology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, and Primary Care and is practicing interventional pain management in our Pain Management Group. Dr. Rahman is a new addition to our practice.
Hos Loftus, M.D.
Dr. Hos Loftus graduated from Tehran University in 1997 and completed residencies in internal medicine at St Barnabas Hospital, in Neurology at Boston University, and a fellowship in Neurophysiology at the University of Washington. He is certified in both general neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He has experience in/with neurology, private practice medicine, epilepsy, EEGs, neuromuscular and autonomic disorders, and internal medicine. Dr. Loftus has made presentations on the topics of bone health and males with epilepsy at the American Epilepsy Society Meeting in 2005, hemodilution and scoliosis surgery at the Cleveland Mayo Clinic in 2009, and the use of motor evoked potentials at the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Meeting in 2013. He will be working in our Neurodiagnostic Department as well as seeing patients for general neurology. Dr. Loftus is a new addition to our practice.