Physicians

Melissa L. Bernbaum, M.D.

Dr. Bernbaum graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelors of Science in 1999 and with her MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2003. She has completed internships in medicine at Winthrop University Medical Center in Mineola, neurology at New York University Medical Center, was Chief Resident in neurology at New York University Medical Center,and completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology at New York University. She is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Bernbaum specializes in sleep disorders, epilepsy, and is a new addition to our practice.

Antigone Argyriou, M.D.

Dr. Argyriou graduated from Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands Antilles in 2010. Her post graduate medical training includes an internship in Internal Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center, and a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where she served as Chief Resident during her senior year. She then completed a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Argyriou specializes in minimally invasive techniques used to treat spine and joint pain without surgery. She has recently passed her Pain Medicine Boards, has experience in clinical research and has authored several textbook chapters and scientific papers in her field. She is currently serving as President Elect of the New York State Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is also fluent in Greek. She is our newest addition to our pain management department.

Karen Blitz, D.O.

Dr. Blitz graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Science in 1980 and practiced as a physical therapist for several years. She then received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989. She completed an internship at Winthrop University Hospital in internal medicine, was chief resident in neurology at Nassau County Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in Neurorehabilitation at the NYU Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Blitz is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has a special certification in Neurorehabilitation from the American Society of Neurorehabilitation She has been published on multiple topics dealing with pediatric multiple sclerosis and fatigue in multiple sclerosis as well as presented on Multiple Sclerosis and pregnancy, exercise, wellness, stroke and new treatments. She specializes in Multiple sclerosis and will be working as part of our Multiple Sclerosis Care Team.

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