Professor & Head, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Neurology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (516) 562-2498
David Eidelberg, MD is internationally recognized for his pioneering work using functional brain networks as biomarkers of neurological disease. Using functional brain imaging, he and his research group have identified and characterized network biomarkers for degenerative brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia, as well as dystonia, tic disorder, and tremor. His work has led to validated network-based algorithms to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with these disorders.
Dr. Eidelberg received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After completing residency training in neurology at Harvard, he pursued postdoctoral training in brain imaging with MRI (at The National Hospital, London UK) and PET (at Cornell in New York USA). He has led the Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research since its founding in 2001, serving as Director and Susan and Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience. Dr. Eidelberg has received many grants and awards for his work from prominent research agencies including NIH and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He is the author of over 350 peer-reviewed research articles, editorials, and reviews, as well as a textbook (Brain Imaging in Parkinson’s Disease, Oxford University Press 2011). Dr. Eidelberg serves on the editorial boards of several high-impact journals. He is a scientific advisor to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the COBRE Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (CNTN).
Dr. Eidelberg directs a leading imaging research program in brain disease. His program is internationally recognized for developing novel imaging techniques to characterize and quantify neural circuits in neurodegenerative disorders and to study their modulation by using functional imaging with PET and fMRI.
Vijay Dhawan, PhD
Research: Dr. Dhawan’s research focuses on the use of novel radiotracers in functional brain imaging and studies the alterations in brain dopaminergic system that occurs in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Andrew Feigin, MD
Research: Dr. Feigin’s research focuses on using state-of-the-art positron emission tomography (PET) imaging methods to elucidate the mechanisms underlying current therapies for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
Yilong Ma, PhD
Research: Dr. Ma works on the development and application of brain imaging methodology in the study of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Paul Mattis, PhD
Research: Dr. Mattis’ research focuses on the neuropsychology of movement disorders, with special interest in the relationship between cognitive functioning and metabolism brain networks.
Amir Nazem, MD, PhD
Research: Dr. Nazem’s research focuses on biomarker discovery for early detection and differential diagnosis of dementia syndromes using metabolic brain networks.
Martin Niethammer, MD, PhD
Research: Dr. Niethammer’s research focuses on the use of neuroimaging in the investigation of Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia.
Shichun Peng, PhD
Research: Dr. Peng’s research interests are in medical image processing and analysis with a focus on pattern recognition and multi-modality correlation.
Phoebe Spetsieris, PhD
Research: Dr. Spetsieris uses an integrated methodologies approach to develop a versatile PC based package (SCANVP) that has been widely used in multi-modal functional image data visualization and analysis.
Michael Small, MS
Research: Michael Small’s research interests are in studying metabolic brain networks in Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.
Chris Chengke Tang, MD, PhD
Research: Dr. Tang research focuses on studying metabolic brain networks related to motor and cognitive abnormalities in neurodegenerative diseases.
An Vo, PhD
Research: Dr. Vo’s research interests are in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) processing and analysis of neurodegenerative disease.
Koji Fujita, MD, PhD
Research: Dr. Fujita is a postdoctoral fellow who is investigating brain network abnormalities using fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and PET in movement disorders.
Katharina Schindlbeck, MD
Research: Dr. Schindlbeck is a postdoctoral fellow who is studying disease-relevant pattern expressions in patients with specific genetic susceptibility factors.
Yoon Young (Michelle) Choi, MS
Christine Edwards, MA
Toni Fitzpatrick, MS, CCRC
Loreta Quartarolo, BS
Columbia University, New York, NY
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Susan and Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Scientific Advisory Board, Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Scientific Advisory Board, Bachmann-Strauss Foundation for Dystonia & Parkinson’s Disease
Scientific Advisory Board, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Scientific Advisory Board, COBRE Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (CNTN)