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Neurologic and Headache Associates

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Louis Pearlstein, , DO

Louis Pearlstein, DO

Specialty: Neurology

BOARD CERTIFIED:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • National Board for Certification in Headache Management
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

DATE OF BIRTH:

  • August 5, 1952

COLLEGE:

  • Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA 1970-74, B.A., Biology,

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1974-78, D.O.

INTERNSHIP:

  • Southeastern Medical Center, North Miami, FL, 1978-79

RESIDENCY:

  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Neurology, Philadelphia, PA, 1979-1982
  • National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases, Queens Square Institute for Neurology, University of London, September, 1981

POST RESIDENCY TRAINING:

  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Electromyography, Philadelphia, PA, 1982

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology of the American Medical Association, 1983 (Neurology)
  • American College of Neuropsychiatry of the American Osteopathic Association, 1992 (Neurology)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, 2006 (Headache Medicine)

ADDED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • National Board for Certification in Headache Management, 2003
  • MAF Qualified-Physician for the NFL Concussion Settlement

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Jefferson Health System

MEDICAL LICENSURE:

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Florida, 1979
  • New Jersey, 1987

AWARDS:

  • Lewis Rossman Memorial Award for recognition of outstanding teaching and contribution to Intern training, 1982
  • Frankford Hospital/Jefferson Health System, Dedication to Teaching, 2006

HONORARY SOCIETIES:

  • Phi Sigma, National Biology Honorary Society, 1972
  • Sigma Delta Pi, National Spanish Honorary Society, 1972

APPOINTMENTS:

  • Staff Physician, City of Philadelphia Nursing Home, 1979-1982
  • Huntington's Disease Diagnostic and Referral Clinic, Hahnemann University Hospital, 1980-1982
  • Senior Instructor, Neurology, Hahnemann University Hospital, 1982-1983
  • Interim Director, EMG Laboratory, Hahnemann University Hospital, 1982-1983
  • Staff Physician, Delaware Valley Medical Center, 1983-2000
  • Staff Physician, Frankford Hospital, Bucks County Division, 2000 to present
  • Staff Physician, Lower Bucks Hospital, 2005 to present
  • Director, Division of Neurology, Delaware Valley Medical Center, 1983-2000
  • Director, Neurophysiology Laboratory, (EEG, Evoked Potentials, Sleep Disorders) Delaware Valley Medical Center, 1983-2000
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Hahnemann University Hospital, 1984 to 2000
  • Medical Advisory Board, Huntington's Disease Foundation of America, Delaware Valley Chapter, 1985-1990
  • Board of Directors, Delaware Valley Medical Center, 1986-1994
  • Medical Advisor, Alzheimer's Disease Family Support Group, 1987-1992
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1987 to present
  • Fellow-Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, 1994 to present
  • Staff Physician, Frankford Hospital, 1994 to present
  • Staff Physician, Lower Bucks Hospital, 2005-present
  • Staff Physician, St. Mary's Medical Center, 1996-1999
  • Staff Physician, Warminster General Hospital, 1996 to 1999
  • Courtesy Staff, Hahnemann University Hospital, 1982-2000

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Neurology-Section of Movement Disorders
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American College of Neuropsychiatry
  • American Headache Society
  • American Heart Association (1994-2008)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Delaware Valley Chapter of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation, International
  • Huntington's Disease Foundation of America
  • National Headache Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
  • National Stroke Association (1994-2008)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2004-2008)
  • The Neuropathy Association
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Queens Square Alumnus Association, Institute of Neurology, University College London

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • Alper's and Mancall's Essentials of the Neurologic Examination, Clinical Illustrations, Mancall, E.L. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, (1981).
     
  • "Central Nervous System Infections Caused by Eikenella Corrodens." Pearlstein, L. with Brill, C. B., Kaplan, J. M. and Mancall, E.L. American Medical Association Archives of Neurology 39 (1982): 431-432.
     
  • "Child Abuse and Huntington's Disease." Pearlstein, L. with Brill, C.B. and Mancall, E.L. Pediatrics 70 (1982): 630-632.
     
  • "Peduncular Hallucinosis, as a TIA Syndrome: a Case Report and Current Concepts." Pearlstein, L. with Wenzel, C. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 93 (1993): 129-133.
     
  • "Gabapentin in the Treatment of Pain in the Guillain-Barre Syndrome." Pearlstein, L. with Khatri, A. Neurology 49 (1997): 1474.
     
  • "REM Sleep Behavioral Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment by Clinical Presentation and Response to Therapy." Pearlstein, L. with Khatri, A. Journal of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists 11 (1997): 19-21.
     
  • "Sumatriptan-Associated Myocardial Infarction: a Case Report with Attention to Potential Risk Factors." Pearlstein, L. with Abbrescia, V. and Kotler, M. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 97:3 (1997): 162-164.
     
  • "Spinal Epidural Abscess." Resident & Staff Physician. Pearlstein, L. with Abbrescia, V. (1997): 55-60.
     
  • "Sensory Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following Influenza Immunization." Pearlstein, L. Journal of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists 15:6 (2005): 8-9.
     
  • "Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: a Case of Pseudo-Normal Sedimentation Rate Arteritis." Pearlstein, L. with Khatri, A. Journal of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists (2008).

PUBLICATION TOPICS INCLUDE WORK ON:

  • Brain & Spine Infections
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Stroke
  • TIA
  • Hallucinations
  • Nerve Pain
  • Guillian-Barre Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Headache
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Migraine
  • Shingles
  • Medication Side-Effects
 

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