Hello and welcome to brain disease website. Well introductions first. I am a board certified neurologist in NYC with interests in general clinical neurology and epilepsy. The human brain has always fascinated me from a young age and hence after finishing my residency in internal medicine, I decided to further specialize in Neurology and
sub specialize in Epilepsy. Whenever I go on the internet looking for information about specific neurological diseases and conditions, it always bothers me that there are few patient oriented sites. The ones which do exist either disseminate rudimentary information or charge a fee for it.
Patient’s are usually not able to access quality review articles written by experts in the field published in leading neurology journals like Neurology, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, European Neurology or New England Journal of Medicine. Of course these articles are more scientific and difficult for a lay person to understand.
Hence the purpose of this website. It is my attempt in a small way to disseminate information regarding common neurological conditions in a way that you can understand. Information which is current, comprehensive and mostly importantly accurate.
Before we start I want to remind you what I was taught in my medical school:
” not reading ( your textbooks) is like sailing on uncharted seas but not seeing the patient is like not going to the sea at all”
There is no substitute to an actual visit to your physician. You can read about the disease you feel you have but always always do consult your physician.
Hope you find the information here useful.
Nitin Sethi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY 10065
you can contact me through this website by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need advise about specific neurological conditions or want to run something past me for a second opinion, I may be able to assist you in that.