BOCA RATON, FL – April 17, 2017 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital announces the appointments of four highly
regarded and respected neurologists in the region to the Hospital’s
Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BocaCare® physician network.
Roy C. Katzin, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who has been in practice
in Boca Raton for the past 31 years. Born and raised in South Florida,
he attended Rutgers University and the University of Miami Miller School
of Medicine; he performed his internal medicine internship at the Medical
University of South Carolina and his neurology residency at the University
of Miami Hospitals and Clinics. He has held numerous clinical and leadership
positions in the area over the years, including Stroke Director, Sleep
Disorders Director, and Chief of Staff/Governing Board Member at Delray
Medical Center, Stroke Director at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, President
of Boca Raton Medical and Surgical Specialists, and Founder/President
of Neuro VIP LLC. He has also been actively involved in local as well
as national Telemedicine/Telestroke initiatives. Since the opening of
the medical school at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Katzin has been
involved in the teaching of first and fourth year medical students, as
well as internal medicine residents.
His clinical areas of interest include: dementias; cerebrovascular disease;
Parkinson disease and movement disorders; and sleep disorders. Dr. Katzin
will assume his duties on May 9.
Jonathan Harris, MD, attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
He performed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency
at the University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Harris has authored
and co-authored articles in such prestigious peer-reviewed publications
as Annals of Neurology, Archives of Neurology and Neurology.
Dr. Harris’ clinical areas of interest include: multiple sclerosis;
stroke prevention; dizziness and balance and clinical drug trials. Dr.
Harris will assume his duties on June 5.
Marc Swerdloff, MD, attended Albany Medical College and performed his neurology
residency at University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was an
electromyography fellow at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,
Department of Neurology. Dr. Swerdloff has authored and co-authored articles
in notable peer-reviewed publications as Journal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology,
Archives of Neurology and Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology.
A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Swerdloff’s clinical areas of
interest include: electromyography; general neurology; migraine; myasthenia
gravis; peripheral neuropathy and stroke. He will assume his duties on June 5.
Thomas C. Hammond, MD, is a board-certified neurologist. He attended New
York University School of Medicine and performed his internal medicine
residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and his neurology residency
at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
His clinical areas of interest include: Parkinson disease and gait disorders;
neuroimaging; stroke and neuropathy. Dr. Hammond will assume his duties
on June 5.
“We welcome these four outstanding physicians to the Marcus Neuroscience
Institute,” said Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of the
Institute. “The addition of their clinical expertise and experience
continues to enhance our position as the leading neuroscience program
in the region.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s
2016 - 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in
the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in
Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned
the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC).
Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such
a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of
the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for
10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals
in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.
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