Leading Local Neurologists Join Marcus Neuroscience Institute At Boca Raton Regional Hospital

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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