Neurologic conditions can be complex and sometimes difficult to diagnose and treat. That’s why Premier Health’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute (CNSI) takes a multidimensional approach, bringing together a variety of specialists to make diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Our specialists include:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurocritical care specialists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Specialists in neurointervention
  • Neuropsychiatrists
  • Neuroradiologists

We also have physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. These professionals help coordinate your care across all Premier Health facilities.

CNSI has dedicated centers where our specialists treat a wide variety of neurologic conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Back and neck pain
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential tremor
  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke

Brain Mapping Center

Brain mapping is a set of procedures used to study the anatomy and function of the brain using advances in digital imaging technology. Through non-invasive imaging, high-resolution images are collected, allowing the neuropsychologist to visualize specific functions of the brain. Mapping the brain is key to understanding its geography, anatomy and how each area functions. Mapping identifies areas of the brain that control speech, movement, memory, senses, etc.

Learn more about our Brain Mapping Center.

Epilepsy Center

Seizures can have a severe impact on your quality of life. Specialists at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Dayton are experienced in treating epilepsy and other seizure disorders. We understand how to control seizures to increase your quality of life.

Our epilepsy monitoring unit is staffed by fellowship-trained and board-certified epileptologists and electroencephalogram (EEG) technicians who use technology to monitor and diagnose seizure disorders.

Learn more about our Epilepsy Center

Headache Center

Treatment of headaches requires highly-skilled professionals who specialize and have experience in diagnosing and treating headache symptoms. Whether it’s a migraine, tension, or cluster headache, the trained providers at the CNSI Headache Center have the tools and experience necessary to help relieve your discomfort.

Learn more about our Headache Center.

Memory Center

Loss of memory from Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders can damage relationships and make life difficult for you and your family. At the CNSI Memory Center, our fellowship-trained and board-certified neurologists work with you to treat any degree of memory loss. We also coordinate with your general neurologist and your primary care doctor to surround you with collaborative care.

Learn more about our Memory Center

Movement Disorders Center

Movement disorders are a challenge that can make even simple tasks difficult. CNSI doctors specialize in a variety of disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Treatment options can include medications and surgery to help control your movement disorder.

At CNSI we have the resources to help at all stages of your condition. Our team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurology nurse specialists and occupational and physical therapists. These professionals help improve your quality of life and minimize the effects of your condition.

Learn more about our Movement Disorders Center

Multiple Sclerosis Center

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, demyelinating disease affecting the central nervous system. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, interrupting signals to the brain and causing symptoms. There is no known cause or cure for MS, but is neither contagious nor fatal.

At the CNSI Multiple Sclerosis Center, our skilled, board-certified physicians and professional staff are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of MS and other neuroimmunology disorders such as neuromyelitis optica, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, etc. Our coordinated continuum of care is in place to ensure our patients receive the comprehensive treatment they need to manage this complex condition. We offer a wide spectrum of care that includes medications, support groups, education, assisted mobility care, and vocational, occupational, and physical therapies. At the Clinical Neuroscience Institute’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, our focus is on helping you maintain your independence and best wellness.

Learn more about our Multiple Sclerosis Center

Neuromuscular Center

Neuromuscular conditions are disorders of the muscles or peripheral nervous system (not the central nervous system). Diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),  muscular dystrophy, and neuropathy affect the function of muscles and can cause discomfort and limit movement.

The specialist at the CNSI Neuromuscular Center diagnose and treat a wide range of these disorders. While there is no cure for these diseases, our skilled professionals are trained to treat the symptoms and provide supportive care. 

Learn more about our Neuromuscular Center.

Neuropsychology Center

At the Neuropsychology Lab at the Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Fadi M. Tayim, Principal Investigator, seeks to understand the complex neurocognitive processes resulting from various neurological illnesses. While many treatments exist for these illnesses, the course of disease progression often results in neurocognitive changes, marked by worsening memory, attention, executive functioning abilities, among others.

Dr. Tayim and the members of the CNSI Neuropsychology Lab use diagnostic assessment tools to understand the cognitive strengths and weaknesses of patients affected by neurological illness.

Learn more about our Neuropsychology Lab.

Spine and Back Center

Spine and back conditions can be painful, even debilitating. At the CNSI Spine and Back Center our board-certified neurosurgeons lead the region in treatment of spine-related issues. Our neurointerventional specialists use minimally invasive technologies to treat vascular problems due to spinal cord disorders.

Whether your pain comes from a spinal injury or a degenerative conditions (caused by tissue and bone breakdown), our interdisciplinary team is ready to help you.

Learn more about our Spine and Back Center.

Stroke Center

When you have a stroke, you need highly skilled care as soon as possible. The CNSI stroke center has fellowship- trained and board-certified stroke doctors who can respond quickly through our Telestroke Network. This advanced telemedicine technology enables stroke specialists to interact with emergency teams and with patients through a two- way video terminal that can be wheeled right to your bedside. The Telestroke Network allows neurologists to; assess your condition, answer questions you or your family might have, and -in real time- help your on-site doctor determine whether you are a candidate for clot-dissolving medication or another form of acute stroke therapy to reverse or improve stroke outcomes.

CNSI also has a neurointerventional team available 24 hours a day who assist the stroke doctors in assessing patients for the need for surgical stroke procedures. In addition, our team can do intracranial (inside the skull) aneurysm repair and cerebral vascular procedures of all kinds.

Premier Health provides stroke care that has earned national recognition. Miami Valley Hospital has attained certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Stroke services at all Premier Health hospitals and emergency centers are designed to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center are certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. Miami Valley Hospital South is a certified acute stroke ready hospital.

Our stroke programs have been certified by the Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers. This designation recognizes the comprehensive services we provide, from emergency treatment and treatment of chronic conditions to rehabilitation programs.

Learn more about our Stroke Center.

Tumor Center

Treatment of brain and spine tumors requires highly skilled and experienced professionals. At the CNSI Tumor Center, our board-certified neurosurgeon treats these tumors with both medications and surgery.

We use minimally invasive and non-invasive technologies, such as the TrueBeam stereotactic radiosurgery system. The TrueBeam system allows our specialists to treat tumors with radiation powerfully, quickly and accurately.

Learn more about our Tumor Center.