Jefferson Headache Center Opens
"The addition of the Jefferson Headache Center to our premier neuroscience program so shortly after the formation of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center greatly expands the state-of-the-art services available to our patients who seek treatment for neurological problems," says Thomas J. Lewis, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "We are proud to have this extraordinary group of professionals on our world-renowned neuroscience team."
The Jefferson Headache Center (JHC) of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has been treating patients at newly designed offices at 8130 Gibbon since early September.
Formerly the Comprehensive Headache Center at Germantown Hospital, the custom-designed treatment center provides the latest in comprehensive care by the world's leading doctors in headache treatment and research.
Director of the Center is Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, Department of Neurology. Dr. Silberstein had directed the Center at Germantown since 1984, where he had been Chief of Neurology since 1975. The Center's Co-director is William B. Young, MD, Department of Neurology. The third Headache Center neurologist, Jeffrey M. Dayno, MD, is Associate Director of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Stroke Center. Also associated with the Headache Center, and reinforcing its comprehensive approach, are Ronald S. Kaiser, PhD, and Joseph P. Primavera, PhD, psychologists, and Gregory J. Tramuta, MD, psychiatrist.
In announcing the opening of the Jefferson Center, Dr. Silberstein said, "Our affiliation with Jefferson will allow us to provide improved service to our patients, including comprehensive evaluation when necessary, in new custom-designed facilities. In addition, our research facility will afford us opportunities for extensive study of new headache treatments."
For information about the Jefferson Headache Center, call 5-ACHE.