Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Michael N. Rubenstein, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Attending Physician - Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.S. (Physiology)
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 1978.
M.S. (Anatomy)
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 1981.
M.D. (Medicine)
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 1985.
Post-Graduate Training
Medicine, Intern, West Virginia Medical Center, Morgantown, WV , 1985-1986.
Neurology, Resident, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA, 1986-1989.
Certifications
Diplomat of National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), 1992.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

After 24 years in private practice as well as maintaining a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania teaching residents along with hosting residents for monthly rotations in my practice, I decided to join as a full-time faculty member in the department of neurology and the general neurology division. I continue to maintain a very busy clinical practice in neurology with five of my own sessions weekly often working with residents and medical students during these. I also staff two resident clinic sessions a week and have a single session at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The latter session is split between seeing pediatric Tourette syndrome patients and adult trisomy 21 patients within the CHOP system. I routinely work with our residents on a daily basis.

In addition to my own clinical practice, I also spend 8 weeks a year attending on the inpatient neurology service where I have daily interaction with the residents and medical students.

Twice annually I travel to Tanzania to supervise resident training in global health and neurology by providing a broad experience in a rural and low resource area of Africa.

Description of Other Expertise

In addition to providing clinical neurology training to our residents, I also provide a global health experience for those residents who have an interest and choose to accompany me on twice annual trips to a rural part of Northern Tanzania. I have developed a neurology program there that delivers both outpatient and inpatient care as well as provides training to Tanzanian doctors, clinical officers and nurses regarding the evaluation and treatment of neurologic disorders. A large focus of our program has become the long term management of epilepsy to better the lives of those individuals affected with this disorder.
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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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