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
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.
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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