3 New Neurologists Join SMH’s First Physicians Group

3 New Neurologists Join SMH’s First Physicians Group

Monday, August 27, 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2018) — Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is welcoming three new neurologists to its First Physician Group (FPG) network and the local community.

Board-certified neurologists Davender S. Khera, MD, and Brian Wolf, MD, who also is board-certified in epilepsy, joined First Physicians Group Neurology practice in August. Neurologist Rejo P. Cherian, MD, is slated to join the group in September. 

Together with longtime Sarasota neurologists Dean Sutherland, MD, and Gregory Hanes, MD, and Jennifer Tulman, PA-C, a board-certified physician assistant, the specialty group treats a wide range of neurologic injuries and disease—from headaches, dementia and stroke, to Parkinsons, dystonia, ALS, and other nerve and muscle disorders.

Dr. Khera came to Sarasota from Rochester, NY, where he served as a staff physician with Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital and as assistant professor of neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  He earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Neurology in Boston. After completing his residency, Dr. Khera worked as a staff neurologist at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass., and as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. His research focus includes studies on concussion, dizziness and back/neck pain.

Dr. Wolf came to Sarasota from Miami, where he worked the last two years as a neuro-hospitalist with First Choice Neurology/Neuroscience Consultants at Baptist Hospital of Miami. He completed his fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, in 2016 and his residency in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in 2015. He earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Wolf is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and Florida Medical Association. His research focus includes studies on drug-resistant epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures.

Dr. Cherian came to Sarasota from Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed a three-year residency in neurology and a two-year fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and EMG electrophysiology in 2018. He received his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine on Dominica, West Indies. He is a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Neurology, and is NIHSS-certified by the National Stroke Association to assess/quantify impairment caused by a stroke. His research focus includes studies on non-traumatic causes of sciatic neuropathy and treatment for stroke patients with atrial fibrillation.

The FPG Neurology group is located in the Waldemere Medical Plaza office, 1921 Waldemere St., Ste. 701, Sarasota, FL 34239. The phone number is 941-917-8900.

About Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group
First Physicians Group is a network of primary and specialty care physicians employed by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System to help fill the gaps caused by a shortage of primary care physicians in the region. Backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial, the group of nearly 200 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice providers have been carefully selected and recruited to provide the community with compassionate and comprehensive medical care. Specialties include: Cardiovascular, Orthopedic Trauma and General Surgery; Internal Medicine and Family Practice; Pediatrics; Obstetrics-Gynecology and Perinatology; Gynecological Oncology and Gastrointestinal Oncology; Urology; Neurology; Endocrinology; Dermatology; Palliative Care; and Pain Management.

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