For more information, please call 304-691-1787
The Department of Neuroscience at Marshall University was founded in 2007. Since then, the department has added many experienced and respected medical professionals to its staff, bringing unique skills, experience and training to this growing group of physicians determined to create a world-class referral center for the Tri-State area. Faculty members have seen patients from New Jersey, New York, Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee, as well as throughout the region. Collectively the members of the faculty of the department have published hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and abstracts. They have lectured extensively nationally and internationally and have received multiple patents for medical breakthroughs. Although recognized for their academic achievements, the clinical experience and training of the faculty is unparalleled in the region.
Dr. Tony Alberico offers a breadth of neurosurgical experience that rivals any in the region. Since arriving in Huntington, he has quickly established himself as an excellent surgeon with outstanding judgment. Dr. Alberico is well experienced in the management of essentially all spinal disorders and are directing the department's spinal anatomy lab developing advances in spine care.
Dr. Rida Mazagri's extensive training and experience includes a fellowship in Clinical Stroke Research at the University of Saskatchewan and a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Ottawa/Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Dr. Mazagri sees adult and pediatric patients in three different clinic locations.
Dr. Justin Nolte is a neurologist who specializes in stroke care and oversees Cabell Huntington Hospital's Advanced Primary Stroke Center, which has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™. Dr. Nolte earned his medical degree from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Mitzi Payne completed a fellowship in pediatric neurology and offers a variety of services unique to the region, including Botox injections for children suffering from spasticity caused by cerebral palsy and other disorders. She also manages intrathecal pumps implanted for severe spasticity. She manages pediatric epilepsy, including interpreting EEGs, pediatric headache disorders and other neurologic conditions unique to children.
Dr. Sona Shah is the director of CHH's Epilepsy Center, the region's first center to provide care for patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Dr. Shah completed her neurology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, as well as fellowships in neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of Chicago. She is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy monitoring and neuromuscular medicine.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a member of the Marshall University Department of Neuroscience, please call 304-691-1787.