Dr. Kuluva is a Board-Certified neurologist and psychiatrist with a strong academic and research background. Dr. Kuluva earned his B.A, at U.C. Berkeley with honors, attended the Sackler School of Medicine, then completed a six-year combined residency in psychiatry and neurology at NYU. Following his residency, he did a one-year research fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Bronx VA.
Before creating Piedmont Neuroscience Center, Dr. Kuluva was the Director of the Neurology Division at Mindful Health Solutions where he helped to train UCSF residents and created a program designed to explore the use of TMS for neurologic conditions. As well, he has served as the Chief of Neurology at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Kuluva was also the Co-Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Northbay Hospital.
Dr. Kuluva has a specialty in the treatment of the post-concussive syndrome/chronic traumatic brain injury and has worked closely with both athletes and the general population who are coping with the neuropsychiatric aspects of this condition. Similarly, he has worked with veterans to take care of both the physical and emotional components of their injuries.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kuluva has been active in medical education, teaching at NYU School of Medicine, UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has published in both the neurologic and psychiatric literature. He is passionate about seeking leading-edge therapies for treatment-resistant neurologic and psychiatric conditions. Currently, he continues exploring the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation, TMS, to treat neurological conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, chronic pain, migraines, traumatic brain injury, as well as aid in post-stroke recovery.
Dr. Zusman brings her expertise in brain and spine evaluation and care to the Piedmont Neuroscience Center after leading the Mayo Clinic Network Affiliated NorthBay Traumatic Brain and Concussion Center and Multidisciplinary Spine Program. Her collaborative approach with patients and their families is consistent with her nationally recognized expertise in healthcare and public health emphasizing holistic/whole body wellness and prevention.
Dr. Zusman started medical school at the age of 19 in the Northwestern University Honors Medical Program. She completed Internship and Neurosurgery Residency at UC Davis and did additional training and research at UCSF in Molecular Medicine, Epilepsy and Brain Mapping. As a UC Davis faculty member, Dr. Zusman received top awards for her research, and was named Physician of the Year by the nurses and staff. She was the first female neurosurgeon on the prestigious Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeon.
Her clinical research presented at Stanford, identified neurologic injuries due to unrecognized concussions resulting from domestic, partner and family violence, and she currently leads the effort to promote concussion screening through the non-profit she founded SafeLivingSpace.org. At Northbay, leveraging the Mayo Clinic relationship, Dr. Zusman initiated models for multidisciplinary patient centered care with a telehealth gateway, making NorthBay a regional destination for Neuroscience care.
In addition to her role as Director of TBI and Concussion Research, Dr. Zusman leads a team of spine experts to provide integrated personalized care for patients with neck and back pain through the PNC Spine Center.
At Piedmont Neuroscience Center, we offer a variety of services to help with your Brain and Spine Conditions.
We have expertise in treating the complexities and nuances of TBI. As the symptoms can be fluid and difficult to pinpoint, we focus on treating the biological, psychological and social aspects of the acute and chronic post concussive syndrome.
Piedmont Neuroscience Center has expertise in evaluation and managing the surgical and non-surgical aspect of chronic spine conditions.
Cutting edge treatment for complex neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
Please call to find out more about our
5 day innovative accelerated TMS protocol
for medication resistant depression.
We are able to offer word-class psychopharmacology based on our education and many years of vast experience.
We can assist in both the diagnosis and treatment of various memory disorders. Please call to find out more about our
in-house cognitive screening program.
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