Dr. Bruce Fisch, a UNM neurologist and director of the UNM Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, talks with a patient.
The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Epilepsy Center – the only one of its kind in the state – has received high recognition for its ability to diagnose and treat patients with complex forms of the disorder.
The Level 4 designation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) indicates that UNM has the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level care for patients living with epilepsy and seizures, said Dr. Bruce Fisch, a professor of neurology and the center’s medical director.
"It is an honor to have our program receive the NAEC's highest designation," Fisch said. "While we continue to work to extend our expertise throughout the state and grow our program, this is a big step in the right direction." Read more (HSC Newsbeat).
The Neurology Department at the University of New Mexico plays a critical role in the health of the state. The faculty has expertise in all of the major subspecialty areas in Neurology, including multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, neuroinfectious diseases, pain and neurological disorders of children. In many of those areas, faculty at the Health Sciences Center represents the only resource in the state for subspecialty-trained experts. Read more.