Hanna T. Czarkowska, MD – Dr. Czarkowska is a board-certified neurologist, fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist at the Stony Brook Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center in the Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. She is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Czarkowska specializes in diagnosing and treating adults with Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonian syndromes, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, tardive dyskinesia, ataxias, Tourette’s syndrome, and she provides botulinum toxin therapy for movement disorders. Her research interests include non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders and dementia overlap, and diagnosis and treatment of autonomic dysfunction.
Dr. Czarkowska received her Doctor of Medicine from Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland. She completed her residency in neurology at Stony Brook University Hospital, and completed her movement disorders fellowship at Northwell Health. Dr. Czarkowska is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. She is fluent in both English and Polish.
Chuck Mikell, MD – Dr. Mikell is a neurosurgeon and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center in the Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Mikell specializes in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and epilepsy. He also has expertise in brain tumor surgery, particularly awake craniotomies for language and motor mapping, and spine surgery. He places a strong emphasis on minimally invasive techniques and patient comfort. Dr. Mikell is investigating novel uses of deep brain stimulation to understand brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and coma after head injury. He is also using epilepsy surgery techniques to understand how the brain generates the conscious experience. He has published papers in JAMA Psychiatry, Brain, and Stroke.
Dr. Mikell received his Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian, where he won first prize at the New York Society for Neurosurgery Resident Research twice. He was then awarded the prestigious Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neurosciences. Prior to joining Stony Brook's Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Mikell spent three months at University of Louisville in a fellowship on movement and functional neurosurgery. Dr. Mikell is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Thomas Preston, PhD – Dr. Preston is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist at the Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center in the Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. He is also Director of Stony Brook Neuropsychology Services and a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Preston’s practice helps children, adolescents and adults with life altering brain illnesses — such as Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders and brain injuries — who often experience behavioral, cognitive and emotional challenges that don’t go away after surgery or other medical treatment. He and his colleagues help improve one’s social, emotional and vocational quality of life by ensuring that the right accommodations are in place for school, extracurricular activities, work and home.
Dr. Preston received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. He interned at Yale Child Study Center and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Guy J. Schwartz, MD – Dr. Schwartz is a board-certified neurologist, fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center in the Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. His specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease; atypical parkinsonian syndromes; essential tremor; dystonia; Huntington’s disease; Tourette’s syndrome; tardive dyskinesia; ataxia; deep brain stimulation treatment for Parkinson’s disease; essential tremor and dystonia. He also has expertise in the use of botulinum toxin treatment for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, oromandibular dystonia, cervical dystonia, writer’s cramp, lower limb dystonia and tics. Dr. Schwartz’s research interests include the study of visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease, use of DaT-SPECT imaging in the diagnosis of parkinsonian syndromes, and the gut-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease.
After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Schwartz completed his residency training in neurology at Long Island Jewish Hospital and his movement disorders fellowship training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society.