DR. JOSEPH MOREIRAJoseph Moreira, M.D., is a Board Certified Neurologist, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, who specializes in intraoperative neurophysiology. This is the science of evaluating the integrity of the nervous system during various surgical procedures. Structures such as the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves are evaluated and tested during any interventional procedure that may put them at risk. Dr. Moreira and his team of neurophysiologists are present in the operating room and communicate directly with the surgical team during surgery.
Dr. Moreira received his undergraduate degree from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY and his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Neurology and Neuromuscular Research/Clinical Neurology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY. Dr. Moreira then completed his fellowships in Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disease at Cornell University Medical Center’s Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY. His awards include the Rizzo Award and the St. Vincent’s Alumni Research Award.
Prior to joining Neurological Surgery, P.C. Dr. Moreira was Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College and served as the Director of both the electromyography lab and intraoperative neurophysiology service at St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY. He has expertise in evaluating and treating disorders of the spine and neuromuscular system as well.
Dr. Moreira has been published in numerous publications and has conducted extensive research. He has presented various techniques of intraoperative monitoring using transcranial motor-evoked potentials at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meetings. He is a member of AAN and the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
• Intraoperative neurophysiology
Dr. Moreira is affiliated with the following hospitals