05/01 Stroke Prevention Luncheon
Rehabilitation for strokes
Dr. Alan Novick is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, he completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Novick earned his undergraduate degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University. He has been the Medical Director of Rehabilitative Services for Memorial Healthcare System since 2001, and also held this position from 1991 to 1994. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Brijesh Mehta:
Dr. Mehta is a neurointerventional surgeon at Memorial Neuroscience Center. He attended Emory University for his undergraduate degree and received a bachelor of science in biology, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Mehta earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.
He then completed eight years of specialty training at the following Harvard Medical School programs: internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2007); neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women’s Hospital (2010); stroke and neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women’s Hospital (2012); endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (2014).
Dr. Mehta is skilled in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine, and in atherosclerotic disease of the carotid and intracranial vasculature. He has advanced training in vascular lesions of the face and neck, including epistaxis, venolymphtic malformations, tumors and hemangiomas. Dr. Mehta also treats vertebral compression fractures using minimally invasive techniques to provide improved stability to the spine and relieve pain.
Psychological effects of a stroke
Madiley Broz, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Dr. Broz has extensive experience evaluating individuals of all ages with a wide variety of neurological conditions within medical, psychiatric and forensic contexts. Dr. Broz has practiced in medical and university settings, primarily in neurology (inpatient and outpatient care), intensive neuro rehabilitation, trauma, and outpatient memory disorders clinic. Dr. Broz earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Carlos Albizu University in Miami in 2011. In the same year, she completed an American Psychological Association accredited doctoral internship in pediatric neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Broz completed her post-doctoral specialty fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Broz practiced independently for the University of Miami, as a neuropsychology consultant on forensic cases. She then joined the medical staff physician group at Holy Cross Hospital and Neurobehavioral Health Institute in Fort Lauderdale. In 2015, Dr. Broz joined Memorial Neuroscience Institute Division of Neurology to offer services in neuropsychology.