Neurologists at Berkshire Health Systems have special training in diseases of the nervous system and collaborate with an integrated healthcare system to deliver state-of-the-art care to our patients.
All of our physicians see the general neurology patient and provide around-the-clock care for our community. But based on their individual backgrounds and education, the practice is organized around their individual areas of expertise.
Neurology Team at BMC:
Laurence Ufford, MD, is the Division Chief of Neurology at BMC, and leads this multi-faceted Neurology care program. Dr. Ufford specializes in the treatment of patients suffering from head ache and chronic pain, and is a member of the healthcare system's Integrative Pain Treatment program.
Octavian Adam, MD, is fellowship trained in movement disorders, specializing in Parkinson's Disease.
Alexander Kloman, MD, supervises the care of stroke patients. Depending on their needs, Dr. Kloman may engage a team of caregivers for stroke patients that ultimately include speech, occupational and physical therapists; physiatrists, case managers and social workers. Both BMC and Fairview Hospital are designated Primary Stroke Center by the state Department of Public Health.
Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD,trained at Baylor College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic. After an advanced clinical fellowship at Mayo, he pursued research in the genetics of ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital for 8 years before coming to Berkshire Medical Center. His special interests include genetic, autoimmune, and neurodegenerative disorders of the nervous system.
Emma Weiskopf, MD,has fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology and specializes in electromyography and nerve conduction studies, with clinical interests in neuromuscular disease, epilepsy and headache.
The practice shares the care of patients with all other neurological disorders, including: Multiple Sclerosis Epilepsy Dementia Stroke Parkinson's Disease
The BMC Neurology team is assisted by board certified Nurse Practitioners:
Anurag Bansal, MS, ANP, is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. He received his nursing degree from Excelsior College and a Master of Science degree in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at Sage Graduate School.
Darlene Boyce, MS, ANP-BC, ANVP, is a board certified Adult Nurse Pratitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Master of Science degree in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program from Sage Graduate School.
Kathleen Hanley, FNP, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with 10 years of neurology nursing experience. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Massachusetts and her Masters of Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.