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Meet the neurologists

Boris J. Leheta, M.D.

Dr. Leheta completed his undergraduate work at Wayne State Univerty, then in 1983 received his medical degree from Nikolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Krakow, Poland (Jagiellonian University Medical College). His postgraduate education included training in Internal Medicine, Residency in Neurology at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois from 1986-1989, and a Fellowship in Epilepsy and Neurophysiology at Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, from 1989-1990. During his training as an Epileptologist, he received several honors, including the Junior Investigator Travel Awardee of the American Epilepsy Society (1990) and the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Merritt-Putnam Clinical Research Fellowship Award (1988). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Society of Neuroimaging Comprehensive Neurosonology examination. In addition to his appointment as President of Michigan Neurology Institute, he is Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan.

Paul A. Cullis, M.D., F.A.A.N.

After completing undergraduate work at the University of Michigan Honors College, Dr. Cullis received his medical degree in 1979 with Distinction in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Birmingham, England. Dr. Cullis was Chief Neurology Resident at Wayne State University School of Medicine from 1982-1983, and he received his Fellowship in Electromyography there from 1983-1984. In 1984 he completed postgraduate training in movement disorders in the Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College Hospital Medical School in London, England. He is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and holds board certifications in Neurology, Vascular Neurology and with the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. Dr. Cullis is the Chief of Neurology at St. John Hospital and Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic and Stroke Program at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Amer G. Aboukasm, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Aboukasm received his medical degree from St. Joseph’s University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon in 1984; in 1985 he went on to earn a diploma in Clinical Bacteriology-Virology from the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. He holds several board certifications, including the American Board of Sleep Medicine, the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. At Henry Ford Hospital he completed his residency in Neurology where he also served as the Chief Neurology Resident and later went on to complete a Fellowship in Epilepsy and electroencephalography. Dr. Aboukasm is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He currently serves as Director of the Neurophysiology Department at St. John Hospital Medical Center.

Jean Cruz, Office Manager

For many patients at Michigan Neurology Institute, the first or most frequent point of contact is Office Manager Jean Cruz. Jean’s warmth, knowledge and efficiency have made her the go-to person for many patients seeking information about appointments, tests, treatments and the many other aspects of neurological care.

Lynne Froehlich, R.N., Bridget Patterson, R.N.

In addition to being registered nurses, Bridget and Lynne are highly qualified research coordinators for Michigan Neurology Institute. Our current research studies include the following disease states: stroke, dementia, Botox therapy and dystonia.

Future studies are also planned in epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Patients who are interested in participating in Michigan Neurology Institute’s research programs may contact Ms Patterson at
(586) 771-7440.

Our nurses also coordinate patient education programs and are available to assist patients in obtaining information or with other
special needs.