Neurology & Sleep Center

Suite 220

Michigan Neurology Institute

Your partner in restoring patients’ lives
To people with neurological disorders, the number-one priority is getting their lives back to normal. Like a steady, comforting lighthouse beacon, Michigan Neurology Institute restores hope, restores capabilities and restores lives. Refer your patients to our team of experts, and you give them access to three of Detroit’s most respected neurologists, all dedicated to providing the most advanced technology with personal, individualized, empathetic care.

Every day counts – so we schedule appointments within 48 hours of each request and stand ready to begin restoring each patient’s life to normal as quickly as possible. We are available five days a week and accept most types of insurance. While patients come to us from all over Michigan and the eastern United States, our location is easily accessible to metro Detroit residents and ideal for patients in the central and eastern metro Detroit area. For patients’ convenience, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility is located on the premises. For added comfort and convenience, in addition to English, specialists here speak Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Arabic and French. The physicians at Michigan Neurology Institute are on staff at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital as well as Henry Ford Cottage Hospital.

As treatment commences, we work closely with each patient’s primary care physician and provide prompt and detailed reports. We are your partners in restoring patients’ lives.

Services Provided

  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurosonology
  • Neuro-otology
  • Sleep Center
  • Unique Treatments: Seizure Disorders
  • Unique Treatments: Parkinson’s Disease
  • Botox Services
  • Physical Therapy

Meet The Doctors

Boris J. Leheta, M.D.

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

Dr. Lusine Kirakosyan

Bridget Patterson, R.N.

Bridget Patterson, R.N.

Jean Cruz, Office Manager

Jean Cruz, Office Manager

Boris J. Leheta, M.D.

Dr. Leheta completed his undergraduate work at Wayne State University, 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.

Dr. Lusine Kirakosyan

Dr. Lusine Kirakosyan received her medical degree from the Yerevan State Medical University in Yerevan, Armenia in 1998. Her postgraduate education included the completion of a Neurology Residency program at Erebouni Medical Center and Epilepsy Republic Center, Yerevan, Armenia in 2001. She then was granted a faculty position as a staff neurologist at the Erebouni Medical Center (2001-2005). During this period she received an award calling attention to her work as one of the organizers and active volunteers in several underserved communities of Armenia. She worked in out-patient clinics, lecturing in the field of neurology to general practitioners. In 2005 Dr. Desjardins received the Bernard D’Sousa International award, which granted her a two month clinical observership at UCLA, Department of Pediatric Neurology. She then completed a Residency in Neurology followed by a Fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in Michigan (2012-2017). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is currently an associate of the Michigan Neurology Institute.

Bridget Patterson, R.N.

In addition to being a registered nurse, Bridget is a highly qualified research coordinator 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.

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.

Contact & Hours


Shelby Macomb Medical Mall
50505 Schoenherr Road, Suite 220
Shelby Township, MI 48315
586-771-9966 (fax)

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our phone lines are open until 4:00 p.m., but we see patients as late as 5:00 p.m.
We do diagnostic testing M-F during the day.
The schedule for our accredited sleep labs is evenings and weekends.
If you have any questions, please call Jean Cruz, Office Manager, for more detailed information.

Illnesses Treated

  • ADHD
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aphasia
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxic Disorders
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Binswanger’s Disease
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy/Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm and Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor: Johns Hopkins Radiosurgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Cerebran Aneurysms
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease
  • Chiari Malformations and Syringomyelia
  • Clinical Studies and Trials
  • Congenital Myopathies
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dystonia
  • Fabry’s Disease
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Epilepsy
  • Familial Spastic Paraparesis/Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Friedreich Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypersomnia
  • Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS)
  • Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis
  • Lambert Eaton Syndrome (LES)
  • Locked-In Syndrome
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mental Retardation
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Migraine
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiinfarct Dementia
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • yopathies
  • Myotonia Congenita (MC)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF)
  • Neuropathy
  • NINDS: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign:
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pick’s Disease
  • Poliomyelitis and Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome Type 1/Herpes Zoster Oticus
  • Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome Type 2/Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Sydenham Chorea
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis (TS)
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
  • Wilson’s Disease

Patient Resources

What to bring to the appointment:

  • Your insurance card
  • Physician referral forms if required by insurance
  • A list of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
  • Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
  • Any recent x-rays or appropriate records you may have

Insurance and Payment Information:

Michigan Neurology Institute – East, P.C., is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans. We provide insurance billing. Anything not covered by insurance will be your responsibility.

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50505 Schoenherr Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315