One Towne Park Plaza, Norwich, CT 06360


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Norwich Neurologist

Neurology Associates
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MS Care of CT Physicians

Multiple Sclerosis Care of Connecticut

Director: Derek Smith, MD

Dr. Derek Smith conceived and directs Multiple Sclerosis Care of Connecticut, a comprehensive MS center designed to serve the needs of MS patients in the region. Dr. Smith is a nationally recognized MS researcher and clinician. Over the past 11 years, he has provided tertiary care for difficult MS cases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he helped to set up MS Centers. From that vantage point, he recognized a need for MS care in Connecticut. He has also been principal investigator of a number of multi-center MS clinical trials. Coordination of neurology and the multidisciplinary team is under his experienced guidance while providing MS patients with state-of-the-art care.

Licensed by the State of Connecticut
Member of the Active Medical Staff of The William W. Backus Hospital

Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern
Residency: New York Hospital/Cornell University
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Neurology, Clincal Advisory Committee of National MS Society Chapter, Connecticut Neurological Society

Social Workers

Beth Avery, LCSW
Liz MacAdie, LCSW

Infusion Services

Lisa Bazinet, RN (on-site)
Cynthia Kopko, RN
Tina Walsh, RN

MRI Services

Elcon D. Levinson, MD

As radiologist on staff at Neurology Associates, Dr. Levinson is dedicated to providing the highest level of service at the new MRI suite. He is assisted by experienced MRI technologists who are specially trained in the advanced technology provided by this state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment.

Licensed by the State of Connecticut and National Board of Medical Examiners
Undergraduate: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Medical School: University of California at Los Angeles
Internship: Santa Barbara Hospitals
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Hartford Hospital
Board Certified: American Board of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology
Professional Memberships: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Connecticut State Medical Society, Hartford County Medical Association

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Shoreline Physical Therapists (on-site)
Healthsouth Physical Therapists (on-site)

Neuropsychologists and Psychiatry

Dr. Christopher Tolsdorf, PhD (in-center)
Dr. Martin Maloney, DO

Neurosurgery/Pain Management

Dr. C.G. Salame, MD
Dr. John J. Paggioli, MD


Dr. Joseph Friedman, MD


Dr. Jeffrey Hertz, MD

Medical Technicians

Six on site