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Shakira Shanker Neurology

Dr. Shakira Shanker

Neurology, Other Specialty
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. Shakira Shanker

Dr. Shakira Shanker is a doctor primarily located in Port Jefferson Station, NY, with other offices in Shirley, NY and Commack, NY. She has 7 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology, Other Specialty.

Locations

Dr. Shakira Shanker has 3 locations

North Suffolk Neurology 5 Medical Dr Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
North Suffolk Neurology 1500 William Floyd Pkwy Ste 301 Shirley, NY 11967
North Suffolk Neurology 6080 Jericho Tpke Commack, NY 11725

Specialties

Dr. Shakira Shanker has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary. Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease. In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Other Specialty

Education

7 Years Experience

Ross University School of Medicine

Graduated in 2014

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More about Dr. Shakira Shanker

Dr. Shakira Shanker is a Board Certified Neurologist with an expertise in Clinical Neurophysiology. She completed her medical internship at Montefiore Medical Center and subsequently pursued her residency in Neurology at North Shore University Hospital- Zucker School of Medicine affiliated with Hofstra University, where she served as chief neurology resident. During her training she was awarded for her excellent teaching of medical students and her peers. In addition, during her training she was invited to teach neurosciences at the prestigious Tel Aviv University- Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. Dr. Shanker completed her fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology where she was trained extensively in neurophysiology, electronics, nerve conduction studies, electromyography, single fiber EMG, motor unit analysis and disorders of the neuromuscular junction. During her training she was also educated and trained in muscular dystrophies, genetics, and myopathies. Furthermore, she was trained in epilepsy and the care of patients with epilepsy.

She serves as an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Furthermore, she also served as the co-chair for the New York Pain Society.

Dr. Shanker holds certifications in botox therapy and neuromuscular ultrasound. She has an advanced approach to neuromuscular medicine utilizing ultrasound guided techniques. She has been known for her unique personalized and compassionate approach to patient care. She adjusts her management of neurological conditions based off the needs of the patient utilizing both westernized and traditional medicine. She is well versed in conversational Spanish and Gujurati.