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Russian Physicians Visit Miami Children's Brain Institute

Miami, FL – Neurologists from Moscow Pediatric Center of Craniofacial Surgery and Neurology, and Russian State Medical University are visiting Miami Children's Brain Institute this month for approximately three weeks. Dr. Andrey G. Prityko, neurosurgeon; Dr. Arcisse V. Comfort, neurosurgeon; Dr. Sergey O. Ayvazyan, neurologist/neurophysiologist; and Dr. Oleg V. Klimchuk, neuroradiologist; are learning about the evaluation and surgical treatment of pediatric epilepsy at Miami Children's Hospital (MCH), including case selection, diagnostic evaluation, electrophysiology, neuroimaging and various surgical techniques. The physicians stated that they chose Miami Children's Hospital over other hospitals because of its international reputation for clinical innovation and excellence.

“Our team is very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to form important academic and clinical relationships with our Russian colleagues,” said Michael Duchowny, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, which is part of Miami Children’s Brain Institute. MCH’s neurology/neurosurgery program was ranked among the best in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue in 2008 and 2009.

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 and 2009 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.