Mark J. Klafter, D.O.
As a neurologist practicing in Orlando since 1996, Dr. Klafter
is a founding member of Neurological Services of Orlando.
In addition to his clinical duties, he is serving as President of
the Florida Society of Neurology through September of 2009.
After undergraduate work at The University of Pittsburgh, earning his
medical degree at The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and
graduating from the Cornell Neurology Residency Program, he completed
a fellowship in Electromyography (EMG/NCS) at the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine. In addition to his subspecialty in EMG, Dr. Klafter
is a nationally recognized speaker in botulinum toxin (BOTOX®)
injection for the management of spasticity and dystonia. He is adept at a
wide range of neurological disorders from migraines to dementia, and has
a large practice in movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Klafter has gained a reputation for his thorough and compassionate
approach to the care of adult neurology patients, and he was featured in
the December 2008 edition of Orlando Magazine as one of Central
Florida's best physicians.
Daniel H. Jacobs, M.D.
Dr. Daniel H. Jacobs, MD, has been in practice in neurology
since 1994, and has been in Orlando since 1997. Dr. Jacobs
accepts patients with all types of neurological problems. Dr.
Jacobs does direct the Multiple Sclerosis Care Center of NSO, and
participates in clinical research associated with multiple sclerosis. Dr.
Jacobs also serves as Director for Stroke Services at Orlando Regional
Medical Center, and maintains a strong interest in stroke.
Dr. Jacobs teaches at Orlando Health, and was appointed Associate
Professor of Neurology at University of Central Florida College of
Medicine. He has served as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Tufts
Medical School, as a founding physician and Research Director of the
Memory Disorder Clinic at Orlando Health, and as an Examiner for the
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Jacobs has published
several dozen journal articles in peer reviewed neurologic journals.
Dr. Jacobs received an A.B. in history from Stanford Unviersity, MD in
medicine from the University of Kansas, and residency degrees from the
University of Iowa, Johns Hopkins University, and the Unviversity of
Kansas. Dr. Jacobs completed a fellowship in Neuropsychology and
Behavioral Neurology from the University of Florida College of
Ahmed Sadek, M.D.
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Navin Verma, M.D.
Dr. Navin Verma graduated from the University of California
at Berkeley in 1997 with an undergraduate degree in molecular
and cell biology. During his undergraduate training, he was
involved in basic science research at the University of California at San
Francisco (UCSF) that resulted in publication. He earned his medical
degree from Ross University in 2002. He completed his internship in
internal medicine and residency at the University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He was selected as Chief Resident in
his final year. During his residency, he was involved in clinical research
involving the utilization of MRI in community hospitals for the evaluation
of stroke and 3D modeling of Multiple Sclerosis plaques. He then
completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the Sleep Disorders Institute
in New York City. After working for a year in New Jersey as an
Attending Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Dr. Verma is
pleased to have joined Neurological Services of Orlando. Dr. Verma is a
Board Certified Neurologist and is Board Eligible in Sleep Medicine.
His academic interests include sleep disorders, epilepsy, headaches, and
Constance B. Easterling, RN, MSN, ANP, MSCN
Connie Easterling is an adult registered nurse practitioner
(ARNP) and Clinical Coordinator for the MS Care Center of
Neurological Services of Orlando (NSO). A graduate of the
University of Florida with a Master in Science in Nursing (MSN), her
practice has been limited exclusively to multiple sclerosis since 1998. An
advocate for individuals with MS, Connie serves on the Clinical
Advisory Committee of the Mid-Florida Chapter of the National MS
Society. She promotes MS education by speaking frequently to
community, student, and professional groups throughout the United States.
Connie is an active participant in the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis
Centers, an international organization connecting MS centers globally. As
a member of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN),
Connie serves on the Board of Directors. She is a preceptor to nurses
with an interest in multiple sclerosis and is one of more than 500 nurses
from around the world who are certified in multiple sclerosis nursing
HengChai Lai, MSN, ANP-C, CNRN
Heng Chai received his bachelor degree in nursing (BSN)
from the University of Central Florida and began practicing
as a registered nurse in neuroscience in 2006. During his
practice as an RN he was an active member of the neuroscience
unit practicecouncil at a large, local, stroke-certified hospital.
There, he often became the first-responder called to assist neurologists in
the evaluations of new stroke patients. In 2010, he obtained his specialty
certification as a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN).
Soon after the start of his practice, Heng Chai served as a nurse leader
and as a charge nurse. He also supplemented his knowledge by returning
to graduate classes at the University of Central Florida where also in
2010, he received his Master of Nursing as an Advanced Registered
Nurse Practitioner. He has functioned as an adjunct instructor in a
CNRN preparation course and has given lectures at various local venues
including The Annual Heart and Vascular Conference in 2010. Heng Chai
also worked closely with Dr. Sadek and Dr. Verma as a rounding nurse in
2010 and joined Neurological Services of Orlando in 2011 as a nurse
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