This year, we are excited to honor the South Shore Neurologic Associates team, led by Dr. Mark Gudesblatt and Dr. Myassar Zarif. The SSNA Team is committed to alleviating the symptoms of all neurological illness including multiple sclerosis. They treat multiple neurological disorders through excellence in patient care, advocacy, service, education, and research. The SSNA Team's commitment to incredible care and research is equally matched by their passion to improve the lives of every patient, a passion in line with the Society's mission.
Dr. Gudesblatt serves as the medical director of the Comprehensive MS Care Center at South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C. He acts as a Primary Investigator in the Clinical Research department and has authored articles appearing in professional literature on numerous topics, including multiple sclerosis. Dr. Zarif has also co-authored articles on the comprehensive treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and acts as a consultant on clinical research projects at SSNA. The two are accompanied by an incredible team of nurse practitioners, nurses, and physical therapists who work together to support those living with MS.
Marijean Buhse, NP-C, Ph.D; Barbara Bumstead, NP-c MSCN; and Smitha Thotam DNP, NP-C are all board certified nurse practitioners in Adult Health specializing in MS care. Lourdes Cruz, RN, MSCN is the nurse manager of the infusion area and certified MS specialist. Stacy Trebing, PT is the manager of the SSNA Balance and Physical Therapeutics program; she started the physical therapy program at SSNA in 1995 and initiated the MS support group.