GREATER METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AREA CHAPTER CHAIR Dr. Fraser Henderson Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group Chevy Chase Lake Building 8401 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-9390
The Foundation Members: Anita Savage, Avelene Mahan: Executive Co-Directors of the CSF Washington Chapter; Inge Molzahn: Foreign Patient Coordinator; John Mackall: Director, Capital Contributions; Elizabeth Hampe: Marketing Director
Alphabetically: Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT; Dennis Fitzgerald, MD; Robert Gerwin, MD; Mesfins Grebemicheal, MD; John Heins, MD; David Katz, MD; Alexander Mark, MD
It is estimated that up to 3,000 persons in the Washington DC area are affected by Chiari and/or syringomyelia.
"Chiari malformations and syringomyelia often present with nondescript and seemingly unrelated symptoms. Many patients suffer from headaches and declining performance for many years before diagnosis, or may become disabled without any diagnosis being made at all. Our goal is to educate patients and their families on how these disorders may impair neurological function, and how the medical, surgical, and physical therapy management can restore patients to normal productivity and quality of life", says Dr. Fraser Henderson Sr, leading a collaborative effort that includes Dr. John Heiss (NIH Vice Chair Neurosurgery), Dr. Dennis Fitzgerald (NeuroOtology, Capitol Ear Group), Clair A. Francomano (Director, Harvey Institute Adult Genetics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center), Dr. Mesfin Gebremichael (Critical Care Medicine, Doctors Community Hospital), Dr. Robert Gerwin (Pain & Rehab Medicine) Dr. Alexander Mark (Director of Neuroradiology, Bethesda MRI), Dr. David Katz (Director Neuro Opthamology), Dr. Jan Dommerholt (Bethesda Physiocare), and Lady Malloch–Brown (Mother and advocate).
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 MEET & GREET AND EDUCATIONAL LECTURE
6:00PM MEET & GREET; 7:00PM LECTURE
Expert Speaker: Eric Singman, M.D., PhD (Division Chief, General Eye Services Clinic at the Wilmer Opthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital)
Topic: Pseudotumor Cerebri, Chiari, Sticky Blood and EDS: The Opthalmologic Connection
Location: Professional Office Building, Ground Floor Conference Room, 8116 Good Luck Rd., Lanham, Maryland
About Dr. Singman: Eric L. Singman, M.D. PhD. is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the General Eye Service Clinic of the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has subspecialty training in neuro-ophthalmology. His clinical expertise includes diagnosis of visual dysfunction after brain injury. Dr. Singman also has a particular interest in teaching health care providers to recognize the visual sequelae of traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Singman completed all of his training in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Brooklyn College, where he was a recipient of the CUNY-wide Jonas Salk Award. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. (in neuroscience) at the SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics internship at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, his ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate and his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship training at the Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital.
After his fellowship, Dr. Singman practiced neuro-ophthalmology for 14 years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was also an attending neuro-ophthalmologist at the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Prior to joining the faculty at Wilmer, Dr. Singman served as a subject matter expert for the neuro-ophthalmology of brain injury at the Dept. of Defense-Vision Center of Excellence.
Dr. Singman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North American Neuro-ophthalmologic Society. He is involved in national clinical trials and has published research articles and textbook chapters. Outside of work, Dr. Singman's eclectic New York City upbringing shines through, reflected in his enjoyment of kayaking, archery, fiddling, bagpiping, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Singman supervises ophthalmology residents in the General Eye Services Clinic, located at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital location.