CENTER OF EXCELLENCE


North Shore Hospital at Northwell Health Designated as

Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome

 

Team TSA @ Marine Corps Marathon, D.C.

Cathy Budman, M.D.


North Shore Hospital at Northwell Health has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome by the National Tourette Association of America. The Tourette Association’s Center of Excellence program seeks to improve the quality of life of people with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders by promoting the highest level of care, research, education/awareness and outreach/advocacy for these conditions.
North Shore Hospital/Northwell Health has been recognized for its multispecialty Tourette Syndrome program, as well as for its role in founding the newly established New York State Centers of Excellence Consortium for Tourette Syndrome.
“To be recognized by the Tourette Association of America as a Center of Excellence is a tribute to the dedication of all of our staff, who tirelessly care for and work with our patients,” said Cathy Budman, MD, director of movement disorders in the North Shore-Department of Psychiatry. The Center of Excellence at Northwell Health based at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, will work closely with the Long Island Chapter of the Tourette Association of America to coordinate and improve services in the community.
The National Tourette Association of America celebrates programs that demonstrate comprehensive care based on the best available evidence and current research findings. It also promotes advocacy and awareness for people touched by TS and other Tic Disorders, and trains and educates clinicians, scientists and other professionals who may become future experts in TS and associated conditions.

 


Team TSA @ Marine Corps Marathon, D.C.

Dr. Cathy Budman-Director of National TS Center of Excellent at Northwell Health, Steven Argenzio-Youth Ambassador, David K. Adult Ambassador, Ben Rabinowitz-Youth Ambassador, Dr. Jane Zwilling-Co-Chair LI-TAA and Co-Director-National TS Center of Excellent at Northwell Health, Sana Shad-Patient Navigator, National TS Center of Excellence at Northwell Health at South Oaks.

 

 

 

Dr. Budman, Dr. Zwilling, and Sana Shad, along with Youth Ambassadors Ben Rabinowitz and Steven Argenzio, and Adult Ambassador David K. presented to 43 psychiatry staff members at South Oaks Hospital on January 13th

 

 

 

 

 


 

CDC/CBIT Workshop presented at Hofstra University was a huge success!

With the collaboration of the Tourette Association of America, the TS Center of Excellence at Northshore Hospital/Northwell Health, Hofstra University Clinical Psychology Program and Long Island TAA a CDC/CBIT workshop was presented by Dr. Sabine Wilhelm from Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital on April 29th to 98 attendees.

The audience consisted of Clinical Psychology students as well as physicians, psychologists and allied health professionals from Northwell Health. The workshop was enthusiastically received and we are hearing an increased interest from local professionals in now becoming trained and certified as CBIT providers.

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Dr. Sabine Wilhelm, Chief of Psychology, Harvard Medical School/ Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Pictured left to right:
Dr. Jane Zwilling, Co-Director TS Center of Excellence at Northshore Hospital/Northwell Health, Co-chair LI-TAA,
Dr. Cathy Budman, Director of TS Center of Excellence at Northshore Hospital/Northwell Health,
Dr. Sabine Wilhelm, Chief of Psychology, Harvard Medical School/ Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Marc Scullin, Manager of Research & Medical Programs Tourette Association of America, Dr. William Sanderson, Professor of Psychology/ Director, PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University

 


An evening of humor, drama and real life stories:

The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

On Thursday, April 7th, the Long Island Tourette Association collaborated with the Osler Society at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, The Tourette Center of Excellence at Northwell Health and the Departments of Biology, Psychology and Physics and Astronomy of Hofstra University, to host a performance by Gardiner Comfort, an energetic and dynamic actor with Tourette, entitled, “The Elephant in Every Room I Enter”.

Dr. Cathy Budman, Director of the Tourette Center of Excellence at Northwell Health and Lisa Martin the Director of the Osler Program-Humanities in Medicine, at Hofstra Northwell co-chaired the event which was extremely well attended.

The performance was preceded by a reception, where attendees had an opportunity to meet and greet over light snacks which included speaking to our Long Island Youth Ambassadors-Jacqueline Beckhardt, Mary Gregorian and Ben Rabinowitz.

Mr. Comfort's performance portrayed his first experience interacting with other individuals with Tourette at a National Tourette Conference in DC. Employing physicality, persona shifts, and dialects from multiple characters Mr. Comfort took us through a day by day recap of the experience. It was a truly inspiring performance that moved the audience with equal measures of heart wrenching emotion and laughter.

The performance was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Cathy Budman. Panelists included: Gardiner Comfort, Dr. Barbara Coffey -Director of Tourette Center of Excellence at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Laura Braider- of Zucker Hillside Hospital/ Northwell Tourette Center of Excellence, Dr. John Christman-Zucker Hillside Hospital/Northwell Tourette Center of Excellence, as well as Adult Ambassadors and Long Island Youth Ambassadors Jacqueline Beckhardt & Ben Rabinowitz. The Adult and Youth Ambassadors did a fabulous job of articulately sharing their stories and daily experiences so that the audience really came away with a much better understanding of what it means to live with Tourette.

The event was, in so many ways, a very great success!

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Long Island YAs (Left to Right) Jacquline Beckhardt, Mary Gregorian and Ben Rabinowitz did a great job greeting and educating attendees at the reception before the performance

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Gardiner Comfort

 

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Dr. Cathy Budman-Director of the Tourette Center of Excellence at North Shore/Northwell Health moderated an enlightening panel discussion after the performance

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Panelists (Left to Right) YA Ben Rabinowitz, YA Jaqueline Beckhardt, Adult Ambassador David, Dr. Laura Braider and Dr. John Christman from Zucker Hillside Hospital/Northwell Tourette Center of Excellence and Dr. Barbara Coffey-Director Tourette Center of Excellence at Icahan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Panelists (Left to Right) Gardiner Comfort, Adult Ambassador Chaya, Long Island YA Ben Rabinowitz


Outreach / Education Mission

As part of the outreach/education mission of the TS Center of Excellence at North Shore Hospital, Northwell Health, two in-services took place this month.

Team TSA @ Marine Corps Marathon, D.C.

Navagator National TS Center of Excellence at Northwell Health, and Dr. Cathy Budman, Director of National TS Center of Excellence at Northwell Health, at Pediatric Neurology Staff In-Service

 

 

- Dr.Budman, Dr. Zwilling and Sana Shad, spoke to Pediatric Neurology Staff on January 8th at Cohen's Childrens Hospital


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Team TSA @ Marine Corps Marathon, D.C.

Dr. Cathy Budman-Director of National TS Center of Excellence at Northwell Health, Steven Argenzio-Youth Ambassador, David K. Adult Ambassador, Ben Rabinowitz-Youth Ambassador, Dr. Jane Zwilling-Co-Chair LI TAA and Co-Director- National TS Center of Excellence at Northwell Health, Sana Shad-Pateint Navigator, National TS Center of Excellence at Northwell Health at South Oaks

 

 

 

 

-And Dr. Budman, Dr. Zwilling, Sana Shad along with Youth Ambassadors Ben Rabinowitz and Steven Argenzio, and Adult Ambassador David K. presented to 43 psychiatry staff members at South Oaks Hospital on January 13th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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