Our Specialized Staff
Board-certified neurologists and MS-certified nurses lead a Holy Name staff created to focus solely on MS patients and the management of their disease. By diagnosing MS early and beginning treatment as soon as possible, steps can be taken to prevent the patient's brain and spinal cord from further injury. Patient care is coordinated with referring physicians and other medical specialists to ensure it is efficient and effective, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up services.
MaryAnn Picone, MD
Medical Director of the MS Center
Mary Ann Picone, MD, a board-certified neurologist, has been the Medical Director of Holy Name's MS Center since 1993. Widely recognized for her clinical expertise, research acumen and comprehensive approach to patient care, Dr. Picone has been a principal investigator in numerous studies and clinical research.
David B. Duncan, MD
David Duncan, MD, is a neurologist with advanced training in neuro-rehabilitation and neuroradiology. Dr. Duncan has consistently been voted a â€œTop Docâ€ by Castle Connolly since 2011 and is currently on staff at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as an Assistant Clinical Professor in neurology.
Karen Blitz, DO
Karen Blitz, DO, a board-certified neurorehabilitation specialist and licensed physical therapist, focuses on restoring and maximizing functional ability in patients with neurologic conditions. She has held assistant professorship positions at LIJ School of Medicine and New York University and has published and lectured extensively on MS.