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As of July 1, 2009, Dr. Ettinger has relocated to Neurological Surgery, PC.
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Meet Dr. Ettinger

Alan B. Ettinger, <b>M.D. - Neurologist in Long Island, NY Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A. is a nationally-known epilepsy specialist who has dedicated his life to helping individuals with seizures and related disorders. He is Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has performed some of the landmark research related to advancing the quality of life of persons grappling with epilepsy.

Dr. Ettinger has directed several national and regional epilepsy symposia. He has published widely in peer-review journals on depression in epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, has edited several journal supplements and textbooks. He has also co-authored the book "The Essential Patient Handbook: Getting the Health Care You Need - From Doctors Who Know" (Ettinger AB, Weisbrot DM. Demos), a guide for teaching patients to advocate for their needs when meeting with the physician.

Dr. Ettinger is also on the editorial board of several epilepsy journals, has served on national committees of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and the national Epilepsy Foundation, as well as the International League Against Epilepsy, and is the moderator at the psychiatric interest group sessions at the annual American Epilepsy Society meetings.

Dr. Ettinger is president of the Long Island Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board and is a member of the national Professional Advisory Board and the Executive Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He was the recipient of the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island's 2004 Professional Achievement Award and the co-recipient of the March of Dimes Long Island Chapter's humanitarian award in October 2004. In preceding years, he has often been cited in Castle and Connelly's and New York Magazine's guide to the best doctors. Dr. Ettinger has been inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society, the honor society for achievement in Master of Business Administration studies.

Dedicated to compassionate care; an excerpt from "The Essential Patient Handbook".

A message from Dr. Ettinger:

It was a great honor for me to be the Physician Honoree at the The Leslie Munzer Neurological Institute (LMNI) 4th annual gala www.lmni.org/gala.html on November 19, 2011. There, I took the opportunity to speak about the inspiring stories of courage and endurance of my patients with epilepsy.

I also had the special opportunity to perform a musical tribute to my patients in company with professional musicians Steve Salerno, Frank Bellucci, Roy Dejesus and Ed Pisano. [Video] One of our songs entitled “Free” was selected to symbolize our dream that one day, treatments will be available to render anyone with epilepsy seizure-free. [See the video here]

Our new group “The Spikebusters” provides the unique presentation of medical education and advocacy information with uplifting jazz melodies. If you are a medical group or society looking for an inspirational and educational message, our group would be delighted to perform for you. Please contact Mr. Frank Bellucci at 516.617.1271.

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