Dr. Gennaula received both his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his medical training at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital and his Neurology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has over 30 years of experience in the practice of neurology and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Gennaula serves as the Medical Director for the stroke units at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and the Monongahela Valley Hospital. He has played a central role in the development of the stroke protocols used at both hospitals. Dr. Gennaula also has a specialized focus in neuroimaging and is board certified by the American Society of Neuroimaging.
Dr. Gennaula believes in taking a straightforward approach to the practice of neurology, carefully explaining complex medical terms and procedures in an easy to understand manner. By carefully listening to his patients, he gets to the '"root" of the problem and offers multiple treatment options that best meet his patients' needs. His focus is always on improving his patients' well-being and quality of life.
Dr. Kumari completed her medical training at Marshall University Hospital in Virginia and her Neurology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She then went on to complete a Neurophysiology Fellowship in EEG and EMG at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Kumari is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She joined Dr. Gennaula in general neurology practice in 2004.
Dr. Kumari takes a patient centered approach to treat complex neurological problems and diseases. She believes that good nutrition, exercise and healthy habits play an integral role in the treatment of neurological conditions.
Depending on your specific symptoms, your physician may order one or more of the following diagnostic tests. The results and interpretation of your testing is the first step in your diagnosis and course of treatment.
An EEG is a recording of the electrical activity of the brain. The electrical activity is recorded as wavy lines on graph paper and examined by a trained physician. An EEG can be used to evaluate:
An EMG evaluates the nerve pathway by placing electrodes on the nerve and muscle endings on the hands or feet along the nerve pathway. During this test, the nerve is stimulated with a brief electrical charge, and then a tiny fine wire is placed partially into the muscle to listen and watch if the muscle sounds and looks healthy. This test evaluates:
Epley Maneuver (Canalith Repositioning)
Epley Maneuver is a treatment used to eliminate intermittent dizziness/vertigo of the positional type. This treatment repositions naturally occurring crystals in the ear that have become displaced and are causing a spinning sensation. This treatment is ordered after a VNG has been performed and indicates the diagnosis of BPPV(Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).