North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Announces Appointments of Two Neurologists and an Epileptologist


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North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) today announced the appointments of Chilvana Patel, MD and Daniel B. Rubin, MD, Ph.D. as attending neurologists and Zianka Fallil, MD as an attending epileptologist.  

Dr. Patel received her medical degree from the NHL Municipal Medical College and completed her residency training in internal medicine at BJ Medical College, both in Gujarat, India.  Upon coming to the United States, Dr. Patel completed a preliminary one-year residency training in internal medicine at Maimonides Hospital, followed by a residency training in neurology and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH).  Dr. Patel’s specialties include neuromuscular disease, electromyography and nerve conduction.

Dr. Rubin received his medical degree and Ph.D. in pharmacology from SUNY Downstate and completed a two-year internal medicine residency and a three-year neurology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC).  Most recently, Dr. Rubin served as director of neurology at the Queens-Long Island Medical Group.  Dr. Rubin’s interests include general neurology, neuropharmacology and education.  In his new role as attending neurologist at CNI, Dr. Rubin will also hold the title of neurohospitalist at LIJMC, which will include supervision of neurology residents caring for patients presenting with neurologic disorders.

Dr. Fallil received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed her residency training in neurology at Columbia University Medical Center.  She then completed a two-year fellowship in neurophysiology, with an emphasis on epilepsy research and surgical treatments for epilepsy, at NYU Langone Medical Center.  Dr. Fallil’s specialties include seizure disorders, electrophysiology, surgical treatments for epilepsy, cortical stimulation mapping, neuroimaging and genetics in epilepsy.

Dr. Patel, Dr. Rubin and Dr. Fallil will be practicing together at the following location:

North Shore-LIJ Medical Group
611 Northern Boulevard, Ste. 150
Great Neck, NY 11021

About North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI)

The Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, consists of multidisciplinary clinical and research teams that provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases, including brain aneurysms, AVM’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors, diseases of the spine, muscle and peripheral nerves, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, epilepsy and neurological diseases of infancy and childhood.  To learn more about CNI and its centers of excellence, go to or call the Neuroscience Hotline at (516) 562-3822.