St. Vincent provides advanced, comprehensive care for neurological problems through our dedicated team of specialists to ensure accurate diagnosis, appropriate, state-of-the-art treatment, and expert rehabilitation services to help patients achieve their highest possible functioning.
The range of nervous system diseases and disorders we treat at St. Vincent includes, but is not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, brain and spine tumors, chronic pain, migraines and headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spine disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
As a designated Center of Excellence, the Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent partners with four Indianapolis-area neurological-specialty medical groups. Our multi-disciplinary team at St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute offers you the best care available for treating disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system.
Neuroscience focuses on the growth, development, function and diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves that regulate and coordinate body activities.
We provide advanced, comprehensive care for patients with many types of neurological problems.
Neuroscience focuses on the growth, development, function and diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves that regulate and coordinate body activities. The range of nervous system diseases and disorders we treat includes, but is not limited to:
For more information or to find a physician that is right for you, call the St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute at 317-338-CARE (2273).
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
We strive to become the hospital and healthcare center to which individuals struggling with neurological diseases and disorders first turn for help because we alone provide unparalleled CARE enveloped in a loving ministry.
To access the neurological care you need, click on the medical practice groups above to get information on any of our neuro-interventionalists, neurologists, neuro-pathologists, neuropsychologists, neuro-radiologists, and neurosurgeons. You may also search for a St. Vincent Physician. Or let us help you choose the physician that’s right for you. Call the St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute at 317-338-CARE (2273).
The St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute brings together an expert, multidisciplinary team to treat disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system in adults and children.
Our services include:
St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of:
Please click on any of the neuroscience programs to find a complete list of disorders and conditions to learn what they are and how St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute can help provide a diagnoses and treatment.
Special programs of the St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute include:
Each year, thousands of patients receive outstanding care through the St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute. Our multidisciplinary treatment approach ensures comprehensive care, and our state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge treatment options and superior patient care deliver the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Lisa McGuire, pediatric neurologist, discusses epilepsy specific to children, including how to know if your child has epilepsy, treatment options and how to manage the condition.
Dr. Katherine Kobza, neurologist and epileptologist at Josephson Wallack Munshower Neurology, discusses the symptoms, causes and treatment of epilepsy, as well as what to do if someone near you is having a seizure.
Dr. Katherine Kobza, neurologist and epileptologist at Josephson Wallack Munshower Neurology, discusses epilepsy and how it affects pregnancy, as well as treatment options for expectant mothers who have epilepsy.
Dr. Troy Payner, neurosurgeon at Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, explains what a brain aneurysm is, the likelihood of it occurring and the surgical and interventional options for treatment at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute. Please click here to download and print a handout on Brain Aneurysms to help you follow along with the video.
Neurosurgeon, Dr. Troy Payner, at Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine explains what causes an AVM, the symptoms associated with it and the treatment options available at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute. Please click here to download and print a handout on Arteriovenous Malformations to help you follow along with the video.
Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ronald Young, explains what a brain tumor is, how its formed and the options for treatment at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute. Please click here to download and print a handout on brain tumors to help you follow along with the video.
Neurosurgeons Drs. Eric Potts and Jean-Pierre Mobasser, from Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, discuss how advancements in technique and technology at St.Vincent have opened new doors for the successful treatment of spinal tumors.
Dr. Jeffrey Hilburn, Neurologist with the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, talks about stroke: an interruption of blood flow to the brain, commonly referred to as a "brain attack." At the onset of stroke, seconds count. Discover what the doctors at the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute are doing for patients to treat this serious health condition. Please click here to download and print out a handout on stroke to help you along with the video.
Dr. Eric Prystowsky, an electrophysiologist with The Care Group and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, talks about atrial fibrillation: a "racing heart" condition that can increase the risk of stroke. See how doctors at the St.Vincent Heart Center A-Fib Center of Excellence are offering a wide range of therapies to treat this complex condition. Please click here to download and print out a handout on A-Fib to help you along.
Dr. Michael Sermersheim, neurologist at Josephson Wallack Munshower Neurology, explains what Alzheimer's Disease is, how if affects the brain, who can get it, the signs and symptoms and what to do if a loved one has been diagnosed with the disease. Please click here to download and print a handout on Alzheimer's Disease to help you follow along with the video.
Dr. Andrea Schwarte, pediatric neuropsychologist at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, explains some of the most common neurologic problems in children, and how neuropsychological disorders are tested, diagnosed and treated. Please click here to download and print a handout on Pediatric Neuropsychology to help you follow along.
Dr. Jon Thompson, neuropsychologist at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, discusses common adult neuropsyschological disorders, how they are assessed and treated, and how some can be prevented. Please click here to download and print a handout on adult neuropsychology to help you follow along with the video.
St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute is committed to clinical research designed to identify the safest and most effective treatments for patients with neurological conditions.
The Institute conducts industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated research with approval and monitoring from the St.Vincent Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects.
For more information, please contact Isaac Janson, PhD, research director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 317-338-9930.
Jennifer Cohn, MSN, CNRN, FAHA
Andrea R. Moreau, PSY.D.
Suzanne K. Pierson, Ph.D
Jon C. Thompson, Psy.D.
St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute is involved in the current clinical trials listed below:
The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute (SVNI) Doctoral Internship in Psychology was developed to provide exceptional training to doctoral interns in professional psychology, with particular emphasis placed on service provision in an integrated primary care facility. The internship, which is organizationally housed within the SVNI, is designed to provide comprehensive clinical training and exceptional exposure to a wide range of clinical populations. SVNI is a Center of Excellence at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and by virtue of its structure and scope has built excellent collaborative relationships with local neurosurgical, neurological and hospital-based clinical practices. These relationships give interns the opportunity to work collaboratively with multiple medical specialties to meet the needs of individuals with a wide range of neurological, behavioral and cognitive disorders.
The Internship is designed to be completed in 12 months and provides 2,000 hours of clinical training. The internship has adopted a Scholar-Practitioner Model of education and provides a comprehensive and progressive model of internship training. Major clinical rotations will be provided in outpatient psychological and neuropsychological assessment, inpatient adult health psychology, integrated primary care, pediatric psychology, and behavioral health with a goal of producing the next generation of technically, theoretically, ethically and professionally competent providers with the ability to practice in a variety of healthcare delivery systems.
The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology Program abides by all APPIC policies and guidelines regarding application and notification procedures, including the APPIC policy that the training program will not request, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. All applicants must use the APPIC AAPI online (www.appic.org); APPIC member number 1974.
The St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The next site visit will be in 2023. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Programs (APPIC) since December 2013.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a common disease affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Low estimates are that around 350,000 people in the United States have MS and approximately 200 people worldwide are diagnosed with MS each week.
Persons with MS may experience a wide variety of symptoms over their lifetime. Due to this complex of MS, Saint John’s has opened the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic which is staffed by a MS certified RN. The clinic is available to anyone with MS who obtains a referral from their physician.
Because no two persons with MS experience the same disease course, the clinic emphasizes individual plans of care for all patients. A multi-disciplinary approach is used to ensure all patient needs are addressed. Patients are encouraged to be actively involved in determining what services might be beneficial to them.
The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group is for those living with MS and their families. The group meets the third Thursday of the month, January through October, at 6 p.m.
Bennett Rehabilitation Center
Dining room, second floor, West building
2015 Jackson Street
Anderson, IN 46016
For more information call 765-646-8423