Prof. Kerin B. Hausknecht MD
Kerin B. Hausknecht currently serves as the Associate Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of the Designated Stroke Center at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, New York. Dr. K. Hausknecht studied Neurobiology during his undergraduate degree at Emory University. He graduated with a Bachelor of science Degree in Biology in 1989 (B.S.). He subsequently graduated with a medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1993 (M.D.). He performed his medical internship at Beth
Israel Medical Center N.Y.C. in 1994. He completed the Neurology residency program at the Mount Sinai Hospital in 1997.
“Look within ourselves”
“I have witnessed first-hand the amazing scientific advancements in our understanding of and ability to diagnose neuro-degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Dementia; however, the scientific advancements to treat these disorders continues to lag behind. Like many other experts, I also feel that cures to many diseases will not be in the form of drugs or stimulators, but rather, they will be treatments that have the ability of restoring neuronal function and connectivity in diseased neuronal tissues.
We need to look within ourselves and our genetics to unlock cures. Stem cell treatments offer a promising way to potentially restore normal brain function. Still, much research and further clinical refinement is needed. We must strive to advance our knowledge and make stem cell treatments a feasible alternative for individuals with no other therapeutic or surgical options for their medical afflictions. I feel a commitment to promoting the advancement of stem cell research and alternative disease based genetic therapies.” – Kerin B. Hausknecht MD