Neurologists join Providence

October 01, 2011

Neurologists Kevin J. Sullivan, M.D., Walter G. Carlini, M.D., Ph.D. and Michael S. Narus, D.O., along with nine employees from Medford Neuological and Spine Clinic, have joined Providence Medical Group.

“We are excited to have these outstanding neurologists and their experienced care team join Providence Medical Group,” said John Jackson, M.D., medical director for PMG. “Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Carlini and Dr. Narus have a long history of providing exceptional neurological care to patients throughout southern Oregon and beyond.”

Providence is the only hospital in southern Oregon to offer 24/7 stroke coverage in its emergency department via telestroke technology. The neurologists’ move to Providence is a natural fit, given Providence’s national certification as a Primary Stroke Center and its in-depth stroke rehabilitation program. 

Providence Medical Group–Medford Neurology is located at 920 Royal Ave.
The new clinic phone number is 541-732-8400.

Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Neurologists treat such things as headaches, seizures, dementia, strokes, spinal cord abnormalities, pinched nerves, muscular dystrophy and other neck and back pain problems. In addition, Dr. Narus is a pediatric neurologist who also evaluates and treats conditions affecting infants and children, such as genetic disorders of the brain and seizures.

With more than 60 physicians and providers practicing at 12 medical clinics throughout Jackson County, Providence Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty group in the region providing care for family and internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, physiatry, general and vascular surgery and now, neurology.

About the physicians:

Kevin J. Sullivan, M.D., FAAN

Dr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1963. He received his medical degree at the University of Oregon Medical School in June 1967.

He served as a rotating intern at San Bernardino County General Hospital from June 1967 through June 1968, followed by a residency in neurology at the University of Colorado Medical Center from July 1968 through June 1971.

Following completion of his residency, Dr. Sullivan served in the United States Army as a staff neurologist and assistant chief of neurology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. During this time, he held a faculty appointment at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine as the clinical assistant professor of medicine. After his honorable discharge from the service in September 1974, he returned to Oregon.

In June 1996 he was acknowledged by his peers and awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Neurology. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Geriatric Society and the Movement Disorder Society. He served as a consultant in neurology for the Veterans Administration as well as the Social Security Administration. For many years he was the director of the Southern Oregon Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. Dr. Sullivan is board-certified in neurology.

Dr. Sullivan’s clinical interests are neurological disorders including epilepsy, migraine, and dementia, with special interest in the treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, with deep brain stimulation.

Walter G. Carlini, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Carlini graduated from Harvard University in 1980. He earned his Ph.D. in neurosciences in June 1986, and his medical degree in June 1988, both from Stanford University. Dr. Carlini completed his medical internship at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and then returned to Stanford University School of Medicine for his residency in neurology, followed by a fellowship in clinical electrophysiology.

Dr. Carlini has expertise in clinical neurophysiology and in the use of botulinum toxin injections to treat a variety of neurologic disorders. He is actively involved in clinical research studies and has served as a principal investigator in over 60 phase I-III clinical trials spanning a wide range of neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine and headache, and neuropathies.

Dr. Carlini is the medical director of the Carl Brophy Stroke Center at Providence. He is board-certified in neurology, and his clinical interests include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, dementia, movement disorders and multiple sclerosis.

Michael S. Narus, D.O.

Dr. Narus is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Missouri. He completed both a neurology and pediatric residency at St. Louis University and a pediatric neurology fellowship at Milwaukee Children's Hospital.

Dr. Narus is board-certified in neurology, with special competence in child neurology. He holds a position as a clinical professor of pediatric neurology at Oregon Health & Science University and is on the staff at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital one week per month.

Dr. Narus’ clinical interests include neonatal and pediatric neurology.