OUR TEAM

Five Towns Neuroscience Research is a well-established division of Five Towns Neurology, PC, a busy Southern Long Island/Queens practice that began in 1999 and has grown at an exponential pace to meet the diverse needs of the surrounding Long Island and Queens community. The practice was founded by David Steiner, MD, a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Neurology program and alumni of the Montefiore Headache Unit, where he trained with leaders in the field of headache and pain management.

DAVID STEINER MD - Medical Director/Principal Investigator
  • Fellowship trained in Headache/Pain Management

  • Former Chief of Neurology, Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC)

  • Founder & Former Director, PHC DOH-certified Stroke Center

  • Former Director PHC TBI unit, one of only 5 in all of New York City

  • Founder & Medical Director of Five Towns Neuroscience Research

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Designation as Partner in MS Care

  • Member of the National MS Society Long Island Health Advisory Committee

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Marco Benitez, PA-C 
Neurology PA/SubInvestigator
Bella Shalamova, FNP
Neurology NP/SubInvestigator
Elana Gersten, PA-C 
Neurology PA/SubInvestigator
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Olutobi (Tobi) Adewale 
Clinical Research Director