Below is a list of the top and leading Neurologists in Phoenix. To help you find the best neurologist located near you in Phoenix, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Neurologists in Phoenix are:
- Islam Abujubara – IMS Neurology
- Jeffrey Gitt – Center For Neurology & Spine
- Kerry Knievel – Barrow Neurological Institute
- David Saperstein – Center for Complex Neurology
- Scot Fechtel – Foothills Neurology
Dr. Islam Abujubara joined IMS’ Neurology Department in July 2011 and has opened a new practice location on the John C. Lincoln Hospital/North Mountain campus. Dr. Abujubara (his patients call him “Dr. AJ”) is the Chief of Neurology at IMS. in 2019 he was listed as top doctor in Phoenix Magazine.
He completed medical school at Jordan University of Sciences and Technology. During his last year of schooling, he authored a book entitled, The Beautiful Mind, Use it or Lose it, which details memory formation and how to make the best use of our brains. At that point, it was clear to him that he wanted to continue his medical career learning more about the physiology and pathology of the human nervous system. In his last year of medical school, Dr. Abujubara did an elective rotation at the Baylor College of Medicine, TX. Following medical school, he completed residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and received extensive training in Neurophysiology (EEG, NCSs and EMGs). He was named ‘Best Resident’ by the nursing staff and received the 2009 Jeff Nicholas prize for his dedication towards the care of veterans.
Dr. Abujubara is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. AJ has presented his research at the American Academy of Neurology annual meetings, one which was selected as one of the best abstracts of the year at the 2011 AAN meeting in Honolulu. Dr. AJ enjoys spending time with his wife Heba and child and enjoys sports, movies, and traveling.
Dementia screening; Neurophysiology – Electroencephalogram (EEG); Neurophysiology – Video EEG; Neurophysiology – Videonystagmography (VNG) for vertigo testing; Neurophysiology – Electromyography (EMG); Neurophysiology – Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS); Occipital nerve block
“Concerns were addressed thoroughly and promptly. Staff very helpful and friendly. Every appt. was pleasant” – stefanie powers
“Dr Aj is very kind and caring. I was happy both times going into his office.” – julie burkard
Center For Neurology & Spine
Dr. Jeffrey S. Gitt hails from Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Zoology. He obtained his medical training at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in Pomona, California, graduating in 1983. He completed his Internship at Phoenix General Hospital in 1984. Dr Gitt finished his residency in Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center from 1984-1987, also serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Gitt then relocated to the Phoenix area in 1987, and has been in private practice in the Phoenix area for the last 28 years.
Dr. Gitt is board certified in Neurology by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Sleep Medicine by The American Board of Sleep Medicine, and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist, by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Dr. Gitt is one of the founders of HOPE Research Institute which is a successful multi-specialty clinical research organization. Dr. Gitt has been a Principal Investigator in over 80 clinical drug trials. Currently he has ongoing clinical drug trials in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and others. He is in private practice with offices in Phoenix and Sun City. Dr. Gitt is married to his wife Ellen for 35 years, and has twin 28 year old girls, as well as a 22 year old son. He is an avid hockey player, and enjoys playing guitar in his free time. Dr. Gitt recently received the “Top Doc” award for 2011, 2014, and for 2015, an award received by a vote of his peers.
Alzheimer’s Disease. Multiple Sclerosis, Cervical Dystonia, Seizures, Headaches & Migraines, Hemifacial Spasm, Neuropathy, Sleep Disorders, Upper Limb Spasticity
“Dr Gitt was professional, informative, and pleasant. I had eye spasms and he administered botox and a few days later the problem was solved.” – Gearold Van Roekel
“Been going to them for several years. Very good drs.” – Victoria Nielsen-Faulkner
Barrow Neurological Institute
Kerry Knievel, DO, is a member of the neurology faculty at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix and director of the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program. She is licensed through the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Knievel’s areas of interest include general neurology, headaches, and neuromuscular diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Knievel received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She completed her residency in neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, where she also completed a neuromuscular fellowship.
Botox for Chronic Migraine; Cefaly; Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak; Chronic Daily Headaches; Cluster Headaches; Dihydroergotamine Infusion; Headache; Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Intracranial Hypotension; Migraine; Occipital Nerve Block; Occipital Neuralgia; Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Trigeminal Nerve Block; Trigeminal Neuralgia
“Very down to Earth. Very knowledgeable. Explains things at a level that can be understood and listens to what you have to say. Great person and doctor.” – John White
“Dr. Knievel is totally awesome. She takes time with you to determine what the problem is and does not give up until she finds the problem. She is a five start Dr. to me. Thanks Dr. Knievel for helping Jack.” – Janele Clegg
Center for Complex Neurology
Dr. David Saperstein is a neurologist in Paradise Valley, Arizona and is affiliated with Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
POTS & Dysautonomia, Neuropathy, Diagnostic Testing, EDS, Muscular Dystrophy, Telemedicine, ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, CIDP/BGS, Myositis
“Dr. S is amazing and freaking unbelievable! Compassionate, quiet, listens carefully and goes far beyond what any doctor has ever done before. FYI he opened his own clinic in Scottsdale called Complex Neurology and…something else” – Jodi Langston
“Professional; world class neuro care” – Larry Gilbert
Dr. Fechtel started his career in Chiropractic Orthopedics graduating from Western States Chiropractic College. After practicing in chiropractic for 12 years, he went back to medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his neurology residency at University of Arizona School of Medicine, and then worked in private practice in Springfield, Oregon before joining Foothills Neurology in 2006.
Dr. Fechtel is currently working part-time as a consultant in Medical Neurology and Chiropractic Orthopedics with Medical Evaluations of Alaska.
Chronic Pain, Migraine Treatment, Multiple Sclerosis Treatment, Neurologist, Neuropathy Treatment, Seizure Treatment
“So glad, I waited for Dr. Fechtel’s availablity to be seen by the best!! This was my best experience dealing with a medical professional ever, he is absolutely the best. He truly listens to you, takes his time with you & puts you at comfort as he does his assessment. Thank you Dr. Fechtel, wish there were more professionals like you in the medical industry, with the care, patience, and most importantly the compassion 🙏 🙏 🙏” – Nikki Chahal
“I have seen many neurologists in my past as I move often for work. I will fly back to Phoenix specifically to receive Fechtel’s unparalleled care.” – Ray Downie
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