Dr. Whitman, who attended medical school at the University of Connecticut and completed his residency at Boston City Hospital and Tufts, returns to the New England area from the University of California at Irvine, where he served on the full-time faculty and directed the education programs in the Department of Neurology.
“It’s going to take a while to acclimate to the winters again,” says Dr. Whitman jokingly, “but I’m really excited to be in New England again and to have joined Mass. Eye and Ear’s Balance and Vestibular Center. I know that this is one of the best places to put my education and training to use; I’m looking forward to treating the patients who need my help most.”
Because the sense of balance involves a number of systems in the body, diagnosing the cause of balance disorders and dizziness can be a complex task. Dr. Whitman’s combination of training and experience -- subspecialty training and experience in otoneurology, in addition to experience in general and geriatric neurology-- makes him particularly well-suited to help patients experiencing dizziness.
Dr. Whitman is board certified in neurology, having completed a two-year fellowship in otoneurology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mass. Eye and Ear’s Balance and Vestibular Center at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital uses both clinical expertise and the most advanced computerized technology to provide complete evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for dizziness and balance disorders. The Balance and Vestibular Center is located at the Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital at 250 Pond Street, Braintree, MA 02184.
World-renowned for leading research that has challenged the limits of vision impairment, Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III, the Director of Mass. Eye and Ear’s Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, candidly admits that he likes a good challenge—and the more complex, the better. That is what drew him to the field of neuro-ophthalmology, which studies the complicated neural interplay between eye, brain, and inner ear to diagnose the causes of vision loss.
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