At Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, you’ll receive high-quality treatment from our expert team of New York neurology specialists. Each of our attending physicians has years of experience treating a wide array of neurological medical problems. With the help of a dedicated team of residents, nurses, and medical support staff, they will work with you to achieve the most positive treatment outcomes possible for any neurological condition you experience.
Dr. Morteza Modaber, head of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's Division of Neurology.

Morteza Modaber, M.D.

Director, Neurology

Dr. Modaber began his medical career at Shahid Beheshti Medical University, followed by a focused four-year research period in neuroscience at UCLA. After an internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in vascular neurology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell Health. Dr. Modaber then applied his expertise as a vascular neurologist in Louisiana, a critical region in the nation’s “stroke belt.” Now serving as the Director of Neurology Services at Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals, Dr. Modaber merges a comprehensive medical background with extensive research and clinical experience, striving to advance neurological care and contribute positively to community health.

Thambirajah Nandakumar, M.D

Co-Director, Stroke Care

Dr. Thambirajah Nandakumar graduated from the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine in 1987, later studying neurology at the Sunny Health Science Center in Brooklyn.


Dr. Nandakumar is the longest practicing neurologist at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, having been in practice for over 20 years and administering the highest number of thrombolytics for acute stroke patients in the hospital. He currently works with patients with neurological ailments at Jamaica Hospital. He is board-certified in neurology, vascular neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and neuromuscular medicine.

Aashish Patel, DO

Director, Neurocritical Care

As a neurointensivist, Dr. Aashish Patel takes care of patients who present with acute, life-threatening neurological injuries such as large strokes, ruptured brain aneurysms, or traumatic brain injuries.


He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience at Texas Christian University. After attending medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, he completed residency training in neurology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, as well as a fellowship in neurocritical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.


While Dr. Patel found caring for patients in the neurocritical care setting to be rewarding, he decided to pursue a Master of Health Care Delivery Science degree at Dartmouth in order to become an agent of change in healthcare. He recently worked at Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital from 2017 to 2022 and transitioned to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center to serve the Queens community.

Armin Maghsoudlou M.D.

Dr. Maghsoudlou’s medical journey spans continents. He attended medical school at the Shahid Beheshti University in Iran, followed by a residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Maghsoudlou continued expanding his knowledge by further specializing in neuro-muscular medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell. Dr. Maghsoudlou has spent the last 4 years serving the community of Staten Island as an attending neurologist at Staten Island University Hospital and an associate professor at Hofstra School of Medicine. Dr Maghsoudlou’s expertise is in general neurology with a focus on nerve and muscle disorders. NYC has become home to Dr. Maghsoudlou since 2018, and he is passionate and dedicated to provide care to the diverse community around him.

James Sul M.D.

Dr. James Sul is a graduate of NYU Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Biomolecular Sciences. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His residency training was completed at the Hofstra University/Northwell Neurology program in Manhasset, NY. He completed fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a lifelong New Yorker and continues to live and practice in NYC, where he enjoys the experience of being in a vibrant and diverse community.