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St. Luke’s Clinic – Neurology: Boise

Our providers offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for people ages 15 and older who need neurological care. A neurologist specializes in disorders of the nervous system, including brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. This can include epilepsy, stroke, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, migraines, and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Neurology

    Biography

    Daniel Abenroth, MD is fellowship trained in vascular neurology and specializes in the care of stroke, transient ischemic attack, intracranial atherosclerosis, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, and other diseases of cerebral vasculature. He is a neurohospitalist who provides care for the breadth of neurological diseases on an inpatient basis, and has specific clinical interest in neurocritical care.

  • Neurology

    Biography

    Stephen Asher, MD specializes in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders. He has been involved with the neurosurgical management of disorders of movement (deep brain stimulation), as well as the use of botulinum toxin in various dystonias and spasticity. He has extensive experience in the management of Parkinson’s disease, both in medical treatment and in programming deep brain stimulation systems. 

    Dr. Asher is medical director of St. Luke's movement disorders program, which operates the multidisciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Neurology. He serves on several medical boards, and is a charter member of the Movement Disorder Society. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers and published essays.

    Dr. Asher earned his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from UCLA and his medical degree with distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Between college and medical school, he was a fellow in biochemistry at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He served as an intern in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, followed by two years in the Public Health Service, then completed his residency in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After residency and chief residency, he was an assistant professor of Neurology at UCSF, involved in clinical research and teaching.

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  • Neurology

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    Martha A. Cline, MD has a special interest in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis, as well as general neurology. She strives to offer compassionate care.  

    Dr. Cline was a part time faculty member at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she taught neurology residents and fellows to perform nerve conduction studies and electromyography.  

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  • Neurology

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    Anna Irwin, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related disorders. Her particular interests are in management of central hypersomnia, dementia, headache, movement disorder, and stroke.

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  • Neurology

    Biography

    Sergei V. Kashirny, MD, PhD specializes in the clinical evaluation and diagnosis of epilepsy and other general neurological conditions (migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and disorders of the nerves and muscles). He also evaluates epilepsy patients as part of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at St. Luke's Boise.

    Dr. Kashirny completed medical school and postgraduate research training at Vinnitsa Medical University, Ukraine. He performed his neurology residency and internship in internal medicine at Louisiana State University, where he also completed his clinical neurophysiology fellowship with a special emphasis in EEG and epilepsy.

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  • Neurology

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    Michael Parker, FNP-BC works to manage medically refractory headaches, and has experience in family medicine, psychiatric medicine, and in treating hospitalized patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

    Michael is an Idaho native, and earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University. He earned his master's degree at Gonzaga University.

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  • Neurology

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    James Whiteside, MD specializes in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, migraine, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His scope of care includes inpatient consultations, general neurology clinic, and EEG; and his clinical interests include stroke, neuromuscular diseases, neuro-immunology, infectious disease, and neuro-oncology.

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  • Neurology

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    Cong Zhi Zhao, MD specializes in deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders and neurological conditions. In addition to her clinical practice, she evaluates patients as part of the multidisciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic. She enjoys helping all of her patients live their fullest possible lives and encourages each one to work hard toward their goals.

    Dr. Zhao earned her bachelor's degree in bio-engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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