Delray Medical Center has the advanced technology and services to help with any of your neurological issues. As a member
of the Advanced Neuroscience Network, an integrated delivery system of medical professionals and hospitals focused on offering a full continuum of neurological care throughout South Florida, we focus on everything from prevention and diagnosis to
treatment and rehabilitation.
Our award-winning neurosciences department offers:
A comprehensive stroke center
Minimally invasive 6 Pillar Approach for treating brain tumors and hemorrhages
We’ve worked hard to build our comprehensive stroke center, and strive to provide the best possible stroke care to our community. We’ve been recognized for the service we provide, and the speed with which we provide it. While these awards
are given based on different criteria, they all mean the same thing for you: when you come to Delray with a stroke, you know you’re in good hands.
Joint Commission Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification
One of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 7 years in a row (2012-2018)
Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke by Healthgrades® for 8 years in a row (2012-2019)
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences by Healthgrades® for 8 years in a row (2012-2019)
American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Award
Recipient of the Healthgrades® Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 10 years in a row (2012-2021)
Recipient of the Healthgrades® Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 12 years in a row (2010-2021)
Recipient of the Healthgrades® Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2016-2018, 2020)
Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery by Healthgrades® for 3 years in a row (2016-2018)
Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Surgery for 3 years in a row (2016-2018, 2020)
Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 13 years in a row (2008-2020)
DNV GL Healthcare Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Scott Blumenthal, DO Medical Director of Neurosciences
Dr. Scott Blumenthal has been affiliated with South Florida Neurology Associates since 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan
in 1993. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University in 1999. Dr. Blumenthal went on to complete an internship at Thomas Jefferson University, Frankford Hospital. He completed his Neurology residency and was chief resident at Montefiore
Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology with emphasis in EMG and neuromuscular diseases also at Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Blumenthal is Board Certified by both the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG). He is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Heart Association.
He has served on both the Medical Executive Committee and currently the Peer Review Committee at Delray Medical Center.
Dr. Blumenthal treats the entire spectrum of neurological disorders but special interests include Acute Stroke therapies,
EMG/neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. He has extensive experience with the use of Botox for neurological disorders and with deep brain stimulation evaluation and programming for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.
Lloyd Zucker, MD Medical Director of Neurosurgery
Dr. Zucker also serves as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Delray, Chief of Neuro-Trauma,
a member of the Surgical Peer Review Committee and a member of the Trauma Quality Improvement Committee. He has been a member of the medical staff since 1994.
As a board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Zucker diagnoses and treats all aspects of
neurologic illness of the brain and spine. Throughout his career he has championed bringing the newest state-of-the-art technologies to Delray Medical Center. Utilizing technology from Synaptive Medical and NICO Neuro’s Brainpath he performs minimally-invasive
craniotomies, accessing deep lesions within the brain previously thought to be inoperable.
Dr. Zucker sub-specializes in a variety of neurological areas including radiosurgery, neuro-oncology and stereotactic procedures. He leads clinical
trials in the treatment of brain tumors including fluorescent-guided surgery for gliomas and trials involving traumatic injury to the brain and spinal cord.
He is co-director of the movement disorder program at Delray Medical Center, performing
Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor. As part of the program he is a regional leader in the use of focused ultrasound and continues to expand the field into other novel applications.
With a fellowship in complex spinal surgery and spinal instrumentation he cares for diseases of all areas of the spine - cervical, thoracic and lumbar.
Dr. Zucker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is an
active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and is a member of the Subcortical Surgery Group.
He has contributed to research in the fields of neuro-trauma
and neuro-oncology. As an assistant affiliate professor at the Charles E Schmidt School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, he contributes to the teaching of medical students, interns and surgical residents. Dr. Zucker has presented extensively
to other physicians on minimally-invasive spine surgery, treatment of brain tumors and many other topics. In addition, Dr. Zucker regularly attends national meetings and symposiums focused on the latest techniques for treating complex disorders of the
brain and spine.
A graduate with honors of the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, he was invited as an undergraduate to do research at the National Institute of Health. His medical training at Rutgers University/ University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey was followed by a neurosurgical residency at the University of Connecticut/ Hartford Hospital. His extended training was completed by a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the University of South Florida/ Tampa General Hospital.
Nils Mueller-Kronast, MD Neurointerventional Director
Dr. Nils Mueller-Kronast earned his Doctor of Medicine at Stadt Krankenhaus Harlaching, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He then completed his Residency, Internship and Vascular/Interventional Neurology Fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Dr. Mueller-Kronast completed an additional Fellowship at Stadt Krankenhaus Harlaching, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich, Germany in Stroke and Neurocritical Care. His areas of special interests include Intra-artierial stroke treatment and management of traumatic injury to the cervical and cerebral vessels. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and the American Board of Vascular Neurology.
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