Dr. Miodrag Velickovic Helps Advance Neurological Disorders Research
Board-certified neurologist Dr. Miodrag Velickovic has served as an assistant clinical professor of neurology for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City for over 10 years. In addition to his position at Mount Sinai, he provides patient care as an attending physician at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York. Dr. Miodrag Velickovic concentrates his clinical practice on the study and treatment of a broad range of conditions affecting the nervous system, among them ataxia, chronic migraines, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, tremors, and hemifacial spasms.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Velickovic has participated in research sponsored by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. He has also co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals including BMC Medical Genetics, Neurology, and Movement Disorders. To help educate fellow medical practitioners, he has delivered grand rounds at numerous hospitals and medical centers on topics ranging from the treatment of restless leg syndrome to the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin.
Dr. Miodrag Velickovic earned an MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Nis in Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia. A diplomate of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, he completed an internal medicine internship at Nassau County Medical Center, a neurology residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a movement disorders fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Answers about Restless Leg Syndrome by Dr. Miodrag Velickovic
First occurring during middle age or later, restless leg syndrome causes those afflicted to move their legs in order to avoid discomfort. Considered a disorder of the nervous system, restless leg syndrome is commonly misdiagnosed, according to Dr. Miodrag Velickovic, and can go undiagnosed for decades.
The cause of restless leg syndrome in most patients remains a mystery, but the disorder may be likely to occur in patients who have Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, or an iron deficiency. Pregnant women may also experience symptoms. A diagnosis of the disorder is based solely on the patient’s reporting of symptoms since there is no medical test that positively identify restless leg syndrome. Treatment varies from patient to patient but may include exercise, massages, applying heat or cold compresses, and maintaining good sleeping habits.
Dr. Miodrag Velickovic is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is also an Attending Physician at Northern Westchester Hospital.