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Emilio Melchionna, M.D.

Dr. Melchionna is dedicated to the practice of general neurology, serving the Pioneer Valley throughout his career since 1994. His special interests include gait disorders, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders. He holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
He has a special interest in Gait Disorders and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Since 1994 he has been administering botulinum toxin for neurological disorders including chronic migraine, dystonia, blepharospasm, and spasticity.
He offers expert diagnostic testing in neuromuscular conditions. Including electromyography, nerve conduct study, evoked response, skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy and lumbar puncture.

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine since 1997
American Academy of Neurology since 1995
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine since 1994

Education
M.D., Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI
B.S., Boston College Biology (Magna Cum Laude), Chestnut Hill, MA

Postdoctoral Training
Fellowship, Neuromuscular, George Washington University Medical Center,
Washington, DC

Residency, Neurology, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
& Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

Internal Medicine Residency, St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, CT

Academic Appointments
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School
of Medicine, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Chief of Neurology Division, Mercy Medical Center

Professional Memberships and Activities
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Member, American Academy of Neurology

Michael Sorrell, M.D.

Dr. Sorrell is a neurologist with a special interest in headache, myofascial (muscle) pain, and unexplained causes of numbness and pain. In over 40 years of clinical practice, he has investigated and treated the full range of neurologic illnesses of adults, including seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, myasthenia gravis, and peripheral neuropathies. He is starting an investigation into the cause of migraine and other headache in adolescents.

Since 1990, he has used botulinum toxin A (Botox) for the treatment of various dystonias, spasticity, and headaches. He has board certification in Neurology and in Headache Medicine and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. He has been an author, reviewer, and editor of medical articles on headache and myofascial pain. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Neurologic Association.

Board Certification
American Academy of Neurology, since 1977
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine, since 2006

Education
M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
A.B., Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Post-Doctoral Training
Residency in Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Internship, Georgetown University Medical Service, D.C. General Hospital, Washington D.C.

Academic Appointments
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Professional Memberships and Activities
Member, American Medical Association
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
Fellow, American Headache Society
Member, Massachusetts Neurologic Association
Member, International Headache Society
Trustee, International Myopain Society

Stacey Panasci, PA-C

Stacey Panasci is a certified physician assistant dedicated to the practice of general neurology. She incorporates a holistic approach to patient care and is a strong proponent of shared-decision making between patient and provider. She has been serving the Springfield area since 2003. In 2010, she obtained her specialist certification in multiple sclerosis, which is her special area of interest and focus within the practice. Along with multiple sclerosis, her special interests include migraine. She works closely with both Dr. Melchionna and Dr. Sorrell to add to patients’ quality of care within the practice.

Board Certification
National Commission of Physician Assistants since 2002

Special Certifications
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers MS Certified Specialist

Education
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Springfield College, 2002

Professional Memberships and Activities
Member, PA special interest group- Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
Member, Association of Neurology Physician Assistants
Member, American Academy of Neurology