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Benjamin Kummer, MD (Neurology)

Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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What is Neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis is a disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves, the spinal cord, or the brain as well as areas outside the nervous system. The tumors are usually benign, but can occasionally become cancerous. There are 3 kinds of neurofibromatosis with different symptoms, and they are usually diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. The disorder is caused by a gene mutation which is most often inherited, or can arise randomly during life. In addition to these tumors,

Typical Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis

  • Many lumps appearing on the skin

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

  • Seizure

  • Skin hardening

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Neurofibromatosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have multiple lumps on your body?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on your skin? (Including moles)

  • Do you have yellow or red lumps/bumps on your skin?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you have skin hardening?

Treatmentof Neurofibromatosis

There is no cure for neurofibromatosis. However, the symptoms of neurofibromatosis can be managed. Tumors can be targeted with surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, while children's developmental progress is closely monitored.

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References

  • Tamura R. Current Understanding of Neurofibromatosis Type 1, 2, and Schwannomatosis. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 May 29;22(11):5850. doi: 10.3390/ijms22115850. PMID: 34072574; PMCID: PMC8198724.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/11/5850

  • Kresak JL, Walsh M. Neurofibromatosis: A Review of NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis. J Pediatr Genet. 2016 Jun;5(2):98-104. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1579766. Epub 2016 Mar 9. PMID: 27617150; PMCID: PMC4918700.

    https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0036-1579766

  • Korf BR. Neurofibromatosis. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013;111:333-40. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52891-9.00039-7. PMID: 23622184.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/B9780444528919000397?via%3Dihub

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Benjamin Kummer, MD

Benjamin Kummer, MD (Neurology)

Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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