The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH) is pleased to welcome Harold Marks, M.D. to their team of neurological specialists. Dr. Marks, a specialist in childhood neurological syndromes, is a recognized expert in neuromuscular and mitochondrial (metabolic) disorders.
"CNNH was created to bring together clinical experts and specialists of the mind and brain," comments Dr. Mark Mintz, CNNH Founder, President & CEO. "Having an interdisciplinary group of professionals 'under one roof' allows us to accurately diagnose and comprehensively treat routine and complex conditions while reducing fragmentation of neurological care. Dr. Marks' expertise and experience adds a vital level of service for the individuals we serve."
Neuromuscular disorders occur when there are abnormalities in the functioning of nerves or muscles. Symptoms of neuromuscular disorders include weakness, low tone, trouble walking, fatigue, pain, twitching, cramping or trouble with movement. Mitochondrial (metabolic) disorders can cause similar symptoms, but also can cause problems with liver, heart and brain function, and can complicate disorders such as autism, epilepsy and more.
"I am thrilled to be part of the patient-centered specialty care medical home model of CNNH" comments Dr. Marks.
Dr. Marks comes to CNNH with an extensive background. He is former Chief of Neurology for Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, and has been an attending neurologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Marks is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology. He is presently a Clinical Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, and formerly has been on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, and Temple University School of Medicine. He has been named by the "Best Doctors in America", and has been an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is widely published and has been the Principle Investigator for a number of research studies investigating pediatric neuromuscular disorders.