Eric J. Hanauer, MD joined the practice in 2002. He is a native Long Islander who proudly completed all his education and professional training in New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Binghamton University and attended medical school at the University of Buffalo graduating from both institutions summa cum laude.
Dr. Hanauer completed his neurology residency and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (the study of electrophysiologic testing such as EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials) at the University of Rochester. He is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty board certification in vascular neurology (the study of blood vessel disorders of the brain such as stroke). Although he has a particular interest in stroke, he sees a variety of neurology patients, performs office procedures including Epley maneuvers and occipital blocks, interprets diagnostic studies including ambulatory EEG, and serves as the director of the practice’s vascular laboratory.
He holds multiple leadership positions at South Nassau Communities Hospital. He is a founding member of the hospital’s stroke program and has been the Medical Director of the Stroke Unit since its inception. He has been Chief of the Division of Neurology since 2017 and a member of the Medical Board since 2008 with additional roles, including Secretary (2016-2018) and Vice President of the Medical Staff (2018-present).
Recent awards and accolades include America’s Top Physicians, Top 10 Doctor, Patient’s Choice Award, America’s Most Honored Professionals, On-Time Doctor Award, and Top Doctors Award selected by peer recognition in Newsday. He has also been featured on the cover of MD News, a business and practice management magazine about physicians.
And if you attend orchestra or concert band performances on Long Island, you may spot his name in the program. Dr. Hanauer is a classically trained clarinetist and performs with several community ensembles.