Belle

Vaijayante Belle

Bradford Regional Medical Center will present “Forgetfulness after 50; Is it dementia?” and “Dizziness and fear of falling in seniors” Sept. 25 at the Bradford Club, 32 Boylston St.

The presentation is part of the BRMC’s Community Breakfast series. Presentations are free and open to the public. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. with the presentation from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Seating is limited. To make reservations, contact Stacy Williams, 814/362-8288, swilliams@brmc.com.

Vaijayante Belle, MD, neurologist, will offer insight into the neurological aspects of memory loss and balance issues. Belle diagnoses, treats and manages a range of neurological conditions including stroke and intracranial bleed, migraines and other headaches, epilepsy and seizure disorders, pain and peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord disorders and traumatic injuries, infections such as meningitis and encephalitis, encephalopathy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis.

Belle has more than 18 years of experience in clinical neurosciences. She trained as a neurosurgeon in India where she practiced for 10 years before making the transition to neurology training in the United States. Belle has broad work experience in interdisciplinary neurology fields. She co-directed a stroke and neuro rehabilitation unit and was a surgical team leader for a movement disorder surgery unit and intraoperative neuro monitoring facility. Belle has also established a neurosurgical unit, including a neuro ICU, which she directed for five years.

She completed an internship at Case Medical Center in Cleveland and a residency in neurology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Congress of Neurological Surgeons. A member of the Foothills Medical Group staff, Belle currently sees patients at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital.

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