HHC Lincoln Hospital’s Division of General Neurology provides highly skilled and value based care in the diagnosis and management of diverse neurological disorders. HHC Lincoln Hospital is a primary stroke center, earning the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and is a thrombectomy capable center. The neurology service also provides EEG monitoring services both in and outpatient. There is continuous EEG monitoring capability primarily used in our neurology ICU patients. HHC Lincoln hospital also extensively utilizes Ceribell, a cutting edge POC EEG in the ICU and emergency room. The neurology division also provides subspecialty clinics including EMG and Epilepsy clinic.


David Sternman, MD (Chief of Division), graduated New York Medical College, trained in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital and Nassau County Medical Center, trained in neurology at Albert Einstein affiliated hospitals and was a fellow in EMG/neuromuscular diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.


Amy Postelnik, MD MPH (Director of Epilepsy), completed all of her medical training in her native NYC. She obtained her medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. She then completed her neurology residency at Mount Sinai Icahn SOM and her subspecialty Epilepsy training at NYP Columbia. She is double board certified in both Neurology and Epilepsy. She has been an attending at HHC Lincoln Hospital since 2021. Dr. Postelnik is the current Director of Epilepsy at HHC Lincoln Hospital and is responsible for founding the sub-specialty Epilepsy clinic, which occurs weekly, along with introducing continuous EEG monitoring. Dr. Postelnik is also an assistant professor at NYP Weill Cornell.


Seema Aziyakath Shavro, NP, RN was awarded her BSN from Armed Forces Medical College, India and her MSN from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. She then completed a Family Health Nurse Practitioner program from CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx and joined the Department of Neurology as a Nurse Practitioner in 2022. She has prior experience as a RN in Critical Care and Nursing Education prior to joining the Neurology team.