Newswise — Neurologist Vladimir Klinov, M.D. has joined the team of respected physicians at Southern Ocean Medical Center. He joins Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D., Robert Terranova, D.O., and the team at Meridian Medical Group – Neurology – Manahawkin, which is part of Meridian Neuroscience. Dr. Klinov has extensive training in the area of neurology, and specializes in the treatment of Epilepsy.

Dr. Klinov completed his Epilepsy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to this, Dr. Klinov finished his residency program at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ where he served as Chief Neurology Resident. His knowledge in health care was also enhanced through his internship at New York Medical College – Richmond’s Program in Staten Island, NY.

In addition to receiving his medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Klinov also obtained a doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. Preceding his pursuit of advanced medical education, Dr. Klinov treated patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders for six years.

“I truly am excited to become a member of the Southern Ocean Medical Center family,” says Dr. Klinov. “My dedication to providing the community with the best patient experience will complement the hospital’s commitment to making each individual’s health a top priority.”

Dr. Klinov remains active as a member of professional organizations in the field and is fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the existing patients, as well as new patients who are looking for a specialist right in their own community,” adds Dr. Klinov.

Meridian Medical Group – Neurology – Manahawkin is located at 53 Nautilus Drive, Suite 201. Dr. Klinov is accepting new patients and appointments can be made by calling 609-978-8870.

About Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s“100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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