ABOUT US


 

ABOUT US

Jitesh Kar, MD, MPH

Jitesh Kar, MD, MPH, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist who provides exceptional care to his patients at the Neurology Institute of Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Kar specializes in adult neurology, really enjoys diagnostic neurology, and has a special interest and fellowship training in neuromuscular diseases.

Dr. Kar completed his Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Surgery at Grant Medical College & J.J. Hospital in Mumbai, which is among the oldest and most respected medical institutions in India. He then pursued his Masters in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, before undertaking his internship in internal medicine residency at New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital in New York City where he was awarded as "The resident with the best communication and interpersonal skills". Dr. Kar completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Center at Houston, where he served as the chief resident where he received multiple prestigious awards including “Frank M. Yatsu award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology”, “The Best Resident as a Teacher”, "Recipient of Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Resident Excellence in Humanism and Teaching for 2013 & 2014". 

Dr. Kar worked in Huntsville from 2014 to 2019 was affiliated with Huntsville Hospital. He continues to teach UAB Medical students, FM, and IM residents. He received “ARGUS” Award for Best Clinical Educator in Community” at UAB Huntsville Campus 2017. 

Dr. Kar returned to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he received his fellowship training in neuromuscular and autonomic disorders. 

Dr. Kar maintains active memberships with the American Academy of Neurology, the Alabama Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Medical Association of State of Alabama, and the Medical Society of Madison County, among other affiliations. 

When he is not busy helping patients at the Neurology Institute of Huntsville, Dr. Kar enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his creative side through portrait photography. One of his photographs was selected as the cover for the Annals of Internal Medicine, and another was accepted into the art gallery at Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, Texas.

 

Jeffrey Nguyen, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Nguyen, MD, PhD is a board-eligible neurologist who recently joined the Neurology Institute of Huntsville. He specializes in Adult Neurology and really enjoys the variety of pathology in neurology.

Dr. Nguyen completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, MO. He then worked for two years as a research technician at Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. Initially inspired to pursue an academic career as a clinician-researcher, he then enrolled in the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine MD/PhD program in Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of the world-famous chocolate. He completed his MD degree and his PhD in molecular medicine and focused on colon cancer biology in 2018.

Drawn by the strong clinical training program and the warmer climate, he moved South to train at UAB neurology residency’s program. It was during residency that he realized how much he enjoyed the clinical aspects of medicine and decided to enter into private practice. What he loves most about neurology is the diagnostic challenge, the variety of pathology, and the connection with his patients. As a resident, in his last year he was nominated for chief resident and also scored 90% on the RITE exam, an exam that neurology residents all across the United States take each year and assesses neurology knowledge, placing him in the top 10% of all neurology residents.

He is excited to join the Neurology Institute of Huntsville and excited to serve the Huntsville community. He strives to provide the best, most up-to-date neurologic care for his patients and wants to help the Neurology Institute of Huntsville to become the preferred location for neurology services in all of North Alabama.

In his free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his family and exploring all the great activities in and around Huntsville and Madison, Alabama. Dr. Nguyen and his family, in particular, enjoy the food scene, and you will often find them trying out the latest restaurant or the local art or music festival in downtown Huntsville.