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Carolina Neurology

Carol S. Nichols, M.D.
Carol A. Kooistra, M.D.
Rowena Desailly-Chanson, M.D.

Carol S. Nichols, M.D.

Dr. Nichols is a native of Clinton, South Carolina. She received her bachelor of science from Furman University in 1968 and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1972 where she also completed a combined residency in internal medicine and neurology in 1977. From 1978 to 1979 she was employed at the Barksdale Air Force Hospital in Louisiana. She has been in private practice since 1979.

Dr. Nichols is a member of the following associations:

She is currently serving on the American Medical Association Consortium for the Study of the Federation and Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association since 1996.

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Carol A. Kooistra, M.D.

Dr. Kooistra is a New Jersey native. She received her bachelor of arts in biology, with distinction, from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she also received her medical degree. She completed her internship at the Waterbury Health Center (Yale University affiliate) and her residency in neurology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. From 1985 to 1986, Dr. Kooistra was chief resident in the Department of Neurology at Florida University. From 1986 to 1987, she was a fellow in cognitive functions. In 1991, she was awarded a mini-fellowship for the study of epilepsy at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Kooistra's post-graduate studies include courses in neuropsychological testing, clinical neuropsychology, comparative neuroanatomy and systems neurophysiology. She is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also a diplomate of the American Society of Neurology.

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She is a member of the following medical institutions:

  • Vascular Lab Department
    Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • Planning and Development Department
    Regional Health Plus
  • American Heart Association
  • Executive Committee
    Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • Chairperson, Division of Neurology
    Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • Medical Director
  • Parkinson's Disease Support Group, Spartanburg Chapter
  • Vascular Lab Department
    Mary Black Hospital
  • New Procedures Committee
    Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • Representative, Department of Neurology
    Quality Assurance Committee
    Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
  • Representative, Department of Neurology
    Medical Review Committee
    Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Kooistra is a member of the Spartanburg County Medical Society, and associate member of the American Medical Association, Associate of the Center for Neuropsychologic Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville and a Junior Member of the American Medical Association. She published several articles in Neurology, Brain and Language, and Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology. She has lectured extensively, regionally and frequently gives public service lectures on the topics of headache, the neurology of aging, immunology of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and cerebrovascular disease.

Rowena Desailly-Chanson, M.D.

Information about Dr. Desailly-Chanson will be added soon.

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Carolina Neurology
541 Floyd Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Tel: 864.585.6179
Fax: 864.583.5403

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