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Steven Kanarek, MDSteven Kanarek, MD

Dr. Kanarek obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree from The University of Kansas and his Medical Degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine.  He completed his Neurology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He also completed a Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University and an additional fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Dr. Kanarek is board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His special interest is in sleep disorders, neuropathy, headaches and general neurology.


Steven Kanarek, MDKrzysztof Romanowski, MD

Dr. Romanowski grew up in South Carolina where he completed his undergraduate training in biology at the College of Charleston. He ventured northward to Washington, D.C. for medical school at Georgetown University. He subsequently completed residency training in neurology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He pursued additional fellowship training in his subspecialty, MS/neuroimmunology, at the University of Colorado. Dr. Romanowski is passionate about caring for patients with multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system, including neuromyelitis optica and MOG antibody disease. Dr. Romanowski is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His hobbies include keeping marine aquariums, fishing, and beachgoing.


Cori Brander AGACNP BCCori Brander, AGAC, NP-BC

Ms. Brander completed her undergraduate degree at Norfolk State University and obtained her Masters in Nursing from Walden University as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  Ms. Brander is certified as a Neuroscience nurse (CNRN), stroke nurse (SCRN), and in emergency neuroscience life support (ENLS).  She was the recipient of the CNRN of the Year Award in 2013.  Ms. Brander is the president of the Southeastern Virginia American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and is a guest lecturer for various organizations.  She has developed stroke education for public, patients, nursing and physicians.  She helped lead a rural hospital to become the local area’s first Comprehensive Stroke Program.  She is trained in all neurological conditions but has special interest in stroke, dementia and multiple sclerosis.  She is an active member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, American Academy of Neurology, and the American Academy of Neuroscience Nurses.  Her interest in MS includes cognitive function, mood disorders, acute, new and emerging therapies as well as Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders, and health issues specifically related to women. 

Cori Brander AGACNP BCTaja Adams, FNP-BC

Mrs. Adams began her healthcare journey by receiving her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2012. She spent the next several years gaining invaluable experience taking care of cardiac patients at the Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. She then decided she wanted to further her career and began working on her masters in Nurse Practitioner from George Washington University. While pursuing her degree, she switched to a position in the operating room as a circulating nurse at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She graduated in 2018 and became a nurse practitioner, where she then joined a neurosurgery group and worked along some amazing neurosurgeons in the operating room assisting with various spinal and brain surgeries, as well as managing acute and chronic illness. She later transitioned to Sub-Investigator with Meridian clinical research conducting clinical trials for vaccines, and chronic conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches, and Parkinson's Disease. She is trained in all neurological conditions with a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, boating,hiking and relaxing on the beach.

Cori Brander AGACNP BCMakiea Crennel, FNP-CC

Makiea Crennel received her bachelor's degree in 2013 from Jefferson College of Health Science. She worked for several years in Neuro Trauma and Neuro ICU. Ms. Crennel graduated from Radford University in 2020 with her masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. After graduation she worked a while for CVS Minute Clinic before moving to Virginia Beach in March from Greensboro, NC to begin working with Neurology Specialists. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and spontaneous adventures.