James A Charles MD FAAN  
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Seated Left to Right; Natasha Recio, Registered Medical Assistant; Ashley Figueroa, Certified Medical Assistant; Christina Santiago, Registered Medical Assistant and Clinical Director; Andrea Gioia, Administrative Director. Seated Left to Right: Joanne M Charles, RN, MSN, Practice Administrator; James A Charles, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Joseph DiGeronimo, Neurophysiology Technologist


March 2018 Created and chaired the first Holy Name Medfical Center Neuroscience Symposium

    November 2013, Chaired the first Holy Name Medical Center "Headache Symposium".

    In 2012, created and became Director of the Holy Name Medical Center Headache Treatment Program; (http://www.holyname.org/) find services, Headache)

    October 2011, Guest Speaker on "Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Fraud" at the New Jersey Special Investigators Seminar in Atlantic City, NJ

    April 2011. Scientific Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii ; "Outpatient Continuous Intravenous Dihydroergotamine for Intractable Headache"

    May 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Participated in the Mind, Body, Behavior Symposium as Neurology faculty lecturer on Pain to 1st year medical students at NJ Medical School-UMDNJ.

    2007-Present. Created the "Notes of Inspiration" program which benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ- a musician with epilepsy is given the opportunity to perform with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra and speak as an Advocate of Epilepsy.

    2006- Created a Benefit Concert for the NJ Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association-Aaron Copland "Fanfare for the Common Man"-performed by the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra- Guest Speakers-relatives of Aaron Copland who was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.

    2005-Created a Benefit Concert for the American Parkinson Disease Association-NJ Chapter performed by the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra.

    2003-Organized and Created a Benefit Concert for the Greater NJ Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society- the "Messiah", Ridgewood Chamber Orchestra and the Presentation Choir.

    2002-2006- Created the "Teen Health Series" through the Valley Hospital Foundation, physicians lecture to high school students and teachers on various health issues.