Chair, Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon MD PhD is a practicing Neurologistin Indiana with an interest in Interventional Pain Management. He trained in the UK at the Royal London Hospital Medical College and was awarded the George Riddock Prize in neurology. He won the Duke Scholarship and came to the USA for his residency training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He was awarded the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Fellowship at The Neurological Institute of New York and participated in neuronal plasticity research with Michael Golberger at the Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1979-1984. (The research was supported by a grant from the paralyzed Veterans of America.)
He then became instructor at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Neurophysiology Lab at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He was commissioned into the Indiana Guard Reserve and currently holds the rank of MAJOR. He is the medical director of the Medical Command and Physician’s Company of the IGR.
He was awarded the Order of Merit by the Sovereign Order of the Templars of Jerusalem in 2014, and in 2016 received the Sagamore of Wabash, Indiana’s highest civilian award, by Governor (now VP ) Pence.
His articles are published in the Journal of Neuroscience (see www.drungar.com/publications ) for more.
- Major, Indiana Guard Reserve
- IGR MEDICAL COMMAND (MEDCOM)Medical Director, MEDCOM, IGR
- Commanding Officer, Physician Company, IGR, MEDCOM FEMA Sr. MEMS, ICS 300, AHIMT, CERT certified. AFT
- Member Medical Academy Committee, SGAUS State Guard Association of the United States
- 1969-1971: The Royal London Hospital Medical College, London University, Basic Medical Sciences
- 1972: The Royal Academy of Music, (L.R.A.M., London)
- 1972-1974: The Royal London Hospital Medical College, London University Clinical Studies, L.R.C.P. (London) M.R.C.S. (England), MB, BS, London University
- 1979-1984: Rabbinical Ordination, Yeshivat Mikdash Melech, Brooklyn NY Under Rabbi Mendel Kaplan Z’tl
- 1988: Harvard University (M.T.S.) Masters degree in theological studies
- 1992: Brandeis University (M.A.) Masters degree in Literature
- 2000: Brandeis University (Ph.D.) In Ancient Near Eastern languages and literature
Honors and Awards
- 1972: The Duke Scholarship London University
- 1974: The George Riddoch Prize in Neurology, Royal London Hospital Med College
- 1979: The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association of America Fellowship
- 2013: The Kiffin-Penry Epilepsy Mini-Fellowship, Wake Forest University
- 2016: The Kiffin-Penry Epilepsy Mini-Fellowship, Wake Forest University
- 2016: The Sagamore of Wabash Award by Gov. Pence of Indiana, V.P. Elect USA
- 2016: Recruitment Ribbon Indiana Guard Reserve
- 2016: Brigade Coin Medal of Excellence, Indiana Guard Reserve, MEDCOM
- 2016: Chairman, Medical Advisory Board Global Post Traumatic Stress Injury Foundation(GPTSIF)
- 1975: House Physician in Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center New York –Internship in Medicine and Surgery
- 1975: House Surgeon, Maimonides Medical Center, New York, NY
- 1977: Resident in Neurology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University New York, NY
- 1978: Fellow in Neuromuscular Diseases, The Neurological Institute of NY ‘Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY.
Post Graduate Studies
- 1988: Harvard Divinity School Cambridge MA, Masters Degree in theological studies including Medical Ethics, MTS degree 1988
- 1992: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Masters Degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and literature leading to M.A. 1992
- 2000: Brandeis University Waltham, MA. Doctoral Degree PhD, In Ancient Near Eastern languages and literature, 2000.
Hospital and Clinic Appointments
- 1978 Oct/Dec: Director of Electro- Diagnostic Laboratory, Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
- 1978- Summer: Visiting Consultant Physician to the Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Utah.
- 1980-1984: Consultant Neurologist, Philadelphia Home of the Incurables, Philadelphia, PA; Consultant Neurologist, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
- 1984: Consultant and Attending Physician, Delaware; County Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Consult Neurologist, Riddle Memorial Hospital, PA; Consultant Neurologist, Havertown Hospital, PA
- 1986: Consultant and Attending, Brigham and Woman's Hospital Boston, MA Department of Medicine; Co-director of Electromyography Laboratory, Department of Neurology.
- 1995: Director, Cardio-Neuro Metrics, Midtown Manhattan Neurology and Neuro-diagnostics Clinic
- 1999: Consultant Neurologist, The Churchill Clinic, London, England, Co-Director, The Pain Center, The Churchill Clinic London, England.
- 1996-1999: Medical Director, Lifeline Medical Clinic, South Bend IN
- 1999-2002: Medical Director Neuro-Med Services Inc.Consultant Neurologist and Pain Management Specialist Grand Park Surgical Center, Merrillville, Indiana
- 2002-2007: Medical Director NeuropraXis P.C., Merrillville IN
- 2005-Present: Consulting Neurologist for Neurology and Pain Management (including Epidurals, Morphine pumps and Spinal cord stimulators) Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer IN
- 2008- Present: Consultant and Admitting Neurologist I U Med Clarian Hospital Lafayette IN
- 2010-Present: Admitting Neurologist Hind Hospital, Hobart IN
- 1978: Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Neurology Department; Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
- 1984: Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurology Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- 1986: Instructor, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA; Grand Rounds Coordinator, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
- 1996: Senior Lecturer, Clinical Neurology and Neurosciences, Kigezi International School of Medicine, Cambridge, England.
- 2002: Spertus College, Chicago, IL Assistant Professor (adjunct)
- 1996-1999: Medical Director, Lifeline Medical Center South Bend, Indiana
- 2002: Medical Director, NeuroMed Services Inc. Darien, IL.
- 2002-2007: Director, Neurology and Pain Management Clinic NeuropraXis P.C., Merrillville, Indiana
- 2003-2006: Consultant Physician, Neurology Clinic and Electro-diagnostic Clinic, Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, Indiana
- 2005-Present: Consultant Neurology Jasper Co. Hospital Clinic Interventional Pain Management Clinic
- 2005-Present: Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer IN; Consultant Neurologist, Pain management Privileges
- 2009-2014: IU Medical Center Clarian Hospital, Lafayette IN Admitting Neurologist
- 2010-2015: Hind Hospital, Hobart IN; Admitting Neurologist and Interventional Pain Management Privileges
- 2015-present: Franciscan Health Rensselaer, Admitting Neurologist and Interventional Pain Management
Lectures and Seminars
- 2012-Present: Weekly Class, Midrash and Hermeneutics, Cong. Anshe Shalom, Chicago
- 2010-Present: Weekly Bible and Midrash Class, Cong. Ezras Israel, Chicago
- 2014-Present: Weekly Class, Hassidic Dimensions of the Parsha, Cong. Khal Chassidim, Chicago
- See List on website: http://www.drungar.com
- Healing Essays: http://www.drungarneurology.com/essays.shtml
- Theological Essays: http://www.drungarneurology.com/theologicalessays.shtml
- Poetry: http://www.drungarneurology.com/poems.shtml
- Books in Progress: "Chronic Pain and Spirituality; A New Approach to Managing Pain" and "Poems: The Struggle for Faith"
Spastic paraplegia-paraparesis: A reappraisal
Julian Y. Ungar-Sargon1, *, Robert E. Lovelace, 2 and John C.M. Brust3 Journal of Neurological Sciences, Volume 185, Issue 2, Pages 95-100 (1 April 2001)
1 Department of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Columbia U.S.A.
2 Department of Presbyterian and Harlem Hospital Medical Centers, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories of the Neurological Institute New York, NY U.S.A.
3 the H. Houston Merritt Center for Muscular Dystrophy and Related Diseases, New York, NY
Is Hospice Care in Conflict with Jewish Values?: Finding a common ground for the Jewish community
AM J HOSP PALLIAT CARE May/June 1987 4: 43-45
Maintenance of specificity by sprouting and regenerating peripheral nerves. I. Normal variability
Julian Ungar-Sargon1 and Michael E. Goldberger2, Brain Research
Volume 407, Issue 1, 24 March 1987, Pages 117-123 1Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 2Department of Anatomy, Medical College of Pennsylvania, EPPI Division, Philadelphia, PA 19129, U.S.A.
Accepted 12 September 1986. Available online 19 March 2003.
Maintenance of specificity by sprouting and regenerating peripheral nerves. II. Variability after lesions
Julian Ungar-Sargon1 and Michael E. Goldberger2
Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume 46, Issue 1, April 1980, Pages 1-12 1Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115. 2Department of Anatomy, Medical College of Pennsylvania, EPPI Division, Philadelphia, PA 19129 U.S.A.
Accepted 12 September 1986. Available online 19 March 2003.
Prolonged Neuromuscular Paralysis with Vecuronium in a Patient with Polymyositis
Gary Flusche, MD, Julian Unger-Sargon, MB and Donald H. Lambert, PhD, MD Anesthesia and Analgesia, August1986
"The Agony of the Yarmulke"
Judaism August 1985
The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah; Recovering the Key to Hebraic Sacred Science
Leonora Leet, Ph.D. Inner Traditions 2000
Sefer Yetzira: Chronicles of Desire :
Hershy Worch, University Press of America; Bilingual edition 2010
Health and Wellness Bulletin, Indiana Guard Reserve
Health and Wellness Bulletin, State Guard Association of the United States