Patient Care

URMC Expands Neuromedicine Teams for Rochester, Ithaca, Southern Tier

Oct. 29, 2013
Manjunath Markandaya, M.B.B.S.

Four neuromedicine specialists have joined the University of Rochester Medical Center, enhancing programs for traumatic injury, cerebrovascular, spine and Parkinson’s care.

Manjunath Markandaya, M.B.B.S., was named chief of the division of neurocritical care and assistant professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Medicine. He specializes in caring for some of the most challenging and critically ill neurosurgical and neurological patients.

He joined the Medical Center from the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Prior to that, he was a staff physician in The Cleveland Clinic Neurologic Intensive Care Unit, Cerebrovascular Center.

James C. Metcalf Jr., M.D.

A graduate of Bangalore University in India, he completed an internship at Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, and then residency in neurology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.  He followed that with Fellowship training in neurocritical care at The Johns Hopkins University and then trauma/surgical critical care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland.

James C. Metcalf Jr., M.D., was named assistant professor of Neurosurgery and serves Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. He specializes in spine disorders and cancer care.

He relocated from Albany, Ga., where he was on staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and clinical professor at the University of Tennessee-Memphis since 1994. Metcalf previously practiced at the Columbus Neurological Institute, Hughston Clinic and Neurological Associates in Columbus, Ga., and at Semmes Murphy Clinic in Memphis, Tenn.

Metcalf served in Navy from 1976 to 1980 and then on the clinical staff at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.  He was also a general medical officer at the Medical Department NNCB-One in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., in 1976 and graduated from Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee.

Su Kanchana, M.D., Ph.D.

Su Kanchana, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist, was named assistant professor of Neurology and serves patients in the Southern Tier Neuromedicine office in Big Flats as well as in Rochester at 919 Westfall Road, Building C. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex movement disorders, with emphasis on Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation and Botulinum toxin therapy.

She was previously director of the movement disorders program at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, co-director of the movement disorder program at Lehigh Neurology in Allentown, Pa.

A graduate of School of Medical Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, she earned master’s and doctoral degrees in biology, and doctoral in medicine at Wayne State University and School of Medicine. She completed a neurology residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and fellowship training at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes at the National Institutes of Health.

Amrendra Singh Miranpuri, M.D., joined the team as an assistant professor of Neurosurgery. He specializes in open and interventional neurosurgical procedures for cerebrovascular disease. He is also the surgical co-director of the Neuromedicine Critical Care Program.

He earned his medical degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School where he completed residency training in neurosurgery and a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery.  Most recently, he was at Medical University of South Carolina completing a fellowship in neuro-interventional surgery. 

URMC’s neuromedicine programs – Neurosurgery and Neurology – are ranked 29th best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.