Alegent Health Clinic Builds Neuroscience Division
Release Date: 06/24/2008

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Neurosurgeon and neurologist add new dimension to Alegent Health Clinic COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Alegent Health Clinic is continuing its momentum of providing high-quality care for patients close to home with the addition of a Neurosciences Division. As part of that, the clinic has added Narendra Nathoo, M.D., Ph.D, a Neurosurgeon, who is part of the newly formed Neuroscience Specialists. He is joined by Blanca Marky, M.D., a Neurologist. Dr. Nathoo is board certified in neurosurgery and specializes in the management of brain tumors. He is also a skilled brain surgeon who performs radiosurgery. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Nathoo received his medical degree from the University of Natal, Durban South Africa before coming to the United States to receive specialty training at several places including a Neurosurgical –Oncology Stereotaxy and Radiosurgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in 2005. Dr. Nathoo also has taught future neurosurgeons as the assistant professor of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Marky is board certified in neurology and specializes in neurophysiology. Originally from Mexico City, Mexico; Dr. Marky completed her neurology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002 and then completed a neurophysiology fellowship training in Kansas City, Kan. Prior to beginning her work with Alegent Health Clinic, Dr. Marky was seeing patients at a neuroscience specialty clinic in South Dakota. Drs. Nathoo and Marky will see patients at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. In addition, Dr. Nathoo will also keep clinic hours on Tuesday mornings at Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (712) 328-5350. Alegent Health Clinic is the physician group practice of Alegent Health, a growing multi-specialty network of more than 180 highly skilled medical providers in 44 locations across eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Alegent Health Clinic serves as a first-point-of-entry to health care for Alegent Health and its nine hospitals, which make up the largest not-for-profit, faith-based health care system in the region. Alegent Health Clinic is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. To find an Alegent Health Clinic location or to make an appointment, visit us online at or call 1-800-Alegent.