25 Rockwood Place, Suite 110 Englewood, NJ 07631-4957

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Yun-Beom Choi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Choi attended The Bronx High School of Science and Harvard College. In 2000 he graduated from Harvard Medical School with an M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a residency in neurology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Neurological Institute of New York.

Dr. Choi joined Bergen Neurology Consultants in February 2005. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey. Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Choi enjoys privileges at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center.   A  faculty member at Columbia University, he has taught clinical neurology to medical students and neurology residents.

In addition to practicing clinical neurology, he performs research at Columbia University in molecular and cellular mechanisms of memory formation with Eric Kandel, a Nobel prize-winning neuroscientist. Dr. Choi came to the U.S. as a teenager, and he is fluent in Korean.


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Society for Neuroscience
Rikki Racela, M.D.

Dr. Racela graduated from Princeton and completed his training at NYU Medical Center. He is board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology with subspecialties in EMG testing and epilepsy

Lauren V. DeNiro, M.D.

Dr. DeNiro joined Bergen Neurology Consultants in July, 2015. She is board certified in Neurology and completed a stroke fellowship at the Montefiore Medical Center

Hakkyung Kovacs, N.P.C.

Nurse Kovacs' extensive experience in managing spine care patients has been a welcome addition to our practice.

Gary Alweiss, M.D.

The current Chief of Neurology at EHMC, Dr. Alweiss graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology (ABPN) and electrodiagnostic medicine with subspecialty in EMG studies.