Maria Guina, MD is a fellowship trained, board certified neurologist who treats all aspects of neurology with subspecialty training in epilepsy and neurodiagnostics. With over 20 years of experience, she has extensive background in common neurological disorders.
Dr. Guina earned her undergraduate degree in physical therapy, as well as her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Following medical school, she completed her residency training in Neurology in addition to two postdoctoral fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
With a desire to help others, Dr. Guina decided to pursue a career in medicine. She takes great pride in establishing a strong doctor to physician relationship, placing importance on caring for others with dignity and respect. As a neurologist, physicians must be committed, compassionate, and curious as the field requires great discipline to narrow down an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Guina treats all neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), seizures, epilepsies, stroke, migraines and other types of headaches, among other neurological disorders. Her special interests include epilepsy, Women’s health, neurotoxin treatment for spasticity, and movement disorders.
She provides several in-office procedures and testing, including Electroencephalogram (EEG) for the diagnosis of epilepsy, Electromyography (EMG) used to detect nerve or muscle dysfunction, Trigeminal nerve block used as a therapeutic pain block to relieve facial pain, occipital nerve block used as a treatment for chronic migraines, and Botox injections for chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, limb dystonia, spasticity.
Dr. Guina is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and has been published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, a bimonthly peer reviewed medical journal that focuses on diseases involving both central and peripheral nervous systems.
In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, running, swimming, cooking, and needlecraft. Dr. Guina practices at TPMG Neurology at Williamsburg and welcomes loyal and new patients to reserve an appointment at her new office.
Dr. Guina’s Printable Biography
Undergraduate: Institute of Physical Therapy at the University of Santo Tomas - Manila, Philippines
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery - Manila, Philippines
Residency: Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
Board Certified: Neurology
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Member of the American Epilepsy Society
Member of the International Neurotoxin Association
Member of the International Headache Society