Meet the Team

Virgil A. DiBiase, MD

Dr. DiBiase is the Medical Director of Associates in Neurology’s Neurovascular Ultrasound Lab and the Vestibular Lab. The Neurovascular Lab is the only transcranial Doppler lab accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Indiana. Transcranial ultrasonography is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that is used to assess blood flow abnormalities to the brain. This is helpful in determining how to best treat and prevent strokes in those who are at risk. The vestibular lab includes state-of-the-art video nystagmography equipment that enables physicians to determine the cause of dizziness and vertigo. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the most common causes of vertigo and is frequently treated in our laboratory within a matter of minutes.

Dr. DiBiase graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1990 and completed his residency training in Neurology at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals where he served as the Chief Resident.

Dr. DiBiase completed his post graduate training in Neurosonology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s and Bowman Grey School of Medicine and is certified by the American Society of Neuroimaging in Neurosonology. He is board certified in both neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Neuroimaging, Vestibular Disorders Association, American Heart Association, and National Stroke Association.

He has practiced in Valparaiso, Indiana since 1994 and is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

 

James W. Kozelka, M.D., PhD

Dr. Kozelka is board certified in Neurology (ABPN), Sleep Medicine (ABPN), and Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN). He earned his MD at the University of Illinois and his PhD in Physiology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kozelka completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, completed a Neurology residency at Northwestern, and was the Chief Resident in Neurology at Northwestern in 1988. He then completed a Fellowship at Columbia University in the City of New York and has been in practice in Valparaiso since 1990.

Dr. Kozelka is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is the Medical Director of the Sleep Labs at Associates in Neurology in Valparaiso and Plymouth. The Associates in Neurology Sleep Lab in Valparaiso is accredited by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Kozelka is on the Board of Directors at St. Agnes Center which provides adult day activities for elderly patients with memory problems in this region. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and American Society of Neuroimaging

Dr. Kozelka and his family have lived in Valparaiso since 1990.

 

Richard H. Strawsburg, MD

Dr. Strawsburg, an Associates in Neurology sleep lab physician, earned his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1981 and went on to continue his work in Engineering by earning an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He then went on to medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and Residency in Neurology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was Chief Resident of Neurology in 1993.

Dr. Strawsburg completed a Fellowship in Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, completing his training in 1995. From 1995 to 2003, he was Director of the Video EEG monitoring unit at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He joined Associates in Neurology in 2003.

Dr. Strawsburg is board certified in Neurology by the ABPN as well as board certified in Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Society of Neuroimaging, and American Epilepsy Society.

Techs

Associates in Neurology employs a team of knowledgeable, experienced, and highly trained technologists to provide patients with the best possible care.

RPSGT Credentialed Technologists

  • All four of our sleep technologists, employed by Associates in Neurology for six to 10 years, have earned the Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) credentials.
  • RPSGT is an internationally recognized credential representing the highest certification in the field for health care professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders.

Electrodiagnostic Technologists with R.EEG T. Credentials

  • Two electrodiagnostic technologists, one who holds American Board of Registration of Electrocephalographic and Evoked Potential (ABRET) certification, have been employed by Associates in Neurology for 9-18 years and provide quality testing care to all patients.
  • Testing modalities include EEG, EMG, TCD, VNG, and other important diagnostic testing procedures.

Support Staff

Associates in Neurology offers a comprehensive support staff with a wide array of specialization.

  • Medical and physician assistants
  • Transcription professionals
  • Billing and management team

Many staff members have over 10 years of experience as Associates in Neurology team members.