Meet the Doctors


Neurology Credentials

Specialty:      Neurology
Address:     3290 N. Ridge Rd. Suite 240
City:     Ellicott City
State:      MD
ZIP:      21043

Dr. Babkes completed his training in neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he served as Chief Resident. He was fortunate to have trained under world renowned neurologists.
Dr. Morris Bender ( and Dr. Melvin Yahr (, and he gratefully acknowledges their influence on his career.

Board Certified and Experienced:
Dr. Babkes is Board Certified in Neurology, and has many years experience as a full-time clinical neurologist.

Academic Affiliation:
For over 25 years, Dr. Babkes has held a part - time academic appointment as Instructor in Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the top hospitals in the U.S. (http://
He is also affiliated with Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD.
Dr. Babkes is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Babkes has served as a disability consultant to the federal government and to the Social Security Administration.

Patient Care:
From thank you notes over the years, patients and their families have characterized Dr. Babkes as:

“...brilliant – he diagnosed me, after years of trying to find answers...” (SP).
“...the kindest, most caring doctor I have ever had” (RP).
“I would follow him to the ends of the earth – he’s the best!” (SG).
“Thank you for saving my father’s life and giving him 20 wonderful years” (CR).

Undergraduate Education:

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

A.B. magna cum laude, in Cognitive Neuroscience

Medical Degree: M.D.

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Residency in Neurology:

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.                                                                                  

Dr. Reaven served as a Chief Resident, and was named Resident of the Year.

Trained by world class neuroscientists, Dr. Reaven is one of the highest rated adult neurologists in practice in Howard County, Maryland. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

She has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Member, The American Academy of Neurology



We welcome NECHAMA BERNHARDT, M.D. to NeuroCare Center

Dr. Bernhardt is an experienced neurologist with specialized training in memory disorders. 

With training at outstanding medical institutions and over twenty years of experience in both outpatient and hospital settings, Dr. Bernhardt's expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurological conditions is a welcome addition to our practice.

Undergraduate Education:

Hunter College Honors Program, B.A.

Medical Degree: M.D.

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Residency in Neurology:

Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington, D.C.

Fellowship, Cognitive Neurology:

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Bernhardt has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and by the American Board of Electroencephalography.

Member, The American Academy of Neurology