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



Undergraduate Education:

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

B.A. cum laude in The Biological Basis of Behavior.

Medical Degree: M.D.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Board of Governors Award

Residency in Neurology:

Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. Romanow was chief resident. She also received the award for “Excellence in Teaching“.

She has practiced medicine in Columbia since 2008. She is highly rated with comments such as:

“She is caring and very knowledgeable, one of the best neurologist I have ever encountered.Our community is truly blessed to have her. “

“Dr. Romanow has been my neurologist for about two years, and she has been great. She takes time to listen to me and get a real understanding of my well-being….
She`s very responsive to my input and concerns, and is proactive in her treatment.“

She has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2007.

Member, The American Academy of Neurology


Undergraduate Education:

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

B.S.N. Cum Laude in nursing.

Family Nurse Practitioner Degree:

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

FNP-C Magna Cum Laude

Post-Graduate Training:

Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Certificate for Advanced Headache Diagnosis & Management


National Headache Foundation

Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH)

Patient Care:

Bethany considers the whole person and enjoys partnering with patients to meet their therapeutic goals. Bethany has received positive feedback from patients including but not limited to,

“She is courteous, kind, competent.“
“She is very knowledgeable. I am very pleased with her plan of treatment“
“Ms. Bankert was very kind and patient. She took the time to listen to my concerns. She discussed recommendations with me and made sure I understood next steps. When I had follow-up questions, she promptly returned my calls to answer. I highly recommend her.“