Upon the passing of his former mentor, in 1992 he accepted the invitation of Dr. Thomas H. Milhorat to transfer his clinical research to the United States and to be retrained under Dr. Milhorat at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. At SUNY at Brooklyn Dr. Bolognese completed his second residency in neurosurgery, his fellowship in management of Chiari I Malformation and related disorders and served as chief resident in neurosurgery.
In August 2001, Dr. Bolognese joined Dr. Milhorat at North Shore University Hospital, as an Associate Director of the Chiari Center. Along with Dr. Milhorat, he co-founded The Chiari Institute, where he served as Associate Director.
In September 2014, he started the Chiari Neurosurgical Center and then moved to South Nassau Communities Hospital (now Mount Sinai South Nassau), where he was later joined by Dr. Roger W. Kula, Dr. Ruhoy, and Dr. Maitland.
Dr. Bolognese is on the Board of Directors of the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project, Inc. (ASAP), on the Scientific Education and Advisory Board of the Chiari Syringomyelia Foundation (CSF), and is a member of the International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.
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