Dr. Peterkin Lee-Kwen, MD


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Southtowns Neurology of WNY
3775 Seneca Street
West Seneca, New York 14075
For an appointment, call (716) 712-0890

About Dr. Peterkin Lee-Kwen, MD

Dr. Peterkin Lee-Kwen, MD is a board-certified neurologist providing care to patients West Seneca, New York. Dr. Lee-Kwen is a board certified neurologist and is fellowship trained in stroke neurology with 18 years experience caring for patients with neurological disease.

At Mercy Hospital, he provides oversight and care for patients with stroke and other neurological disorders.

A Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Lee-Kwen received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. After interning in the Department of Medicine at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, Dr. Lee-Kwen continued his studies at UB’s School of Medicine where he completed a residency in the Department of Neurology and a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Disease.

Board certified in neurology and vascular neurology, Dr. Lee-Kwen is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Neuroimaging, and the American Heart Association. He is widely published and lectures in the fields of stroke, neurology and vascular neurology, and previously served as director of the Kaleida Stroke Center at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY.


Conditions Treated

Alzheimer's Disease
Diabetic Neuropathy
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson's Disease
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Peripheral Neuropathy
Pinched Nerve
Spinal Cord Injury

Procedures & Services

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
MRI of the Head (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Botulinum Toxin for Focal Dystonia
Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity
Electromyogram (EMG)
Stroke Rehabilitation

Tips & Wisdom

Alzheimer's Disease Medications
Normal brain has more than 90 billion cells as a teenager. After this, the brain loses several thousand nerve cells on a daily basis. At approximately the age 65 years, a lot of nerve cells are lost, resulting in Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil helps the natural Acetylcholine from neurons last longer in the brain. This creates a hack into the brain- making it believe has more functioning neurons than actually exist. The benefits of this medication include reduction in c...
This condition is common in the very young patients or the elderly. It can occur in normal individuals. Common causes include brain tumors, drugs, Brain injuries, low blood Glucose, strokes or Alzheimer's disease. It is quite variable and has multiple manifestations from alteration in normal state to generalized convulsions. The patient who is experiencing seizures usually does not know if this has happened. Complications of epilepsy include direct injury from falls, motor vehicle accidents,...
Migraine Headache
Migraine headaches is very, and overall. This is a disabling conditions associated with multiple symptoms. The mechanism of Migraines is thought to be associated with vasospasm of arteries in the brain. Depending on the artery, there are different symptoms such as Speech difficulties, irritability, visual disturbances, neck pain, Nausea and vomiting or rarely, loss of consciousness. The migraine mechanism continues with vasodilatation and release of substances such as CGRP. This results in ...

Patient Education Resources

How do I know if my mother's forgetfulness has become Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is the most common cause of dementia in older adults.Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease...
I snore regularly. Should I be worried about sleep apnea?
Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly and frequ...
My father is taking levodopa for his Parkinson's Disease but his condition is worsening again. What can he do next?
Levodopa is the most commonly used medication for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, it works by increasing the levels of dopamine in the brain, which can help to improve symptoms such ...
What can I do for my child's frequent headaches?
Frequent headaches in children can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, poor sleep, and certain foods or drinks. Here are a few things you can do to help alleviate your child&...
When should I consider starting disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis?
The decision to start disease-modifying therapy (DMT) for multiple sclerosis (MS) is usually based on the type and severity of the disease, as well as the person's individual needs and preferences...

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of the West Indies FMS
  • Medical Internship: Howard University
  • Neurology Stroke Fellowship: University at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Neurology Residency: University at Buffalo

Professional Affiliations

Southtowns Neurology of WNY

Mon- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat- Closed
Sun- Closed