Dr. Istvan Pirko MD Neurologist

Dr. Istvan Pirko is a neurologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He received his medical degree from University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Pirko accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 85 doctors at Mayo Clinic who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: General Neurology, Neuroimaging, Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis

Clinical Interests: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multiple Sclerosis, Mice, Animal Disease Models, CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes, Inbred C57BL Mice, Brain

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Education & Medical Training

The University Medical Center At The University Of
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998

The University Medical Center At The University Of
Residency, Neurology, 1998 - 2001

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship, Immunology, 2001 - 2003

University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

MS cortical lesion or not? Double inversion recovery MRI reveals some answers and uncertainties.
Chen, J. T., Pirko, I.

MRI in rodent models of brain disorders.
Denic, A., Macura, S. I., Mishra, P., Gamez, J. D., Rodriguez, M., Pirko, I.

Iron deposition and inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Which one comes first?
Zivadinov, R., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Pirko, I.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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