Our Providers

Center for Vestibular & Balance Disorders

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Melissa Ramocki, MD

Doctor of Neurology

Dr. Melissa Ramocki returned home to RI to join our practice in 2015. She obtained a B.S. degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at Purdue University, and her M.D. at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2003. She completed a five year residency program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston which included training in pediatrics, adult neurology, and child neurology, and she is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She spent the next five years as a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine studying rare neurogenetic diseases and teaching and practicing clinical neurology. In 2014 she completed an additional fellowship year in clinical Otoneurology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston through the Department of Otolaryngology, a Harvard Medical School postgraduate medical education program. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. She is grateful to bring her family and these years of training home to RI.

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Joann Perry, PT

Physical Therapist

JoAnn Perry is a highly experienced Physical Therapist with a specialization in Vestibular and Balance Disorders. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education at Rhode Island College in 1981 and earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Rhode Island in 1992.

With 30 years of clinical experience, JoAnn has worked in various settings such as acute hospital inpatient and outpatient, home care, long-term care, and inpatient and outpatient at a freestanding rehabilitation hospital. In these settings, she provided patient care and held a managerial position.

Since 2002, JoAnn has been working with the University of Otolaryngology and the Center for Vestibular and Balance Disorders. Her continuing education primarily focuses on neurology, specifically in the area of vestibular and balance disorders.

She strives to provide patient-focused therapy and consistent quality care, aiming to achieve the best possible patient outcomes through her work at the Balance Center.

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