“I wish I could work with my dad one day because I want to help people…”
The NeuroHealth Center was inspired by Frank and Mary Plut, parents of Frankie, an autistic child.
Devoted to Serving Autistic Patients
After years of searching for ways to help their son, the Pluts, who live in Hackettstown, NJ, took Frankie to a PrTMS center in California. Frankie underwent 20 treatments … emerging as a different child.
The Plut’s were so inspired by the outcome – and the kindness and compassion they received from others – that they decided to devote their lives to helping families facing the challenges of autism. So, they partnered with Dr. Kevin Murphy, the founder of Peak Logic® and creator of PrTMS, to bring this state-of-the-art therapy to New Jersey.
The center is devoted to serving autistic patients like Frankie who – as his way of giving back –someday wants to work here with his dad so he can also help other people.
Frankie tells his own story.
Kevin T. Murphy, MD
Dr. Kevin T. Murphy is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in treating tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), or brain and spinal cord. Dr. Murphy founded the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at UCSD in 2005. His expertise includes using novel technologies such as frameless stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity modulated stereotactic radiosurgery (IM-SRS) and hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery to treat brain tumors in both adults and children.
He received his bachelor’s in science from University of Notre Dame and a master’s in neurophysiology from Purdue University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his radiation oncology residency at University of Chicago School of Medicine.
Dr. Murphy has co-authored several book chapters and many abstracts and peer-reviewed articles. His work has appeared in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Translational Cancer Research, and Practical Radiation Oncology, among others. He is a frequent speaker at both national and international medical conferences, having over 100 invited lectures in 23 countries.
More recently, Dr. Murphy has gained wide expertise in the emerging field of personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and has created a proprietary, personalized approach to rTMS treatment termed PrTMS. Dr. Murphy uses his PrTMS approach to help people with neurocognitive disorders including veterans and athletes who have an interest in maintaining high-level human performance.