Hassan Bitar, MD

Dr. Bitar is board certified in neurology and internal medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine in Boston University in 1995 and received his board certification in the same year. He then relocated to Florida in 1996 where he practiced Internal Medicine for 6 years. He then joined the University of South Florida Neurology residency program in 2003 and graduated in 2006. He received his board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2010 and recertified in Board in Internal Medicine the same year. Dr. Bitar has been with The Neuro Center since 2006. He is a member of the American Neurology Association

Dr. Bitar specializes in the management and treatment of migraine headaches, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, epilepsy, stroke, and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)

Jessica Costello, ARNP

Jessica Costello is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Florida. She began her nursing career in 2012 in the Neuro ICU at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. Here at the Neuro Center, Jessica works closely with Dr. Bitar. Jessica attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, in Edwardsville, Illinois, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. While working as a Registered Nurse, she then pursued her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and graduated in 2020. She also has experience in inpatient Medical Surgical nursing as well as Home Health care and has a special interest in community healthcare and infectious disease.

Jessica joined the Neuro Center in 2021 and is passionate about treating and educating her patients about a wide variety of neurological disorders. Jessica is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She lives with her fiancé and their small dog in Tampa. She enjoys spending time at the beach and international travel.