Faculty Interests and Expertise

Neurology faculty group

Avinash Aggarwal, MD
Headache, neuromuscular and sleep disorders

Tawfiq Al Lahham, MD
ALS, muscle diseases, neuromuscular diseases

Rafeed Alkawadri, MD
Epilepsy, brain-mapping, biomedical technology

Arun Raj Antony, MD
Functional connectivity and machine learning in epileptogenesis, seizure spread and presurgical evaluation of epilepsy

Thandar Aung, MD
Epilepsy, presurgical evaluation of epilepsy

Anto Bagić, MD, PhD
Epilepsy, magnetoencephalography (MEG) in understanding epilepsies, dementia and cognitive processes

Nirav Barot, MD, MPH
Drug resistant epilepsy, epilepsy surgeries, intracranial evaluation, neuromodulation for epilepsy (RNS, DBS, VNS)

Sarah B. Berman, MD, PhD
Parkinson's Disease and related movement disorders, neurodegenerative dementias, Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Edward A. Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP
Research on the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, development of new treatments for Parkinson's, progressive supranuclear palsy, dystonia, tremor

Franca Cambi, MD, PhD
Diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, neurogenetics, myelin and oligodendrocyte biology in brain development and repair in traumatic injuries, molecular mechanisms of axon-glia interactions and their role in traumatic injuries and neurodegeneration

Priya Cardone, DO
Movement disorders, Parkinson's disease

James F. Castellano, MD, PhD
Epigenetics, epileptogenesis; Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy, critical care EEG, neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring; epilepsy surgery

Lana Chahine, MD
Movement disorders, Parkinson's Disease, REM sleep behavior disorder

Patrick Y. Chauvel, MD
Epilepsy, pathophysiology of the epileptogenic zone, neural networks, StereoElectroEncephaloGraphy (SEEG), clinical semiology of seizures

Paula R. Clemens, MD
Genetic muscle disease, muscular dystrophy, late-onset Pompe disease

John J. Doyle, MD
General neurology, education of medical students and neurology residents

Jan Drappatz, MD
Design and implementation of clinical trials for neuro-oncology and preclinical evaluation of therapeutics for central nervous system tumors, novel therapies for brain and spine tumors, neurologic complications of cancer, Director of Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD
Medical management of patients with epilepsy (including those in advance of epilepsy surgery), critical care EEG, non-epileptic behavioral spells, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep related movement disorders, and hypersomnia

Kathy Gardner, MD
Headache, common and rare hemiplegic forms of migraine

J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
Care of movement disorders, labratory investigation of Parkinson's disease pathogenesis, gene-environment interactions in Parkinson's Disease causation

Mausaminben Hathidara, MD
Acute ischemic stroke treatment, secondary stroke prevention, intracerebral hemorrhage,physiology of the brain

Rock A. Heyman, MD
Multiple Sclerosis

Houman Homayoun, MD
Deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson's Disease, essential tremor for dystonia, management of movement disorders (Dystonia and spasticity)

Cigdem Isitan Alkawadri, MD
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, neurosarcoidosis, autoimmune encephalitis, and other immune-mediated inflammatory conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord

Robert G. Kaniecki, MD
Migraine treatment (acute and preventive management) and triggers; tension-type headache

Kelly Kay, DO
General neurology

Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD

Simin Khavandgar, MD
Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and hypersomnia; Management of sleep disorders in patients with neurological disorders including Parkinson disease, Multiple Sclerosis, seizure disorders and cerebrovascular disease

Laurie Knepper, MD
Hormones and migraine management; standardized patient and hybrid simulation; competency based medical educator; medical school curriculum reform

David Lacomis, MD
Myasthenia gravis, amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscle diseases, neuromuscular pathology

Erek M. Lam, MD
Sleep medicine; narcolepsy, insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), parasomnia, sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder

Andrew D. Levin, MD

Frank S. Lieberman, MD
Neuro-oncology, treatment of primary CNS tumors, neurological complications of cancer, molecularly targeted treatment of patients with malignant gliomas

Oscar L. Lopez, MD
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Megan Mantica, MD
Neuro-oncology, treatment of adult high grade gliomas, central nervous system lymphoma, and neurological complications of cancer treatment

Michael K. Matthews, MD, PhD
Behavioral neurology; psychology (including recovery of function and cognitive prostheses, neurology-psychiatry liaison, computational theory of mind, neurological basis of consciousness and the “explanatory gap” between biological processes and psychological functioning), art and neurology, the evolution of behavior

Edward Mistler, DO
General neurology, neurology inpatient and outpatient practies, botulinum toxin injections

Sandra Narayanan, MD
Acute ischemic stroke, quality improvement in neurointervention, radiation safety, devices in hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke

Ajitesh Ojha, MD
Neurohospitalism, neurology consult, inpatient teams, resident and medical education

Riddhi Patira, MD
Neurodegeneration, cognition, frontotemporal dementia

Page B. Pennell, MD
Epilepsy, women's neurology, seizure provocation, treatment trials for catamenial epilepsy and pregnancy in women with epilepsy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics of anti-epileptic drugs, investigational drugs and device trials for medically refractory epilepsy

Madison S. Pilato, MD
Diagnosing and treating neurologic disorders which present rapidly or require hospitalization including seizures, headaches, neuro-infectious and neuro-inflammatory disorders, as well as neurologic symptoms and disorders that arise in hospitalized patients

Rebecca Pollard, MD
Iscehmic and hemorrhagic stroke, academic mentorship

Hongjian Pu, MD, PhD
Neurological recovery, mental disorders, white matter injury and repair, blood-brain-barrier

Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD
Intractable epilepsy, semiology, electroencephalography

Jeremy N. Rich, MD, MHS, MBA
Neuro-oncology, advanced cancers, malignant brain tumors, using the prism of stem cell biology to identify core regulatory pathways amenable to pharmacologival targeting

Marcelo Rocha, MD, PhD
Acute stroke diagnostics and management, cerebrovascular hemodynamics, neurosonology; Stroke pathophysiology, precision medicine biomarkers, neuroprotection

Emily Rocha, PhD
Autophagy; lysosomal pathway in neurodegeneration; Parkinson’s disease, protein accumulation, endosomal trafficking

Arthur R. Sonberg, MD
General adult neurology

Josif Stakic, MD
Episodic and chronic headache

Matthew T. Starr, MD
Ischemic, hemorrhagic, cryptogenic stroke

Alexis Steinberg, MD
Anoxic brain injury

Valerie Suski, DO
Movement disorders, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease

Alexandra Urban, MD
Neurostimulation, epilepsy in pregnancy, intractable seizures, physician training in Epilepsy

Barbara Vogler, MD

Janet F.R. Waters, MD, MBA
Women's neurology, epilepsy in pregnancy, neurologic illness in pregnancy and postpartum, neurologic manifestations of breast ad gynecologic cancer

George F. Wittenberg, MD, PhD
Stroke rehabilitation, rehabilitation robotics

Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis

Claire Yanta, MD

Islam M. Zaydan, MD
Neuro-opthamology, neuro-immunology longitudinal care and treatment