People

Chair

Page B. Pennell, MD, FAES
Henry B. Higman Professor of Neurology
412-692-4622

Professors

Anto Bagić, MD, PhD, FAES, FACNS
Professor
412-692-4607
Franca Cambi, MD, PhD
Professor
412-360-2367
Patrick Y. Chauvel, MD
Professor
412-692-4600
Jun Chen, MD
Richard K. Mellon Professor of Neurology
412-624-4258
Paula R. Clemens, MD
Professor
412-648-9762
John J. Doyle, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Clinical and Translational Sciences
412-692-4607
Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurology, Physical Therapy, & Bioengineering
412-647-2115
Steven H. Graham, MD, PhD
Professor
412-648-9212
J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
Love Family Professor
412-692-4920
Milos Ikonomovic, MD
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
412-802-3004
David Lacomis, MD
Professor of Neurology and Pathology
412-647-1706
Frank S. Lieberman, MD
Professor of Neurology and Medical Oncology
Oscar L. Lopez, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, & Clinical and Translational Sciences
412-246-6970
Raul G. Nogueira, MD, FAHA, FSVIN
Endowed Professor & Division Chief of Cerebrovascular Medicine
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Jeremy N. Rich, MD, MHS, MBA
Professor
412-623-3364
Lori Shutter, MD, FNCS, FCCM
Professor
Dandan Sun, MD, PhD
Professor
412-624-0418
Parthasarathy Thirumala, MD
Professor
412-648-2570
George F. Wittenberg, MD, PhD
Professor
412-232-8901

Associate Professors

Rafeed Alkawadri, MD
Associate Professor
412-692-4920
Arun Raj Antony, MD
Associate Professor
412-367-1003
Sarah B. Berman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor (secondary), Clinical & Translational Science
412-692-4916
Edward A. Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP
Associate Professor of Neurology
412-692-4670
Guodong Cao, PhD      
Associate Professor
Jan Drappatz, MD
Associate Professor
412-864-7791
Kathy Gardner, MD
Associate Professor
Teresa Hastings, PhD
Associate Professor
412-624-9716
Rock A. Heyman, MD
Associate Professor
412-641-6600
Xiaoming Hu, MD
Associate Professor
412-648-8991
Robert G. Kaniecki, MD
Associate Professor
412-647-9494
Laurie Knepper, MD
Associate Professor
412-647-9494
Edward Mistler, DO
Associate Professor
412-784-5600
Sandra Narayanan, MD, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Beth E. Snitz, PhD
Associate Professor
412-692-4820
Valerie Suski, DO
Associate Professor
412-692-4916
Alexandra Urban (Popescu), MD, FAAN, FAES
Associate Professor
412-692-4607
Anne C. Van Cott, MD
Associate Professor
412-360-6185
Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Kejie Yin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
412-383-6038
Islam M. Zaydan, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
412-692-4047

Assistant Professors

Avinash Aggarwal, MD
Associate Professor
412-681-2000
Alhamza R. Al-Bayati, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
UPMC Stroke Institute: 412-647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic: 412-232-8840
Tawfiq Al-Lahham, MD
Assistant Professor
412-681-2000
Thandar Aung, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Nirav Barot, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Danielle R. Carns, PsyD
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
James F. Castellano, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Lana Chahine, MD
Assistant Professor
Judy Dawod, MD
Assistant Professor
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Leana Doherty, MD
Assistant Professor
412-748-5543
Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Mausaminben Hathidara, MD
Assistant Professor
814-889-3930
Houman Homayoun, MD
Assistant Professor
412-692-4916
Cigdem Isitan Alkawadri, MD
Assistant Professor
(412) 641-6600
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Megan Mantica, MD
Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology
Michael K. Matthews, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
724 813 3673
Ajitesh Ojha, MD
Assistant Professor
412-648-2022
Elissa K. Ortolani, MD
Assistant Professor
Riddhi Patira, MD
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Madison S. Pilato, MD
Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Rebecca Pollard, MD
Assistant Professor
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD
Assistant Professor
412-864-2846
Marcelo Rocha, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Josif Stakic, MD
Assistant Professor
Matthew T. Starr, MD
Assistant Professor
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Alexis Steinberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medicine
R. Anne Stetler, PhD
Assistant Professor
412-383-8900
Danoushka Tememe, MD
Assistant Professor
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840
Claire Yanta, MD
Assistant Professor
412-647-9494
Feng Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor
412-383-7604

Clinical Professors

Okkes Kuybu, MD
Clinical Professor
UPMC Stroke Institute - (412) 647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic - (412) 647-8840

Clinical Instructors

Kunakorn Atchaneeyasakul, MD
Clinical Instructor
Aldo Mendez Ruiz, MD
Clinical Instructor
Stroke Institute: 412-647-8080
Mercy Stroke Clinic: 412-647-8840

Clinical Associate Professors

Kelly Kay, DO
Clinical Associate Professor
412-692-4920
Janet F.R. Waters, MD, MBA
Clinical Associate Professor
412-802-6634

Clinical Assistant Professors

Maria E. Baldwin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-360-6185
Priya Cardone, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Simin Khavandgar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-692-4920
Erek M. Lam, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
412-367-1003
Andrew D. Levin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Headache Center: 412-647-9494
Shadyside Office: 412-681-2000
Karuna Sree Mandava, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
724-787-7836
Lazarus C. Mayoglou, DO, FACNS
Clinical Assistant Professor
814-877-8000
Dimitrios A. Nacopoulos, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
814-877-8000
Arthur R. Sonberg, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
330-385-5417
Susan Sun, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Barbara Vogler, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Assistant Professors

Mohammad Iqbal H. Bhuiyan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-944-9852
Eric K. Hoffman, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Hao Liu, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Hongjian Pu, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Office: 412-648-4296
Lab: 412-648-7008
Emily Rocha, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
412-648-9154
Yejie (Amy) Shi, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Office: 412-624-5501
Lab: 412-648-7008
Shanshan (Susan) Song, MD
Research Assistant Professor
412-537-837

Research Instructors

Victor Van Laar, PhD
Research Instructor

Fellows

Elizabeth Harrsion, MD
Child Neurology Fellow
Kate Kielty, MD
Child Neurology Fellow
Hitoshi Koshiya, MD
Child Neurology Fellow
Medha Parulekar, MD
Child Neurology Fellow

PGY-4 Residents

Sudipa Biswas, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Emre Cakmak, DO
PGY-4 Resident
Keiko Fukuda, MD
PGY-4 Resident
James Harb, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Naga Pradyumna Kothapalli, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Iris Lin, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Sydney Palka, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Ji Yeon Son, MD
PGY-4 Resident

PGY-3 Residents

Lamees Alzyoud, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Katharine Dermigny, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Jennings Gyedu, DO
PGY-3 Resident
Yi Li, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Aaron Nehamkin, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Meghan Piccinin, DO
PGY-3 Resident
Mathura Ravishankar, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Yajing (Yan) Xiong, MD
PGY-3 Resident

PGY-2 Residents

Humza Ahmed, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Vanessa Dwairi, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Alaina Giacobbe, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Conor Kelly, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Bishow Mahat, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Priya Nidamanuri, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Ameneh Zare Shahabadi, MD, PhD
PGY-2 Resident
Thomas Williams, MD
PGY-2 Resident

PGY-1 Residents

Mohammad Abualia, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Kaila Anderson, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Kunal Malik, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Aakaash Patel, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Bharat Pillai, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Christopher Richardson, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Medha Tandon, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Lindsay Voltz, DO
PGY-1 Resident