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PGY – 4

 

Jordan Amar, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA
Graduate: Northwestern University (MSc, Neurobiology)
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Clinical interests: Vascular neurology, atypical stroke syndromes, stroke-in-the-young, vasculitides, inflammatory disorders, neuroinfectious diseases, inpatient neurology

Christopher Anderson, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: Tulane University
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Clinical interests: Headache/Face pain, interventional pain management, diagnosis and treatment of painful large/small fiber neuropathy.

Matthew Baer, MD, PhD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia
Graduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology, neuromuscular disorders, circadian rhythm disorders

Nathan Farkas, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Queens College
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Clinical interests: Vascular and Interventional Neurology 

Eva Klinman, MD, PhD

Hometown: Washington, DC
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical interests: primarily research, interest in cognitive, movement, neuromuscle and neuro-opthamology

Joshua Newman, MD

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Immune and Inflammatory Disorders, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Inpatient Neurology

Joshua Okonkwo, MD

Hometown: Hartford, CT
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Medicine

Enmanuel Perez Martinez, MD, PhD

Hometown: San Juan, PR
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Academic Neurology, Sports Neurology

Christopher Ray, MD

Hometown: Florence, AL
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Alabama - Birmingham
Clinical interests: Vascular/Neurohospitalist

Drew Roach, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Kansas State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Clinical interests: Neuromuscular

Mani Valtcheva, MD, PhD

Hometown: Plovdiv, BGR
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Neuromuscular

PGY-3

 

Michael Butler, MD

Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Clinical interests: Headache, Stroke

Luis De Carvalho Paixao, BMBCh, MSc

Hometown: V. N. Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Undergraduate: University College London 
Graduate: University of Oxford
Medical School: University of Oxford
Clinical interests: Considering Dementia

William Everett, MD

Hometown: Morton, Mississippi
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Considering neuromuscle or movement disorders

Amy Lin, MD, MPH

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Graduate: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Clinical interests: Undecided

Christina Overmann, MD

Hometown: Franklin, IL
Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford
Clinical interests: General Neurology

Arjun Padalia, MD

Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Clinical interests: Neurohospitalist, Stroke, or Neurocritical Care

Min Qiao, MD

Hometown: Carmel, IN
Undergraduate: Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Still deciding but currently neuro-ICU, neuromuscle, or movement disorders

Michelle Rudman, MD, PhD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina at Columbia
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Dementia, Movement, and Neuromuscle

Arup Sarma, MD, PhD

Hometown: Vineland, NJ
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine
Clinical interests:

Ana Vaquer, MD, PhD

Hometown: San Juan, PR
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Most likely Cognivite/Behavior

Wendy Xiao, MD

Hometown: Nashua, NH
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Undecided

PGY-2

 

Ravi Chopra, MD, PhD

Hometown: Kenilworth, IL
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Graduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan 
Clinical interests: Undecided, but likely Neuromuscular, Movement, or Cognitive

Jesse Crayle, MD

Hometown: The Triangle, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Duke University
Clinical interests: TBD

Maren Gregerson, MD

Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Undergraduate: Macalester College
Medical School: Tulane University
Clinical interests: Likely something in the fields of Neurocognition and/or Neuropalliative Care

Tina Kiguradze, MD

Hometown: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Undergraduate: Florida Institute of Technology
Medical School: University of Central Florida
Clinical interests: Considering dementia, movement disorders, general neurology, academic neurology

Gabrielle Lindley, MD

Hometown: Daphne, AL
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical School: University of Alabama
Clinical interests: TBD

Sneha Narasimhan, MD, PhD

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Graduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Clinical interests: dementia, movement disorders

Kristina Rankine, MD

Hometown: Manchester, Jamaica
Undergraduate: Georgia Southern University
Medical School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Clinical interests: Undecided

Shashika Rodrigo, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveson
Clinical interests: To be determined

Georgia Shelton, MD, MPH

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil/Edmond, OK
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Graduate:  University of Texas School of Public Health
Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern 
Clinical interests: I am an undifferentiated neuron, hoping to see what I grow into! 

Hannah Wang, MD

Hometown: Edmond, OK
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Clinical interests: TBD

Wei Zhao, MD

Hometown: Changsha, China
Undergraduate: China Parmaceutical University
Graduate: Drexel University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Clinical interests: have not decided

PGY-1

 

Christine Ashton, MD

Hometown: NA military
Undergraduate:  Harvard College
Medical School:  Quinnipiac University
Clinical interests: Movement

Salena Cui, MD

Hometown:  Ottawa, Canada
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Graduate: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Clinical interests: undifferentiated

Jared Goodman, MD, PhD

Hometown: Gainesville, FL
Undergraduate: Emory University
Graduate: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (MD/PhD)
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (MD/PhD)
Clinical interests: Undecided

Alison Hixon, MD, PhD

Hometown: Missoula, MT
Undergraduate: University of Montana
Medical School: University of Colorado
Clinical interests: General Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Neuropalliative Care

Kevin Hochstrasser, MD

Hometown: Hamden, CT
Undergraduate: Yale College
Medical School: Emory School of Medicine
Clinical interests: Sleep, Epilepsy

Nesreen Jaafar, MD

Hometown: Lebanon
Undergraduate: Lebanese University 
Medical School: Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Medicine

Alan Li, MD

Hometown:  Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical interests: Stroke, Endovascular, Neuro-hospitalist, Neurocritical care

Talora Martin, MD

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: Grinnell College, IA
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Clinical interests: To be determined

Amjad Samara, MD

Hometown: Palestine
Undergraduate: An-Najah National University
Medical School: An-Najah National University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Clinical interests: Neuroimmunology or cognitive and behavioral neurology, and academic neurology

Gabriel Vazquez Velez, MD, PhD

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico: Rio Piedras Campus
Graduate: Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical interests: Movement disorders, Neuromuscle

Humsini Viswanath, MD

Hometown:  Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley 
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine 
Clinical interests: Honestly, all of neuro, but if I had to pick my top 3 - I would say epilepsy, neuroimmunology, and neuro-ophthalmology.