Our Graduates

Residency is a time to learn through immersive experience, to develop independence, and to formulate a vision for your own path as a child neurologist. The program at WashU provides all of these elements: a busy clinical service of diverse and complex patients through the age spectrum, daily teaching from experts across the field of neurology, opportunities to teach medical students and fellow residents, and the chance to join research projects. Friendships I formed with my co-residents through call nights, shared holiday dinners, and outings in and around St. Louis have lasted well beyond my time at WashU, and faculty mentors have become not only colleagues, but friends. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity during my 5th year to travel to Myanmar with Dr. Mar to join her research project and to teach in Yangon Children's Hospital, and for the mentors in both pediatric and adult neurology who helped me to develop my interests in neuromuscular diseases and neurogenetics.

— Alex Fay MD,PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF

My name is Alexa Craig and I am the first graduate (2012) of the unaccredited Neonatal Neurology fellowship program at Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. I did my Child Neurology training at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. When I left St. Louis to come home to Maine to build a Neonatal Neurology Program, everyone in St. Louis wondered if my NICU even had electricity. All jokes, aside, the fantastic training and mentorship I received from my fellowship year in St. Louis was the key to success in all aspects of my career. Coming from a program as highly regarded at the WashU program allowed me to be viewed as an authority in my field and opened doors for program building and research. I am now employed 50% for clinical neonatal neurology and cerebral palsy and 50% for research with active studies ongoing to try to decrease health care disparities for newborns delivered in rural community hospitals. I have become a regional expert in neonatal neurology and have had a KL2 career development award and several loan repayment program awards. I truly believe that all this evolved from the fabulous training I received from the WashU Pediatric Neurology Department.

— Alexa K. Craig, MD MSc MS
Neonatal and Pediatric Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine

I was lucky enough to find WashU through another alumnus of the pediatric neurology program. He fondly recalled his collegial relationships with faculty and strongly encouraged me to apply because of the breadth of the faculty expertise. I am certainly glad I listened to his advice! Clinical rotations prepared me for a broad variety of situations. I honed my ability to interpret research--particularly as it relates to caring for patients, which has always been my primary passion. While the rigor of the training is undisputed, what I value most about my experience at WashU is that I was challenged to grow in a *supportive* environment. I know I can still always reach out to my old mentors if I ever need it (and I certainly have) I will always be grateful for my WashU "family".

— Kit Meddles, MD, Rocky Mountain Pediatric Neurology & Sleep Medicine

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM GRADUATES (’93 to Present)

Graduate Medical School Graduated Residency Current Position
Andrew Kornberg, MBBS Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 1993 Director, Department of Neurology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Professor of Paediatrics and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne, Australia.
James Pappas, MD University of Indiana 1993 Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Michael Sowell, MD University of Arkansas 1993 Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
Jennifer Kwon, MD University of Michigan 1994 Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD Washington University 1994 Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology. Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Pediatrics; Chief, Child Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Susan Arnold, MD Cornell Medical College 1995 Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Director Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Medical Director of Neurophysiology Laboratory, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School.
Chrysanthy Ikonomidou, MD Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany 1995 Professor of Pediatric Neurology, University of Wisconsin
Vinay Puri, MD Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India 1995 Associate Clinical Professor in Child Neurology, University of Louisville
Monisha Goyal, MD University of Alabama 1996 Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Epilepsy Director, and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director, University of Alabama Birmingham
Katherine Holland, MD, PhD Washington University 1996 Associate Professor Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation; joint appointment as Assistant Professor in Neurology, University of Cincinnati
Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD Washington University 1997 Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Director of the Headache Center, Director of the Division of Neurology University of Cincinnati School of Medicine Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
K. Liu-Lin Thio, MD, PhD Washington University 1997 Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Anatomy & Neurobiology; Director of Pediatric Epilepsy, Washington University School of Medicine
Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD Washington University 1999 A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Radiology. Head, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine.
Michael Wong, MD, PhD University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas 1999 Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Professor of Pediatric Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neurobiology
Richard Leventer, MBBS, PhD Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 2000 Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
John Zempel, MD, PhD Washington University 2000 Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of Pediatric Neurophysiology Laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine
Joshua Goldstein, MD University of Rochester 2001 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine; Residency program director, Child Neurology, Northwestern McGaw Medical Center
Kevin Ess, MD, PhD University of Cincinnati 2002 Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and Head, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Vanderbilt University
Nevada Reed, MD Washington University 2002 Medical Director and Pediatric Neurologist for KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, a specialty care center for children with Autism located in Twinsburg, Ohio
Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD University of Iowa 2003 Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Laura Jansen, MD, PhD St. Louis University 2003 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Washington and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Shulamit Portnoy, MD Chernovitz State Medical School, Ukraine 2003 Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University
Deepa Arun, MD Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Madras India 2005 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, St. Louis University School of Medicine
Amit Malhotra, MD Harvard Medical School 2006 Assistant Program Director for Pediatrics at Oakland Children's Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Craig Zaidman, MD University of Virginia 2007 Associate Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Amir Pshytycky MD Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University 2007 Attending Neurologist in Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program, Division of Neurology, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania.
Carolyn Pizoli, MD, PhD Pennsylvania State University 2008 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine
Doug Larsen, MD University of Utah 2008 Associate Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Judy Weisenberg, MD University of Minnesota Medical School 2008 Assistant Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Chris Smyser, MD University of Iowa 2009 Assistant Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Amy Licis, MD Washington University 2009 Assistant Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
David Hinkle, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University 2010 Private Practice
Alex Paciorkowski, MD University of Connecticut 2010 Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Rochester
Jamika Hallman-Cooper, MD University of Rochester 2010 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Michael Ciliberto, MD Washington University 2010 Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Iowa
Sharon McDaniel, MD Washington University 2010 Associate Physician, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Voluntary Clinical Faculty UCSF
Seth Perlman, MD Rush Medical College 2011 Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Iowa
Kristin Guilliams, MD University of Virginia 2011 Assistant Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Amy Viehover, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University 2011 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis
Rafael Galindo, MD, PhD University of New Mexico 2012 Assistant Professor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Mathula Tharagarjh, MD, PhD Christian Medical College, India 2012 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Shubhangi Peche, MD S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, India 2012 Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, St. Louis University
Gabriela Purcarin, MD University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest 2012 Assistant Professor, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
Bryan McGill, MD, PhD Baylor University 2013 Medical Director, Clinical Development, AveXis Inc
Nico Dosenbach, MD, PhD Washington University in St. Louis 2013 Assistant Professor in Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis
Adam Ostendorf, MD University of Iowa 2013 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ohio State
Sheel Pathak, MD University of Texas 2014 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University Clinical Associates practice
Swati Karmarkar, MD Lady Hardinge Medical College, India 2014 Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Neurologist, Texas Children's Hospital
Merveen Appu, MD Madras Medical College, India 2014 Staff Pediatric Neurologist, HSHS Neurosciences Center, Springfield IL
Alexander Fay, MD, PhD University of California San Francisco 2015 Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco
Katharine Meddles, MD University of Colorado, Denver 2015 Staff Pediatric Neurologist at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Jacqueline Anderson, MD Washington University in St. Louis 2015 Private Practice at Mercy Children's Hospital, Springfield MO
Heather Riordan, MD University of Rochester 2015 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt, Nashville TN
Stephanie Morris, MD  University of Arizona 2016 Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Young-Min Kim, MD Washington University in St. Louis 2016 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology, Loma Linda University
Shannon Liang, MD Georgetown University 2016 Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of California at Davis
Jason Helis, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School 2016 Attending Pediatric Neurologist, Maine Medical Partners
Robert Rudock, MD University of Miami 2017 Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Jennifer Griffith, MD, PhD Washington University in St. Louis 2017 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis
Inderpal Singh, MD Government Medical College Patiala, India 2017 Interventional Pain Management Physician; Self-Regional Healthcare, Greenwood South Carolina
Areeba Basit, MD Kasturba Medical College Manipal, India 2017 Staff Pediatric Neurologist, Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital
Amelia Drace, MD Washington University in St. Louis 2018 Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University
Bittu Majmudar, MD University of Cincinnati 2018 Assistant Professor, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Meera Patel, MD Drexel University 2018 Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Shannon Agner, MD, PhD University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey 2018 Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Alyssa Smith, MD Rush Medical College 2019 Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Amanda Rogers, MD The University of Louisville 2019 Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology, University of Louisville
Oleg Lobanov, MD, PhD Wake Forest University 2019 Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Regina Triplett, MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2020 Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Kimberly Wiltrout, MD University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 2020 Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Elizabeth Wright-Jin, MD, PhD Washington University in St. Louis 2020 Physician at AI Dupont Nemours Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University and University of Delaware
Jasia Mahdi, MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2020 Beverly and Bernard Wolfe Fellow in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Stanford University & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Benjamin Kay, MD, PhD University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 2020 Clinical Fellow/Instructor, Washington University in St. Louis