Peds Neuro Residents

PGY – 1


Nicholas W. DeKorver, MD, PhD

Hometown: Comstock Park, Michigan
Undergraduate: Central Michigan University
MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center
PhD: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Neuroscience
Outside interests: Fishing, golf, biking, watching sports, trying new restaurants, spending time with my wife and our dog
Professional interests: Neurogenetics, Neurodevelopment, Neuroimmunology

Esra Pehlivan, MD

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
MD: Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
Outside interests: Outdoor activities, tennis, windsurfing, spending time with my family and friends
Professional interests: General child neurology, neonatal neurology, and neurogenetics

Michelle Lee, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
MD: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Outside interests: hiking, indoor rock climbing, going to film festivals, reading, record shopping, going to the zoo, eating noodles and donuts
Professional interests: Neuromuscular and neurogenetics

Grace Tabatabai, MD

Hometown: Rochester, Minnesota
Undergraduate: St. Olaf College
MD: University of Minnesota
Outside interests: guitar, running, yoga, Persian poetry, traveling, cross country skiing, spending time with friends and family
Professional interests: Sleep neurology, neurogenetics, epilepsy, medical education

Gazelle Zerafati-Jahromi, MD

Undergraduate: Yale University
MD: Washington University in St. Louis
Outside interests: I enjoy watching movies, cooking and baking with my friends
Professional interests: neuromuscle and neurodevelopmental disability

PGY – 2


Saumel Ahmadi, MD/PhD

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India; Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate: N/A
MD: C.U. Shah Medical College, Saurashtra University, India
PhD: SickKids, University of Toronto, Canada
Outside interests: Food, chocolate, trivia, board games, travel, science fiction, reading science and artificial intelligence (AI)
Professional interests: General Neurology, Channelopathies, Epilepsy, Genetics, Personalized Medicine, AI in healthcare/Neurology

Katherine Ferguson, MD

Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
MD: University of Minnesota
Outside interests: Spending time with my husband and dog, running, quilting, gardening and cooking Professional Interests: General child neurology, neuromuscular, headache

Martin Mwangi, MD

Hometown: Union City, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
MD: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Outside interests: Playing acoustic guitar, enjoying new restaurants, hiking, rock climbing, reading non-fiction/watching documentaries, movies, running in forest park
Professional interests: Epilepsy, Neuroimmunology, Autoimmune encephalitis, and machine learning

Rachel Zolno, MD

Hometown: Lincolnshire, Illinois
Undergraduate: Brown University
MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Outside interests: traveling, jigsaw puzzles, baking, musical theater, watching movies
Professional interests: neurogenetics, neuromuscular medicine, medical education

PGY – 3


Laura Gilbert, DO, MBA

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
MD: Kansas City University
Outside interests: Dancing, drawing, painting, baking, traveling, enjoying live music, exploring St. Louis restaurants/museums/parks, reading, doing puzzles, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends
Professional interests: Movement disorders, epilepsy, medical education, child advocacy, and administration

Jordan Cole, MD

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Undergraduate: University of Arizona
MD: Washington University in St. Louis
Outside Interests: fiction/classic literature, musical theatre, going to the park, hiking, crossword/jigsaw puzzles
Professional Interests: neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders/behavioral neurology, autoimmune encephalitis

Dina Soloveychik, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Indiana University
MD: Indiana University
Outside Interests: Playing with my dog, attending musicals/plays, exploring the local restaurant scene, cooking and baking
Professional Interests: General child neurology, neurodevelopmental disorders, neurogenetics, medical education

Erin Sadler, MD

Hometown: Lancaster, MA
Undergraduate: College of William & Mary
MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Outside Interests: Cooking international foods, hiking, kayaking, cheering for the Cardinals, and spending time with family.
Professional Interests: Clinical pediatric neurology, Neuromuscular medicine

PGY – 4


Maria Milagros Galardi, MD

Hometown: San Nicolas, BA, Argentina
MD: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Outside interests: Anything outdoors! Running, hiking, biking… Huge fan of spending time with family and friends. Reading and keeping up to date with whatever is going on in the world. Have backpacked a little bit with good friends and want to do it a lot more…
Professional interests: global health in pediatrics and child neurology, child advocacy, epilepsy, consciousness, neurocritical care… (List is always open!)

Cristina Gaudioso, MD

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Undergraduate: The Evergreen State College
MD: The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Outside Interests: Playing outdoors, theater, spending time with my husband, dog, and cat
Professional Interests: Medical Education, General Child Neurology, Neuro-Oncology

Cameron Crockett, MD

Hometown: Fairview, OR
Undergraduate: Arizona State University
MD: University of Iowa
Outside Interests: Playing guitar, taking in our live music scene, digging through crates at our local record stores, eating my way through the best restaurants in town, and exploring new corners of our city with my wife and dog!
Professional Interests: General neurology, epilepsy, neuromuscular medicine, and neurogenetics

Sarah Michael Dixon, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate: Western Michigan University
MD: University of Michigan Medical School
Outside Interests: Travel, trying new foods, biking, hiking, yoga, and exploring St. Louis
Professional Interests: General child neurology, child advocacy, medical education, and global health

PGY – 5


Benjamin Kay, MD, PhD

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis, Biomedical Engineering
PhD: University of Cincinnati, Neuroscience
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Outside Interests: Cooking/baking, hiking/backpacking, canoeing, animals (especially dogs), gardening, open source software, and reading science fiction
Professional Interests: Functional magnetic resonance imagine (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional connectivity, resting-state networks, epilepsy, neuropsychiatric disorders, and genetics

Jasia Mahdi, MD

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Outside Interests: Politics and international relations, reading literature and poetry, writing short stories, and hiking
Professional Interests: Neuro-oncology with an interest in clinical research, human rights, and community and global-health initiatives

Regina Triplett, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: Hobart and William Smith College
MD: University of Pittsburgh
Outside Interests: hiking, casual biking, downhill and water skiing, visiting farmer's markets, outdoor movies/theater/concerts/yoga, cooking, dinner parties, independent films, cooperative board games, browsing bookstores and bakeries, tea
Professional Interests: neurocritical care and inpatient neurology, epilepsy and epileptogenesis, clinical trials, functional neuroimaging

Kimberly Worcester, MD

Hometown: Annville, PA
Undergraduate: Franklin & Marshall College
MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Outside Interests: Dancing, outdoor activities, running, cooking, baking, and exploring St. Louis
Professional interests: Neurogenetics, epilepsy, medical education

Elizabeth Wright-Jin, MD, PhD

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Undergraduate: University of New Mexico
MD/PhD: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Outside Interests: Community gardening, swimming, reading science fiction, and spending time with my family.
Professional Interests: Basic science in neurosciences, clinical pediatric neurology.