Peds Neuro Residents

PGY – 1


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
PhD: SickKids, University of Toronto, Canada
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: Neuro-infectious disease, Neuro-immunology

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 – 2


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 – 3


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, exploring the St. Louis food scene, digging through bins at our local record stores, traveling, golfing (poorly), and cheering on the Chicago Bears.
Professional Interests: General neurology, neuromuscular medicine, neurogenetics, medical education, and improving the transition for pediatric to adult care.

Sarah Michael Dixon, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate: Western Michigan University
MD: University of Michigan Medical School
Outside Interests: Traveling, trying new foods, biking, hiking, yoga, and having brunch with my fabulous co-residents! Professional Interests: General child neurology, neurodevelopment, child advocacy, medical education

PGY – 4


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:Cooking and local agriculture, downhill skiing, French language and film, classical music
Professional Interests: Neuroimaging, epilepsy

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

PGY – 5


Alyssa Smith, MD

Hometown: Edwardsville, IL
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago
MD: Rush Medical College
Outside Interests: I enjoy frequenting the gym and spending time outdoors.
Professional Interests: General Neurology, Rett Syndrome

Oleg Lobanov, MD, PhD

Hometown: Ivanovo, Russia
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Arlington
PhD: Wake Forest University, Neuroscience
MD: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Professional interests: neurocritical care, demyelinating disorders, extra- and intra-operative epilepsy cortical mapping
Research interests: functional brain imaging, pain/nociception
Outside interests: traveling, reading, spending time with my dog, watching movies, driving and cars

Amanda Rogers, MD

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergraduate: The University of Dayton
MD: The University of Louisville
Outside Interests: I enjoy spending time at home with my husband and my cat, Franny. The rest of my family lives in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and I enjoy visiting there when I get the chance. I also love to read, travel, cook, and practice yoga.
Professional Interests: General Neurology, Epilepsy, 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.