Peds Neuro Residents

PGY – 1

GalardiMaria_resize 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!)
GaudisosCristina_resize 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
CrockettCameron_resize-1 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.
MichaelSarah_resize Sarah Michael, MD
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate: Western Michigan University
MD: University of Michigan Medical School
Outside Interests:  Frugal travel and yoga
Professional Interests:  Clinical pediatric neurology, medical education.


PGY – 2

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 and neurocritical care as well as community and global health initiatives to help serve the underserved
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 – 3

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
Wright-Jin-Elizabeth 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.

PGY – 4

Shannon Agner, MD, PhD
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
PhD: Rutgers University, Biomedical Engineering
MD: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ- Robert Wood Johnson Med School
Outside Interests: Running, yoga, hiking, skiing, soccer, cooking, and baking
Professional Interests: Pediatric stroke and vascular anomalies, neurocritical care, neuro-oncology, early childhood epilepsy; research interests in neuroimaging, machine learning, and pattern recognition
Bittu Majmudar, MD
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Outside Interests: Arts & Crafts, Jewelry-Making, Dance, Reading, Sci-Fi, Astronomy, Hiking, Traveling, Karate, Learning how to fly an airplane
Professional Interests: General pediatric neurology, potentially epilepsy or sleep
Amelia Drace, MD
Hometown: Portola Valley, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
MD: Washington University in St. Louis
Outside Interests: Competitive ballroom dancing, graphic & web design, fashion design, gourmet cuisine, & cake decorating
Professional Interests: I’m interested in neonatal neurology, especially in understanding predictive factors for recovery from hypoxic injury
Meera Patel, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: Duke University
MD: Drexel University College of Medicine
Outside Interests: Rowing and coxing, travel, sports, baking, making ice cream.
Professional Interests: Clinical neurology

PGY – 5

Areeba Basit, MD
Hometown: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
MBBS: Kasturba Medical College Manipal, India
Peds: Cleveland Clinic, OH
Outside Interests: I enjoy sculpting, sketching, and wood crafts. I play cricket, volleyball, and table tennis. I am fond of singing, traveling, and baking.
Professional Interests: Critical care, neuroimmunology, demyelinating disorders
Inderpal Singh, MD
Hometown: Jaipur, India
MBBS: Goverment Medical College, Patiala India
Peds: Monmouth Medical Center (Drexel University, NJ)
Outside Interests: Cooking, biking, and reading literature about ancient civilizations
Professional interests: Pain medicine
Jennifer Griffith, MD, PhD
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Undergraduate: Indiana University
MD/PhD: Washington University in St Louis
Outside Interests: Buying and refinishing vintage furniture, hiking Missouri’s trails, traveling around the country to visit friends and family, sampling domestic craft brews, and reading any book I can get my hands on.
Professional Interests: Critical care and neonatal neurology
Robert Rudock, MD
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
MD: University of Miami
MBA: University of Miami, Health Sector Management and Policy
Outside Interests: Working Out, Beach, Outdoor Activities, Traveling, College Football
Professional Interests: Health Care Economics, Sleep Medicine (Parasomnias), Traumatic Brain Injury