Current Residents

PGY4 CHIEF RESIDENTS

PEARLA BATEN, MD 

   Undergraduate Education: Pennsylvania State University
   Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
   Hometown: Williamsport, PA
   Career Interests: Epilepsy
   Personal Interests: Tennis, cooking, hiking, trying new food, Harry Potter

Future Plans: Epilepsy Fellowship, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

NANCY HU, MD

Undergraduate Education: UCLA
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hometown: North Potomac, MD
Career Interests: Multiple Sclerosis 
Personal Interests: Arts/crafts including scrapbooking and paper crafts

Future Plans: Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Tracy VU fulton, MD

Undergraduate Education: Princeton University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hometown: McLean, VA
Career Interests: Movement Disorders, Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: Tennis, running, family, cooking

ALejandra Garland BECERRA, MD

Medical School: Universidad Peruana de San Martin de Porres
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Career Interests: Movement Disorders and Behavioral Neurology
Personal Interests: Family, friends, art, good movies, food, golf, dancing

 

ELIZABETH Epstein MUNDEL, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Career Interests: Movement Disorders
Personal Interests: Cooking, ballet, traveling

Future Plans: Movement Disorders Fellowship, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

AMIT SHAH, MD

Undergraduate Education: Emory University
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Internship: Mercy Medical Center
Career Interests: IOM
Personal Interests: Running, traveling, Atlanta sports

Future Plans: IOM Fellowship, Stanford Medical Center

NADIA YUSUF, MD

Undergraduate Education: Brown University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Hometown: North Bethesda, MD
Career Interests: Movement Disorders, Sleep, Epilepsy
Personal Interests: Traveling, food, country music

 

Future Plans: Movement Disorders Fellowship, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

PGY3 RESIDENTS

BRIAN BARRY, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hometown: Woodbury, NJ
Career Interests: Neurophysiology, Movement Disorders, Genetics 
Personal Interests: ACC basketball, exploring new cities, dining out in DC, the Phillies

GLENN BURKETT, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Miami (FL)
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hometown: Pulaski, Virginia
Career Interests: Stroke, Sleep, Headache
Personal Interests: I really enjoy traveling and have seen 39 of the 50 states along with many international stops. I also am an avid sports fan and closely follow my favorite teams. My wife is also working to complete her residency in the WHC-Georgetown OB/Gyn department. 

JERDAN RUFF, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of North Dakota
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hometown: Mandan, ND
Career Interests: Stroke/Interventional, but still open to anything
Personal Interests: I like to be outside, camping and hiking. I'm a big Vikings football fan. I'm also a huge fantasy novel geek. I also like cooking/baking, and of course mixology.

JESSICA STEVENS, MD

  Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland, College Park
  Medical School: University of Maryland
  Hometown: Annapolis, MD
  Career Interests: Undecided, possibly Movement Disorders or Neuromuscular 
  Personal Interests: Knitting, making my own soap, fishing/crabbing, traveling

LOUIS GOODRICH, DO

Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: New Castle, PA
Career Interests: Neuroimmunology, Epilepsy, Research
Personal Interests: Playing piano, exploring the DC restaurant/bar scene, skiing

POOJA RAO, MD 

Medical School: K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
Hometown: Mysore, India 
Career Interests: Stroke, Movement Disorders
Personal Interests: Biking, reading fiction, oil-painting

 

RYAN WILLIAMSON, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of South Florida
Medical School: Florida State University
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Career Interests: Undecided
Personal Interests: Most any variety of finely aged single-malt scotch, well-tailored suits, sport shooting, philosophical conversation, the camaraderie of athletic competition

 

PGY2 RESIDENTS

MAZEN ELKURD, DO

Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Career Interests: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Movement Disorders, Stroke
Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, dining out, cooking

 

SHAHNAZ MIRI, MD

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Hometown: Karaj, Iran
Career Interests: Movement Disorders, Optics, Neuro-Opthalmology
Personal Interests: Fine arts, painting roses, playing guitar, hula hoop, quantum mechanics, Richard Feynman
 

SHAHLA MOGHBEL, DO 

Undergraduate Education: Northern Virginia Community College & University of Virginia
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: Traveling, oil painting, chess, scuba diving
 

FARAH FOURCAND, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Miami
Medical School: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Hometown: Miami, FL
Career Interests: Brain stimulation (rTMS, DBS, tDCS) for neuropsychiatric disease and addiction as well as the applications to optimizing memory, cognition, learning, and behavior modification in healthy adults through my research in the NIH Clinician Scientist track
Personal Interests: Art history/collection, cooking/consuming exotic and strange foods, chess, experiencing diverse cultures through travel, learning about good wine, smelly cheese, and hot sauce, raising non-human animals, anthropology, philosophy, and billiards (e.g. pool, ping-pong)

STEVEN NAKANO, MD

Undergraduate Education: The Colorado College
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
 

 

KRIS GRAJNY, MD

Undergraduate Education: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hometown: Albany, NY
Career Interests: Undecided 
Personal Interests: 
Skiing, mountain biking, tennis, rock climbing

NINA-SERENA BURKETT, MD 

Undergraduate Education: Howard University
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Career Interests: Stroke, Hospice and Palliative Care
Personal Interests: Community activism, music (keyboard), dance (capoeira, salsa)

PGY1 Residents

HEIDI pangborn, MD

  Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan
  Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  Hometown: Traverse City, MI
  Career Interests: Possibly Neuroimmunology or Multiple Sclerosis
  Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking/camping in Shenandoah and other parks, visiting monuments and sites in Washignton DC

 

Zehra Farzal, MD

  Undergraduate Education: Southern Methodist University
  Medical School: University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School
  Hometown: Dallas, TX
  Career Interests: Movement Disorders, Clinical research
  Personal Interests: Baking, exploring new restaurants (mostly brunch), traveling, brains

 

Toni MAKipour, MD

  Undergraduate Education: The University of Oklahoma
  Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  Hometown: Tulsa, OK
  Career Interests: Undecided
  Personal Interests: Friends and family, traveling, photography, cooking, brunching

 

himanshu SUri, MD

  Undergraduate Education: University of Central Florida
  Medical School: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
  Career Interests: Pain management
  Personal Interests: Sports, gym, music, Harry Potter books, and The Office

 

krupa savalia, MD

  Undergraduate Education: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  Medical School: University of Nebraska Collge of Medicine
  Hometown: West Orange, NJ
  Career Interests: Undecided
  Personal Interests: Traveling, exploring new restaurants, frozen yogurt, cosmos, cooking, and trying to be handy

william zimmerman, DO

  Undergraduate Education: Maryville College
  Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  Hometown: Winchester, TN
  Career Interests: Neuromuscular, Interventional Neuroradiology
  Personal Interests: Spending time with wife and dog Daisy, woodworking, cooking, Duke basketball, sports

guillaume Lamotte, Md

  Undergraduate Education: University of Caen Basse-Normandie
  Medical School: University of Caen Basse-Normandie
  Hometown: Caen, Normandie, France
  Career Interests: Movement Disorders (Clinical Trials and Pathophysiology), Autonomic Nervous System Disorders, Education
  Personal Interests: Kitesurfing, windsurfing, skiing, traveling, outdoor activities in general