Meet the Clinical Neurophysiology Faculty

EMG/NEUROMuscular:

SHAKTI V. NAYAR, MD

Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialties: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
  • Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center, 2010 (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine, 2013 (Neurology)
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2014 (Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • Certification: Neurology, 2013, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2015
  • Special Interests: Neuromuscular clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Electromyography, Autonomic testing

MICHAEL D. SIRDOFSKY, MD

Director, EMG Laboratory/Neuromuscular Division and MDA Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1976
  • Internship: Long Island Jewish–Hillside Medical Centers, 1977 (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center, 1980 (Neurology)
  • Certification(s): Neurology, 1980
  • Special Interests: Neuromuscular clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Autonomic testing, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, Electrodiagnosis, Neuromuscular diseases

Joseph m. Choi, MD

Attending Physician, MDA and ALS clinic
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine, 2008
  • Internship: George Washington University Medical Center, 2009 (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, 2012 (Neurology)
  • Fellowship: Harvard Partners (BWH, MGH), 2013
  • Certification(s): Neurology
  • Special Interests: Neuromuscular clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Electromyography, Autonomic testing, Neuromuscular ultrasound

Intraoperative monitoring (IOM):

ALLEN MANDIR, MD, PhD

Director, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialty: Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University, 1996
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, 1998
  • Certification(s): Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, 2003
  • Special Interests: Neurophysiology, Movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease treatment, Neurodegenerative diseases

ROBERT MINAHAN, MD

Attending Physician, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialty: Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Internship: Duke University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • Certification(s): Psychiatry and Neurology, 1997
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, 1999
  • Special Interests: Intraoperative neuromonitoring, Electromyography, Neuromuscular disease

EEG/Epilepsy:

Gholam Motamedi, mD

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialty: EEG/Epilepsy, Sleep Disorders
  • Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1987
  • Internship: Yale University, 1995
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy, 1998–2001
  • Certification(s): American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001, recertification 2011, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2001, recertification 2011, American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2009
  • Special Interests: Epilepsy research, Cortical stimulation and brain mapping, Drug-resistant Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Hypothermia in animal models of Epilepsy Sleep disorders

francis G. tirol, MD

Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialties: EEG/Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2003
  • Internship: NYU School of Medicine, 2004
  • Residency: NYU School of Medicine, 2007
  • Fellowship: UCLA/David Geffen School of Medicine, 2009
  • Certifications: Neurology, 2008, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2011, Epilepsy, 2017
  • Special Interests: Drug-resistant epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Brain stimulation for epilepsy, Continuous EEG monitoring

Tricia y. ting, md

Regional Director, Epilepsy Division
Professor, Department of Neurology

  • Specialties: Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Undergraduate Education: Duke University, Certificate in Neuroscience, 1991
  • Research Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, 1995
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996
  • Residency and Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Special Interests: New onset seizures, treatment of women with epilepsy, novel therapies and clinical trials in epilepsy

     

Prerna Malla, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, Medstar Washington Hospital Center

  • Specialty: Neurology, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 2008
  • Internship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2011
  • Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2014
  • Fellowship: Harvard Partners (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital), 2015 & University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2016
  • Certification(s): Neurology, 2014