Current Residents

PGY4 CHIEFS

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

Future Plans: Movement Disorders Fellowship

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

 

Future Plans: Movement Disorders Fellowship- National Institute of Health

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

 

Future Plans: Clinical Neurophysiology/IONM Fellowship

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)

Future Plans: Undecided

STEVEN NAKANO, MD

Undergraduate Education: The Colorado College
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
Career Interests: Movement Disorders
Personal Interests: Eating, cooking, and talking about food, my baby

Future Plans: Movement Disorder Fellowship- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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

Future Plans: Movement Disorders Fellowship

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)

Future Plans: Vascular Neurology Fellowship- Washington Hospital Center

PGY3 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

Farzal  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: Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology 
  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: Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical care
  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

pgy2 residents

william hayward, md, PhD

hayward  Undergraduate Education: University of Miami
  Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  Hometown: Sheffield, England
  Career Interests: Cognitive neurology, aphasia, stroke, stroke recovery
  Personal Interests: Soccer (football), cooking, molecular cooking, science 

 

vasanthi gomathinayagam, md

gomathinayagam  Undergraduate Education: Austin College 
  Medical School: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  Hometown: Dallas, TX
  Career Interests: Stroke, Movement Disorders, Global Health
  Personal Interests: Traveling, exploring the city, brunching, dancing, music/singing, hiking

 

matthew levine, md

levine  Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University
  Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  Career Interests: Undecided
  Personal Interests: Kayaking on the Potomac, fishing, playing ice hockey, going to Caps games

 

cory myers, do

myers  Undergraduate Education: Oberlin College
  Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  Hometown: Nesconset, NY
  Career Interests: Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Headache, Pain Medicine
  Personal Interests: Biking, running, museums, ballroom dancing (swing, salsa, tango), free outdoor concerts, podcasts of local indie radio stations and NPR, mushroom picking in the fall

kate onorato, md

onorato  Undergraduate Education: The University of Pennsylvania
  Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  Career Interests: Undecided
  Personal Interests: Skiing, yoga, hiking, dessert connoisseur

 

parth upadhyaya, do

upadhyaya  Undergraduate Education: Texas A&M University
  Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
  Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  Career Interests: Neuroimaging, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis
  Personal Interests: Hiking national parks, reading and watching any Sci-Fi, playing guitar, lifting heavy weights, live music

 

tian wang, md

wang  Medical School: Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
  Hometown: Shanghai, China
  Career Interests: Neuroimmunology, Neuromuscular Diseases, Movement Disorders, Translational Studies and Clinical Trials, Global Health
  Personal Interests: Traveling, exploring restaurants, indie movies, learning different langauges, HBO, reading historical novels
 

PGY1 Residents

Nathan bicher, MD

Nathan Bicher, PGY1 Resident  Undergraduate Education: Juniata College
  Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine 
  Hometown: Myerstown, PA
  Career Interests: Stroke, Movement Disorders
  Personal Interests: CrossFit, cooking, craft beer, and the occasional video game

 

Amy Li, MD

Amy Li, PGY1 Resident  Undergraduate Education: Princeton University
  Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
  Hometown: Greer, SC
  Career Interests: Neuroimmunology, Neuroimaging
  Personal Interests: Tennis, board games, watching Jeopardy!

 

Abhishek lenka, MD

Abhishek Lenka, PGY1 Resident  Undergraduate Education: College of Basic Science and Humanities, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  Medical School: Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
  Hometown: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  Career Interests: Movement Disorders, Stroke
  Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling, trying out new restaurants in the city, playing and watching soccer & cricket, watching Bollywood movies
 

Nathan lightfoot, DO

Nathan Lightfoot, PGY1 Resident  Undergraduate Education: Truman State University
  Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences of Osteopathic Medicine
  Hometown: Kansas City, MO
  Career Interests: Neurocritical care, Movement Disorders, Bioethics
  Personal Interests: Traveling with my fiancé, trying new foods, pick up soccer games, and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs
 

Brian Nagle, MD

Brian Nagle, PGY1 Resident  Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin
  Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  Hometown: Portland, OR
  Career Interests: Dementia, Movement Disorders, Stroke
  Personal Interests: Cooking/baking, swimming, photography, singing, outdoors, and spending time with family and friends
 

Gianluca Di Maria, MD

Gianluca Di Maria, PGY1 Resident  Medical School: Sapienza Università di Roma
  Hometown: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
  Career Interests: General Neurology, Movement Disorders
  Personal Interests: Reading novels, playing piano and guitar, drawing, classical music

  

WIll Frazier, MD, PhD

WIll Frazier, PGY1 Resident  Undergraduate Education: Wake Forest University
  Medical School: Georgetown Medical School
  Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  Career Interests: Neuroimmunology, Neuro-Oncology
  Personal Interests: Spending family time with my wife and two young children, exploring new cuisines through cooking and restaurants in DC, skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, carpentry/woodworking, photography, and, of course, rooting for the Washington Nationals!