Current Residents

PGY4 Chief 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

Future Plans: Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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. 

Future Plans: Headache Fellowship

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.

Future Plans: Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Utah

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

Future Plans: Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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

Future Plans: Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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

 

Future Plans: Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG) Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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

Future Plans: Active duty military service with the United States Navy

PGY3 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
Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
Career Interests: Undecided
Personal Interests: eating, cooking, and talking about food, my baby
 

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)

PGY2 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

pgy1 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