Faculty – Department of Neurology

Jessica Ailani, MD

Director, MedStar Georgetown Headache Center
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Headache


Fahd Amjad, MD, MS

Co-Clinical Director, HD CERC 
Attending Physician, Movement Disorders
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Movement Disorders
 


Faria Amjad, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director of Clinical Research, Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center Director, Spasticity Clinic
Specialty: Multiple Sclerosis


Laxman Bahroo

Laxman Bahroo, DO

Director, Botulinum Toxin Clinic 
Director, Residency Program, Department of Neurology
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Movement Disorders


Richard T. Benson, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology
Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Joseph M. Choi, MD

Attending Physician, MDA and ALS Clinic
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases


Anne Constantino, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Neurology


M. Carter Denny, MD, MPH

  Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology
  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Carrie O. Dougherty, MD

Program Director, Headache Fellowship
Attending Physician, Headache Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Headache


Alexander Dromerick, MD

Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine


Matthew A. Edwardson, MD

Attending Physician, Stroke Center 
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D

Director, Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation
Professor, Department of Neurology 


Ishita A. Gambhir, MD

Attending Physician, Movement Disorder Clinic
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Movement Disorders 


James Giordano, Ph.D, MPhil

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry
Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Specialty: Translational Neuroscience (Neuropathology); Neuroethics


William Garmoe, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Director of Psychology, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN)
Specialty: Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology

Nady Golestaneh, Ph.d, MS

Director, The Golestaneh Lab
Director of Research, Department of Opthalmology
Assistant Professor, Departments of Opthalmology, Neurology, Biochemistry


Brent T. Harris, MD, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pathology
Director of Neuropathology
Director, Harris Lab
Director, Georgetown Brain Bank
Co-Director, Histopathology and Tissue Shared Resource
Consulting Neuropathologist, DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Specialty: Neuropathology


Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH

Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH

Executive Vice President for Health Sciences & Executive Dean, Georgetown University Medical School
Professor, Department of Neurology and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (MGUH)


Amie w. Hsia, MD

Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Georgetown University
Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Nancy Hu, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Core Team, Multiple Sclerosis Patient Centered Specialty Practice
Co-Director, Neurology Clerkship, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Specialty: Multiple Sclerosis


Rakesh Jaitly, MD

  Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology
  Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Chandni Kalaria, MD

Attending Physician, Vascular Neurology, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, MedStar Georgetown University
Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Jagmeet Kanwal, Ph.D

Director, Neurophysiology and Behavior Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology


Robert Laureno, MD

Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University
Chair, Department of Neurology, Medstar Washington Hospital Center


Mark M. Lin, MD, Ph.D, FAAN

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Division, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Associate Chairman, Department of Neurology, Medstar Washington Hospital Center


Steven Lo, MD

Attending Physician, Movement Disorder Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Movement Disorders


Prerna Malla, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Specialty: Clinical Neurophysiology


Allen Mandir, MD, Ph.D

Director, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Clinical Neurophysiology/Intraoperative Neuromonitoring


Shema Mathew, MD

Attending Physician, Headache Center
Department of Neurology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Specialty: Headache Medicine


Douglas J. Mayson, MD

Attending Physician, Stroke Center 
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Vascular Neurology


Andrei Medvedev, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging


Robert Minahan, MD

Director, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Clinical Neurophysiology/Intraoperative Neuromonitoring


Carlos A. Mora, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director of Education, Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center
Co-Director: Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program
Specialty: Multiple Sclerosis


Gholam Motamedi, MD

Gholam Motamedi, MD

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: EEG/Epilepsy


Charbel Moussa MBBS, PhD

Charbel Moussa, MBBS, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director- Laboratory for Dementia and Parkinsonism
Scientific and Clinical Research Director- Translational Neurotherapeutics Program
National Parkinson’s Foundation Center
Director- Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence
Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center
Director, Neurosciences Grand Rounds


Shakti V. Nayar, MD

Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular Diseases



Benjamin J. Osborne, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Clinic
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program
Specialty: Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology


Fernando Pagan, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Program
Medical Director, Georgetown University Hospital National Parkinsonism Foundation Center of Excellence
Medical Director, Translational Neurotherapeutics Program
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Movement Disorders


Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Medical Educator Track
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology


Robert K. Shin, MD

Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center
Specialty: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Multiple Sclerosis


Ira Shoulson, MD

Director, Program for Regulatory Science & Medicine (PRSM)
Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology & Human Science
Principal Investigator, Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science & Innovation (CERSI)


Michael D. Sirdofsky, MD

Director, EMG Laboratory/Neuromuscular Division
Director, MDA Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular Disorders 


Victoria N. Starbuck, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology


Nathan Starr, Movement Disorders Attending

Nathan Starr, DO

  Attending Physician, Movement Disorders
  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  Specialties: Neurology, Movement Disorders


Andrew B. Stemer, MD

Director, Stroke Center
Vascular Neurologist and Neuro Interventional Radiologist 
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Radiology
Specialties: Vascular Neurology, Neurointerventional Radiology 


Ted Supalla, Ph.D

Professor, Departments of Neurology, Linguistics, and Psychology
Director, Sign Language Research Lab 
Center for Brain Plasticity and Research


Francis G. Tirol, MD

  Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
  Specialty: EEG/Epilepsy


Tricia Y. Ting, MD

Professor, Department of Neurology
Regional Director of Epilepsy, MedStar Health
Specialty: EEG/Epilepsy


Carlo Tornatore, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
Executive Director, Multiple Sclerosis Patient Centered Specialty Practice
Co-Director, Neurology Clerkship, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Specialty: Multiple Sclerosis


Yaghi

Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD

  Attending Physician, Movement Disorders
  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  Specialty: Movement Disorders


Rochelle F. Tractenberg, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology


Peter E. Turkeltaub, MD, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Cognitive Recovery Lab
Director, Aphasia Clinic, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Medical Director, Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation, Georgetown University Medical Center


R. Scott Turner, MD, Ph.D

Director, Memory Disorders Program
Professor, Department of Neurology
Specialty: Memory Disorders


Michael Ullman, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Linguistics and Psychology
Director, Brain and Language Lab
Director, Georgetown EEG/ERP Laboratory


John W. VanMeter, Ph.D

Associate Professor on the Research Track, Medical Center 
Director, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging


Nassim Zecavati, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology