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Department of Neurological Sciences Faculty and Staff

Chairperson

James Conners, MD, MS, Professor

 

Vice Chairpersons

Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle, MD, Professor, Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Rima Dafer, MD, MPH, Professor, Vice Chair of Education
Deborah Hall, MD, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair of Research
Michael Smith, MD, Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical

 

Division of Cerebrovascular Disease

Laurel Cherian, MD, MS, Division Chief, Associate Professor
Zain Ashary, MD, Assistant Professor
Laurie Berg, DNP, APRN AGACNP-BC
Racheal Coleman, NP
James Conners, MD, MS, Professor
Rima Dafer, MD, MPH, Professor
Deborah Lynch, CNS
Arooshi Kumar, MD, Assistant Professor
Sarah Song, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
Alejandro Vargas, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Dixon Yang, MD, Assistant Professor

 

Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

Michael Smith, MD, Division Chief, Professor
Antoaneta Balabanov, MD, Associate Professor
Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle, MD, Professor
Lawrence Bernstein, MD, Assistant Professor
Thomas Hoeppner, PhD, Associate Professor
Maggie McNulty, MD, Assistant Professor
Rebecca O'Dwyer, MD, Assistant Professor
Jennifer Olson, Assistant Professor
Travis Stoub, PhD, Associate Professor
Deborah Zielinski, NP

 

Division of General Neurology

Andrew Dorsch, MD, Division Chief, Assistant Professor
Saju Abraham, MD, Assistant Professor
James Castle, MD Assistant Professor
Mohammad Daaif, MD, Assistant Professor
Iulia Dorneanu, DO, Assistant Professor
Gregory Fenton, MD, Assistant Professor
Octavia Kincaid, MD, Assistant Professor
Jeffrey Kramer, MD, Assistant Professor
Malathi Rao, MD, Assistant Professor
Milena Stosic, MD, Assistant Professor
Aimee Szewka, MD, Associate Professor
Jesse Taber, MD, Assistant Professor
Robert Wright, MD, Assistant Professor
Kyle Wylie, MD, Assistant Professor
David Walker, MD, Assistant Professor
Tresa Zacharias, MD, Assistant Professor

 

Division of Movement Disorders

Deborah Hall, MD, PhD, Division Chief, Professor
Mitra Afshari, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Brandon Barton, MD, Associate Professor
Bryan Bernard, PhD, Associate Professor
Cynthia Comella, MD, Professor Emerita
Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor
David González, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Professor
Chandler Gill, MD, Assistant Professor
Christopher Goetz, MD, Professor
Alana Kirby, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Katie Kompoliti, MD, Professor
Neepa Patel, MD, Associate Professor
Matthew Wodziak, MD, Assistant Professor

 

Division of Multiple Sclerosis

Augusto Miravalle, MD, Division Chief, Associate Professor
Adrienne Castillo, NP
Cynthia Dendrinos, NP
Tyler Kaplan, MD, Assistant Professor
Thomas Shoemaker, MD, Assistant Professor
Fabian Sierra-Morales, MD, Assistant Professor

 

Division of Neurocritical Care

Sayona John, MD, Division Chief, Professor
Katie Corkery, PA-C
Rajeev Garg, MD, MS, Associate Professor
Cynthia Hinojosa, DNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC
Kelly Kulagin, NP
Darette Marocchi, AGACNP, MSN
Elizabeth McLaughlin, NP
Sebastian Pollandt, MD, Associate Professor
Kelly Rimawi, NP
Christina Shin, PA-C
Evan Skinner, NP
Jean Slana, NP
Andrea Sterenstein, MD, Assistant Professor
Ana Tavarez, NP 
Varoon Thavapalan, MD, Assistant Professor
Christine Yeager, MD, Assistant Professor

 

Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Madhu Soni, MD, Division Chief, Associate Professor
Olivia Gutgsell, MD, Assistant Professor
Ryan Jacobson, MD, AssociateProfessor
Rabia Malik, MD, Associate Professor

 

Section of Neurobiology

Malabendu Jana, PhD, Assistant Professor
Susanta Mondal, PhD, Assistant Professor
Liudmila Romanova, PhD, Assistant Professor
Kalipada Pahan, PhD, Professor

 

Section of Neuro-Oncology

Sean Grimm, MD, Section Chief, Assistant Professor
Joo Yeon Nam, MD, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Strus, NP

 

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Aimee Szewka, MD, Associate Professor
Milena Stosic, MD, Assistant Professor

 

Pediatric Neurology

Charles Marcuccilli, MD, PhD, Section Chief, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, Professor
Colleen Buhrfiend, MD, Assistant Professor
Tamar Caceres, MD, Assistant Professor
Peter T. Heydemann, MD, Associate Professor
Lubov Romantseva, MD, Assistant Professor

 

RUSH Alzheimer’s Disease Center

David Bennett, MD, Director, Professor
Neelum Aggarwal, MD, Professor
Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS, Professor
Kimberly Blanchard, NP
Lisa L. Barnes, PhD, Professor
Aron S. Buchman MD, Professor
Ana Capuano, PhD, Associate Professor
Debra Fleischman, PhD, Professor
Chris Gaiteri, PhD, Assistant Professor
Sue E. Leurgans, PhD, Professor
Bernard Ng, PhD, Assistant Professor
Shahram Oveisgharan, MD, Assistant Professor
Julie Schneider, MD, MS, Professor
Ajay Sood, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Shinya Tasaki, PhD, Assistant Professor
Tianhao Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor
Yanling Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Robert S. Wilson, PhD, Professor
Lei Yu, PhD, Associate Professor

 

Neurosurgery

Michael Chen, MD, Associate Professor

 

John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Elia DiSavino, MD, Assistant Professor
James Dorman, MD, Assistant Professor
Reena Ghode, MD, Assistant Professor
Serge J. C. Pierre-Louis, MD, Associate Professor

 

Emeritus Faculty

Donna Bergen, MD, Professor Emerita
Thomas Bleck, MD, Professor Emeritus
Cynthia Comella, MD, Professor Emerita
Jacob Fox, MD, Professor Emeritus
Glenn Stebbins, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Dusan Stefoski, MD, Professor Emeritus
Jordan Topel, MD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Leonard Verhagen, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus