Department of Neurological Sciences Faculty and Staff

Acting Chairperson

Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS, Professor

Acting Clinical Vice Chairperson

James Conners, MD, MS, Associate Professor

Section of Cerebrovascular Disease

James Conners, MD, MS, Section Head, Associate Professor
Olga Borisovsky, PA-C
Laurel Cherian, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Racheal Coleman, NP
Rima Dafer, MD, MPH, Professor
Deborah Lynch, CNS
Nicholas Osteraas, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Carrie Picchietti, NP
Sarah Song, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Alejandro Vargas, MD, MS, Assistant Professor

Section of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

Michael Smith, MD, Section Head, Professor
Antoaneta Balabanov, MD, Associate Professor
Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle, MD, Associate Professor
Lawrence Bernstein, MD, Assistant Professor
Thomas Hoeppner, PhD, Associate Professor
Monica McAndrews, NP
Maggie McNulty, MD, Assistant Professor
Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, Assistant Professor
Marvin Rossi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Laurie Sabol, NP
Travis Stoub, PhD, Associate Professor

Section of General Neurology

Laura Goldstein, MD, Section Head, Assistant Professor
Saju Abraham, MD, Assistant Professor
Melissa Budahazy, NP
Mohammad Daaif, MD, Assistant Professor
Iulia Dorneanu, DO, Assistant Professor
Andrew Dorsch, MD, Assistant Professor
Christopher Muth, MD, Assistant Professor
Malathi Rao, MD, Assistant Professor
Ligia Rioja, MD, Assistant Professor
Milena Stosic, MD, Assistant Professor
Aimee Szewka, MD, Assistant Professor
Jordan Topel, MD, Associate Professor

Jessica Wilson, MD, Assistant Professor
Robert Wright, MD, Assistant Professor

Section of Movement Disorders

Deborah Hall, MD, PhD, Section Head, Professor
Mita Afshari, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Sharlet Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor
Meagan Bailey, MD, Assistant Professor
Brandon Barton, MD, Assistant Professor
Bryan Bernard, PhD, Assistant Professor
Christa Cooper, PA-C
Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor
Christopher Goetz, MD, Professor
Jessica Karl, PA-C
Jeffrey Kordower, PhD, Professor
Katie Kompoliti, MD, Professor
Gian Pal, MD, Assistant Professor
Glenn Stebbins, PhD, Professor
Leonard Verhagen Metman, MD, Professor
Matthew Wodziak, MD, Assistant Professor
Natalie Witek, MD, Assistant Professor

Section of Multiple Sclerosis

Dusan Stefoski, MD, Section Head, Associate Professor
Cynthia Dendrinos, NP
Michael Ko, MD, Assistant Professor
Fabian Sierra- Morales, MD, Assistant Professor
Thomas Shoemaker, MD, Assistant Professor

Section of Neurocritical Care

Sayona John, MD, Section Head, Associate Professor
Naira Arellano, NP
Torrey Boland, MD, Assistant Professor
Katie Corkery, PA-C
Ivan Da Silva, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Rajeev Garg, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Cynthia Hinojosa, NP
Lauren Koffman, DO, MS, Assistant Professor
Kelly Kulagin, NP
Kevin McDonough, NP
Sebastian Pollandt, MD, Assistant Professor
Jillian Reddmann, PA-C
Kelly Rimawi, NP

Starane Shepherd, MD, Assistant Professor
Christina Shin, PA-C
Evan Skinner, NP
Jean Slana, NP
Ana Tavarez, NP

Section of Neuromuscular Disease

Madhu Soni, MD, Acting Section Head, Associate Professor
Ryan Jacobson, MD, Assistant Professor

Rabia Malik, MD, Assistant Professor

Section of Neurobiology

Jeffrey Kordower, PhD, Section Head, Professor
Yaping Chu, PhD, Assistant Professor
Jana Malabendu, PhD, Assistant Professor
Susanta Mondal, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dan Nicholson, PhD, Associate Professor
Liudmila Romanova, PhD, Assistant Professor
Avik Roy, PhD, Assistant Professor
Kalipada Pahan, PhD, Professor

Section of Cognitive Neuroscience

Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS, Section Head, Professor
Sharlet Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor
Lisa L. Barnes, PhD, Professor
Bryan A. Bernard, PhD, Assistant Professor
Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor
Rajeev Garg, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, Assistant Professor
Richard K. Peach, PhD, Professor
Fabian Sierra-Morales, MD, Assistant Professor
Glenn Stebbins, PhD, Professor
Travis Stoub, PhD, Associate Professor
Robert Wilson, PhD, Professor

Section of Neuro-Oncology

Clement Pillainayagam, MD, Section Head, Assistant Professor

Joo Yeon Nam, MD, Assistant Professor
Lisa Pierce, NP

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Aimee Szewka, MD, Assistant Professor

Milena Stosic, MD, Assistant Professor

Pediatric Neurology

Charles Marcucilli, MD, PhD, Section Head, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, Professor
Colleen Buhrfiend, MD, Assistant Professor

Peter T. Heydemann, MD, Associate Professor
Nan Lin, MD, Assistant Professor
Lubov Romantseva, MD, Assistant Professor

Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

David Bennett, MD, Director, Professor
Neelum Aggarwal, MD, Associate 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
Namhee Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor
Sue E. Leurgans, PhD, Professor
Shahram Oveisgharan, MD, Assistant Professor
Julie Schneider, MD, MS, 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
Tareq Kass-Hout, MD, Assistant Professor

The Graduate College

Andrew Bean, PhD, Dean, Professor

John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Lakshmi Warrior, MD, Chief, Division of Neurology, Assistant Professor
Elia DiSavino, MD, Assistant Professor
James Dorman, MD, Assistant Professor
Reena Ghode, MD, Assistant Professor
Serge J. C. Pierre-Louis, MD, Associate Professor
Danielle Rice, MD, Assistant Professor

Emeritus Faculty

Donna Bergen, MD, Professor Emeritus
Thomas Bleck, MD, Professor Emeritus
Cynthia Comella, MD, Professor Emerita
Jacob Fox, MD, Professor Emeritus