Department of Neurology Faculty

Bella, Isabelita - MD  - Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Bella has a special interest in the clinical, electromyographic, and pathological aspects of neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Bella is the primary investigator at UMass for the multicenter study "Arrhythmias in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy."

 Dr. Bomprezzi

Bomprezzi, Roberto - MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Bomprezzi is fellowship trained in neuroimmunology and he is involved in the treatment of inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoidosis.

 

Bosco, Daryl - PhD  - Associate Professor


Elucidating the factors involved in sporadic ALS and investigating protein mis-function associated with neurodegenerative disease. 

 

Brown, Robert - DPhil, MD - Professor of Neurology & Chair of Neurology


Dr. Brown’s laboratory has focused on the identification of gene defects that elucidate the molecular pathogenesis of selected neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), muscular dystrophy, adrenoleukodystrophy, hereditary neuropathy and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. Knowledge of theses disease genes has facilitated the creation of mouse and cell-based models of these disorders. In turn, these resources have allowed study of therapeutic strategies using conventional small molecule approaches and new modalities such as inhibitory RNAi.

Chu, Felicia - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Chu is an Epileptologist who cares for patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

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Carandang, Raphael - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Carandang is a neurointensivist and stroke neurologist who provides acute emergent and critical care for patients with ischemic stroke and other devastating neurological diseases like traumatic brain injury, cerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. His research interests include cerebral edema, subarachnoid hemorrhage, CNS vasculitis, stroke epidemiology and traumatic brain injury. He is studying post-traumatic cerebral edema and its possible genetic determinants and is co-investigator of Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) study and the randomized clinical trial studying Dantrolene for cerebral vasospasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage among others. He is also co-founder of the New England Neurocritical Care Consortium that seeks to promote collaborative research in neurocritical care diseases in the region.

 Dr. Daniello

Daniello, Kate - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr Daniello is subspecialty trained in neuromuscular diseases such as neuropathies, motor neuron diseases, myasthenia gravis and muscle diseases like muscular dystrophy and myopathies. She also performs nerve conduction studies and electromyography.

 Anindita Deb

Deb, Anindita - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Deb is a Movement Disorders specialist with clinical interests in Parkinson’s disease, autonomic dysfunction, atypical parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, ataxia, botulinum toxin injections and management of deep brain stimulators (DBS). Her other interests include medical education and global health.

Dominov, Janice - PhD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Investigates neuromuscular diseases with an emphasis on congenital and other muscular dystrophies, cell death mechanisms and inflammatory pathway regulation.

Drachman

Drachman, DavidMD - Professor of Neurology, Chairman Emeritus


Studies of Alzheimer's disease, the neurology of aging.

Eisenstock

Eisenstock, Jordan - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Dr. Eisenstock is a Neurologist and Psychiatrist with broad interests in Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Eisenstock directs the neurorehabilitation program at Fairlawn Rehab.

Esteves

Esteves, Miguel - PhD - Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Esteves is a neuroscientist with interested in gene therapy to help treat neurodegenerative diseases.

Gao 

Gao, Fen-Biao - PhD - Professor


Dr. Gao uses multidisciplinary approaches from fly models to patient-specific iPS cells to understand molecular pathogenesis of frontotemporal dementia and related disorders.

Garg

Garg, Neeta - MD - Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Garg specializes in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis, with research interests focused on the analysis of autoantibodies and vitamin D metabolism in multiple sclerosis. 

Ginns

Ginns, Edward - MD - Clinical Professor of Pathology, Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Program in Medical Genetics; Lysosomal Storage Disorders; Ellis-van Creveld syndrome; Search for Genes Involved in Manic Depressive Illness in the Old Order Amish; Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.

 

Goddeau, Richard - DO - Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Goddeau is a Vascular (Stroke) Neurologist with a special interest in acute ischemic stroke therapies, intracerebral hemorrhage, and the role of inflammation in stroke incidence and recurrence. He serves as director both of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship and of the Stroke Program’s Quality and Patient Safety initiative for the Neurology Department.

Hall

Hall, Wiley - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Hall is a neurointensivist caring for critically ill patients, including those with intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral edema, traumatic brain injury and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Hall is the director of the NeuroICU and TeleStroke Services.

Hayward, Lawrence - MD, PhD  - Professor of Neurology and Physiology


Motor Neuron Disease Mechanisms; Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis: a Muscle Ion Channel Disorder.

Henninger, Nils - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Henninger is a Vascular Neurologist with a strong research interest in the neurobiology of axonal injury associated with traumatic brain injury and ischemic stroke and its contribution to functional outcome.

Ionete 

Ionete, Carolina - MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Ionete is a clinical neuroimmunologist and educator with special interests including clinical trials in multiple sclerosis and other autoimmnune neurological diseases, and neurological complications of HIV infections. She chairs the Neurology Department's education committee.

 

Jun-O'Connell, Adalia - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Jun-O’Connell is a board certified psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist, and a board eligible stroke neurologist with a special interest in post-stroke recovery, acute management of stroke, and neuropsychiatric sequelae of stroke.

Landers

Landers, John - PhD - Professor

Genetics of Familial and Sporadic ALS.

Mitchell, Ann - MD - Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Mitchell has clinical interests in sleep and memory disorders.

Moodie

Moodie, Jennifer - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Moodie is a Neuroimmunologist with clinical interest in Multiple Sclerosis. She also serves as the co-director of the Neurology Clinical Clerkship.

Majaz

Moonis, Majaz - MD - Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry


Dr. Moonis is Director of Stroke Services and the Stroke Prevention Program.

Muehlschlegel 

Muehlschlegel, Susanne - MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Muehlschlegel is a neurointensivist devoted to improving the care of patients with catastrophic neurological injuries. Her research interests concentrate on outcome prognostication in Neurocritical care, particularly in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. She is the principal investigator for several research studies at the UMASS Neuro-Intensive care unit (NeuroICU), including the Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) Study. In addition, she is the site-principal investigator for clinical trials involving subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage and large ischemic strokes with severe brain edema.

 

Noviawaty, Ika - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Noviawaty is an Epileptologist who manages all aspects of epilepsy patient care. Her main clinical interest are complex refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. She specialized in various epilepsy surgery evaluations including Stereo-EEG(SEEG) and responsive neurostimulation (RNS).
Dr. Noviawaty's academic interests include semiology and epileptogenic zone localization, brain connectivity and epileptogenesis to better understand epilepsy surgery candidate selection along with the process of epileptogenesis and seizure recurrence after surgery. Administratively, she also serves as the co-director of the epilepsy surgery program 

 

Osgood, Marcey - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Owegi, Ayo (Margaret) - DO - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Owegi specializes in neuromuscular disorders in adults. She focuses on the diagnosis and management of motor neuron diseases such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophies, myopathies and peripheral neuropathies. Dr. Owegi graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed her neurology residency training and neuromuscular disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

 

Paydarfar, David - MD - Professor of Neurology and Physiology & Executive Vice Chair of Neurology


Our research is devoted to understanding the neural control of autonomic functions. Specific areas of interest are the genesis of respiratory rhythm, the coordination of breathing and swallowing and the maintenance of circulation during upright posture. We seek to understand how normal control mechanisms break down and lead to certain disease states, e.g. central apnea, neurogenic aspiration, and neurally mediated syncope. Neurophysiological techniques are used in experiments on animal models, healthy humans and patients.

Phillips 

Phillips, Catherine - MD  - Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Phillips specializes in the management of refractory seizures, surgical treatment of epilepsy, and in all aspects of electroencephalography and epilepsy.

Pomorska

Pomorska, Grazyna - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

 Lan

Qin, Lan - MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Qin is a general clinical neurologist with special interests in neurophysiology, electrodiagnosis, neuromuscular disease and epilepsy. Dr. Qin is the Neurology Clerkship Director.

 

 Ramzan

Ramzan, Muhammad - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Ramzan is a general clinical neurologist with special interests in neurophysiology, electrodiagnosis, neuromuscular disease, cerebrovascular disease, stroke and epilepsy.

 Riskind

Riskind, Peter - MD, PhD - Clinical Professor of Neurology

The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at UMass Memorial Health Care participates in many clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of drugs and treatments for MS. Currently it is the site of several different clinical trials involving patients with Relapsing Remitting and Primary Progressive MS. We are involved in trials to prevent the future worsening of MS, and to improve the quality of life of our patients.

 Sargent

Sargent, Jane - MD - Clinical Professor of Neurology and Surgery

Dr. Sargent is a general clinical neurologist, including neuro-ophthalmology, neuromuscular disease, and electromyography.

 Schwartz

Schwartz, William - MD - Professor of Neurology

Mammalian Circadian Clock

 Kara Smith

 Smith, Kara - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

 Sodha

Sodha, Naren - MD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Sodha has special interest in electrodiagnosis, stroke, and neuromuscular diseases.

 Sundar

Sundar, Banu- MD - Assistant Professor in Neurology

Dr. Sundar is a general neurologist who sees patients with a wide spectrum of neurologic disorders.

 Swearer

Swearer, Joan - PhD - Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Dr. Swearer is a clinical neuropsychologist. Research interests include clinical features and treatment of dementing illnesses, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.

 

Vydrin, Mikhail - MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Vydrin is a general clinical neurologist with special interests in memory impairment, insomnia, geriatric neurology, headache, and psychosomatic disorders. Dr. Vydrin is an ABPN Board certified Diplomate in the subspecialty of Sleep Medicine.

 Dr. Weber

Weber, Daniel - DO - Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Weber specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and related disorders

 

 

 

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