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The Neurocritical Care Fellowship program is dedicated to teaching our multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, research assistants, pharmacists, and allied health professionals working to give the best evidence-based care to our critically ill neurological patients. We are dedicated to improving care by investigating clinical aspects of disease, participating in clinical trials, and committed to providing compassionate and humanistic care to our patients and supporting their families. The Neurocritical Care fellowship program was born out of our passion for education and mentorship.

Fellows work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialists, including:

  • Neurointensivists, vascular neurologists, neurointerventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists
  • Neurocritical care and Surgical Critical Care trained Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
  • Neurocritical care nurses
  • Faculty, Fellows, and Residents from multiple specialties
  • Neurocritical care pharmacy specialists
  • Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Music Therapists
  • Research coordinators 

Our faculty

Raphael Carandang, MD

Raphael A. Carandang, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Surgery
Director of Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program
Academic Profile
Physician Profile

- fellowship training in vascular neurology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH
- fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA.
- residency training in Neurology at Boston University Medical School/ Boston Medical Center, Boston MA. Internship in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College / Metropolitan Hospital, NY.
- residency training in Internal Medicine at Cardinal Santos Medical Center, San Juan, MM, Philippines
- medical school, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ayshe Ana Beesen, MD

Ayshe Ana Beesen, MD, Associate Professor
Academic Profile
Physician Profile

- fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at Cedar Sinai School of Medicine, NY

- residency training in Neurology at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- medical school, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Wiley Hall, MD

Wiley Hall, MD, Assistant Professor
Director of Neurocritical Care / Co-Director 2 Lakeside / Neurotrauma ICU
Academic Profile
Physician Profile

- fellowship training in neurocritical care at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
- residency training at MCP Hahnemann in Philadelphia, what is now Drexel School of Medicine.
- medical school, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bruce Simon, MD

Bruce Simon, MD, Associate Professor
Chief, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Co-Director of 2 Lakeside/ Neurotrauma ICU
Academic Profile
Physician Profile

- fellowship training at Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems in Baltimore, MD and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY.
- residency training at Montefiore Medical Center, New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital, NY, Northwell Health-North Shore University Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center.
- medical school, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, United States

Victoria Peschansky, MD

Veronica Peschansky, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Academic Profile
Physician Profile

- fellowship training in neurocritical care at New York Presbyterian/Columbia and Cornell in New York, NY
- residency training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

- medical school, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami FL

Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, PhD

Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Neurology at UMass Chan & Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Surgery, John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Academic Profile

- fellowship training in vascular neurology and neurocritical care at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital/ Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
- residency training in neurology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
- medical school, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany