Meet Our Doctors

Nabil Altememi, M.D.

Dr. Nabil Altememi received his M.D. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA in 2009.  He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Englewood Hospital Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey in 2010 and completed his residency in Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York in 2013.  In June 2014 he completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  In addition, Dr. Altememi completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  Board Certified in neurology, board eligible in clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine.  He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

2141 K Street, NW
Suite 503
Washington, DC  20037

The Neurology Center for Sleep Disorders
6931 Arlington Road
Suite T-100
Bethesda, MD 20814

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: 301-562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION: The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,
May, 2001 – December 31, 2011 
American Academy of Sleep Medicine - 2009
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 2003

Certificate of Anatomy
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 2004

MEDICAL SCHOOL Doctor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 2009
INTERNSHIP Internal Medicine, Preliminary, Medical Intern
Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Englewood
Hospital Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
07/2009-06/2010
RESIDENCY Department of Neurology, Resident
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel
Medical Center, New York, NY
07/2010-06/2013
FELLOWSHIP

Department of Neurology, Fellowship
Clinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Division
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
07/2013-06/2014

Department of Medicine, Fellow
Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary
and Critical Care Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
07/2014-06/2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
07/2015-Present The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, #1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
12/2006-1/2007 Teaching Assistant, Anatomy
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
01/2004-5/2006 Teaching Assistant, Neuroanatomy
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
09/2004-07/2005 Research Assistant
Department of Neurosurgery
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology
American Adademy of Sleep Medicine

 

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Xi Besha, PH.D.

Dr. Xi Besha received her Ph.D. degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2010. She completed her predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology in 2010 at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System. Dr. Besha then completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 2012. Dr. Besha is a member of National Academy of Neuropsychology. She is also a Professorial Lecturer and Clinical Professor of Psychology at the George Washington University.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
1160 Varnum Street NE
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20037
BUSINESS
TELEPHONE:
(301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: State of Maryland
District of Columbia
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Psychology, May 2003
MASTERS PROGRAM George Washington University 
Washington, DC
M.A. Clinical Psychology, May 2008
PH.D. PROGRAM George Washington University
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, August 2010
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
July 1, 2013 - Present

The Neurology Center
1160 Varnum Street, NE
Suite 204
Washington, DC

09/12 - Present Professorial Lecturer, Clinical Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, George Washington University
09/10 – 08/12 Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
09/09 – 08/10 Clinical Psychology Internship (Neuropsychology Track)
Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
09/08 – 08/09 Predoctoral Intramural Research Training Award Fellow                          
Stroke Diagnostics, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
09/06 – 05/07 Primary Care Behavioral Health Extern
Washington DC VA Medical Center

 

09/05 – 09/06 Neuropsychology Extern
D.C. Commission on Mental Health, St. Elizabeths Hospital
PUBLICATIONS:

Besha, X. & Bieliauskas, L. PPVT-I Administration Rules Significantly Shorten PPVT-III/IV Administration. Manuscript under review.

Cervenka, M. C., Corines, J., Boatman-Reich, D. F., Eloyan, A., Sheng, X., et al. (2013). Electrocorticographic functional mapping identifies human cortex critical for auditory and visual naming. Neuroimage, 69, 267-276.

Sheng, X., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010). The social support system of Latinas at risk for postpartum depression. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(1), 35-44. 
Le, H.N., Perry, D., & Sheng, X. (2009). Using the Internet to Screen for Postpartum Depression, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(2): 213-221.

PRESENTATIONS:

Sheng, X., Ho, T., Buchholz, A., Schretlen, D. (2012). Correlates of Work Stability Over the Preceding Year in Outpatients with Severe Mental Illness and Healthy Adults
Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada, February 15.

Sheng, X., Testa, M., Ritzl, E., Gaillard, W., & Brandt, J. (2012). Wada, fMRI, and Cognitive Changes after Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada, February 15.

Sheng, X. & Schretlen, D. (2011). Practice Effects Over Test-Retest Intervals of 4 to 8 Years. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 9.

Sheng, X., Thomas, A., Latour, L., & Warach, S. (2010).  Acute Cortical Lesions “Disappear” on MRI but are Associated with Cortical Atrophy in Stroke Patients: Implications for Brain Aging and Vascular Cognitive Impairment. Platform presentation at the 2010 International Stroke Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 24.

Sheng, X. & Binks, S. III. (2008).  Neuropsychology of Comorbid Psychotic Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Patients.  Poster presented at the 2008 National Academy of Neuropsychology Convention, New York, New York, October 23.

Sheng, X., & Le, H. N. (2006). The Social Support System of At Risk Latinas.  Poster presented at the 2006 Society for Prevention Research Convention, San Antonio, Texas, June 1.

Sheng, X., Le, H. N., & Matherne, L. (2006). Using the Internet to Assess Postpartum Depression.  Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 10.

PEER REVIEW:

Journal reviewer for Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition

LANGUAGE

Chinese: Mandarin and Shanghai dialect

 

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Jesse G. Brand, PH.D.

Dr. Jesse Brand received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Neuropsychology, at Fordham University in New York, NY. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System in Glen Oaks, NY, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. He is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and American Psychological Association – Society of Clinical Neuropsychology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

BUSINESS
TELEPHONE:
(301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 
B.A. Psychology, May 2002

MASTERS PROGRAM

Fordham University 
New York, NY 
En-route M.A., Clinical Psychology: Neuropsychology 
2005-2007

INTERNSHIP

North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System
Glen Oaks, NY
Predoctoral Internship, Neuropsychology Track (APA Approved) 2010-2011

PH.D. PROGRAM

Fordham University
New York, NY 
Dissertation: Emotion Processing in Depressed and Anxious Epilepsy Patients  
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: Neuropsychology (APA Approved)
2005-2011

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Approved) 
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA  
Chief Fellow: 2012-2013 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Neurology Center
1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, MD  20854
September 2013 - present 

CLINICAL TRAINING  
     2011-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Approved) 
Chief Fellow, 2012-2013 
University of Virginia Health System; Charlottesville, VA
    2010-2011

 

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern – Neuropsychology Track 
(APA Approved) 
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System; Glen Oaks, NY 
Major Clinical Rotations: 
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center 
Movement Disorders Program 
     2008-2010

 

Neuropsychology Practicum Student 
Columbia University Medical Center; New York, NY
     2008-2010

 

Neuropsychological Examiner,
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York University Medical Center; New York, NY
     Summer 2008

 

Neuropsychology Practicum Student 
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York University Medical Center; New York, NY 
Pediatric Neuropsychology 
     2007-2008

 

Rehabilitation Psychology Practicum Student (Psychotherapy) 
Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Rehabilitation Psychology; New York, NY 
Summer 2007 Neuropsychology Practicum Student 
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; White Plains, NY 
     2006-2007

 

Neuropsychology Practicum Student 
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York University Medical Center; New York, NY 
Adult Neuropsychology 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology 
American Psychological Association, Division 40 – Clinical Neuropsychology  
International Neuropsychological Society 
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Maryland Psychological Association
 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2004-2005 Clinical Research Coordinator 
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Neurological Institute, Columbia 
Presbyterian Medical Center; New York, NY 
Supervisors: Marla Hamberger, Ph.D. 
Evan Drake, Ph.D. 

2003-2004 Research Coordinator 
Department of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Universitá degli Studi di 
Bari; Bari, Italy 

2002 - 2003 Clinical Research Coordinator 
Neuroscience Positron Emission Tomography Laboratory, Mount Sinai 
School of Medicine; New York, NY 
Supervisor: Monte S. Buchsbaum, M.D. 
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Neuropsychology for Non-Neuropsychologists
University of Virginia School of Medicine; Charlottesville, VA., 2013 

Policy & Practice Panel: Neuropsychology 
Georgetown University Psi Chi Honors Society; Washington, DC, 2013

Applying for Internship 
NAN Early Career Mentorship Meeting; Nashville, TN, 2013

Invited Lecture: Who Wants To Be Smarter than a Neuropsychologist? 
PVCC Middle School Summer Program; Charlottesville, VA, 2012
 

PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Powers, R.L., Russo, M., Mahon, K., Brand, J., Braga, R.J., Malhotra, A.K., Burdick, K.E. (In press). Impulsivity in bipolar disorder: Relationships with neurocognitive dysfunction and substance use history. Bipolar Disorders. 

2. Brand, J.G., Rossetti, H., & Broshek, D.K. (Manuscript Submitted). Sex-related differences in sports-related concussion.In R. Echemendia (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Sports-Related Concussion. New York: Oxford University Press.

3. Brand, J.G., Barr, W.B., Rivera Mindt, M., Schaffer, S.G., Alper, K.R., & Devinsky, O. (2012). Emotion processing bias and age of onset in epilepsy patients with depressive symptoms. Epilepsy & Behavior, 25, 552-557.

4. Brand, J.G., Goldberg, T.E., Gunawardane, N., Gopin, C., Power, R.L., Malhotra, A.K., & Burdick, K.E. (2011). Emotional bias in unaffected siblings of patients with bipolar I disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 136, 1053-1058. 

5. Brand, J.G., Burton, L.A., Schaffer, S.G., Alper, K.R., Devinsky, O, & Barr, W.B. (2009). Emotional recognition in depressed epilepsy patients. Epilepsy & Behavior, 15, 333-338.

6. Buchsbaum, M.S., Haznedar, M.M., Aronowitz, J., Brickman, A.M., Newmark, R.E., Bloom, R., Brand, J., et al. (2007). FDG-PET in never-previously medicated psychotic adolescents treated with olanzapine or haloperidol. Schizophrenia Research, 94, 293-305.

7. Schneiderman, J.S., Buchsbaum, M.S., Haznedar, M.M., Hazlett, E.A., Brickman, A.M., Shihabuddin, L., Brand, J.G., et al. (2007). Diffusion tensor anisotropy in adolescents and adults. Neuropsychobiology, 55, 96-111. 

8. Brickman, A.M., Buchsbaum, M.S., Shihabuddin, L., Byne, W., Newmark, R.E., Brand J., Ahmed, S., Mitleman, S.A., & Hazlett, E.A. (2004). Thalamus size and outcome in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 71, 473-484.

9. New, A.S., Buchsbaum, M.S., Hazlett, E.A., Goodman, M., Koenigsberg, H.W., Lo, J., Iskander, L., Newmark, R., Brand, J., et al. (2004).  Fluoxetine increases relative metabolic rate in prefrontal cortex in impulsive aggression.Psychopharmacology (Berl.), 176(3-4), 451-8.

 

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Melissa A. Carswell, PSY.D.

Dr. Melissa A. Carswell received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.  She completed both pre- and postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Brain Behavior Center/Neuropsychology Section and the Department of Neurology.  Dr. Carswell is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, APA Division 40-Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Maryland Psychological Association.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center
1201 Seven Locks Road 
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

 

1160 Varnum Street, NE
Suite 204
Washington, DC  20017

CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Psychologist, Maryland
Psychologist, District of Columbia
EDUCATION: B.S., Psychology (1992)
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  M.A., Counseling Psychology (1996)
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (2005)
Immaculata University 
APA Accredited
 
CLINICAL TRAINING

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow 
09/05-08/07

  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Brain-Behavior Center/Neuropsychiatry 
Predoctoral Intern 
07/03-7/05
 

First Step Community Counseling Center 
Psychology Extern  
09/01-04/02

 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 
Psychology Extern 
09/00-05/01

 

NeuroBehavioral Associates
Psychology Extern  
01/00-08/00

  Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center
Psychology Extern 
01/96-08/96
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
9/2007 - Present Neuropsychologist
The Neurology Center
9/2006 – 8/2007 Neuropsycology Consultant
Paul Moberg, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
8/2002 – 8/2005 Research and Assessment Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
5/1997-8/2002 Johns Hopkins University 
Clinical Research Interviewer
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baltimore, Maryland
5/1997-5/2003 Friends Research Institute
Research Consultant
Baltimore, Maryland
9/2001-5/2003 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Psychology Associate
Baltimore, Maryland
5/2001-5/2003 NeuroBehavioral Associates
Psychology Associate 
Columbia, Maryland
12/2000-6/2001 Phoenix Counseling Services, Inc.
Psychology Associate
Owings Mills, Maryland
1/1999-9/1999 Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
Crisis Counselor
Baltimore, Maryland
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:  
8/2002 - 8/2007 Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Instructor
Baltimore, Maryland
AWARDS & HONORS: Chi Sigma Iota-Honor Society
Academic Merit Scholarship, Immaculata University
PROFESSIONAL: American Psychological Association
APA Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology
Maryland Psychological Association 
National Academy of Neuropsychology 
International Neuropsychological Society
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH:

PUBLICATIONS

Carswell, S.B., & Carswell, M.A. (2007). Meeting the physical, psychological, and social needs of African Americans following a disaster. In Marsella, A., Johnson, J., Watson, P. & Gryezynski, J. (Eds.),  Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disasters and Trauma: Foundatoins, Issues, and Applications. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, pp. 39-71

Carswell, M.A., Weden, S.K., Culotta, V.P., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2004). Gender differences in proactive interference in verbal learning in children with ADHD. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 890.

Carswell, M.A., Culotta, V.P., Weden, S.K., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2003). Gender differences in the role of executive functions (EF) and mental arithmetic (MA) among children with ADHD.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 18, 758.

Battjes, R.J., Gordon, M.S., O’Grady, K.E., Kinlock, T.W., Carswell, M.A. (2003).  Factors that predict adolescent motivation for substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 24, 221-232. 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Carswell, M.A., Lawler, K.A., & Weiner, K. (2007, February). Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis (PLE): A case study of long-term cognitive and MRI findings. Poster session presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, OR.

Carswell, M.A., Lawler, K.A., Aguirre, G., & Dichter, M. (2006, June). Single case report: Retinotopic mapping of the visual cortex and neuropsychological testing in a patient with a focal occipital lesion. Poster presented at the 2006 American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Carswell, M.A., & Lawler, K.A. (2005, February). Neuropsychological findings of Kallmann’s syndrome spectrum: A clinical case study. Poster session presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Carswell, M.A., & Moberg, P.J. (2005, February). Meta-analysis of olfactory functions in surgical and non-surgical epilepsy patients. Poster session presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, St. Louis, MO.

Carswell, M.A., Weden, S.K., Culotta, V.P., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2004, November). Gender differences in proactive interference in verbal learning in children with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Seattle, WA.

Carswell, M.A. (2004, May). Neuropsychological clinical case presentation. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Program.

Baumgardner, T.L., Carswell, M.A., & Culotta, V.P. (2004, February). Gender and executive function differences in mental arithmetic and math errors in children with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD. 

Carswell, M.A., Culotta, V.P., Weden, S.K., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2003, October). Gender differences in the role of executive functions and mental arithmetic among children with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Dallas, TX.

Carswell, M.A. (2003, February). Data driven instruction and implications for practice. Workshop Presenter, Baltimore City Public School System. 

Carswell, M.A. (2002, October). Psychological and behavioral aspects of weight management. Speaker, Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. 

Carswell, M.A. (2002, October). Behavioral strategies for overcoming barriers to weight management. Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Health and Nutrition Research Center, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

Carswell, M.A. (2000, December). Behavioral strategies for weight management and holiday eating. Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Health and Nutrition Research Center, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

Swartz, K., Carswell, M.A., & Ullrich, G. (1998, May). Follow-up of a first admission psychotic affective disorders cohort:  Predictors of rehospitalization over 12 years. Poster session presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC. 

 

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Ezra D. Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Ezra D. Cohen received his M.D. degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he also completed his residency in Neurology.  He completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology from New York University School of Medicine in New York.  Dr. Cohen is Board Certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, he has been recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center, P.A.
1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

2141 K Street, NW
Suite 503
Washington, DC 20037

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE:

USMLE board certified 
State of Maryland 
District of Columbia 
State of New York

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 
Neurology 2006
Clinical Neurophysiology 2007

EDUCATION:
UNDERGRADUATE University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI B.A., 1997. History major.
MEDICAL SCHOOL Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY M.D., May 2001. Honors in Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery.
INTERNSHIP Intern, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY July 2001-June 2002.
RESIDENCY House Staff, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY July 2002-June 2005.
FELLOWSHIP Fellow, Clinical Neurophysiology, New York University, New York, NY. July 2005-June 2006. Concentration in neuromuscular disorders and EMG.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
July 2006-Present The Neurology Center, PA Group private practice
June 2004 – June 2006 Moonlighter, Department of Neurology, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens, NY. 
Performed neurology consults in the emergency department and in inpatient settings. Managed a neurology inpatient service.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Holy Cross Hospital; Silver Spring, Maryland 
Suburban Hospital; Bethesda, Maryland 
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; Rockville, MD 
Montgomery General Hospital; Olney, MD
HONORS AND AWARDS:

Top Doctors Honors, Washingtonian Magazine 2008, 2010
Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, 2004-2005 
Patricia Levinson Summer Research Fellowship, 1998 
Angell Scholar, 1997 
Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH:

A. PUBLICATIONS:

Johnson, DM, Kramer DC, Cohen E., Rochon M., Rosner M., Weinberger J., Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Stroke in Late Pregnancy with Intra-Arterial Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator. Stroke 2005; 36: e53 - e55

Gibney M., Cohen E., Roman SH, Inpatient Diabetes Care: Strategies for Disease Management. Disease Management 1999; 2:13-23

 

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Kenneth W. Eckmann, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth W. Eckmann is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He also holds a master's degree in psychology and brain science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed neurology residency at the Longwood Area Neurology Training Program, Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is Board Certified in neurology and in electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Eckmann is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.  He has been recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
2730 University Boulevard W., Suite 410
Wheaton, MD 20902
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, November, 1986

The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, April, 1990

Fellowship, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, October, 1996

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE B.A., 1974. Psychology
University of California at Berkeley
B.A. - 1983
GRADUATE Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Psychology and Brain Science 
1977
MEDICAL SCHOOL M.D., 1981
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
INTERNSHIP Internal Medicine: 1981-1982
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
RESIDENCY Neurology: Junior and Senior Assistant, 1982-84
Longwood Area Neurological Training Program
Boston, Massachusetts
FELLOWSHIP Fellowship Metabolic Neurology
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD
1996 to 1997
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
1986-Present The Neurology Center 2730 University Boulevard, W., #410 
Wheaton, MD 20902
HONORS AND AWARDS: Phi Beta Kappa
NIGMS Pre-Doctoral Trainee Award
1984-1977
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Medical Association
American Academy of Neurology
The American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
The Montgomery County (Maryland) Medical Society
American Association of Disability Evaluating Physician
FACULTY: Assistant Professor of Neurology
George Washington University, Washington, DC
1986
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS:
  1. Eichenbaum, H., Shedlack, K., Eckmann, K.:Thalamo-cortical Mechanisms in Odor-Guided Behavior: 1. Effects of Lesions of the Mediodorsal Nucleus and Frontal Cortex on Olfactory Discrimination. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution. 17: 276-290, 1980.
  2. Deacon, T., Jeichenbaum, H., Rosenberg, P., and Eckmann, K.: Afferent Connections of the Perirhinal Cortex in the Rat. J. Comparative Neurology. 220: 168-190, 1983.

B. PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Shedlack, K., Eichenbaum, H., Eckmann, K.,: Thalamo-Cortical Mechanisms in Odor- Guided Behavior: 1. Effects of Lesions on the Mediodorsal Nucleus and Frontal Cortex on Odor Discrimination.

    Paper presented to Society of Neuroscience, 1979.
     

  2. Eckmann, K. W., and Shahani, B.T.: Blink Reflex Studies: A Test for Documenting Demyelinating Neuropathy.

    Paper presented to the 33rd annual Meeting of the American Association of Electro-myography and Electrodiagnosis, 1986.
     

  3. Sapin, L. And Eckmann, K. Specificity of Neuropsychological Diagnosis in a Case of Pick's Disease. The American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. 8/92

 

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Larry M. Einbinder, M.D.

Dr. Larry M. Einbinder is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a Bachelor's Degree with high honors and a Medical Degree. His internship and residency in neurology were at the Georgetown University Medical Center where he is now a clinical instructor. He is Board Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiolgy and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.  Dr. Einbinder has been recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
1201 Seven Locks Road,
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
November 1983

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE University of Maryland
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College Park, Maryland
Bachelor of Science with High Honors 1971-1974
MEDICAL SCHOOL University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Doctor of Medicine 1978
INTERNSHIP Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
1978-1979
RESIDENCY Neurology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
1979-1982
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
1982 – present Neurologist, Private Practice
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
American Medical Association
Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
Montgomery County Medical Society
Medical Advisory Board: TSAGW; TLC
Phi Beta Kappa
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY: Medical Advisory Board, Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Georgetown University Medical Center
Suburban Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Montgomery General Hospital
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS:
“A Clinical Review of Cluster Headaches”
Ear, Nose & Throat Journal,
Vol 61, #5, Pgs 52-58, May 1982

B. RESEARCH:
Principal or Co-Investigator in clinical trials studying Stroke, Dementia, Migraine, Epilepsy

 

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Taryn K. Fortuné, M.D.

Dr. Taryn K. Fortuné received her M.D. degree from the Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. in 2006. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine in 2007 and completed her residency in Adult Neurology in 2010 at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Fortuné, completed her fellowship in Epilepsy at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2012. Board certified in Neurology, Dr. Fortuné is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

2730 University Boulevard West
Suite 410
Wheaton, MD 20902

1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: State of Maryland
CERTIFICATION: Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners 2008
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2010
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Howard University
Washington, D.C.
B.S. (Biology, Summa Cum Laude)
M.D. (Dual-degree 6-year program) 2000-2006
MEDICAL SCHOOL Howard University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
M.D. (Dual-degree 6-year program) 2000-2006
INTERNSHIP University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Internal Medicine 2006-2007
RESIDENCY University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Adult Neurology, 2007-2010
FELLOWSHIP Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Clinical Research Fellow in Epilepsy 2010 - 2012
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

August 2012 - present

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology 
American Epilepsy Association
American Medical Association
Montgomery County Medical Society
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Holy Cross Hospital, MD
Montgomery General Hospital, MD
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, MD
Suburban Hospital, MD
RESEARCH:

SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
A. ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Department of Neurology, Grand Rounds
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Clinical Pathology Conference (May 2008)

 

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Albert P. Galdi, M.D.

Dr. Albert P. Galdi received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. in 1975. He completed his internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 1976 and his residency in neurology at Georgetown University Medical School in 1979. Dr. Galdi also completed a two year fellowship in EMG/neuromuscular diseases at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Galdi served on active duty in the US Navy at Bethesda Medical Hospital where he was a staff neurologist and director of the EMG/neuromuscular division. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Galdi has been in private practice since 1988. Board Certified in Neurology. Dr. Galdi is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center, P.A.
1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, Maryland 20854 

BUSINESS 
TELEPHONE:
(301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: State of Maryland
CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, 1983
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Electromyopraphy, 1984
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1976

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE

Queens College of the City University of New York

B.A. - Biology

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Georgetown University College of Medicine
Washington, DC 1971-1975, 
M.D. 1975

INTERNSHIP

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 1975-1976

RESIDENCY

Residency - Neurology
Georgetown University Medical School
Washington, DC 1976-1979

FELLOWSHIP

Neuromuscular Disease/Electromyography Fellowship
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 1980-1982

MILITARY SERVICE: United States Navy (Reserve)
Active Duty - 10/1982-10/1988
Rank: Commander
Station: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
7/2011 - Present The Neurology Center, P.A.
1988-6/30-2011 Private Practice
1981-1988

National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Neurology Staff/EMG Laboratory Director

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis
Montgomery County Medical Society

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, MD
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD

SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH:

Publications:

  1. Galdi, A.P. "Essentials in the management of myasthenia gravis", AMER. FAMILY PHYSICIAN 17: 95-102, 1978
  2. Galdi, A.P., "Benign recurrent aseptic meningitis (Mollaret's meningitis)", ARCH. NEUROL. 36: 657-658, 1979
  3. Engel, W.K., Lichter, A.S., Galdi., A.P., "Polymyositis: remarkable response to total body irradiation", LANCET 1: 658, 1981

 

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Kalpana Hari-Hall, M.D.

Dr. Kalpana Hari Hall received her Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and completed her internship and residency in neurology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She additionally completed a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at New York University in New York City.  Dr. Hari Hall treats patients with botulinum toxin therapy for migraines, cervical dystonias, hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm.  In addition, Dr. Hari Hall has a focus on treating patients with sleep distorders, including insomnia, sleep disordered breathing and sleep related movement disorders.  She is Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

2141 K Street, NW
Suite 503
Washington, DC  20037

The Neurology Center for Sleep Disorders
6931 Arlington Road
Suite T-100
Bethesda, MD 20814

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
Virginia
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION:

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,
May, 2001 – December 31, 2011 
American Academy of Sleep Medicine - 2009

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
1988-1992, B.A.
MEDICAL SCHOOL Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
1992-1996, MD 1996
INTERNSHIP Georgetown University, Washington, DC
1996-1997, Medicine Intern
RESIDENCY Georgetown University, Washington, DC
1997-2000, Neurology Resident
FELLOWSHIP New York University, New York, NY
2000-2001, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
2000 – Present The Neurology Center
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
American Adademy of Sleep Medicine
Montgomery County Medical Society
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Maryland Hospitals
Suburban Hospital

Washington DC Hospitals
National Rehabilitation Hospital
Providence Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington Hospital Center

PUBLICATIONS: A. PUBLICATIONS

Warner A, Mehndiratta Y. Balish, M. Rosenburg P, And Hari K, EEG Changes Associated with Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as used in the Treatments of Refractory Depression. Neurology, April 2000; 54:PO3,101.

Stansberry K, Hari K, Vinik A, Newlon P, Monitt P, Diabetic Sensory Neuropathy is Associated with Reduced IGF-1 and BP-3, but Normal Levels of Inflammatory Cytokines in Serum. Diabetes Supplement, May 1996; 45:1023.

Stansberry K, Hari K, Vinik A, Newlon P, McNitt P, Which Psychophysical Method is Appropriate for Measuring Skin Sensation in Diabetic Neuropathy. Diabetes Supplement, May 1996; 45:209.

Chi Wan Koo B.A., Kalpana Hari Hall M.D., Jennifer Balasny M.D., Orrin Devinsky M.D., Marilyn E. Noz Ph.D., and Eilissa L. Kramer M.D. Is There Value in Quantifying Differences on Ictal/Interictal Subtraction SPECT Images? J Nucl Med. 2002

Quinn J, Hari K, Mehndiratta Yash, Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy eMedicine Journal, September 21, 2001 Vol. 2,
Number 9.

 

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Rhanni N. Herzfeld, M.D.

Dr. Rhanni Herzfeld joined the Neurology Center in 2004.  She graduated Magna cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University and received her M.D. degree from Downstate Medical School in New York City in 2000.  She completed her internship and residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Board Certified, she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the DC Medical Society, and the Jacobi Medical Society. Dr. Herzfeld has been recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine. She is fluent in Hebrew.

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OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
2141 K Street, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20037-1840

 

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
New York
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, May 2006
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Barnard College, Columbia University
Barnard College Honor Board, Chairperson
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Magna Cum Laude
1993-1996

Stern College for Woman, Yeshiva University
Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Life Monument Scholar
1991-1992

MEDICAL SCHOOL State University of New York Health Science Center,
Brooklyn, New York
1996-2000
INTERNSHIP Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine; Medical Intern
New Hyde Park, New York
2000-2001
RESIDENCY Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Neurology; Neurology Resident
New Hyde Park, New York
2001-2003

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Neurology; Chief Resident
New Hyde Park, New York
2003-2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
9/04-Present The Neurology Center
2141 K Street, N.W., #503
Washington, DC 20037

5454 Wisconsin Avenue, #1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

8/1995-05/1996 Teaching Assistant
Biology Laboratories, Barnard College
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology
DC Medical Society
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Maryland Hospitals:
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland

Washington, DC Hospitals:
National Rehabiliation Hospital
Providence Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington Hospital Center

SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH: A. RESEARCH

Development of Monoclonal Antibodies to Tumor Receptor Sites Department of Immunology, SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, June-August 1997

Exploration of the Structure and Binding Sites of Fibrinogen using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Research Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, June-August, 1996

B. RESEARCH

Department of Neurology, Grand Rounds, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (October, 2002)

Department of Neurology, Grand Rounds, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, Migrainous Infarction (February, 2002)

 

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Eric M. Jeffries, M.D.

Dr. Eric M. Jeffries received his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in Neurology at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He also completed fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Epilepsy at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland. Board Certified, he is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.

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OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
2730 University Boulevard, West, Suite 410
Wheaton, MD 20902
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: State of Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 1990-1994, B.A. 1994
MEDICAL SCHOOL Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC 1994-1998, MD 1998
INTERNSHIP Intern Physician
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC 1998-1999
RESIDENCY Resident Physician & Chief Resident
Tufts Neurology Residency Program
Boston, Massachusetts 1999-2002
FELLOWSHIPS Epilepsy Fellow
University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore, Maryland 2003-2004

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore, Maryland 2002-2002

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
7/2004 - Present The Neurology Center, P.A.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Epilepsy Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
Maryland Chirurgical Society
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
Montgomery General Hospital, Olney MD
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD

SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS

Jeffries EM, Ting TY, Buelow J. Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy: Initial Considerations and Medical Management. Profiles- in Seizure Management 2003; 2(1):9-16.

Jeffries, EM and Gutrecht J. Neuroanatomical Basis of Tonic Spasms in Multiple Sclerosis,-unpublished (Presented in part at the 125th Annual Meeting of American Neurological Association, October 15-18, 2000)

 

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Neal M. Kurzrok, M.D.

Dr. Neal M. Kurzrok received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and subsequently completed a fellowship in epilepsy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kurzrok previously served as a full-time Assistant Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in neurology and has a special interest in headache and epilepsy.  Dr. Kurzrok has been recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine.  He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
1160 Varnum Street, NE
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20017 

106 Irving Street, N.W.
South Tower Suite 412
Washington, DC 20010

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION: Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, 1989
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
B.S., Summa Cum Laude
1974-1978
MEDICAL SCHOOL Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M.D., 1978-1982
INTERNSHIP Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
1982-1983
RESIDENCY Neurology Residency
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York
1983-1986
FELLOWSHIP Epilepsy Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
1986-1987
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
August 2000 - present Group Practice - The Neurology Center, Washington, DC
March 1997 – August 2000 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
1987 – 1997 Private Practice, Neurodiagnostic Associates, P.C., Washington, DC
AWARDS &HONORS: Who’s who in American Colleges and Universities, 1978
Phi Beta Kappa
Summa Cum Laude
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology
Medical Society of the District of Columbia
American Medical Association
American Epilepsy Society
FACULTY:

Chairman, Providence Hospital, Department of Neurology, Washington, DC
2003 – 2006

Chairman, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Bioethics Committee
1998-2006

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center Faculty, Department of Neurology, Washington, DC
1997-2000

Clinical Instructor, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
1987-1997

COMMITTEES: Bioethics Committee, Washington Hospital Center
Chairman, 1998 – 4/2006

Bioethics Committee, Washington Hospital Center
Member, 1990 – present

Member, Washington Hospital Center, Medical Board
11/2004 – present

Member, Washington Hospital Center, Strategic Planning Committee, 11/2004 – present

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Providence Hospital, Washington, DC
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS:

Siegel M., Kurzrok N., et al., Game Playing Epilepsy, Epilepsia 1992, 33:93-97

 

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C. Debbie Lin, M.D.

Dr. C. Debbie Lin received her M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2002. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC in 2003 and completed her residency in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2006. In June 2007 she completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD. Board Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and is fluent in Mandarin.

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OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center
1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

BUSINESS
TELEPHONE:
(301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION:

Board Certified in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007

Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2009

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 
Bachelor of Science in Science
June 1996 to June 1998
MEDICAL SCHOOL Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical Doctor
August 1998 to June 2002
INTERNSHIP Georgetown University Hospital
Department of Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
Medicine Internship
June 2002 to June 2003
RESIDENCY Mayo Clinic 
Department of Neurology
Rochester, Minnesota
6 month resident fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology
July 2004 to December 2004

Mayo Clinic 
Department of Neurology
Rochester, Minnesota
Neurology Residency
June 2003 to June 2006

FELLOWSHIP: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 
Department of Neurology
Baltimore, Maryland
Clinical Neurophysiology – EMG/IOM track fellowship
July 2006 – June 2007
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Group Practice - The Neurology Center
Rockville, Maryland
July 2007 - present
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Holy Cross Hospital; Silver Spring, Maryland 
Suburban Hospital; Bethesda, Maryland 
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; Rockville, MD 
Montgomery General Hospital; Olney, MD
HONORS & AWARDS: Medical School
May 2000 - American Brachytherapy Society Traveling Research Grant
1998-1999 - Fisher Scholarship 
2000-2002 - Measey Scholarship
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Medical Association – Student member 1998 – 2002
– Resident member 2002 – 2006
American Academy of Neurology – Junior Member 2002 – Present
– Neuromuscular subsection member 2005 – Present
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Teaching Activities

Medical School
April, 2000
Pathology Conference
Jefferson Medical College
Sturge Weber Syndrome – pathologic findings

Residency 
Dec. 18, 2003
Pediatric Case Conference
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Tourette Syndrome

Jan. 13, 2004
Neurology Resident Journal Club
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus – predictors of response. 

March 26, 2004
Pediatric Teaching Conference
Nemours Children Clinic – Jacksonville, Florida
Acute and Chronic Inflammatory Polyneuropathies
June 8, 2004
Visiting Professor Resident Teaching Conference
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Case presentation of herpes encephalitis

Oct. 1, 2004
Clinical Neurophysiology Conference 
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Inclusion Body Myositis – case presentation

Dec. 18, 2004
Clinical Neurophysiology Conference 
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Benign fasciculations – case presentation

Professional development activities

Feb. 15, 2005
Neurotoxin Injection Seminar
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Uses of Botox injection and workshop on how to inject Botox.

Leadership/Volunteer Activity 

Medical School
August 1998 - June 1999
JeffMom Program
Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia
Provided assistance and support for expecting mothers from the first prenatal visit to the delivery of the baby.

September 1998 - June 1999
Admissions Committee
Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia
Provided campus tours to perspective medical students and interviewed potential medical student candidates. 

August 1999 - June 2000
Student Affairs Co-chairperson
Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia
Represented the student population in the monthly student affairs meeting and organized International Day 2000 which helped to promote cultural diversity. 

June 2000- October 2000
Freshmen Assistance Committee
Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia
Helped incoming freshmen with adjustment to medical school and to life in Philadelphia. 

Residency
July 2004 - June 2005
Outreach Neurology Clinic
Mayo Clinic - Owatonna
Owatonna, Minnesota 
Providing general neurology outpatient care for the Owatonna patients

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
  1. Dicker AP. Lin CC. Leeper DB. Waterman FM. Isotope selection for permanent prostate implants? An evaluation of 103Pd versus 125I based on radiobiological effectiveness and dosimetry. Presented at: The American Medical Student Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, March, 2000
  2. Dicker AP. Lin CC. Leeper DB. Waterman FM. Isotope selection for permanent prostate implants? An evaluation of 103Pd versus 125I based on radiobiological effectiveness and dosimetry. Presented at: The American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, May 19-21, 2000.
  3. Dicker AP. Lin CC. Leeper DB. Waterman FM. Isotope selection for permanent prostate implants? An evaluation of 103Pd versus 125I based on radiobiological effectiveness and dosimetry. Presented at: The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, October 22-26, 2000
  4. Lin CC. Kenyon L. Hyslop T. Hammond E. Andrews DW. Curran WJ Jr. Dicker AP. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in human meningioma as a function of tumor grade. Presented at: The American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 2002
  5. Lin CD. Meyer FB. Boes CJ. O’Neill BP. Solitary Glioblastoma Multiforme Spinal Drop Metastasis. Presented at: The American Society of Neuroimaging 29th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, March 2-5, 2006.
  6. Lin CD. Spinner R. Dyck PJ. Krauss Dyck PJB. Diagnostic Yield of Rootlet Biopsy. Presented at: The American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA , April 1-8, 2006.
  7. Lin C.C. Mitchell S.E. Gutierrez S. Sepkuty J.P. Abstract submitted for presentation at: The American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. Boston, MA , April 28-May 5, 2007
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES "Neurophysiologic monitoring of peripheral vascular embolization procedures." August 2006 – present. 
Mentor: Jehuda P. Sepkuty MD, PhD 
I am responsible for developing research plan and IRB submission, chart review, data analysis and manuscript preparation.
PUBLICATIONS Original articles 
  1. Dicker AP. Lin CC. Leeper DB. Waterman FM. Isotope selection for permanent prostate implants? An evaluation of 103Pd versus 125I based on radiobiological effectiveness and dosimetry. Seminars in Urologic Oncology. 18(2):152-9, 2000 May.
  2. Lin CC. Kenyon L. Hyslop T. Hammond E. Andrews DW. Curran WJ Jr. Dicker AP. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in human meningioma as a function of tumor grade. American Journal of Clinical Oncology. 26(4):S98-102, 2003 Aug.
  3. Junna M. Lin CC. Espinosa R. Rabinstein AA. TPA in Embolic Stroke secondary to Infective Endocarditis – a case report. Submitted to Neurocritical care journal.
  4. Van Gompel, JJ. Lin CC. Meissner I. Case report: floating basiler artery; an interesting clinical dilemma. (Awaiting submission.)
  5. Lin CC. Renaud D. Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency: finding on conventional MR imaging and functional imaging – a case report. (In preparation).
  6. Lin CC. Spinner RJ. Krause W.E. Dyck PJ. Dyck PJB. Diagnostic yield of nerve rootlet biopsy. (In preparation).
  7. Lin CC. Mitchell SE. Gutierrez S. Sepkuty JP. Neurophysiologic monitoring of peripheral vascular embolization procedures. (In preparation).

Abstracts

  1. Lin CC. Kenyon L. Hyslop T. Hammond E. Andrews DW. Curran WJ Jr. Dicker AP. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in human meningioma as a function of tumor grade. 2002 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Programs/Proceedings.

 

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Gary W. London, M.D.

Dr. Gary W. London is a graduate of Northwestern University with Bachelor's and Medical Degrees. He was an intern at the University of California, Los Angeles and a resident at the University of Michigan and University of California at San Diego. Dr. London is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in neurology as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Curriculum Vitae

BUSINESS ADDRESS: The Neurology Center, P.A.
Leisureworid Plaza Professional Building
3801 International Drive, Suite 210
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
PRACTICE: Private Practice of Neurology in Montgomery County,
Maryland and the District of Columbia since 1974
MEDICAL LICENSES: National Board of Medical Examiners 
State of Maryland 
District of Columbia
State of Virginia 
Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Montgomery General Hospital
BOARD: Diplomate in Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
January, 1976

Diplomate
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
March, 1989

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, College of Liberal Arts 1961-1964
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma -
Freshmen Men’s Honorary
GRADUATE EDUCATION Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois 1964-1968
Bachelor of Science in Medicine 1965
Doctor of Medicine 1968
INTERNSHIP Rotating, University of California
Affiliated Hospitals (U.C.L.A.)
Los Angeles, California 1968-1969
RESIDENCY Neurology
Department of Neurology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 1969-1970

Department of Neurosciences
University of California at San Diego (U.C.S.D.)
San Diego, California 1972-1974

MILITARY SERVICE Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps
United States Naval Reserve
Naval Dispensary, Washington, DC 1970-1972
Chief Medical Officer
Naval Security Station 1970-1971
Chief of Physical Exam Section 1971-1972
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS: American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow 1981

American College of Physicians
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Fellow
  • Liaison to the National Coalition for Research in Neurological and Communicative Disorders (NCR) 1984-1994

Russell N. DeJong Society
Maryland Neurological Society
American Medical Association
Maryland State Medical Society
Montgomery County Medical Society
Phi Delta Epsilon

  • President, Washington, D.C.
    Graduate Club 1982-1983

Jacobi Society of Washington, D.C.

FACULTY POSITION: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences - 1985 to present.

Clinical Instructor in Neurosciences
University of California at San Diego
1973-1974
 

PUBLICATIONS: Powell, H.D., London, G.W. & Lampert, P.W.:
Neurofibrillary Tangles in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Electron Microscopic Observations. Journal Of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology.
Vol.XXXIII, No.1, January 1974.

London, G.W., McKeever, P.E., & Wiederholt, W.C:
Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma in Alcoholism. Annals of Internal Medicine, August 1974.

London, G.W.: Normal Ulnar Nerve Conduction Velocity Across the Thoracic Outlet: Comparison of Two Measurement Techniques. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. August 1975.

Contributor: Neurology, edit., Roger N. Rosenberg, M.D., Grune and Stratton, 1980, pp. 403.

 

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David G. Moore, M.D.

Dr. David G. Moore received his M.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. At Indiana University he also completed his residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuromuscular disease. Dr. Moore is Board Certified in neurology and has a special interest in neuromuscular disease. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Moore is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.  He has been recognized as one of the region's top neuologists by Washingtonian Magazine.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: 1160 Varnum Street, N.E.
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20017

106 Irving Street, N.W.
South Tower Suite 412 
Washington, DC 20010

BUSINESS
TELEPHONE:
(301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: District of Columbia
Maryland
BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
November 1987
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana, B.A. (Biology)
September 1971 to May 1975

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Graduate Biology
August 1975 to May 1976

Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana
Laboratory Technician in Allergy-Immunology
May 1976 to August 1977

MEDICAL SCHOOL Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
MD - September 1977 to March 1981
INTERNSHIP Ball Memorial Hospital
Muncie Indiana, Flexible (Medicine)
July 1981 to June 1982
RESIDENCY Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
Department of Neurology
July 1982 to June 1985
FELLOWSHIP Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
Neuromuscular Fellowship (EMG)
July 1985 to June 1986
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: The Neurology Center
1160 Varnum Street, N.E., #204
Washington, DC 20017
May 1, 1997 to present
  Neurodiagnostic Associates
Washington, DC
September 1, 1986 - April 30, 1997
  Neurologist (Part time)
Metro Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 1 - August 20, 1986
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Medical Association
District of Columbia Medical Society
American Academy of Neurology
PUBLIC SERVICE: Medical Advisory Board
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Greater Washington
October 1990
FACULTY: Examiner
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
March 1995 to Present

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
January 1988 to Present

TEACHING: Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
Neurology for Physical Therapists (1983)

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
Neurology for Physical Therapists (1984)

Exercise test and EMG in Hyperkalermic
Periodic Paralysis (1984)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (1988)

Neuromuscular Manifestation of HIV Infection (1992)

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washignton, DC

COMMITTEES:

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Vice-Chairman, Department of Neuology
July 1999-Present

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Member, Medical & Dental Staff Board
July 1999-Present

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Secretary/Treasurer
Department of Neurology, July 1990 to June 1999

Peer Review Committee, Department of Neurology,
July 1990 to Present

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Medical Advisory Committee for Physician Programs
July 2002 to Present

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Standards of Professional Conduct Committee, 2004 - present
Vice-Chairman, 2004-2005
Chairman, 2005-2009

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Search Committee for Vice President of Medical Affairs
2004

National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
Quality Assurance Committee
January 1990 to April 1992

 

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Anne C. Newman, PH.D., ABPP

Dr. Anne Newman received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Newman has been in private practice since June 1999. She is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, APA Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, and Maryland Psychological Association of which she is President during 2010-2011. She is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
BUSINESS 
TELEPHONE:
301-562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia
EDUCATION:  
GRADUATE Buffalo, NY 
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 1981 

State University of New York 
Buffalo, NY 
M.A., Psychology 1978

UNDERGRADUATE

University of California 
Santa Cruz, CA 
B.A., Psychology 1972

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
10/2009 - Present The Neurology Center
Chevy Chase, Maryland

2010-2011

President
Maryland Psychological Association 
1999-2009 Director, Neuropsychology Laboratory Neuropsychiatry Program at Sheppard Pratt
Baltimore, Maryland
2002-Present Co-Investigator, Self Awareness After Brain Injury Medlantic Research Institute and National Rehabilitation Hospital
Washington, DC
1999-2010 Independent Practice 
Chevy Chase, Maryland
1989-1999 Clinical Neuropsychologist 
National Rehabilitation Hospital 
Washington, DC
1984-1989 Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine 
Western State Hospital 
Staunton, Virginia 

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry 
University of Virginia Medical School 
Charlottesville, Virginia

1983-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry 
University of Virginia Medical School 
Charlottesville, Virginia
1982 Instructor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
University of Washington Medical School 
Seattle, Washington
1981-1982 Research Associate, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington Medical School 
Seattle, Washington
1980-1981 Intern, Clinical Psychology Internship Program 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical School
Seattle, Washington
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:  
2009-2010 President-Elect, 
Maryland Psychological Association
2006-2009 Chair, Educational Affairs Committee
Maryland Psychological Association
2005-2006 Member, Board of Internal Affairs
Maryland Psychological Association
2001-2004 Member, Educational Affairs Committee
Maryland Psychological Association
AWARDS & HONORS: Stulman Fellow, Sheppard Pratt 2007-2008
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: The International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association
Maryland Psychological Association
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH:

PUBLICATIONS:

Garmoe, W., Newman, A.C., & O’Connell, M. (2005). Early self-awareness following traumatic brain injury: Comparison of brain injury and orthopedic inpatients using the Functional Self-Assessment Scale (FSAS). Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 20, 348-358.

Newman, A.C., Garmoe, W.S., Beatty, P., & Ziccardi, M. (2000). Self-awareness of traumatically brain injured patients in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting. Brain Injury, 14, 333-344.

McCarthy, A., Bleiberg, J., & Newman, A.C. (1999). Diagnosis and management of concussion. Trauma, 41, 3-20.

Garmoe, W., Newman, A.C., & Bleiberg, J. (1994). Neurobehavioral aspects of normal aging and stroke rehabilitation. In M. Ozer, and R. Materson (Eds.), Management of persons with stroke (pp. 219-250). Baltimore: Mosby.

Zillmer, E.A., Ball, J.D., Fowler, P.C., Newman, A.C., & Stutts, J.M. (1989). Wechsler Verbal-Performance IQ discrepancies among psychiatric inpatients: Implications for subtle neuropsychological dysfunctioning. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 6, 61-71.

Fowler, P.C., Zillmer, E.A., & Newman, A.C. (1988a). WAIS factor pattern for neuropsychiatric inpatients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44, 398-40

Fowler, P.C., Zillmer, E.A., & Newman, A.C. (1988b). A multifactorial model of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery and its relationship to cognitive status and psychiatric diagnosis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44, 898-906.

Zillmer, E.A., Fowler, P.C., Newman, A.C., & Archer, R.P. (1988). Relationships between the WAIS and neuropsychological measures for neuropsychiatric patients. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 3, 33-45.

Newman, A.C., Zillmer, E.A., Barth, J.T., & DeGood, D.E. (1987). Current issues in the use of biofeedback with psychiatric inpatients: A Review. Clinical Biofeedback and Health, 10, 26-36.

Newman, A.C., Barth, J,T., & Zillmer, E.A. (1986). Neuropsychological functioning of an adult with Tourette syndrome: A serial assessment. International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 8, 191-185.

Lanyon, R.I., Barrington, C.C., & Newman, A.C. (1976). The modification of stuttering through EMG biofeedback: A preliminary study. Behavior Therapy, 7, 96-103. 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Newman, A.C., Parente, F., Notarangelo, P., & Koliatsos, V. Use of an electronic database to enhance care of dementia patients in a neuropsychiatry clinic setting: A pilot study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, San Antonio, Texas, February 2009.

Newman, A.C., Wisner-Carlson, R., Notarangelo, P., & Koliatsos, V. Use of MMSE & SLUMS in screening for dementia: Two case studies. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2009.

Newman, A.C. The role of neuropsychology in the diagnosis of depression vs. dementia: Three variations on a theme. Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, Oregon, February 2007.

Garmoe, W.S., & Newman, A.C. The Functional Self-Assessment Scale (FSAS) in measurement of self-awareness early following severe traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, Oregon, February 2007.

Newman, A.C. and Mapou, R. The role of a non-verbal learning disability in understanding psychiatric illness: A case study. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2006.

Newman, A.C. and Koliatsos, V. Role of dementia in unmasking behavioral effects of longstanding right amygdala lesion: A neuropsychiatric case study. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of American Neuropsychiatric Association, Bal Harbor, Florida, February 2004.

Newman, A.C. The role of neuropsychology in neuropsychiatry. Psychiatry Residents Seminar, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson, Maryland, June 2003.

Newman, A.C. Life after work with M.S.: Strategies for coping. National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland, March 2003.

Newman, A.C. Self-awareness after brain injury. Neuropsychology Seminar, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. September 2002.

Newman, A.C. College students with traumatic brain injury: Strengths, deficits and needs. Disability Support Services Coalition Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2002.

Newman, A.C. Marsha Linehan’s dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Private psychiatric consultation group, Bethesda, Maryland, Mary 2002.

Newman, A.C. The role of neuropsychology in neuropsychiatry. Psychiatry Residents Seminar, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson, Maryland, February 2002.

Newman, A.C. Traumatic brain injury: Consequences and recovery. Brain Injury Support Group, George Washington University, Washington, DC, February 2002.

Newman, A.C. The role of neuropsychology in neuropsychiatry. Psychiatry Residents Seminar, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson, Maryland, February 2001.

Newman, A.C. Traumatic brain injury: Consequences and recovery. Brain Injury Support Group, George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 2000.

Newman, A.C. Neuropsychological services and the inpatient physical rehabilitation setting. Inservice at Laurel Regional Hospital, Laurel, Maryland, July 2000.

Newman, A.C. The role of neuropsychology in neuropsychiatry: Traumatic brain injury and dementia. Psychiatry Residents Seminar, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson, Maryland, March 2000.

Newman, A.C., Garmoe, W., & Beatty, P. Self-awareness post TBI in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting: Change over time and relationship to neuropsychological functioning. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Washington, DC, November 1998.

Newman, A.C., Garmoe, W., Water, R., Scoggins, K., & Zalesak, M. Exploring the relationship between neuropsychological and functional measures of outcome in brain injury rehabilitation. Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Boston, September 1997.

Newman, A.C., Garmoe, W., Kaplan, D., Lawrence, S., Ziccardi, M., Tepper, S., Beatty, P., & Bleiberg, J. Measuring self-awareness following traumatic brain injury in the acute rehabilitation setting. Poster presented at the 104th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 1996.

Garmoe, W., Newman, A.C., Kaplan, D., Lawrence, S., Melton, P., Tepper, S., & Bleiberg, J. Measuring the course of emergence of self-awareness following TBI in the acute rehabilitation setting. Poster presented at Traumatic Brain injury: Models and Systems of Care, Rosslyn, Virginia, April 1996.

Newman, A.C. Psychosocial and psychotherapeutic management of mild traumatic brain injury. Conference on Assessment and Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury at National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, October 1995.

Newman, A.C. Psychosocial and psychotherapeutic management of mild brain injury. Conference on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Integrated Treatment of Somatic, Cognitive and Emotional Sequelae, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC, December 1994.

Newman, A.C. Mild head injury. University of Maryland Student Health Center, College Park, September 1992.

Newman, A.C., Garmoe, W., Kaplan, D.A., & Bleiberg, J. Case studies in the rehabilitation of brain injured patients with pre-existing schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference of New York Neuropsychology Group, a joint meeting with the Psychological Section of New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, April 1992.

Newman, A.C. Overview of neuropsychological assessment. University of Maryland Student Health Center College Park, April 1991.

Newman, A.C. and Carin, S. Interdisciplinary group treatment of problem solving deficits in traumatic brain injury. Presented at the 1st Annual Brain Injury Conference, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC, April 1991.

Newman, A.C. and Carin, S. Interdisciplinary group treatment of problem solving deficits in traumatic brain injury. Presented at the 6th National Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, MIEMSS, Baltimore, Maryland, March 1991.

Newman, A.C., Brashear, H.R., Haskins, B., Tabscott, J., & Fowler, P.C. Diagnosis of dementia and depression in the inpatient psychiatric setting: A preliminary study. Presented at the 9th annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Washington, DC, November 1989.

Newman, A.C. Depression in stroke patients: A case study. Presented at 1st Annual Stroke Symposium, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC, March 1989.

Newman, A.C. Diagnosis of depression and dementia in elderly psychiatric patients. Behavioral Medicine Conference, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, November 1988.

Newman, A.C., Brashear, H. R., Haskins, B., Tabscott, J., & Fowler, P. C. Diagnosis of Dementia and depression in elderly psychiatric inpatients: A pilot study. Presented at 1st Annual Research Day, Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, March 1988.

Zillmer, E.A., Newman, A.C., Fowler, P.C., & Archer, R.P. MMPI and neuropsychological correlates in hospitalized psychiatric patients: Are emotional problems and neuropsychological test performance independent? Presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, January 1988.

Newman, A.C. Neuropsychology and behavioral medicine in the inpatient psychiatry setting. Head Injury Program, Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fishersville, Virginia, September 1987.

Newman, A.C. Biofeedback with psychiatric inpatients. Veterans Administration Hospital, Salem, Virginia, March 1987.

Fowler, P.C., Zillmer, E.A., & Newman, A.C. A factor model of a modified Halstead Neuropsychological Test Battery and its relationships to general level of cognitive Functioning and neuropsychiatric status. Presented at the 15th Annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, DC, February 1987.

Newman, A.C., Brashear, H.R., & Sutker, L.H. Depressive pseudodementia. Presented at Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital/University of Virginia CME Program, Staunton, February 1987.

Newman, A.C. Neuropsychology in the inpatient psychiatry setting. Colloquium Series of Psychology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, November 1986.

Newman, A.C. Neuropsychological assessment of dementia. Presented at the Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease, co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Medical School and Western State Hospital, Staunton, October 1986.

Newman, A.C. Biofeedback in the inpatient psychiatry setting. Presented at the Behavioral Medicine Conference, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 1986.

Zillmer, E.A., Newman, A.C., Macciocchi, S.M., & Archer, R.P. Interrelationships Between the WAIS and the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery variables in the psychiatric inpatient setting. Presented at the 9th Annual European Conference of the International Neuropsychological Society, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, June 1986.

Newman, A.C. The role of neuropsychology in the inpatient psychiatric setting. Virginia Psychological Association Meeting, Williamsburg, April 1986.

Zillmer, E.A., Newman, A.C., Macciocchi, S.M., & Archer, R.P. Common variance among WAIS measures and Halstead-Reitan variables in psychiatric patients. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida, March 1986.

Newman, A.C., Barth, J.T., & Zillmer, E.A. Neuropsychological functioning of an Adult with Tourette Syndrome: A serial assessment. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, Colorado, February 1986.

Newman, A.C. Overview of neuropsychology and its role in inpatient psychiatry. Presented at Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital/ University of Virginia CME Program, Staunton, October 1984.

 

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Philip D. Pulaski, M.D.

Dr. Pulaski joined The Neurology Center in 1982. He did his undergraduate and medical school training at Johns Hopkins University and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his Internal Medicine and Neurology residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Pulaski is Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine, and at the national level was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America database from 1996 through the present. He has special interest in migraine.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
2141 K Street, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20037
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland, 1982
Washington, DC, 1982
BOARD CERTIFICATION: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Neurology - November 1983
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1978
NCPA POSITIONS HELD: Clinical Neurologist; 1982 to present
Executive Committee; 1989 to present
Managing Physician and President; 1998 to present
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
1970-1972

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
1972-1974; B.A. 1974 - Human Biology
Phi Beta Kappa

MEDICAL SCHOOL Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
1974-1977; M.D. 1977
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
INTERNSHIP Intern in Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 1977-1978
RESIDENCY Assistant Resident in Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 1978-1979

Assistant Resident and Resident in Neurology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 1979-1982

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology
D.C. Medical Society - active member
American Headache Society – active member
FACULTY: Clinical Professor of Neurology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS: Vice-Chairman Credentials Committee,
D.C. Medical Society, Jan 1987 - Dec 1990

Past Delegate to the George Washington University
Medical Center’s Medical Board

Secretary-Treasurer for the George Washington University Medical Center’s Attending Physicians’ Association,
1989 - 1991

Department of Neurology Chairman Search Committee, George Washington University Medical Center, 
1989 1990

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS: George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: Selected by physician peers in Washingtonian survey as one of the top neurologists in the metropolitan area, every year the survey was undertaken since 1991.

Frequent lectures/seminars in community and professional settings with focus on Migraine.

Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Doctors In America 2005-2006 Database.

RESEARCH: Sponsoring neurologist, Cooperative Young Stroke Study,Montgomery General Hospital. Study Coordinating Office: Department of Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. May 1992 to present.

Biogen AIMS Trial, Protocol C-858, Phase IV Trial evaluating acetaminophen vs. prednisone for alleviating flu like side effects associated with the initiation of Avonex therapy. May 2001 - ongoing

Data and Safety Monitoring Board, for the Alexion Pharmaceuticals Protocol C98-005 Phase II study of the effect of h5G1.1-scFv on total mortality and adverse cardiovascular ischemic outcomes in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass 1999 to present

PUBLICATIONS: Sapin, L.R., Anderson, F.H., Pulaski, P.D.: Progressive Aphasia Without Dementia: Further Documentation. Ann Neurol25:411-413, 1989.

Hayes, W.S., Sherman, J.L., Stern, B.J., Citrin, C.M., Pulaski, P.D.: MR and CT Evaluation of Intracranial Sarcoidosis.AJNR 8:841-847, AJR 149:1043-1049, 1987.

Pulaski, P.D., Zee, D.S., Robinson D.A.: The Behavior of the Vestibulo-ocular Reflex at High Velocities of Head Rotation.Brain Research 222:159-165, 1981.

 

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Linda R. Sapin, PH.D.

Dr. Linda Sapin received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received an M.A. in Psychology at Hunter College in New York. Dr. Sapin completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Beth Israel Medical center in New York City. She is the Director of Neuropsychology at The Neurology Center. Dr. Sapin is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
2730 University Boulevard, West
Suite 410
Wheaton, MD 20902
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Psychologist, Maryland
Clinical Psychologist, Virginia
EDUCATION: George Washington University
Washington, DC
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
1981-1986
  Hunter College
New York, NY
M.A., Psychology
1976-1978
  School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
B.F.A., Fine Arts
1974-1976
  Carnegie-Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Fine Arts major, Music minor
1972-1974
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
1987 - Present Director of Neuropsychology
The Neurology Center
Chevy Chase, Maryland
1996 Neuropsychologist
Green Spring of Maryland
Columbia, MD
1991-1993 Consulting Neuropsychologist
Department of Psychology
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC 20307
1986-1992 Consulting Neuropsychologist
Dominion Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia 22044
1986-1987 Consulting Neuropsychologist
Neuropsychology Associates, Ltd.
Rockville, MD
1985-1986 Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY
1984-1988 Guest Researcher
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD
1984-1985 Psychologist Intern
Crownsville Hospital Center,
Crownsville, MD
1982-1983 Clinical Psychology Extern
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Washington, DC
Summer 1982 Visiting Psychologist
Atkinson Morley's and St. George's Hospitals
London, England
1981-1983 Graduate Teaching Assistant
George Washington University,
Washington, DC
1980-1982 Research Psychologist
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD
AWARDS &HONORS: University Fellow, George Washington University
Washington, DC
1981-1983

Scholarships, Hunter College &City University of New York Research Foundation
New York, NY
1977-1978

Teaching Assistantship
School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
1974-1976

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: The American Psychological Association
Division of General Psychology
Division of Clinical Neuropsychology
The International Neuropsychological Society
The National Academy of Neuropsychology
National Register Health Service Provider in Psychology
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS:

Sapin, LR: Understanding Attentional Disorders in Adults, Neurology Center Report, 1994; 8 (1):

Pearl, PL &Sapin, LR, Daydreaming in School: Evaluation of Declining Academic Performance, The Neurology Center - Case Report, 1992.

Sapin LR, Frishberg BM, Sherman JL: MRI and Neuropsychological Correlates of Dementia in Binswanger's Disease.Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 1990; 5:89-97.

Sapin LR, Anderson FA, Pulaski PD: Progressive Aphasia Without Dementia: Further Documentation. Annals of Neurology, 1989; 25:411-413.

Sapin, LR, Berrettini WH, Nurnberger JI, Rothblat LA: Mediational Factors Underlying Cognitive Change and Laterality in Affective Illness. Biological Psychiatry, 1987; 22:979-986. Abstract: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1987; 1:74.

Sapin LR, Berrettini WH, Nurnberger JI, Rothblat LA: Mediational Factors Underlying Cognitive Change and Laterality in Affective Illness. Biological Psychiatry, 1987; 22:979-986. Abstract: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1987; 1:74.

Sapin LR: Evaluating Memory Dysfunction, The Neurology Center Report, 1987; 3 (3):3-4.

B. PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED ADDRESSES:

“Non-Alcoholic Korsakoff Syndrome: A Case Study.” Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Phoenix, AZ, October 1993.

“Progressive Aphasia Without Dementia: A Reappraisal.”Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Phoenix, AZ, October 1993.

“Specificity of Neuropsychological Diagnosis in a Case of Pick's Disease.” Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association Washington, DC, August 1992.

“MRI and Neuropsychological Correlates of Dementia in Binswanger's Disease.” Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, August 1989.

“Progressive Aphasia Without Dementia.” Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Orlando, FL, November 1988.

“Utilizing Neuropsychometric Data in In-Patient Treatment Planning.” Pauline Warfield Lewis Center, Cincinnati OH, May 1988.

“Holistic Processing Vulnerability: A Cognitive Marker for Affective Illness?” Annual Meeting and Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society, New Orleans, LA, January 1988.

“Mediational Factors Underlying Cognitive Changes and Laterality in Affective Illness.” Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, August 1986.

“Strategies for Managing the Violent Patient.” Guest Lecturer Series, Atkinson Morley's Hospital, London, England, July 1982.

“Diagnostic Testing and Assessment of the Psychiatric Inpatient.” In-service training for the National Institute of Mental Health Nursing Department, Bethesda, MD, March 1982.

“Placement and Management of the Psychiatric Patient on the Work Site.” Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD January 1982.

“Theoretical and Practical Issues in Vocational Assessment.” In-service training for Rock Creek Foundation for Mental Health, Silver Spring, MD, November 1981.

“Goal Attainment Scaling in the Drug Treatment Facility.” National Alcohol and Drug Coalition Conference, Washington, DC, September 1980. Published in Proceedings of the 1980 Alcohol and Drug Coalition Conference.

C. INTERVIEWS:

In Campus USA, 1988, (summer):59-62.

In Potomac Gazette, Gaithersburg Gazette, August 26, 1988.

In Washington Business Journal, December 5, 1998, 7:28.

The Jerilyn Ross Show, August 27, 1989, WRC AM (radio interview).

 

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David Satinsky, M.D.

Dr. David Satinsky is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was a Research Associate at the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified in neurology and electroencephalography. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854
BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, 1972
American Board of Qualification in Eectroencephalography, June 1977
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Chemistry
September 1956 to June 1960

NSF training grant in biochemistry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Sponsor: Dr. Adelaide Delluva
Summer 1959

MEDICAL SCHOOL University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
M.D., 1964

Part-time research in ultrastructure of peripheral nerve
University of Pennsylvania Department of Anatomy
Sponsors: Dr. Frank Pepe and Dr. C.N. Liu
1960 to 1964

INTERNSHIP Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Straight Medical Internship
July 1964 to June 1965
RESIDENCY Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Neurology Resident
July 1967 to June 1970
MILITARY SERVICE National Institutes of Mental Health
Washington, D.C.
July 1965 to June 1967
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
1970 to 1971 Private Practice, Neurology
Riverdale, Maryland
1971 to present Private Practice, Neurology
The Neurology Center, Rockville, Maryland
1970 to 1972 Attending Neurologist
National Children's Rehabilitation Center
Leesburg, Virginia
1979 to 1985 Director, Headache Clinic
The Neurology Center
Chevy Chase, Maryland
1985 to 1986 Board Member
Center for Unique Learners
HONORS AND AWARDS: Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Epsilon Delta
(President of the Epsilon Chapter, 1959-60)
Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics)
Alpha Omega Alpha (President, 1963-64)
Alpha Chi Sigma (chemistry)
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Epilepsy Society
American Association for the Study of Headache
American Board of Clinical Biofeedback
American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
Montgomery County Medical Society
American Electroencephalographic Society
FACULTY: Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology,
George Washington University School of Medicine
1971 - present
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: George Washington University Hospital Washington, D.C.
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Maryland 
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland Chairman, Department of Medicine, 1988-90
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS:

Satinsky, D., Pepe, F.A., and Lieu, C.N., The Neurilemma Cell in Peripheral Nerve Degeneration and Regeneration. Exp. Neurol., 9: 441-451, 1964

Satinsky, D. and Salmoiraghi, G.C., Pharmacology of Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Neurons. Fed. Proc., No. 2, 1967

Satinsky, D., Pharmacological Responsiveness of Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Neurons. Int. J. Neuropharm. 6: 3870397, 1967

Satinsky, D., Reticular Influences on Lateral Geniculate Neuron Activity. Electroenceph. Clin. Neurophysiol. 25: 543-549, 1968

Uhlman, F.W. and Satinsky, D., Games Patients Play. Pract Psychol, 37, 1977

Satinsky, D. “Neurology,” in Medicine: Pretest Self-Assessment and Review, 2nd ed., ed by Dwyer, J.M. and Miller, D.J., McGraw-Hill, New York,, 1982

Satinsky, D., Evolution and Evaluation of Group Medical Practice. Seminars in Neurol, 5: 46-49, 1985

B. RESEARCH:

Benjamin Franklin Scholar, 1956-60

Addison Award for research in anatomical sciences, 1963

Research Associate at NIMH, July 1965 to June 1967 with Dr. G. C. Salmoiraghi, Director, Division of Special Mental Health Research Services, Wash., D.C.

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Neuropathology Course, February 1969

Course in pediatric neurology at the Neurological Institute, New York, May 1969

CLINICAL TRIALS:

SUBINVESTIGATOR

CN102-021 - “A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Butophanol Tartrate Nasal Spray Versus Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate Capsules Versus Placebo in Patients with Acute Migraine Headache Pain.”

SUBINVESTIGATOR

CN115-038-031 - “An Open Label Long-Term Trial Evaluating the Safety of BMS-180048 150 mg in the Treatment of Patients with Migraine Headache With or Without Aura.”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Copolymer I Protocol 01-9002 - “A Long-Term, Open Label Study to Evaluate the Safety of Copolymer I and to Extend Its Availability to Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.”

SUBINVESTIGATOR

S2WA 1007 - “A Study to Evaluate the Pharmocokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Oral Naratriptan in Migraine Subjects.”

SUBINVESTIGATOR

S2WA 3001 - “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose Regulated Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Four Doses of Oral Naratriptan in the Acute Treatment of a Single Migraine Attack.”

 

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Aman A. Savani, M.D.

Dr.  Aman A. Savani received his M.D. degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia where he also completed his internship.  Dr. Savani completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia.   He completed a fellowship in Sleep Disorders at Stanford University Medical Center in California.  Dr. Savani is Board Certified in Neurology, Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, and a member of The American Academy of Neurology and The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Savani has a special interest in sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and excessive daytime sleepiness. 

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Curriculum Vitae

 
OFFICE ADDRESS:

5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD  20815

The Neurology Center for Sleep Disorders
6931 Arlington Road
Suite T-100
Bethesda, MD 20814

BUSINESS
TELEPHONE:
(301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: California
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
Virginia
CERTIFICATION: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, (2009) 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology, 2008)
United States Medical Licensing Examination, Steps 1 - 3 Passed
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Old Dominion University 
Norfolk, VA
Bachelor of Science, Biology w/ minor in Chemistry (2001) Magna Cum Laude
MEDICAL SCHOOL Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Norfolk, VA
Medical Doctorate, May 2004    
INTERNSHIP Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
Medicine Internship
7/2004 - 6/2005 
RESIDENCY University of Virginia Health System 
Charlottesville, VA   
Neurology Residency
7/2005 - 6/2008
FELLOWSHIP Stanford University Medical Center 
Redwood City, CA
Sleep Disorders Fellowship
7/2008 - 6/2009
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD  20815

August 2009 - present

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology 
American Medical Association 
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Medical Society of Montgomery County
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland
Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, Maryland
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Maryland
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
 HONORS & AWARDS: Best Achievement Award - UVA Department of Neurology for highest percentile rank on Residency Inservice Training Exam (2008)  
PGY-2 Neurology Departmental Award
Intern of the Year - Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Internal Medicine (2005)
Dominion Scholar - Old Dominion University (1996 - 1999)
 PUBLICATIONS: 1.  Savani, A.A., Schiff, D., Wen, P. 2007, "Cancer and the Nervous System: Nervous System Metastases," in Neurology in Clinical Practice: The Neurological Disorders, 5th ed, eds Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., et al., Butterworth-Heinman, Philadelphia.
2.  Savani, A.A., Login, I.S. September 2006, "Correspondence for Tetrabenazine as antichorea therapy in Huntington's disease: A randomized controlled trial," Neurology. 2007 Mar 6;68(10):797
 

 

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David L. Taragin, M.D.

Dr. David L. Taragin received his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and fellowship in Neuromuscular disease at the same institution. He later completed a fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Taragin is Board Certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, Montgomery County Medical Society and is fluent in Hebrew.  Dr. Taragin has been recognized as one of the region's top neurologists by Washingtonian Magazine.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS: The Neurology Center
3801 International Drive
Suite 210
Silver Spring, MD 20906

1201 Seven Locks Road
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology, 1996
Clinical Neurophysiology, 1997
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE B.A., Biology
Yeshiva University
New York, New York
1987
MEDICAL SCHOOL M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
1991
INTERNSHIP Intern in Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami, Florida
1991-1992
RESIDENCY Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Resident in Neurology, 1992-1994
Chief Resident in Neurology, 1994-1995
FELLOWSHIPS Fellow in EMG/Neuromuscular Disease
Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
1995-1996

Fellow in Neuro-oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
1997-1998

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Group Practice, The Neurology Center, Silver Spring, MD
October 1999 – present
  Neurologist, Drs., Mayle, London, and Einbinder, Bethesda, MD
July 1998 – October 1999
  Consulting Neurologist, New York Medical Group, Hauppauge, New York
July 1996 – May 1997
HONORS & AWARDS: Mutual Benevolent Society of 1865 award for excellence in Biology, 1987

Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
Montgomery County Medical Society
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, MD
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH: A. PUBLICATIONS:
Taragin D, Scelsa 5, Pybum D. Bilateral Femoral Neuropathies Following Femoral Artery Puncture. Muscle and Nerve 1996; 19: 1641-1642.

B. RESEARCH:
Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, MarylandNew method for measurement of carboxyhemoglobin levels in blood. 1981

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Molecular Cloning of Rickettsia tsutsuganiushi genetic antigens in construction of vaccine against scrub typhus, 1985, 1986, 1987.

Acknowledged in:

  • Use of Conversion Adapters To Clone Antigen Genes in gt 11
  • Analytical Biochemistry 163, 3 98-407 (1987)
  • Molecular Cloning and Expression of R.tsutsugamushi Genes for Two
  • Major Protein Antigens in E.coli. Infection and Immunity May 1987, 1156-1162

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Optic Nerve Sheath Decompression for Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
1990-1991

 

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Jaskiran Vidwan, D.O.

Dr. Jaskiran Vidwan graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI in 2008.  She completed her residency in Neurology at the Garden City Hospital in Garden City, MI in 2012.  In June 2013, she completed a fellowship in Headache Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.  She is Board Certified in neurology and headache medicine. Dr. Vidwan is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center
1201 Seven Locks Road 
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
District of Columbia
Colorado

CERTIFICATION:

American College of Osteopathic Board of Neurology &
Psychiatry, 2013
United Health Counsel for Neurologic Subspecialties certification in
Headache Medicine, 2014

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Biological Science
April 2004
MEDICAL SCHOOL Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
May 2008
RESIDENCY Neurology Residency
Garden City Hospital 
Garden City, Michigan
7/2008-6/2012
FELLOWSHIP Headache Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
7/2012-6/2013
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
9/2015-Present Neurologist
Private Practice
9/2014-3/2015 Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
7/2012-6/2014 Clinical Lecturer
Headache and Neuropathic Pain Clinic
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
7/2011-6/2012 Chief Resident
Garden City Hospital
Garden City, MI
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Headache Society

International Headache Society

American Academy of Neurology

American College of Osteopathic Neurologists & Psychiatrists

American Osteopathic Association

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Suburban Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital

 

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Kristin D. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Kristin D. Williams received her M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas in 1998.  She completed her residency in Neurology also from Baylor College of Medicine in 2002.  In June 2003 she completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  Board Certified in neurology, Dr. Williams is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Behavioral Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

20410 Observation Drive (Wednesday's)
Suite 102
Germantown, MD 20876

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: 301-562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Maryland
Virginia
Texas
CERTIFICATION: American College of Osteopathic Board of Neurology &
Psychiatry, 2003
EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas
BBA, Accounting
May 1987
MEDICAL SCHOOL Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Doctor of Medicine
June 1998
RESIDENCY Traditional Resident
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
07/1998 - 6/1999

Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
07/2002 - 6/2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
09/2015-Present Neurologist, Private Practice
09/2008-09/2015 Staff Neurologist and Medical Director, Primary Stroke 
Center of Excellence
Warrenton, VA
05/2012-present Independent EMR Software Consultant
Meditech
Canton, MA
09/2006-09/2008 Alpert & Sermas Neurological Associates
Houston, TX

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston, TX

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Neurology

Behavioral Neurology Section of the American Academy
of Neurology

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Suburan Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital

PRESENTATIONS: "Artistic Impairment in Primary Progressive Aphasia with
Motor Neuron Disease: A Case Presentation", Poster
Presentation at the 16th International Symposium on Motor
Neuron Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dublin,
Republic of Ireland

"Bulbar vs. Limb Onset ALS: Are there Cognitive Differences?"
Poster Presentation at The American Academy of Neurology, 2003
annual meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii

PUBLICATIONS: McConnel, K. and Mosier, D., Group B Streptococcal
Endocarditis and Meningitis Presenting as Diabetic
Ketoacidosis, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of
Neurology Case of the Month #68,
http://public.bcm.tmc.edu/neurol/challeng/pat68/menu.html

 

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