Faculty and Staff

As one of the premier epilepsy centers in the country, we provide our patients with a team of healthcare providers that address not only the immediate medical concerns, but also the psychological, social and financial issues. Our team consists of epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians, EEG technologists, social workers, and a recreational therapist.

Director:

Orrin Devinsky, MD
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Co Director:

Ruben Kuzniecky, MD
Professor of Neurology

Neurologists/Epileptologists:

Melissa Bernbaum, MD
Instructor of Neurology

Derek Chong, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Patricia Dugan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Jacqueline French, MD
Professor of Neurology

Daniel Friedman, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Deana Gazzola, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Anli Liu, MD MA
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Daniel Luciano, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Siddhartha Nadkarni, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Souhel Najjar, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Steven Pacia, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Alcibiades Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Oliver Sacks, MD, FRCP
Professor of Neurology

Blanca Vazquez, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Pediatric Neurologists

Judith Bluvstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Sanjeev Kothare, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Daniel Miles, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neurosurgeons:

Werner Doyle, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Howard Weiner, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery

Dietician

Courtney Schnabel, MS, RD, CDN
Registered Dietician

Neuropsychiatrists:

Scott Hirsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Siddhartha Nadkarni, MD
Assistant Professor Neurology and Psychiatry

Nurses:

Barbara Clayton, RN
Program Coordinator

Erin Conway, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Maria Hopkins, RN
Senior Research Coordinator

Kimberly Menzer, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Mary Miceli, NP
Nurse Practitioner of Neurosurgery

Nidia Ortiz, NP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Alyson Silverberg, NP
Nurse Practitioner of Neurosurgery

Karen Starner, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Traut, RN
Clinical Nurse

Neuroscientists:

Tracy Butler, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Heath Pardoe, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Veronique Ruppe, PhD
Associate Research Scientist of Neurology

Thomas Thesen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neuropsychologists:

William Barr, PhD
Chief, Neuropsychology

William MacAllister, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Chris Morrison, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist