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Name & Title Clinical Subspecialty Research
Alvarez, Enrique, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related conditions Immunotherapies and biomarkers in MS and related diseases
Anderson, Alan, MD
Professor
Emergency neurology, behavioral neurology and stroke Neuropsychiatric syndromes and stroke prevention
Bennett, Jeffrey L., MD, PhD
Professor
Neuro Ophthalmology Antigen identification in optic neuritis and ocular inflammatory disorders
Berman, Brian D., MD, MS
Associate Professor
Movement disorders Etiology and pathophysiology of movement disorders including Parkinson disease and dystonia
Birlea, Marius, MD
Assistant Professor
Headache Medicine Alphaherpesviruses and headache, migraine and inflammation, headache epidemiology
Bosque, Patrick J., MD
Associate Professor
Movement disorders Prion diseases of humans and animals, and neurodegenerative diseases
Brown, Mesha-Gay, MD
Assistant Professor
Epilepsy Improving the localization of epileptic networks for surgery and devices as a treatment of epilepsy. Health quality and effectiveness research.
Burgoon, Mark P., PhD
Associate Research Professor
  Humoral immune response in CNS of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients
Clarke, Penny, PhD
Research Professor
  Investigation of mechanism of reovirus-induced apoptosis
Cohrs, Randall J., PhD
Research Professor
  Analysis of varicella zoster virus latency
Corboy, John R., MD
Professor and Director, Faculty Affairs
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Immunotherapies and biomarkers in MS, identification of individuals at high risk of MS, and defining risk of therapy discontinuation
Cornell, Shannon, NP
Instructor
Multiple Sclerosis Symptom management with combined medical and wholistic approach
Damek, Denise M., MD
Associate Professor
Neuro Oncology Experimental drug therapy of central nervous system tumors
Drees, Cornelia N., MD
Assistant Professor
Adult Epilepsy
Intraoperative Monitoring
Surgical treatment of epilepsy, including hemispherectomy, in adults. Practice improvement in epilepsy, improving treatment of status epilepticus. Anticonvulsant effects of SSRIs.
Epstein, Christen H., NP
Instructor
Movement Disorders
Filley, Christopher M., MD
Professor and Chief of Neurology, Denver VA Medical Center
Behavioral neurology including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and traumatic brain injury Neurobehavioral aspects of white matter disorders
Frey, Lauren C., MD
Associate Professor
Epilepsy Dr. Frey’s research interests include how mind-body and lifestyle interventions can affect seizure control and quality of life in people whose seizures are not completely controlled by seizure medications.
Fridman, Vera, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Neuromuscular diseases Therapies for hereditary nerve disorders (Charcot Marie Tooth Disease)
Gilden, Donald H., MD
Louise Baum Professor
Neuroinfections Varicella zoster virus latency and pathogenesis
Hennessy, Carol, MSN
Instructor
Epilepsy
Behavorial Neurology
Stroke treatment, Parkinson's disease, and integrative approaches to chronic illness
Hughes, Richard L., MD
Professor and Chief of Neurology, Denver Health Medical Center
Stroke and critical care Cerebrovascular Disease, Aneurysms, Fibromuscular Dysplasia and other Vasculopathies, Stroke Center and Stroke System development, Consultative Neurology
Jones, William J., MD
Associate Professor and Director, Inpatient Services
Stroke
Neurohospitalist
 
Kern, Drew, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Movement disorders Biomarkers in parkinsonism, deep brain stimulation, clinical trials in movement disorders
Klepitskaya, Olga S., MD
Associate Professor
Movement disorders Surgical treatment of movement disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, DBS outcomes
Kluger, Benzi M., MD, MS
Associate Professor
Palliative care, movement disorders, behavioral neurology and botulinum toxin injections Nonmotor symptoms of movement disorders (fatigue and cognitive dysfunction), palliative care for neurologic illnesses, magnetoencephalography, noninvasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation and direct current stimulation), complementary and alternative medicine
Korb, Pearce J., MD
Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Epilepsy, Neurohospitalist Medicine Clinical epilepsy, EEG in critical care, advanced imaging techniques for refractory epilepsy, education and curriculum design
Leehey, Maureen A., MD
Professor
Movement disorders and Botox therapy FMR1 related neurodegeneration and clinical trials in movement disorders
Liewluck, Teerin, MD
Assistant Professor
Neuromuscular diseases Genetics of muscular dystrophies, myofibrillar myopathies and adult-onset congenital myopathies; amyloid myopathies with or without systemic amyloidosis; neuromuscular hyperexcitability syndromes including peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH) syndromes with or without voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC) complex-autoimmunity; congenital myasthenic syndrome
Maa, Edward H., MD
Associate Professor
Adult epilepsy and epilepsy surgery Dr. Maa's research interests include High Altitude Seizures and other neurological conditions, Complementary and Alternative Medicines for the treatment of epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures, and Diuretics for the treatment of epilepsy
Mahalingam, Ravi, PhD
Research Professor
  Immunobiology of varicella virus infections in the nervous system
Miravalle, Augusto A., MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Immunotherapies in MS
Nagel, Maria A., MD
Associate Professor
Consultative neurology, postherpetic neuralgia, and CNS infectious diseases Varicella zoster virus latency and reactivation
Neville, Hans E., MD
Professor Emeritus
Neuromuscular diseases Clinical trials for treatment of ALS
Ney, Douglas E., MD
Associate Professor
Neuro Oncology Novel treatments for central nervous system tumors, primary central nervous system lymphoma, neurologic complications of cancer and histiocytic disorders. Quality of life and patient reported outcomes for patients with brain tumors.
O’Brien, Chantal M., MD
Assistant Professor
Epilepsy Interested in Epilepsy Surgery Quality Improvement projects and participation in clinical trials of novel anti-epileptics
O'Reilly, Debra, MS, PA-C
Instructor
Neuromuscular Diseases; Chronic migraine Clinical trials for the treatment of ALS and Myasthenia Gravis
Owens, Gregory P., PhD
Research Professor
  Role of the B cell response in multiple sclerosis (MS)
Pastula, Daniel M., MD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Consultative Neurology
Neurohospitalist Medicine
Neuroepidemiology, public health, neuro-infectious diseases, vector-borne and arboviral diseases, neurotoxicology
Pelak, Victoria S., MD
Professor
Neuro-Ophthalmology Effects of aging and dementia on visual processing
Poisson, Sharon N., MD
Assistant Professor
Stroke
Neurohospitalist
Etiology, prevention and treatment of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke in young adults
Potter, Huntington, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Research (BASIC)
Dr. Potter discovered and is devoted to studying (1) the development of trisomy 21 and other aneuploidy and Alzheimer’s Disease and (2) the role of apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer’s disease
Quan, Dianna, MD
Professor
Neuromuscular diseases, NCV/EMG Clinical trials for the treatment of familial amyloid polyneuropathy, ALS, myasthenia gravis, and neuromuscular dysfunction in critical illness
Reynek, Jeff, NP
Instructor
Headache Medicine Effects of headaches on daily life, diagnosis and management of head pain conditions
Ringel, Steven P., MD
Professor and Vice Chairman
Neuromuscular diseases Clinical trials for treatment of ALS and painful peripheral neuropathies; study of factors that influence physician utilization attitudes and performance
Russell, Elana, NP
Instructor
Movement disorders Integrative approaches to chronic illness
Schreiner, Teri L., MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Neuroimmunology Pediatric demyelinating diseases
Seeberger, Lauren C., MD
Associate Professor, Neurology
Movement Disorders Clinical research of new therapies and treatments in movement disorders
Segalchik, Alla, PA-C
Instructor
Epilepsy Epilepsy and ALS
Shrestha, Archana A., MD
Assistant Professor
Epilepsy Women’s issues in epilepsy including contraception and pregnancy. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scans in patients with epilepsy. Refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. Research interests also includes EEG monitoring in the ICU and international studies in epilepsy.
Sillau, Stefan H., PhD
Instructor
Biostatistics, study design, and data analysis
Simpson, Jennifer R., MD
Assistant Professor and Director, Quality Improvement
Stroke
Neurohospitalist
Stroke and Quality Improvement
Sladek, John R., Jr, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience
  Fetal and human stem cell repair of the brain for Parkinson disease and related neurodegenerative disorders
Spitz, Mark C., MD
Professor
Epilepsy and seizure disorders Clinical trials for treatment of seizure disorders
Stockman, Kristin, NP
Instructor
Multiple Sclerosis Immunotherapies and the impact of integrative medicine on quality of life for patients with multiple sclerosis
Strom, Laura A., MD
Associate Professor and Director, Outpatient Services
Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Autonomic dysfunction and apena in patients with refractory epilepsy
Tsai, Jean C., MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sleep disorders Neurobiology of sleep disorders
Tyler, Kenneth L., MD
Reuler-Lewin Family Professor and Chairman
Infectious diseases of CNS Neurovirology. Mechanisms of virus-induced injury to the CNS. Diagnosis and treatment of CNS viral infections caused by West Nile, herpesviruses, and PML.
Vollmer, Timothy L., MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Immunotherapies in MS and investigator initiated clinical trials focusing on the optimization of current therapies and combinations of therapies using quantitative MRI as a key outcome assessment. We are also interested in research on the MOA of current and future MS therapies and on reprogramming regulatory B lymphocytes into regulatory cell types targeting CNS antigens as a therapeutic approach to MS and related disorders. These projects are conducted in collaboration with certain basic science laboratories at UCD.
Wall, Anastacia L., PA-C
Instructor
Multiple Sclerosis Immunotherapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and quality of life in patients with demyelinating diseases
West, Matthew S., MD
Assistant Professor
Stroke
Neurohospitalist
 
Woodcock, Jonathan H., MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical Director, Memory and Dementia Clinic
Clinical Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research
Behavioral neurology including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and neuropsychiatry Behavioral aspects of degenerative/dementia conditions.
Progression of cognitive and functional deficits in adults with Down syndrome.
Yale, Kendra L., MS, PA-C
Instructor
Multiple Sclerosis
Zawada, W. Michael, PhD
Visiting Associate Research Professor
  Brain renin-angiotensin system: healthy aging vs. neurodegenerative disease