Welcome to BIDMC Neurology

BIDMC Neurology Faculty

Clinical Faculty

Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD
James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Chairman of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Interests: Functional neuroanatomy of integrated systems controlling wake-sleep cycles and neuroimmune function, effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease on these systems.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/17796
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/clifford-saper-laboratory

Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, Director of Neuropathology.
Interests: Genetic models and neural mechanisms of human autism and epilepsy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/52793
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/matthew-anderson-laboratory

Ursela Baber, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Multiple Sclerosis  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/149438

Aimee Boegle, MD, PhD,
Instructor in Neurology, Director Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
Interests: Neuromuscular Neurology, General Neurology, Medical Education.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/28902

Marc A. Bouffard, MD
Neuro-Opthalmology

Stephanie Buss, MD
Interests: Cognitive neurology.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/110703

Louis R. Caplan, MD
Professor of Neurology
Interests: Mechanisms of stroke.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/33532

Bernard S. Chang, MD, MMSc
Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG.
Interests: Developmental brain malformations and genetic causes of epilepsy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/87274
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/bernard-chang-laboratory

Jennifer Dearborn-Tomazos, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Vascular neurology.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: coming soon.

Ina E. Donlagic, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Mechanism of sleep and cognition.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/61119

Frank W. Drislane, MD
Professor of Neurology, Director, Neurology Residency Program; Director, HMS Neurology Clerkship.
Interests: Identification and management of patients with status epilepticus.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/50770

Corey Fehnel, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Critical Care Neurology and Outcomes Research.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/39295

Tamara G. Fong, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Cognitive neurology, Dementia, Memory Loss, Memory Disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease; Diffuse Lewy Body Disease, Delirium.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/7573

Michael Fox, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of the BIDMC Deep Brain Stimulation Program
Associate Director of Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Interests: Movement disorders, Brain network imaging and modulation.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/58293

Samuel Frank, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
Interests: Movement Disorders, Huntington’s Disease.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/92447

Roy L. Freeman, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Autonomic Function Laboratory
Interests: Diagnosis and treatment of autonomic disorders, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/10423
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/centers-and-departments/neurology/programs-and-services/autonomic-and-peripheral-nerve-disorder

Albert M. Galaburda, MD
Emily Fisher Landau Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Interests: Dyslexia/Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders, Memory Disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Autism, Asperger’s and Related Disorders, Memory Wellness.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/48502

Christopher H. Gibbons, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/67393
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/centers-and-departments/neurology/programs-and-services/autonomic-and-peripheral-nerve-disorder

Daniel Goldenholz, MD,PhD
Instructor, Division of Epilepsy
Interests: Epilepsy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/27784     Research website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/goldenholz-epilepsy-data-science-lab

Laurie Gordon, MD
Clinical Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s disease.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/53771#

Patricia E. Greenstein, MBBCh
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Center for Genetic Disorders.
Interests: Neurogenetics, Spinocerebellar Ataxia.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/5838

Khalid Hanafy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuro-ICU
Interests: Neuro-critical care  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/92548

Alexandra Hovaguimian, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Associate Director, HMS Neurology Clerkship
Interests: Headache, Autonomic disorders.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/8898

Sara J. Hoffschmidt, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Neuropsychology of attention disorders, psychiatric disorders, dementia syndromes.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/49089

Slavenka Kam-Hansen, MD, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Demyelinating Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Headaches.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/77315

Sandeep Kumar, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Vascular Neurology, Neuroplasticity, Stroke complications.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/31346

Simon Erik Laganiere, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Cognitive Neurology and dementia syndromes.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/92327

Phillip Larimer, MD, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Epilepsy, inhibitory neuron precursors.
Lab site: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/larimer-laboratory
Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/171756

Chun Lim, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Disorders, Anoxic Brain Injury.   Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/53506

Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, MD
Assistant Professor in Neurology
Interests: Vascular Neurology  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/110890

Lan Luo, MD, MS
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Movement Disorders.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/170875

Nancy K. Madigan, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Cognitive assessment of older adolescents and adults.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/79954

Monica Makhija, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Epilepsy and Sleep.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: coming soon.

Courtney McIlduff, MD
Instructor in Neurology, Director of Neuromuscular Ultrasound Unit
Interests: Neuromuscular Neurology, General Neurology, ALS.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/43800

Pushpa Narayanaswami, MBBS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of Quality Improvement
Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Quality Improvement, Outcomes Research.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/15905

Trudy Pang, MD
Assistant Professor in Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Interests: Epilepsy  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/26907

Daniel Z. Press, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Neurodegenerative conditions, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/1341
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/daniel-press-laboratory

Elizabeth Raynor, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, EMG Laboratory
Director, Multidisciplinary ALS clinic
Interests: Peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disease, ALS, Medical Ethics.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/39710

Michael Ronthal, MBBCh
Professor Emeritus of Neurology
Interests: Neurological Education  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/71542

Seward B. Rutkove, MD
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Disorders.
Interests: EMG and peripheral nerve disorders, Electrical Impedance Myography.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/28388
Research Website: http://rutkovelab.org/

Thomas E. Scammell, MD
Professor of Neurology
Interests: Sleep physiology and Sleep Disorders.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/65924
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/thomas-scammell-laboratory

Donald L. Schomer, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, EEG Lab
Interests: Localization and surgical treatment of epileptic foci.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/74712

Eric Searls, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Cerebrovascular Disorders/Stroke.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/40479

Magdy Selim, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Vascular Neurology
Interests: Risk factors for stroke.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/28725

Mouhsin Shafi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Neurology
Interests: Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, EEG, Characterization Brain Network Dynamics.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/22825

Volney Sheen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Developmental abnormalities of cerebral cortex.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/10917
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/volney-sheen-laboratory

Amjad Shehadah, MD
Instructor of Neurology
Interests: Stroke.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/157011

Omar Khalik Siddiqi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Global health, HIV Neurology.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/13329
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/omar-siddiqi-laboratory

David K. Simon, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology,
Chief, Division of Movement Disorders
Interests: Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotective strategies.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/76810
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/david-k-simon-laboratory

Jacob A. Sloane, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Multiple sclerosis and myelin biology.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/51510
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/jacob-sloane-laboratory

Marion C. Stein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Multiple sclerosis.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/86842

Alexandra Marion Stillman, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Cognitive Neurology, traumatic brain injuries and concussions.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/92784

Erik J. Uhlmann, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Clinical Neuro-oncology.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/74168

Veronique G. VanderHorst, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Neurology
Interests: Movement Disorders, neurobiology of gait.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/24835
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/veronique-vanderhorst-laboratory

Eric T. Wong, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of Brain Tumor Center
Interests: Neuro-oncology, therapy of primary brain tumors.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/52796

Non-clinical Research Faculty at BIDMC

Elda Arrigoni, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Neurotransmitters and neuromodulators in sleep-awake states.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/41974

Lorella Battelli, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/32495

Joanne Clark-Matott, D.Phil.
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Metabolic disruption in neurodegenerative disease.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/40854

Xin Dang, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: HIV Neurology.

Peter Jacob Fried, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/121647

Patrick Fuller, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Sleep-arousal physiology.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/70447
Research Website: https://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/251/Patrick+M+Fuller+Ph.D.

Monika Haack, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Human sleep and inflammatory systems.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/29715
Research Website: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/humansleepandinflammation/home

Mark Halko, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: fMRI and visual systems. Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/77177

Ben Min-Woo Illigens, MD, PhD
Lecturer on Neurology, Part-Time
Interests: Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/17047

Satvinder Kaur, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Ultradian rhythms, REM sleep.  Harvard Catalyst Profile:  https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/86494

Gewei Lian, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Cortical generation.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/25170

Lu Lin, MD, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Clinical neurophysiology. Harvard catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/152814

Jun Lu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Interests: Sleep state switching, behavioral effects of sleep disruption.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/43453
Research Website: https://www.bidmc.org/research/research-by-department/neurology/laboratories/jun-lu-laboratory

Janet Mullington, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Interests: Human sleep and inflammatory systems.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/19266
Research Website: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/humansleepandinflammation/home

Vera Novak, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Syncope and Falls in the Elderly Laboratory
Interests: Syncope, fall prevention.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/68470#
Research Website:http://www.bidmc.org/Research/Departments/Medicine/Divisions/Gerontology/Laboratories/SAFE-Lab.aspx

Vetrivelan Ramalingam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Brain circuitry controlling sleep-wakefulness and thermoregulation, Metabolic consequences of chronic sleep loss and circadian dysregulation.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/63375

Benjamin Sanchez, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Electrical bioimpedance.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/124771

Kenneth Dean Swanson, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Brain tumors.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/75968

Ningshan Wang, MD, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Interests: Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy.  Harvard Catalyst Profile: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/87269