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: Clifford B. Saper
Research Website: Clifford Saper Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Stroke Division

Magdy Selim, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Vascular Neurology

Interests: Risk factors for stroke
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Magdy Selim

Sandeep Kumar, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Vascular Neurology, Neuroplasticity, Stroke complications
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Sandeep Kumar

Louis R. Caplan, MD

Professor of Neurology

Interests: Mechanisms of stroke
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Louis R. Caplan

Jennifer Dearborn-Tomazos, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Vascular neurology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Jennifer Dearborn-Tomazos

Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, MD

Assistant Professor in Neurology

Interests: Vascular Neurology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas

David Eric Searls, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Cerebrovascular Disorders/Stroke
Harvard Catalyst Profile: David Eric Searls

Amjad Shehadah, MD

Instructor of Neurology

Interests: Stroke
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Amjad Shehadah

Neuromuscular Division

Seward B. Rutkove, MD, Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Disorders

Professor of Neurology

Interests: EMG and peripheral nerve disorders, Electrical Impedance Myography
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Seward B. Rutkove
Research Website: www.rutkovelab.org

Aimee Boegle, MD, PhD

Instructor in Neurology
Director Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Interests: Neuromuscular Neurology, General Neurology, Medical Education
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Aimee Boegle

Courtney McIlduff, MD

Instructor in Neurology
Director of Neuromuscular Ultrasound Unit

Interests: Neuromuscular Neurology, General Neurology, ALS
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Courtney McIlduff

Pushpa Narayanaswami, MBBS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of Quality Improvement

Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Quality Improvement, Outcomes Research
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Pushpa Narayanaswami

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: Elizabeth Raynor

Epilepsy Division

Bernard S. Chang, MD, MMSc, Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Developmental brain malformations and genetic causes of epilepsy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Bernard S. Chang
Research Website: Bernard Chang Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Frank W. Drislane, MD

Professor of Neurology, Director, Neurology Residency Program

Interests: Identification and management of patients with status epilepticus
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Frank W. Drislane

Daniel Goldenholz, MD, PhD

Instructor, Division of Epilepsy

Interests: Epilepsy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Daniel Goldenholz
Research Website: Goldenholz Epilepsy + Data Science Lab | BIDMC of Boston

Lu Lin, MD, Ph.D

Instructor in Neurology
Director of Quality Improvement

Interests: EEG monitoring in critically ill population, status epilepticus, women’s health and epilepsy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Lu Lin

Monica Makhija, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Epilepsy and Sleep
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Monica Makhija

Trudy Pang, MD

Assistant Professor in Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Interests: Epilepsy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Trudy Pang

Mouhsin Shafi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Neurology
Director of Berenson-Allen Research Center
Director: EEG lab

Interests: Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, EEG, Characterization Brain Network Dynamics
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Mouhsin Shafi

Volney Sheen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Developmental abnormalities of cerebral cortex
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Volney Sheen
Research Website: Volney Sheen Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Donald L. Schomer, MD

Professor of Neurology

Interests: Developmental abnormalities of cerebral cortex
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Donald L. Schomer

Movement Disorders Division

David K. Simon, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Movement Disorders
Professor of Neurology

Interests: Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotective strategies
Harvard Catalyst Profile: David K. Simon
Research Website: David K. Simon Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Veronique G. VanderHorst, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Neurology

Interests: Movement Disorders, neurobiology of gait
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Veronique G. VanderHorst
Research Website: Veronique VanderHorst Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

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: Samuel Frank

Lan Luo, MD, MS

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Movement Disorders
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Lan Luo

Laurie Gordon, MD

Clinical Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s disease
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Laurie Gordon

Cognitive Neurology Division

Daniel Z. Press, MD

Chief, Division of Cognitive Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Neurodegenerative conditions, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Daniel Z. Press
Research Website: Daniel Press Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Stephanie Buss, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Cognitive neurology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Stephanie Buss

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: Tamara G. Fong

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: Albert M. Galaburda

Chun Lim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Disorders, Anoxic Brain Injury
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Chun Lim

Sara J. Hoffschmidt, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Neuropsychology of attention disorders, psychiatric disorders, dementia syndromes
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Sara J. Hoffschmidt

Simon Erik Laganiere, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Cognitive Neurology and dementia syndromes
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Simon Erik Laganiere

Nancy K. Madigan, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Cognitive assessment of older adolescents and adults
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Nancy K. Madigan

Alexandra Marion Stillman, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Cognitive Neurology, traumatic brain injuries and concussions
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Alexandra Marion Stillman

Sleep Disorders Division

Thomas E. Scammell, MD

Division Chief Sleep Disorders
Professor of Neurology

Interests: Sleep physiology and Sleep Disorders
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Thomas E. Scammell
Research Website: Thomas Scammell Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Ina E. Donlagic, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Mechanism of sleep and cognition
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Ina E. Donlagic

Monica Makhija, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Epilepsy and Sleep
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Monica Makhija

Janet Mullington, PhD

Director of Clinical Research
Professor of Neurology

Interests: Human sleep and inflammatory systems
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Janet Mullington
Research Website: Human Sleep and Inflammatory Systems Laboratory

General Neurology Division

Patricia E. Greenstein, MBBCh, Division Chief General Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Center for Genetic Disorders

Interests: Neurogenetics, Spinocerebellar Ataxia
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Patricia E. Greenstein

Jacob A. Sloane, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Multiple sclerosis and myelin biology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Jacob A. Sloane
Research Website: Jacob Sloane Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Marion C. Stein, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Multiple sclerosis
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Marion C. Stein

Ursela Baber, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Multiple Sclerosis
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Ursela Baber

Marc A. Bouffard, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Neuro-Opthalmology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Marc A. Bouffard

Eric T. Wong, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of Brain Tumor Center

Interests: Neuro-oncology, therapy of primary brain tumors
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Marc A. Bouffard

Erik J. Uhlmann, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Clinical Neuro-oncology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Erik J. Uhlmann

Alexandra Hovaguimian, MD

Instructor in Neurology
Neurology Clerkship Director
Associate Site Director | Principal Clinical Experience
Co-Site Director | Transitions to the PCE
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Co-Editor-in-Chief | Journal of the Harvard Medical School Academy

Interests: Headache, Autonomic disorders
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Alexandra Hovaguimian

Slavenka Kam-Hansen, MD, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Demyelinating Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Headaches
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Slavenka Kam-Hansen

Christopher H. Gibbons, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Christopher H. Gibbons
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders | BIDMC of Boston

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: Roy L. Freeman
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders | BIDMC of Boston

Michael Ronthal, MBBCh

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

Interests: Neurological Education
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Michael Ronthal

Omar Khalik Siddiqi, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Global health, HIV Neurology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Omar Khalik Siddiqi
Research Website: Omar Siddiqi Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

Non-clinical Research Faculty at BIDMC

Elda Arrigoni, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Neurotransmitters and neuromodulators in sleep-awake states
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Elda Arrigoni

Lorella Battelli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Lorella Battelli

Joanne Clark-Matott, D.Phil.

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Metabolic disruption in neurodegenerative disease
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Joanne Clark-Matott

Xin Dang, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: HIV Neurology

Peter Jacob Fried, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Peter Jacob Fried

Patrick Fuller, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Sleep-arousal physiology
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Patrick Fuller
Research Website: Division of Sleep Medicine

Monika Haack, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Human sleep and inflammatory systems
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Monika Haack
Research Website: Human Sleep and Inflammatory Systems Laboratory

Mark Halko, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: fMRI and visual systems
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Mark Halko

Ben Min-Woo Illigens, MD, PhD

Lecturer on Neurology, Part-Time

Interests: Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Ben Min-Woo Illigens

Satvinder Kaur, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Ultradian rhythms, REM sleep
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Satvinder Kaur

Gewei Lian, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Cortical generation
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Gewei Lian

Jun Lu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Sleep state switching, behavioral effects of sleep disruption
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Jun Lu

Janet Mullington, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Director of the Clinical Research Center

Interests: Human sleep and inflammatory systems
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Janet Mullington
Research Website: Human Sleep and Inflammatory Systems Laboratory

Vera Novak, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Syncope and Falls in the Elderly Laboratory

Interests: Syncope, fall prevention
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Vera Novak
Research Website: Novak SAFE Laboratory | BIDMC of Boston

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: Vetrivelan Ramalingam

Benjamin Sanchez, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Electrical bioimpedance
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Benjamin Sanchez

Kenneth Dean Swanson, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Brain tumors
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Kenneth Dean Swanson

Ningshan Wang, MD, PhD

Instructor in Neurology

Interests: Diabetic Neuropathy; Peripheral Neuropathy; Autonomic Neuropathy
Harvard Catalyst Profile: Ningshan Wang