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Department of Neurology

Neurology Residency Program - 2012-2013 academic year

Adult Neurology Residents - Class 2012-2015

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Mirza Baig, DO

 

Undergraduate: Rutgers College
Medical school: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ SOM
Internship: UMDNJ SOM Christ Hospital, NJ
Research/career interests: Neuro-oncology, neuroimaging

 

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Elie E. Dancour, MD

 

Undergraduate education: New York University

Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Interventional Neuroradiology

 

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Julie DeBacker, MD

 

Undergraduate education: BS (Biopsychology), University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine 

Internship: Lutheran Medical Center, NY

Research/career interests: Neuroendocrinology, Movement disorders, Neuromuscular, Headache, Neuro-Ophthalmology

 

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Jihan A. Grant, MD


Undergraduate education: Tufts University
Medical school: Howard University College of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Interventional Neuroradiology

 

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Qing Hao, MD

 

Medical School:  Peking University Health Science Center, China

Doctorate education:  Ph.D (Medical Science), Chinese University of Hong Kong

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Stroke and neuroimaging

 

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Rola Mahmoud, MBBCh

 

Medical school:  Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Residency: Neurology and psychiatry, Ain Sham university hospitals, Cairo, Egypt

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Stroke

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Mona Mehta, MD

 

Undergraduate education: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Medical school:  University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Neuromuscular, Epilepsy, Behavioral

 

 

 

Adult Neurology Residents - Class 2011-2014

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Christopher Becker, DO

Undergraduate education: BA (Zoology), Miami University of Oxford, OH

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Neurocritical Care

 

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Carlos Escasena, MD

Undergraduate education: BS (Biology), University of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez

Medical school: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara/Mount Sinai Fifth Pathway Program

Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital/Queens Hospital Center, NY

Research/career interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, Headache

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Seniha Inan, MD

Medical school: Istanbul School of Medicine, Turkey

Post-graduate training: Neurophysiology, Istanbul School of Medicine, Turkey

Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Neuroimaging/functional MRI, UNC/Duke University Brain imaging and Analysis Center

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuroimaging

 

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Priyank Khandelwal, MBBS

Medical school:  NSCB Medical college, Jabalpur, India

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Vascular Neurology

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Naadira McClain, MD

Undergraduate education:
Medical school: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ SOM

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests:

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Joannes J. A. Paul, MD

Undergraduate education: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Clinical Neurophysiology

 

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Kester A. Phillips, MD

Undergraduate education: BS (Biology), University of Southern Indiana

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Neuro-oncology, translational research

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Benedict Tan, MD

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/Carreer Interests: Stroke, Neurocritical Care, Interventional Neuroradiology

Adult Neurology Residents - Class 2010-2013

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Ariel Antezana, MD (Chief resident)

Medical school: Universidad Mayor de San Simon Bolivia
Residency: Internal Medicine,
 University Hospital Obrero, Caja Nacional de Salud Cochabamba Bolivia

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research/career interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Fellowship: Multiple Sclerosis at New York University

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Sebina Bulic, MD

Medical school: University of Sarajevo, University of Belgrade

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Vascular Neurology, Emergency Neurology, Neurocritical Care

Fellowship: Vascular Neurology at University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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Cindy Jadoo, MD

Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG) at Columbia University

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Yogesh Moradiya, MBBS (Research chief)

Medical School: B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Internship: Staten Island University Hospital, NY
Research/career interests: Critical care Neurology, Stroke, Interventional Neuroradiology

Fellowship: Critical care Neurology at Johns Hopkins University

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Johanne Personna-Policard, MD

(Chief resident)

Medical School: Université d'Etat d'Haïti (State University of Haiti)

Residency: Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lille, France
Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Neuromuscular diseases, academic medicine.

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Volodymyr Vulkanov, MD (Chief resident)

Medical school: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research/career interests: Vascular Neurology

Fellowship: Vascular Neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Pediatric Neurology Residents

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Ann Marie Santili, DO (PGY-3)

Medical school: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ SOM

Residency: Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 

Natasha Acosta Diaz, MD (PGY-3)

Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Dominican Republic
Residency: Pediatrics, Lincoln Hospital, NY

Research/career interests: Child Neurology 

 

Vijay Shanker Pampana, MBBS (PGY-4)

Medical School: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Residency: Pediatrics, Metropolitan Hospital, NY

Research/career interests: Private practice

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Muddasir Qureshi, MBBS (PGY-4)

Medical School: Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Graduate education: MPH (epidemiology/biostatistics)

Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

 

 

Suda Jirasakuldej, MD (PGY-5)

(Chief resident)

Medical School: Siriraj Hospital-Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Hawaii

Research/career interests: Child neurology, pediatric epilepsy

 

 

Olga Kozlova, MD (PGY-5)

(Chief resident)

Residency: Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 

Adult Neurology PGY-1 (Preliminary Medicine Year)

  • Ketevam Berekashvili, MD
  • Hayden Burke, MD
  • Rachna Malani, MD
  • Kimberly Peters, MD
  • Anthonette Sparman, MD
  • Mhd Ezzat Zaghloleh, MD

 

Neurophysiology Fellows

  • Belinda Marquis, MD (EEG)
  • Anita Mehta, DO (EEG)
  • Nidhi Modi, MD (EMG)

Stroke Fellow

  • Susan Law, DO
  • Diana Rojas-Soto, MD