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Heather AdamsHeather Adams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology

  • Neuropsychologist with sub-specialty interest in neurodegenerative disorders including Batten Disease and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Erika F. AugustineErika F. Augustine, M.D.

Robert J. Joynt Professorship in Neurology - Department of Neurology
Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor - Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics

  • Pediatric Movement Disorders specialist, research interests in Tourette Syndrome and Batten Disease.
  • Experimental Therapeutics Fellowship Assistant Director

 

David BeardenDavid Bearden, M.D.

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, (SMD)

  • Pediatric neurogenetics specialist with special interest in genetic forms of epilepsy
  • Neuroinfectious disease specialist with special interest in neurologic complications of infectious disorders in low-resource settings

Marina ConnollyMarina Connolly, M.D.

Instructor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Primary Instructor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Pediatric migraine and pain specialist

Harris A. Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.

Director - Center for Neural Development & Disease
Primary Administrative Professor - Department of Neurology, Center for Neural Development & Disease
Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Recipient of numerous research grants studying neurologic consequences of HIV/AIDS as well as chronic neuro-inflammation.

Inna Hughes, M.D., Ph.D.Inna Hughes, M.D., PhD.

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Epileptologist with research interests in epilepsy genetics and the ketogenic diet.

Jennifer M. Kwon, M.D., M.P.H.Jennifer Kwon, M.D.

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)

  • Specialty interests in the areas of Autism, Neurogenetics and Metabolic Disorders
  • Heavily involved in New York State Newborn screening committees

Jonathan W. MinkJonathan W. Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Neurology - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Professor - Department of Neuroscience
Professor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Unit Chief, Child Neurology
  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Residency Associate Program Director
  • Internationally recognized specialist in movement disorders including Tourette syndrome, ADHD, and Batten Disease.
  • President of the Child Neurology Society
  • Serves on the Child Neurology Residency Review Committee

Gary J. Myers, M.D.Gary Myers, M.D.

Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Specialty interests in the areas of Neonatology, Headache, and Neurotoxicology
  • Leads an international research team studying the effects of methylmercury exposure on brain development.

Alexander R. Paciorkowski, M.D.Alex R. Paciorkowsi, M.D., FAAP, FACMG

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Assistant Professor - Department of Biomedical Genetics
Assistant Professor - Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor - Center for Neural Development & Disease

  • Neurogenetics specialist with research interests in CNS malformations and epilepsy genetics
  • Director of the Neurofibromatosis Center
  • Director of the Hereditary Ataxia Clinic

Laurie Seltzer, D.O.Laurie E. Seltzer, D.O.

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)

  • Pediatric Epileptologist with research interests in the area of neonatal neurology and neurophysiology.

Laura E. Tomaselli, M.D.Laura Tomaselli, M.D.

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology

  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine specialist, dual appointments in the divisions of Child Neurology and Sleep Medicine.

Robert I. Thompson-Stone, M.D.Robert Thompson Stone, M.D.

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Child Neurology Residency Program Director
  • Director of the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program
  • Neurology Clerkship Director
  • Director of UR Leukodystrophy Care Center
  • Director of PreDoc Diversity Program

Jennifer Nguyen, MD - Photo UnavailableJennifer Nguyen, M.D.

  • Senior Instructor - Child Neurology and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Graduate of a Neuro-developmental Disabilities residency program specializing in the neurologic care of children with autism and developmental disability

Affiliated Faculty

Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H.Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H.

Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professorship in Neurology - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy
Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy
Professor - Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences

  • Expertise in Epilepsy, Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology

Emma Ciafaloni, M.D.Emma Ciafaloni, M.D.

Professor - Department of Neurology, NMD
Professor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Neuromuscular disorders specialist

Robert C. Griggs, M.D.Robert C. Griggs, M.D.

Professor - Department of Neurology
Professor - Department of Medicine
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor - Department of Pediatrics

  • Former Department of Neurology Chair
  • Former Editor-In-Chief of the Neurology Journal
  • Former president of the American Academy of Neurology.

Susan L. Hyman, M.D.Susan L. Hyman, M.D.

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

David N. Korones, M.D.David N. Korones, M.D.

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology

Stephen B. Sulkes, M.D.Stephen B. Sulkes, M.D.

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Listing of Neurology Faculty Alphabetically and by Clinical Specialty