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Lab Alumni

University of Rochester

Alumnus Former Capacity Current Position
Simeng Wang, B.S. B.A. (2013-2014) Technical Associate Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh
Veena Ganeshan, M.Eng., M.S. (2007-2013) Graduate Student, Neuroscience Ph.D., 2013, Senior Laboratory Engineer, Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester Medical Center
Danny Rogers, M.S. (2007-2013) Graduate Student, MSTP in Neurobiology and Anatomy Ph.D., 2013, Child Neurology Resident, University of New Mexico
Yaoli Pu, B.S. (2012-2013) Year-Out Predoctoral Research Fellow Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin
Larissa Wertalik, B.S. (2007-2012) Technical Associate Student, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Zhiping Mi, M.D. (2004-2010) Research Assistant Professor Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Chris Ingraham, Ph.D. (2008-2010) Post-Doc Senior Scientist, Cell Constructs, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Kevin Keenahan (Summer 2010) Undergraduate Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Tong Zhang, Ph.D. (2006-2009) Technical Associate  
Katsiaryna Pleshankova (Summer 2009) Medical student Anesthesiology Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center

Alumni From Other Universities

Alumnus Degree, Institution Current Position
Dokko, Y. (1987) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Neurologist, Scarsdale, NY
Hartsell, T. (1991-1995) Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Co-director, Surgical ICU, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Terrence, K. (1991) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Canton-Potsdam Hospital,
Potsdam, NY
Purpura, P.H. (1991-1992) M.D., Jefferson University Medical School Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Arnet-Ogden Medical Center,
Elmira, NY
Falcione, M. (1991-1992) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Physician, Department of Family Medicine, Washington Hospital of Pennsylvania
Kassis, E. (1995) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Thoracic), Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Yang, M. (1996) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Instructor, Department of Pediatrics (Child Neurology), University of Colorado,
Denver, CO
Constantine-Sharma, T. (1993) Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Executive Director, Brain Research Foundation,
Chicago, IL
Lowengrub, J. (1989-1991) M.D., University of Rochester Director, Child Development, Yehuda Region, Kuput Holim Mehudet, Israel
Abram, H. (1990-1991) M.D., University of Virginia Staff Physician, Department of Neurology, Nemours Children's Clinic,
Jacksonville, FL
Schwartz, M. (1993-1994) M.D., Tulane University Child Epileptologist, Reno, NE
Liang, Y. (1999-2003) Ph.D., Beijing Med. University Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Temple University School of Medicine at WPAHS, Pittsburgh, PA; Attending Neurologist,
Beaver Medical Center, Beaver, PA
Yan, C. (2000-2004) Ph.D., Peking Univ. Med. Coll. Attending Neurologist,
Salem Community Hospital, Salem, OH
Korade Mirnics, Z. (2001-2006) Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University
Tersak, J. (2002-2006) M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatrics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pan, S. (Summer, 2003) M.Sc., (Bioinformatics), Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Bioinformatics and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Stanford University
Gorny Woodard, G. (Summer 2004) Ph.D., (Epidemiology), University of Pittsburgh Radiology Resident, UCSF,
San Francisco, CA
Hong, B. (Summer 2004) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington Medical Center
Brantley, K. (Summer 2004) M.D., University of Cincinnati Radiology Resident, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Liang, Q-H (2003-2006) Ph.D., Inst. Of Hepatology, Grad. Schl., Hlth Sci. Cntr., Peking Univ., China Neurology Resident, University of Texas Medical Branch,
Galveston, TX
Mi, Z-P (2003) M.D., Shanxi Medical University, China Senior Scientist, Precision Therapeutics, Pittsburgh, PA
Fritz, M. (2004-2006) M.D., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Attending Hematologist-Oncologist, Goryeb Children's Hospital,
Morristown, NJ
Zhang, T. (2006-2010) Ph.D., University of Texas, Houston Unknown
Rogers, D. (2006) M.S. (Neuroscience), University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.D., Ph.D., Student, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ganeshan, V. (2006) M.S. (Neuroscience), University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Ph.D., Student, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Halterman, M.W. (2006-2010) Ph.D., (Microbiology), University of Rochester Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ingraham, C. (2007-2010) Ph.D., (Pharmacology and Physiology), University of Rochester Senior Research Scientist, Aderans Research Institute,
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduates and High School Students

Alumnus Degree, Institution Current Position
Dao, D.N. (1987-1990) Ph.D., (Microbiology), Columbia University Intellectual Property Manager, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, New York, NY
Fuh, A. (1990) BS, Carnegie Mellon University Manager, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
Falcione, M. (1989-1990) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Physician, Department of Family Medicine, Washington Hospital, PA
Will, P. (1989-1991) Ph.D., (Physical Therapy), University of Pittsburgh Physical Therapist, Lancaster, PA
Certo, J.M. (1989-1991) Ph.D., (Education and Educational Leadership), Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
Lekse, J. (1989-1990) M.D., Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Belz, M. (1990-1991) M.D., Washington University, St. Louis Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology), University of Iowa; Attending Physician, Iowa Kidney Physicians, Des Moines, IA
Westman Holze, L. (1992) PA, Northwestern University Physician’s Assistant, Arlington Heights, IL
Zegarra, M. (1992) M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine Anesthesiologist, Morton Hospital, Westwood, MA
Smith Bryant, T. (1993-1995) M.D., Meharry University Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine at WPAHS
Eidelman, A. (1993) M.D., Drexel University Medical School Attending Physician, Anesthesiology; Director, Pain Medicine Service, Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS
Cortazzo, M. H. (1994-1997) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Pomerantz, J. (1995) M.D., Washington University, St. Louis Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellow,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Sproul, K. (1995-1996) M.D., Temple University School of Medicine Reproductive Endocrinologist, Santa Monica, CA
Trucco, S. (1996) M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Grove, M. (1996-1998) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Harrisburg, PA
Adams, R. J. (1998-1999) M.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA
Guger Molyneaux, K. (1998-1999) Ph.D., (Cell Biology), Cornell University Medical College Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University
Srinivas, R. (2000) M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Orthopedics Resident,
Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Wong, J. (2000-2001) M.D., UCSF, Neurosurgery Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Rudavsky, R. (2000) M. Eng, Columbia University Project Associate, RAND Corporation,
Washington, DC
Patel, K. (2000-2001) BS, University of Pittsburgh, Titusville Unknown
Ogunleye, T. (2001) M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Dermatology Resident, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
Klionsky, C. (2001) BA, Franklin and Marshall University Unknown
Sheffler, B. (2000-2001) M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School Attending Physician, Family Medicine, Bainbridge, OH
Weinberg, A. (2002) M.D., Chicago Medical College Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA
Salazar, S. (2015-2016) M.D., University of Rochester Military Medicine

Junior faculty and residents in Child Neurology at University of Pittsburgh

  • Inna Vaisleib, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gulay Alper, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Miya Asato, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Amy Goldstein, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Shelley Williams, M.D., - Assoc. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vasudeva Boosupalli, MBBS - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Texas, Houston
  • Robert Safier, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Satyanarayana Gedela, MBBS, - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Monica Naik, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh