The 2013 Pennsylvania Neurological Society meeting will be held jointly with the International Congress of Interventional Neurology and the Abington Memorial Hospital.

Philadelphia, October 10-12

 

More information is available here.

 

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Election of 2013-2014 PNS Board Members

 

  

Here are short bios for the candidates who have been nominated for the Board of the Pennsylvania Neurological Society.

Formal voting will take place later in the year. All neurologists who are members of PNS can vote. And remember, membership is free this year.

 

 

Louis Catalano, MD   awaiting bio

 

Nabila Dahodwala, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  She completed  medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  After residency, she completed a clinical fellowship in Movement Disorders and a research fellowship through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.  She has been actively involved as a board member of the Pennsylvania Neurological Society since its inception, and attended the AAN's Palatucci and Advocacy Leadership Forum.  She is particularly interested in patient advocacy and improving access to neurological care. 

 

 Brad Klein, MD, MBA served in a number of leadership and advocacy roles over the past decade.   He was a founder and first President of the Pennsylvania Neurological Society.  He has served in a number of leadership positions within the Pennsylvania Medical Society and American Medical Association.  He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy as well as a member of the Practice Management and Technology committee for the American Academy of Neurology.  He has worked on several state legislative bills, testified at the state level on epilepsy care in Pennsylvania, and actively meets with legislators at the national level to increase awareness of patients with headache disorders.  Dr. Klein has strong interest in continuing to improve the practice of neurology in Pennsylvania for patients and physicians.

 

 Anthony May, MD  is a native of Washington DC.  He attended medical school at Georgetown University before travelling to Oregon Health Sciences University and completing a Neurology residency and fellowship in Movement Disorders.  He then completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the University of Virginia.  He worked in private practice for three years in Greenville, South Carolina before moving to his current position at Wellspan Neurosciences in York, PA.  He primarily sees patients with movement disorders, dementia, and epilepsy and do procedures including EEG, EMG, DBS programming, and botulinum toxin injections.  He has an interest in policies that affect access to, and the quality of, these services.  He is also interested in the PNS serving as a voice for neurology care and access issues as a matter of its mission independent of its existing role as an advocacy voice for neurologists in the state.

 

Michael Mazowicki, MD   awaiting bio

 

 

 

Alexander Pantelyat completed his Neurology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently a Movement Disorders Fellow there. He is the Resident and Fellow Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Neurological Society since 2010, and has been responsible for organizing Resident/Fellow poster presentations at the last 2 annual PNS meetings. He is the administrator for the Pennsylvania Neurological Society's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/356835557724420/). As a 2013 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Palatucci Advocacy Leader, he is currently working on medical school debt relief for Neurology trainees in Pennsylvania who choose to practice in underserved areas of the state. He is a member of the AAN's Grassroots Advocacy Workgroup since 2013.

 

 

 

Elliott Schulman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, and received UCNS Headache Medicine Certification. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Physicians, and the American Headache Society. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Neurology, Jefferson School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also participated and served as a mentor in the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum.  Dr. Schulman has authored numerous articles in Headache, Neurology, Archives of General Psychology, Archives of Neurology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Epilepsia. His current interests are refractory migraine headache and the role of abuse in headache and other pain states.  Dr Schulman is nationally and internationally known for his seminal work on Refractory Migraine, and is a lead editor of the text, Refractory Migraine. He also co authored the AAN Position Statement on Violence and Abuse.

 

 

QAISAR A. SHAH, M.D. specializes in neuroendovascular care for patients suffering from cerebrovascular disease and conditions. Dr. Shah is board certified in neurology and won the American Academy of Neuroimaging Qureshi Award for Best Research in Diagnostic Angiography and Interventional Procedures in 2010 and won Abington Memorial Hospital’s Partners in Excellence Award in 2010. He specializes in treating aneurysms, arterial stenosis, arteriovenous malformations, expistaxis, stroke, and intracerebral hemorrhage.  Dr. Shah is a member of the: American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, Board Member of the Pennsylvania Neurological Society, Neurocritical Care Society, Northern New England Neurological Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology Section AAN, and Treasurer of the International Society of Interventional Neurologists. He has participated in numerous presentations across the country in Neurology.  

 

 

 

Michael R. Sperling, M.D. is Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has served on the faculty of UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania prior to Jefferson.  He has published extensively about epilepsy, with over 175 peer-reviewed publications, 80 chapters and reviews, and written two books and edited many journal supplements.  He has organized numerous educational conferences and symposia.  Over the years, his research interests have included treatment of refractory epilepsy including novel medical and surgical treatments for epilepsy, hormonal influences on epilepsy, intracranial EEG, mortality in epilepsy, genetics of epilepsy, and cognitive disturbances in epilepsy.  He has been president of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Philadelphia Neurological Society, and is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, the International League Against Epilepsy, the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society and the American Academy of Neurology.  He is presently an Associate Editor of the journal Epilepsia. Professor Sperling lectures widely throughout the world on topics related to epilepsy. 

 

 

 

David Tabby was born in Philadelphia.  He graduated from Princeton University in 1980 with a degree in Population Biology.  Dr. Tabby earned his Osteopathic Medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984.  He completed his Neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson under Robert J. Schwartzman, M.D. in 1988, where he served as chief resident.  Dr. Tabby was in private practice in Philadelphia for 14 years.  In 2002, he became an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Drexel University College of Medicine.  He is director of the Neurology Residents’ clinic.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.  He participated in Neurology on the Hill in 2012.

 

 

Dr Partha Thirumala is a Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is the Co-Director, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Thirumala specializes in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring to adult and pediatric neurosurgical, orthopedic, ENT, vascular and interventional neuroradiology procedures.  Dr. Thirumala completed his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his internship in internal medicine training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to clinical training he completed his masters in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.   His clinical and research interests include intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during expanded endonasal approach, functional cortical mapping during awake craniotomies, ICU EEG. He has published over 20 peer reviewed articles, and has given lectures at various National and International Conferences.

 

 

 

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