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Department of Neurology Faculty

  • James Barrett, PhD

    Emeritus Professor
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Pain and its co-morbidities, behavioral pharmacology, substance abuse disorders, animal models and drug discovery for novel pain therapeutics.

  • G. Peter Gliebus, MD

    Associate Professor and Academic Chair
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Cognitive regulation, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease

  • Natalie Gofman, PharmD*

    Faculty
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Novel drug delivery systems into the brain, novel therapy options for treatment of anti-coagulated bleeding disorders

  • Karen Greenberg, DO*

    Faculty
    Research Interests: Novel approaches and treatments for neurological emergencies

  • Kathryn Lester, PsyD, ABPP

    Assistant Professor
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disease, sleep dysfunction and affect on cognition, concussion/mTBI, use of new/innovative/emerging therapies (viz., rTMS) in treating cognitive dysfunction

  • Christina R. Maxwell, PhD, MTR

    Assistant Professor
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Translational neuroscience approaches to neurosurgical and neurological disease

  • Jyoti A. Pillai, MD

    Associate Professor and Vice Chair; Director, Neurology Residency
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Epilepsy with focus on women's health , drug-resistant epilepsy, cognitive and behavioral issues and health disparities in patients with epilepsy

  • Aisha Qazi, MD, MBA

    Assistant Professor
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Epilepsy in the female population and management of refractory status

  • David H. Sirken, DO, FAAN, FACP*

    Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Inpatient Neurology; Student Clerkship Director; Sub-internship Course Director
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Stroke treatment

  • Krikor Tufenkjian, MD

    Assistant Professor; Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Neuromuscular disorders

  • Anh-Thu Vu, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department: Neurology
    Research Interests: Medical education and research in underserved populations

 
Pediatric Neurology Faculty
 

Karen Carvalho, MD

Karen Carvalho, MD*

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Department: Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


Guillermo Alexander, PhD

Daphne Hasbani, MD, PhD*

Faculty
Department: Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


Joseph Melvin, MD

Joseph Melvin, DO, JD*

Assistant Professor
Department: Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


Ignacio Valencia, MD

Ignacio Valencia, MD*

Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


 
Retired Faculty
 


 
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* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.