Faculty and Staff

As one of the premier epilepsy centers in the country, we provide our patients with a team of healthcare providers that address not only the immediate medical concerns, but also the psychological, social and financial issues. Our team consists of epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians, EEG technologists, social workers, and a recreational therapist.

Director:

Orrin Devinsky, MD
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Co Director:

Ruben Kuzniecky, MD
Professor of Neurology

Neurologists/Epileptologists:

Derek Chong, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Patricia Dugan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Jacqueline French, MD
Professor of Neurology

Daniel Friedman, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Deana Gazzola, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology 
 
Assistant Professor of Neurology 
 

Anli Liu, MD MA
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Daniel Luciano, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Siddhartha Nadkarni, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Steven Pacia, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Alcibiades Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Blanca Vazquez, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Pediatric Neurologists:

Judith Bluvstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Daniel Miles, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neurosurgeons:

Werner Doyle, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Howard Weiner, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery

Dietician

Courtney Schnabel, MS, RD, CDN
Registered Dietician

Neuropsychiatrists:

Scott Hirsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Siddhartha Nadkarni, MD
Assistant Professor Neurology and Psychiatry

Nurses:

Danielle Homkovics, RN, BSN

Olga Farole, RN

Maria Hopkins, RN
Clinical Trials Coordinator

Janelle Rodriguez, RN
FGP Nurse
 
Patricia Traut, RN
Clinical Nurse 
 

Nurse Practitioners:

Erin Conway, NP 

Nurse Practitioner

Erica Kunkel, NP

Kimberly Menzer, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Mary Miceli, NP
Clinical Trials Coordinator

Nidia Ortiz, NP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Alyson Silverberg, NP
Nurse Practitioner pf Neurosurgery

Karen Starner, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Neuroscientists:

Karen Blackmon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Tracy Butler, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Heath Pardoe, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Veronique Ruppe, PhD
Associate Research Scientist of Neurology

Delia Talos, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Thomas Thesen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neuropsychologists:

William Barr, PhD
Chief, Neuropsychology

William MacAllister, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Chris Morrison, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist