Neurology

Office: 8D University Health Center; 313-577-1242
Interim Chairperson: Omar A. Khan

M.D. Program Education

The Department of Neurology provides instruction in the first, second, third and fourth years of the medical curriculum. Members participate in the first year basic neuroscience course. In the second year the department is responsible for the clinical neuroscience-neurology course, which emphasizes pathophysiology. During the third year, all students rotate for four weeks through the neurology unit at one of the University-affiliated hospitals, at which time the students receive bedside and outpatient teaching and are given responsibilities in patient management. Clinical electives for students who have completed the required courses are available for interested students.

Post-Graduate Education

The Wayne State University Neurology Residency Training Program is a fully-accredited program located at the Detroit Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. The department offers a three-year training program for candidates applying for second year post-graduate level of training. Post-residency fellowships are also available in neuromuscular diseases/EMG, epilepsy/EEG, neurocritical care, multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology, stroke, clinical neurophysiology, movement disorders and sleep disorders.

Research Electives

Research electives for medical students are available, either in brief summer rotations or for longer periods taken during elective time. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Department of Neurology.

ADLER, JOSHUA: M.D., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Yeshiva University; Clinical Professor

ANDAYA, LOURDES: M.D., University of Santo Tomas; Clinical Assistant Professor

ATKINSON, BENJAMIN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BARGER, GEOFFREY R.: M.D., Jefferson University; B.A., Villanova University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BASHA, MAYSAA: M.D., B.A., Wayne State University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BENJAMINS, JOYCE A.: Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Albion College; Professor

BENSON, RANDALL: M.D., Hahnemann University; B.A., Washington University; Clinical Assistant Professor

BYKHOVSKAIA, MARIA: Ph.D., Russia Academy of Sciences; M.S., Leningrad Polytechnic University; Assistant Professor

CAO, NANCY: M.D., Norman Bethune Medical University; Ph.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

CHATURVEDI, SEEMANT: M.D., University of Connecticut; B.A., Princeton University; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

CULLIS, PAUL A.: M.B.Ch.B., University of Birmingham; Clinical Associate Professor

DAKKA, YOUSSEF: M.D., Medical University of the Americas; Clinical Assistant Professor

DESAI, CHANDRAKANT: M.B.B.S., Baroda Medical College; Clinical Associate Professor

DESOUSA, CHRISTINA: M.D., Wayne State University; M.P.H., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

DESOUSA, J. ULYSSES: M.D., Escola Medica de Goa; Clinical Assistant Professor

DORE-DUFFY, PAULA: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Professor

DRAGOVIC, LJUBISA J.: M.D., University of Belgrade; Clinical Associate Professor

EILENDER, LAWRENCE: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

EMMER, ANTHONY: D.O., B.S., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

ERNSTOFF, RAINA: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., Wheaton College; Clinical Assistant Professor

FAHIM, HUMAIRA: M.B.B.S., Jinnah Sindh Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

FAKHOURI, M.MAHER: M.D., Damascus University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

GANLEY, JODI: D.O., Michigan State University; B.S., Central Michigan University; Clinical Assistant Professor

GARBERN, JAMES YEE: M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine; B.A., Rice University; Assistant Professor

GASTON, DAVID: M.D., University of North Carolina; B.S., Winston-Salem University; Clinical Assistant Professor

GEORGE, EDWIN B.: M.D., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; M.A., B.A., Amherst College; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

GIANCARLO, THOMAS: D.O., Michigan State University; B.A., Kalamazoo College; Clinical Assistant Professor

GUYOT, ANNE: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

HIDALGO, CESAR: M.D., University of the Philippines; Clinical Associate Professor

JAMWAL, NEENA: M.B.B.S, Government Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

JOWKAR, ABBAS: M.B.B.S, Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College; M.S., Wayne State University; Assistant Professor

KANER, JAY J.: D.O., College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery; M.S., B.A., Wayne State University; Clinical Associate Professor

KHAN, OMAR A.: M.B.B.S., Allama Iqbal Medical College; B.S., University of Punjab; Professor (Clinician-Educator) and Chair

KIKAS, DEMETRIOS: M.D., University of Athens; Clinical Associate Professor

KIRSCHNER, BRIAN N.: M.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Brown University; Clinical Assistant Professor

KOLE, BRUCE H.: M.D., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

KRSTEVSKA, SHANA: M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

LEHETA, BORIS: M.D., Nikolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine; B.A., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

LEUCHTER, WILLIAM M.: M.D., University of Toronto; Clinical Associate Professor

LI, JUN: M.D., Anhui Medical University; Ph.D., Hahnemann University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

LISAK, ROBERT P.: M.D., Columbia University; B.A., New York University; Professor

LUSTIG, DAVID: D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathy; B.A., Wayne State University; Clinical Instructor

MCLAURIN, JASPER: M.D., Meharry Medical College; B.A., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

MOUDGIL, SHYAM: M.B., B.S., Medical College of Rohtak; Clinical Associate Professor

MOUNAYER, SAMI: M.D., B.S., Damascus University; Clinical Assistant Professor

NORRIS, GREGORY: M.D., Wayne State University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

PETERSON, PATTI LYNN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.Sc., Northern Michigan University; Clinical Associate Professor

RAJAMANI, KUMAR: M.D., B.J. Medical College; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

RAYES, AYMAN: M.D., Damascus University; Clinical Assistant Professor

ROBERTSON, WENDY: M.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Mount Holyoke College, B.S. Baylor College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor

SAHN, LEONARD: M.D., B.A., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

SAMUEL, VIJAY: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., Bowling Green University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SCHECHTER, STEVEN H.: M.D., University of Health Science, Chicago Health Center; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

SELWA, JAMES F.: M.D., M.B.A., B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

SEO, YUNG: M.D., College of Medicine; B.S., Seoul National University Premedical School; Clinical Assistant Professor

SESI, VERONICA: M.D., Michigan State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SHAH, AASHIT K.: M.B., B.S., Gujarat University; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

SHAYA, MARY: M.D., Ross University; B.S., University of South Florida; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

SPITZER, A. ROBERT: M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; B.S., Columbia University; Clinical Professor

SUCHDEV, KUSHAK: M.B., B.S., Kasturba Medical College; Clinical Assistant Professor

TAHIR, SALEEM A.: M.B., B.S., King Edward Medical College; Clinical Instructor

TOLIA, BHARAT M.: M.B., B.S., M.G.M. Medical College; Clinical Associate Professor

TROSCH, RICHARD: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

TSELIS, ALEXANDROS C.: M.D., University of Miami; Ph.D., Brown University; B.S., McGill University; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

WATSON, DANNY F.: M.D., Ph.D., B.S., University of Kansas; Clinical Associate Professor