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Faculty Members

Faculty - sahota-p


Title: Professor & Chairman of Neurology
Director, Sleep Disorders Center and Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Interests: Sleep and Sleep Disorders; Narcolepsy/Cataplexy; Sleep Apnea; Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep, Parasomnias.

Faculty - asher-i

Irving Asher, MD

Title: Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Neurology Outpatient Clinic; Director, Movement Disorders Program

Interests: Parkinson’s Disease, Tremors, Dystonia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation, Therapeutic Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX).


Susanta Bandyopadhyay, MD, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Neurology, Epilepsy

Faculty - beversdorf-d

David Beversdorf, MD

Title: Associate Professor, Neurology, Radiology and Psychology

Interests: Behavioral Neurology, Autism, Neurocognitive Research and Dementias

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Faculty - burger_robert

Robert Burger, MD

Title: Associate Professor

Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology


Miguel Chuquilin-Arista, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Muscular Dystrophy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ataxis, Inherited Neuropathies and Myopathies, Small-Fiber Neuropathies, Myasthenia Gravis

Faculty - frenchb

Brandi French, MD

Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Neurosciences Inpatient Services

Interests: Cerebrovascular Disease, Headache, Neurological Disorders, Stroke, Ultrasound, Vascular Imaging


Raghav Govindarajan, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology

Interests: Lou Gehrig's Diseas (ALS), Acute Pain, BOTOX therapy, Cerebrovascular Disease, EMG/Nerve Conduction, Movement Disorders, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nerve Disorders, Neurological Diseases

Faculty - goyalm

Munish Goyal, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Neurology, Sleep Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome

Faculty - Gupta

Vikas Gupta, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Aneurysms, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cerebrovascular Disease, Interventional Radiology, Nerve Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Neurological Rehabilitation, Neurology, Stroke, Vascular Surgery, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Brain Tumors, Thrombosis, Carotid Artery Surgery

Faculty - lanigar-s

Sean Lanigar, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Director of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Interests: Epilepsy, Neurology, Seizure Disorders

Faculty - lardizabal-d

David Lardizabal, MD

Title: Associate Professor
Director of the Epilepsy Program
Director, Neurology Clerkship for Medical Students

Interests: Epilepsy, General Neurology

Achievements: Received Teacher of the Year award for the second time in August 2010 [Read the Article]


Scott Lucchese, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, General Neurology


Faculty - nanda-a

Ashish Nanda, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Co-director, Missouri Stroke Program

Interests: Stroke and other vascular diseases, Aneurysms, Carotid Stenting; Neuro-Interventional Procedures

Faculty - rolan-t

Terry Rolan, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Director, Movement Disorders Clinic

Interests: Tremors, Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury.


Joel Shenker, MD, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Director, Neurology Residency Program

Interests: Cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, behavioral neurology, dementia, cognitive brain disorders, teaching, public speaking

Faculty - singh-n

Niranjan Singh, MD

Title: Associate Professor; Director, Missouri Stroke Program

Interests: General Neurology, Headache, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke

Faculty - sivaraman-m

Manjamalai Sivaraman, MD

Title: Associate Professor
Associate Director, Sleep Disorders Center and Sleep Medicine Fellowship program

Interests: General Neurology, Headache, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke

Faculty - thakkar-m

Mahesh Thakkar, PhD

Title: Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests: Basic Neuroscience & Sleep Research


Dongsheng Duan, PhD

Title: Professor

Interests: Gene Therapy

Web Page: Dongsheng Duan


Habib Zaghouani, PhD

Title: Professor

Interests: Cellular Immunology

Web Page: Habib Zaghouani

Adjunct and Courtesy Faculty

  • Duan Dongsheng PhD
  • Robert Fisher, DO
  • Deetra Ford, MD
  • Myles Goble, MD
  • Parveen Kumar, MD
  • Krishna Mettu, MD
  • Arshad Muzaffar, MD
  • S. Craig Rooney, PhD
  • James Slaughter, MD
  • James H. Straub, Ed D
  • Habib Zaghouani, MD
  • Clara Applegate
  • Taylor Bear
  • S. R. Davuluri
  • David McClaren
  • Allyn L. Sher
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