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Faculty Members

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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.

Irving Asher

Irving Asher, MD

Title: Assistant Professor; 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

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David Beversdorf, MD

Title: Associate Professor, Neurology, Radiology and Psychology

Interests: Behavioral Neurology, Autism, Neurocognitive Research and Dementias

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Pradeep Bollu

Pradeep Bollu, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Parkinson disease, Essential tremor and other tremor disorders, Sleep disorders, BOTOX therapy, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS),  Dystonia, Spasticity, Chronic Migraines, Gait and walking problems, Restless legs syndrome, Sleep apnea, Insomnia and other Neurological disorders.


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Robert Burger, MD

Title: Associate Professor

Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology


Prem Nattanmai Chandrasekaran, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology; Co-Director Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)

Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Status Epilepticus, Acute Ischemic Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Fever Management in the NSICU, Intracranial Hypertension Management, Intracranial Monitoring, Sedation and Delirium Management in the NSICU, Ventilation Weaning in the NSICU

Brandi French, MD

Brandi French, MD

Title: Associate Professor of Clinical and Vascular Neurology; Medical Director, Inpatient Neurosciences; Medical Director Missouri Stroke Program

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


Raghav Govindarajan, MD, FISQua, FACSc, FCPP, MRi

Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology;  Director, ALS & MDA Clinics, EMG/Neurophysiology Lab, Clinical Outcomes, & Neurology Clerkship Program

Interests: Lou Gehrig's Disease (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

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Sean Lanigar, MD

Title: Associate Professor
Director: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit & Epilepsy Program

Interests: Epilepsy, Neurology, Seizure Disorders


Scott Lucchese, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, General Neurology


Chris Newey

Christopher Newey, DO

Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology; Co-Director Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)

Interests: Brain death diagnosis, Brain tumor, Central Nervous System Infection, Demyelinating Emergencies, Elevated Intracranial Pressure, Malignant Cerebral Edema, Neurocritical Care, Neuromuscular Emergencies, Postoperative Care of Neurosurgery and Neuro-Interventional Patient, Prognosis Post Cardiac Arrest, Spinal Cord Injury, Status Epilepticus, Stroke - Ischemic, Hemorrhagic (Subarachnoid and Intracerebral), and Pressure Dependent, Traumatic Brain Injury

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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: Associate Professor
Director, Neurology Residency Program

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

Niranjan Singh

Niranjan Singh, MD

Title: Associate Professor; Medical Director, Neurology Outpatient Clinic

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

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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


Nicholas Tarlov, MD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Aneurysms, Stroke, Angioplasty, Cerebrovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Neurology, Interventional Neuro-Radiology, AVMs , Dural AV Fistulas , Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for vertebral body fractures , epistaxis , tumor embolization , WADA Testing


Xiangping Zhou

Xiangping Zhou, MD, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Epilepsy, Seizure Disorders, Neurology

Adjunct and Courtesy Faculty

  • Duan Dongsheng PhD
  • Myles Goble, MD
  • Krishna Mettu, MD
  • Arshad Muzaffar, MD
  • Anupama Ramalingam, MD
  • S. Craig Rooney, PhD
  • James Slaughter, MD
  • James H. Straub, Ed D
  • Habib Zaghouani, PhD
  • Taylor Bear, MD
  • S. R. Davuluri, MD
  • David Lardizabal, MD
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