Meet Faculty & Staff

MaryEllenWells

Mary Ellen Wells, MS, RPSGT, R. EEG T., R. NCS T.

Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program Director
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Auburne Overton
Auburne Overton, MHA, RPSGT

Coordinator and Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

BradleyVaugh

Bradley Vaughn, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Chief of the Division of Sleep and Epilepsy
Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Medical Director
Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy, Nocturnal Events
Clinical Research Interests: Interaction of Sleep and Epilepsy, Sleep Physiology and Sleep Disorders in Neurological Disorders, Epilepsy


Mark G. Ryland, Au.D., RNCST, CNCT, RPSGT, REPT

Adjunct Professor
Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science

Dr. James Howard

James F. Howard Jr., MD

Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease, Professor of Neurology & Medicine
Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders Section
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Sciences (Neurology), North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Neuromuscular disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology (Neurography [NCS], Electromyography [EMG, Quantitative EMG, Single Fiber EMG],
Clinical Research Interests: Diagnosis and Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
Basic Research Interests: Immunomodulatory role of lymphocytes in Myasthenia Gravis

Timothy Gershon, MD

Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD

St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Albert Hinn, MD

Albert Hinn, MD

Associate Professor Adult Neurology, Epilepsy
Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology
Clinical Research Interests: Intraoperative monitoring

Dr. Tennison

Michael Tennison, MD

Professor of Child Neurology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Clinical Interests:
Epilepsy in childhood, neurogenetics
Research interests:
Treatment of Epilepsy
Child Neurology Clinic phone: 919-966-1401

Nizar Chahin, MD

Nizar Chahin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pathological studies of muscle diseases, diagnosis and treatment of myopathies, diagnosis and treatment of neuropathies associated with monoclonal gammopathy.
Clinical Research Interests: Pathological classification, diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory myopathies

William Blau, MD

William S. Blau, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Pain Medicine Training Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional Interests: Spine pain diagnostics and therapeutics; acute, chronic, and cancer pain; clinical use of chronic opioid therapy; interventional pain therapy; preventive analgesia

Dr. Kaufer

Daniel Kaufer, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology
Division Chief, Memory Disorders & Cognitive Neurology
Director, UNC Memory Disorders Program
Director, Carolina Alzheimer's Network
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementias, frontotemporal dementia
Clinical Research Interests: Pathophysiology and clinical correlates of awareness in Alzheimer’s disease; cholinergic mechanisms of cognitive and behavioral symptoms in Lewy body dementias; clinical dementia screening tool development and validation; structural and functional imaging in the differential diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia

Dr. Greg Essick

Greg Essick, DDS, PhD

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics School of Dentistry and
Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Clinical Interests: Dental Sleep Medicine
Research Interests: Oral appliances and combined oral appliance/positive airway pressure in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders,
Trigeminal nerve injuries/approaches for sensory rehabilitation
Mechanisms underlying chronic orofacial pain

Dr. Troster

Alexander Troster, PhD

Professor, Co-Director National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, Department of Neurology Movement Disorders; Deep BrainStimulation; Memory and Cognition
Clinical Interests: Movement Disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) Deep Brain Stimulation Dementia Amnesia
Clinical Research Interests: Cognition and Emotion in Movement Disorders and Dementias Neuropsychological, Neuropharmacological and Genetic Aspects of Cognitive Impairment in Early Parkinson’s Disease Preclinical Detection Outcomes in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders Epilepsy, and Psychiatric Disorders

 

Michael Lui, MD

Michael Lui, MD

Neuromuscular and Electromyography Fellow
Instructor, Department of Neurology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Weig

Spencer Weig, MD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Neuromuscular Disease, Management Of Spasticity, Epilepsy
Clinical Research Interests: Steroid Therapy Of Muscular Dystrophy, Antiepileptic Medications

Caroline Klein, MD

Caroline Klein, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Autonomic Testing Lab
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Research Interests: Autonomic Function, Peripheral Neuropathy