Comprehensive Epilepsy Team

Adult Epilepsy

Albert Hinn, MD

  • Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
  • Professor of Neurology, Adjunctive Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Research interests: Intraoperative monitoring
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology and ABCN Clinical Neurophysiology

Hae Won Shin, MD

  • Medical Director of UNC Epilepsy Program and Program Director of Epilepsy Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Neurology and Joint Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Refractory Epilepsy Surgery, Women's care in epilepsy, ICU EEG monitoring, Evoke Potentials
  • Research interests: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Safety, Epilepsy Surgery, Advanced Neuroimaging in Epilepsy, Cerebral Entrainment from Direct Cortical Stimulation
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology, ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology, ABPN Epilepsy

Bradley V. Vaughn, MD

  • Chief of the Division of Sleep and Epilepsy
  • Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Allied Health Sciences
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Sleep disorders, and nocturnal events
  • Research interests: Sleep disorders Epilepsy, interaction of sleep and epilepsy, Sleep physiology and disorders in neurological disorders
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology, ABPN Sleep Medicine, ABCN Clinical Neurophysiology, ABSM – Sleep Medicine

 Angela Wabulya, MBChB

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Research interests: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Epilepsy Care in Underserved Population
  • Board Certification: ABPN Neurology, ABPN Epilepsy

Linh Ngo, FNP

  • Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

Shabina Sheikh, NP

  • Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

Disha Miyani, NP

  • Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

Shenita Mangum, MSW, LCSW

  • Epilepsy Social Worker

Pediatric Epilepsy

Michael Tennison, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical interests: Epilepsy in childhood, neurogenetics
  • Research interests: Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Board Certification: ABPN Child Neurology, ABCN Clinical Neurophysiology

Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical Interests: Epilepsy in childhood
  • Research interests: Neuroplasticity, neuromuscular disease, and epilepsy
  • Board Certification: ABPN Child Neurology, ABPN Epilepsy

Paul Richard Carney, MD

  • Chair of Pediatric Neurology
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical interests: Child neurology, epilepsy, sleep disorders
  • Board Certification: ABPN Child Neurology

Ammar Hussain, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical Interests: Child neurology, epilepsy, surgical management of epilepsy, neurogenetics, neuroimaging
  • Board Certification: ABPN Child Neurology

Neurosurgery

Scott Elton, MD

  • Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Specialties: Craniofacial disorders, Chiari malformations, tethered spinal cord disorders, spinal cord and brain tumors, the treatment of neurosurgical disorders of the brain and spine in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

 Eldad Hadar, MD

  • Vice Chair of Neurosurgery and Surgical Director of Epilepsy Surgery Program
  • Program Director, Section Chief of Functional Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Specialties: Functional and epilepsy, DBS, epilepsy surgery, tumor and vascular surgery, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery

Neuropsychology

Matthew Harris, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology

Karla Thompson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology
  • Specialties: Acquired Brain Dysfucntions, Cognitive Disorders Associated with Aging, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Back Pain and Other Disabling Conditions, Emotional and Behavioral Changes, Chronic Conditions.

Neuropsychiatry

Jarrett Barnhill, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry

Neuroradiology

Valerie Jewells, DO

  • Associate Professor of Radiology, Neuroradiology section

Epilepsy and EMU Coordinators

Gina Porter

  • Epilepsy Coordinator

Latoya Lyons

  • EMU and Epilepsy Surgery Coordinator