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

Mary Ellen Wells, PhD
Mary Ellen Wells, PhD

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

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

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 R. Gershon, MD, PhD

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

Albert Hinn, MD

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

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

William S. Blau, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Pain Medicine Training Program
UNC School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Spine pain diagnostics and therapeutics; acute, chronic, and cancer pain; clinical use of chronic opioid therapy; interventional pain therapy; preventive analgesia

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

Greg Essick, DDS, PhD

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics School of Dentistry and
Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
UNC School of Medicine
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

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