- Assistant Professor – Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Epilepsy places a heavy burden on the wellness of our patients and their families. As member of the wonderful team of epileptologists, advanced practice providers, support clinicians, and trainees, I strive to improve seizure control, comorbidities, and ultimately quality of life for my patients. We aim to provide the highest quality clinical care through a multifaceted approach – including targeted pharmacotherapy, neuropsychological comorbidity management and support, and (when applicable) surgical intervention or neurostimulation.
- Status epilepticus diagnosis and treatment; refractory epilepsy management, including complex pharmacotherapy and epilepsy surgery; pre-surgical evaluations for epilepsy surgery; neuropsychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy.
Procedures and Research Interests
- Procedures: Continuous video electroencephalography (EEG) in the EMU and ICU settings, ambulatory EEG, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), Electrocorticography (ECoG), WADA testing, intraoperative neuromonitoring, neurostimulation (VNS, RNS, DBS) and evoked potentials.
- Research: Status epilepticus treatment and outcomes; development of epileptic networks in patients with focal epilepsy; cognitive and neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery; quantitative EEG in critical care monitoring.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Neurology, 2020
Education and Training
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)
East Tennessee State University, 2011 – 2015
- Master of Science, Pharmacology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, 2010 – 2011
- Master of Arts, General Psychology-Experimental Track
Western Carolina University, 2006 – 2008
- Residency, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2016 – 2019
- Internship, Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2015 – 2016
- Fellowship, Epilepsy
Columbia University Medical Center, 2020 – 2021
- Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology
Columbia University Medical Center, 2019 – 2020