We are pleased to announce the further expansion of our pediatric neurology division with three new faculty members, Drs. Diana Cejas, Ammar Hussain and Yiting Yang. In addition, our ALS clinic will receive support from Dr. Deborah Gelinas, and Dr. Michael Forbes, a former UNC Neurology resident and fellow, will advance into a faculty position with the UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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Diana M. Cejas Diana M. Cejas, MD, MPH joined the Child Neurology Division as an assistant professor in late July. She also holds an appointment with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Cejas recently completed her residency with the University of Chicago Child Neurology Residency program. She completed her pediatric residency at Tulane University, her MD at Howard University, and her MPH at George Washington University.
Michael Forbes, MD recently completed his vascular neurology fellowship as well as his adult neurology residency with UNC. His journey at UNC will continue in a new role as an assistant professor for the Comprehensive Stroke Center. Michael holds an MD from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MS in music from Indiana University.
Deborah F. Gelinas, MD joined UNC Neurology part-time in May as an associate professor specializing in ALS. Dr. Gelinas was the Director of Clinical Neuroscience Research and the Director of the MSU/MFB/SMHC/ALS Clinic at Saint Mary’s Healthcare in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also served as Associate Professor in the Department of Neuro-ophthalmology at Michigan State University. After earning her MD from New York Medical College, she completed her residency in neurology at the Letterman Army Medical Center.

Ammar Hussain, MD started in late July as an assistant professor in child neurology after completing an epilepsy fellowship and pediatric neurology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Hussain completed his pediatric residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He received his MBBS from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan.
Yiting Yang, MD joined the Child Neurology division in July as an assistant professor after completion of her child neurology and pediatric residencies at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Dr. Yang received her MD at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio.