About us : Faculty

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., FAAN, FAHA

Professor and Olemberg Chair of Neurology
Executive Director McKnight Brain Institute
Chief of Neurology, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Director, UM Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Science

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7519
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
RSacco@med.miami.edu

David Adams, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Chief, General Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4049
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
DAdams2@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH
Clinics: PAC

Gustavo Alameda, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurology Spine Program

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4778
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-4778
GAlameda@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH
Clinics: UMH/UMHC

Negar Asdaghi, M.D., FRCPC

Assistant Professor
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
nasdaghi@med.miami.edu

Hospitals: UMH/JMH
Clinics: PAC

Ram Ayyar, M.D.

Professor of Neurology
Director of EMG Laboratory
Director of Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program
Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2422
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
DAyyar@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH
Clinics: PAC

Maranatha Ayodele, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurocritical Care Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
mxa1234@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Richard Bailyn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Physician, UHealth at Boca Raton

Administrative Office: (561) 455-3627
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
RBailyn@med.miami.edu

Antonio Barrientos, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Neuromuscular Division
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-8683
ABarrientos@med.miami.edu

Bernard S. Baumel, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interim Chief, Cognitive Disorder Division
Director Memory Disorders Clinical Trials

Administrative Office: 305-243-1664
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
B.Baumel@med.miami.edu

Clinics: PAC

Michael G. Benatar, M.D.,Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4015
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
MBenatar@med.miami.edu

Hospitals: JMH
Clinics: PAC

Andrew Brown, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
General Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4049
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
adb159@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH/UMH
Clinics: PAC/Lennar

Walter G. Bradley, DM, FCRP

Professor & Chairman Emeritus
Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7400
WBradley@med.miami.edu

Olimpia Carbunar, M.D.,M.S.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
General Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4049
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
Oxc163@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH/UMH
Clinics: PAC

Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Vice Chair Neurology Programs
Miami VA Medical Center
Stroke Divison

Administrative Office: (305) 575-3151
SChaturvedi@med.miami.edu

Hospital: VA

Kunjan R. Dave, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1745
KDave@med.miami.edu

Silvia R. Delgado, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2279
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
SDelgado1@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Keith DeSousa M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Stroke & Interventional Neurology Jackson South
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
Kdesousa@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH/Jackson South Community Hospital

Francisca Diaz, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1745
FDiaz1@med.miami.edu

Salim Dib, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of Miami Hospital Neurology Chief
Associate Director, Neurology Education and Training
Sleep Medicine/General Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-5927
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
SDib@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH/VA

Chuanhui Dong, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-9274
CDong@med.miami.edu

Macarena de la Fuente, M.D.

Assistant Professor of NeuroOncology
NeuroOncology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4951
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-5302
Mdelafuente@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Myron D. Ginsberg, M.D.

Peritz Scheinberg Professor of Clinical Neurology
Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Center
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6449
MGinsberg@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH

Deborah Olin Heros, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology and NeuroOncology
NeuroOncology and General Neurology Divisions

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4951
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-5302
DHeros@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Hong Jiang, M.D.,Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology
General Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 326-4069
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
HJiang@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH/BPEI

Paige Kalika, D.O.

Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics Pediatric Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2421
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
PKalika@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Andres M. Kanner, M.D., F.A.N.A

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Chief, Epilepsy Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4015
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
a.kanner@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH/VA

Sebastian Koch, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Chief, Stroke Program, University of Miami Hospital
Director, Patrick Cesarano Neurovascular Laboratory
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
SKoch@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/ JMH

Mohan Kottapally, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurocritical Care Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
mkottapally@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Bonnie Levin, Ph.D.

Schonnger Professor of Neurology
Chief, Neuropsychology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7529
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
BLevin@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Erika Marulanda-Londono

Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
emarulanda@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Maria Raquel Lopez, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
General Neurology Division
VA/Epilepsy Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2421
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
MRLopez@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Roberto Lopez-Alberola, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology & Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2421
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
RLopez@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH

Merredith Lowe, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, IOM Program
Epilepsy Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4015
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
MLowe@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH/VA

Corneliu Luca, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, DBS Program
Movement Disorders Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7099
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
CLuca@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Research

Amer Malik, M.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
amalik@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Jason Margolesky, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Movement Disorders Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7098
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
JHMargolesky@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Deborah C. Mash, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology and
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Jeanne C. Levey Professor
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-5888
Fax: (305) 243-3649
DMash@med.miami.edu

Alberto Martinez-Arizala, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurology Spinal Cord Program

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4778
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-4778
AMartine@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH/VA

Micheline McCarthy, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Neurology Staff Physician Miami VA Medical Center
VA Neuroimmunology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 575-3151
MMcCarth@med.miami.edu

Hospital: VA

Amedeo Merenda, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Neurocritical Care Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
AMerenda@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Teshamae Monteith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Headache/General Neurology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4951
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
TMonteith@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Henry Moore, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Movement Disorders Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7099
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
HMoore@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D.

Lichtenstein Professor of Neurology
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Neuromuscular Division
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1745
CMoraes@med.miami.edu
Lab website: Moraeslab.weebly.com

Antonio Omuro, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and NeuroOncology
Chief, NeuroOncology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4951
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-5302
AXO422@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH

Kristine O’Phelan, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Co-Director of Neurosciences Critical Care Unit/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief, Neurocritical Care Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
KOPhelan@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Melissa Ortega, M.D.

Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2279
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
MOrtega2@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Gustavo Ortiz, M.D

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-4621
GOrtiz2@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Alyssa D. Pensirikul, M.D.

Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology Division

Neurology Administrative Office: (305) 243-4069
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
apensirikul@med.miami.edu

Hospital: JMH

Miguel Perez-Pinzon, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology/Neuroscience
Director, Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Center
Director, Peritz Scheinberg Cerebral Vascular Laboratory
Vice-Chair for Neurology Basic Science

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1745
perezpinzon@med.miami.edu

Kottil Rammohan, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, MS Center of Excellence
Chief, Multiple Sclerosis Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2279
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
KRammohan@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Alberto R. Ramos, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Co-Director, Sleep Medicine Program
Sleep Medicine Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1664
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
ARamos@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/VA

Danielle Ransom, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neuropsychology Division
UHealth Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7529
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
DRansom@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Ami P. Raval, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1745
ARaval@med.miami.edu

Gustavo J. Rey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology (pending)
Neuropsychology Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7529
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
g.rey1@med.miami.edu

Yolanda Reyes-Iglesias, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Neurology Clerkship for Medical Students
Miami VA Medical Center
Stroke Division
Administrative Office: (305) 575-3151
yolanda.reyes-iglesias@va.gov

Hospital: VA

Ramses Ribot, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Epilepsy Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4015
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
r.ribot@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Eugene L. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4640
ERoberts@med.miami.edu

Jose Romano, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs
Chief, Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6175
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
JRomano@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Mitchell Rubin, M.D.

Voluntary Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Stroke Division

For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
mxr1692@med.miami.edu

Physician, UHealth Boca Raton

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Vice-Chair Neurology Clinical and Translational Research
Chief, Clinical and Translational Research Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1664
TRundek@med.miami.edu

Mario Saporta, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., FAAN

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Human Genetics
Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2422
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
Mas638@med.miami.edu

Enrique A Serrano, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4015
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
eserrano4@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Khema Sharma, M.D.

Professor of Neurology
Co-Director Electromyography Laboratory
Director MDA Clinic, Neuropathy Clinic and Post-Polio Clinic
Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2422
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
KSharma@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Robert Shebert, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pathology
Director, Muscle and Nerve Pathology Laboratory
Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2422
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
RShebert@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Thomas Sick, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology and
Physiology/Biophysics
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-3858
TSick@med.miami.edu

Carlos Singer, M.D.

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Movement Disorders Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7098
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
CSinger@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Xiaoyan Sun, M.D.,Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Cognitive Disorder Division
Education Director Mcknight Brain Institute

Administrative Office: 305-243-1664
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
xxs356@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Leticia Tornes, M.D.

Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology
Director, Education and Training
Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-2279
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
LTornes@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Naymee Velez-Ruiz, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Epilepsy Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-4015
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
nxv146@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Ashok Verma, M.D., D.M.

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Kessenich Family ALS Center and MDA Clinics
Neuromuscular Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-7400
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
AVerma@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH

Douglas M. Wallace, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
VA Sleep Medicine Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-5195
For Patient Appointments: (305) 243-3100
DWallace@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH/VA

Brant Watson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus , Basic Science Research
Basic Science Division

Administrative Office: (305) 243-6439
BWatson@med.miami.edu

Sion Williams, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Neurology Basic Science Division
Co-Director, Oncogenomics Core Facility (OCF)
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Administrative Office: (305) 243-1745
slwilliams@med.miami.edu

Joanne Wuu, Sc.M.

Research Associate Professor

Administrative Office: 305-243-4819
jwuu@med.miami.edu

Dileep Yavagal, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery
Chief, Interventional Neurology
Co-Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery
Interventional/Stroke Division

Administrative Office: (305) 355-1103
For Patient Appointments: (305) 355-1103
DYavagal@med.miami.edu

Hospital: UMH/JMH