Faculty Interests

Martha Diane Carlson, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
Clinical Interests: Diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders and childhood movement disorders 
Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental disorders

Vivian G. Cheung, M.D.

Specialty: Human Genetics, Neurology
Research Interests: Human genetics and the study of gene regulation.         

Louis Dang, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty: Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Clinical interests: Pediatric Epilepsy, Genetic Epilepsies
Research interests: Stem cell models of genetic epilepsies

Gita Gupta, M.D.

Specialty: Sleep Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric sleep disorders
Research Interests: Sleep disorders of infants and children, with a focus on early life epilepsies

Timothy Francis Hoban, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Sleep Medicine 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and parasomnias.
Research and Educational Interests: Sleep apnea, parasomnias, and hypersomnias.

Sucheta Madhav Joshi M.D., M.S.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Electroencephalography 
Research Interests: Epilepsy treatment and outcomes Nutrition in epilepsy

Steven Mark Leber, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric headaches, fetal neurology, brain malformations
Research Interests: Clinical application of the internet.

Ava Yun Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology
Clinical Interests: Pediatric neuromuscular diseases, electrodiagnostics
Research Interests: Genetics of inherited neuropathy; peripheral nerve trauma and brachial plexus injuries; natural history studies, clinical trials, and outcome measures for neuromuscular disorders.

Kerri Neville, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Epilepsy, refractory epilepsy management and epilepsy surgery
Research/Other Interests: Quality Improvement; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Pediatric Stroke
Administrative and leadership roles:  Medical Director of the Pediatric Neurophysiology Lab, Divisional DEI lead

Lisa Matlen, M.D. 

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Administrative and leadership roles: Pediatric neurology weekly conference coordinator

Nancy McNamara, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery
Other Interests: Medical Education, intractable epilepsy syndromes, neonatal seizures, electrographic status epilepticus of sleep

Erin Elizabeth Neil (Knierbein), D.O.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric neuromuscular diseases
Research Interests: SMA and Clinical Trials

Patricia Lou Robertson, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology  
Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neurological complications of childhood cancer, tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis 
Research Interests: Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Erin Fedak Romanowski, D.O.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology
Clinical Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, epilepsy surgery
Research Interests: Global Health, quality improvement

Renee Adele Shellhaas, M.D., M.S.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
Clinical Interests: Epilepsy; Neonatal Seizures 
Research Interests: Neonatal neurology, sleep as a marker of functional brain development in newborns, neonatal seizures, early-life epilepsy
Administrative and leadership roles:  Director of Research (Division of Pediatric Neurology), Director of Career Development (Department of Pediatrics); Chair, American Epilepsy Society Research & Training Council; Co-chair, Jack Pellock Resident Seminar on Pediatric Epilepsy (Child Neurology Society); Associate Editor, Neurology; Elected Executive Committee Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neurology; Member of the Board, Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation


Faye S Silverstein, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric movement disorder 
Research Interests: Neonatal neuroprotection; pediatric neurocritical care

Rachel Gottlieb-Smith, M.D.

Clinical interests: General child neurology
Research and/or other interests: Medical education
Administrative and leadership roles: Residency program director

Garnett Smith, M.D.

Clinical Interest: Treatment of seizures and epilepsy, surgical evaluation and surgical treatment of epilepsy.
Research Interest: Quantitative Analysis of EEG, Application of Network Neuroscience to EEG signal
Other Interests: hiking, camping, fishing, sailing, having fun with my family

Julie Ziobro, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Interests: Genetic epilepsy, epilepsy surgery
Research and/or other Interests: Early life genetic epilepsies