Authors


Brandon Westover MD, PhD

Latest:

EEG Talk

EEG Talk is a series dedicated to teaching electroencephalogram (EEG) reading skills in neurology in a way that is both digestible and fun. New episodes featuring special guests in the field are posted regularly on Mondays.


Diana M. Cejas, MD, MPH

Latest:

Expanding Diversity in Neurology, Inclusive Communication and Accessibility: Diana M. Cejas, MD, MPH

The assistant professor of neurology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussed the importance of recognizing disability as part of diversity in neurology, emphasizing the need for inclusive communication and accessibility for disabled patients. [WATCH TIME: 10 minutes]


Peter Crino, MD, PhD

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TSC Roundtable Discussion: Transforming the Future of TSC Care, Research

Peter Crino, MD, and Steven Roberds, PhD, join NeurologyLive to discuss several topics regarding the state of care for tuberous sclerosis complex, and the future of and advances in research.


Nicolas Villain, MD

Latest:

Need for a Multifactoral Approach to Treat Alzheimer Disease: Nicolas Villain, MD

The cognitive and behavioral neurology fellow at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France, provided perspective on the reasons to not solely rely on anti-amyloid treatments to treat Alzheimer disease. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Calli L. Cook, NP, DNP

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Integrating Advanced Practice Clinicians Into Neurology: Calli L. Cook, NP, DNP

The nurse practitioner at the Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University detailed why a cultural shift is needed to incorporate APCs into the neurology space and thus improve multidisciplinary care.


Katherine Wandersee

Latest:

CAR-T Cell Therapy: Firing Up the Engines as a Possible B-Cell Directed Treatment for MS

Known for his expertise in stem cell transplantation, Cleveland Clinic researcher Jeffrey Cohen, MD, shifted gears to discuss other cell-based therapies in his Whitaker Lecture at the CMSC Annual Meeting.


Ilena George, MD

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Determining DMT Timing in Radiologically Isolated Syndrome: Ilena George, MD

The neurologist from Massachusetts General Hospital discussed when to prescribe disease-modifying therapy and some challenges in caring for patients with RIS.


Heidi Schwarz, MD

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A Doctor Celebrates the Role of Nurse Practitioners in Providing the Highest Caliber Care

Heidi Schwarz, MD, offers her perspective on the role of advanced practice providers in clinical neurological care and the benefit that they provide to practices.


Judith Owens, MD

Latest:

Complexities With Management of Insomnia in Children and Adolescents: Judith Owens, MD

The professor of neurology in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School provided insight on current management of insomnia for children and adolescents, and where improvements could be made. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Carolina Tesi Rocha, MD

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Unmet Needs in the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A panel of experts considers current unmet needs in SMA by emphasizing the need for further study of combination therapy, more comprehensive newborn screening, and more effective early diagnosis and treatment.


Stephanie Agrella, PhD, APN-BC

Latest:

Managing MS in the Community: Advice and Resources

Advice and resources for colleagues, including community practitioners and neurologists, to encourage collaboration and best support for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).


Brian Callaghan, MD, MS

Latest:

Long-Term Goals of Guidelines for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Brian Callaghan, MD, MS

The associate professor at the University of Michigan described the ways recently published guidelines on diabetic neuropathies will change how conditions like Guillain-Barré syndrome and CIDP are managed. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Jocelyn Y. Cheng, MD

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Health Risks of Daylight Savings for the Medical and Patient Community: Jocelyn Y. Cheng, MD

One of the members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Public Safety Committee talked about the adverse events of daylight savings among both the clinical and patient community. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


David A. Hafler, MD, MA

Latest:

Role of Antigen Reactive T Cells in Multiple Sclerosis

The William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology, and Neurologist-in-Chief at Yale-New Haven Hospital spoke to the findings of a recent assessment of T cells in multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Joe Verghese, MBBS, MS

Latest:

Digital Health Tool Offers Innovative Quantitative Fall Assessment Solution for Older Adults

Falls cost the US more than $50 billion annually, but platforms like CatchU, a transformative digital health tool, provide quantitative fall assessment that might significantly enhance the current standard of care for predicting falls.


Kamil Detyniecki, MD

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The Practical Impact of Seizure Rescue Medication in the Landscape of Epilepsy Care: Kamil Detyniecki, MD

The associate professor of clinical neurology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine discussed the implications of findings from a recent post hoc analysis on midazolam and the need for inclusive research in assessing the efficacy of seizure rescue treatments. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Geoffrey Eubank, MD

Latest:

Emerging Approaches to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Experts share insights on the latest innovations in multiple sclerosis research, in highlights from a recent State of the Science SummitTM, presented by Neurology Live®.


Amy Shinneman

Latest:

Diagnostic Delays and the Importance of the Physician-Patient Relationship: Amy Shinneman

The 2022 MDA National Ambassador and patient with Bethlem myopathy spoke to the critical need to improve diagnosis delays in neuromuscular disorders and effective communication between patients and their physicians. [WATCH TIME: 2 minutes]


Jennifer Morganroth, MD, MBA

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Predicting Clinical Needs and Potential for Genetic Therapies in ALS: Jennifer Morganroth, MD, MBA

At the 2023 MDA’s Clinical and Scientific conference, the neurology resident at Penn Medicine talked about the challenges of delivering intrathecal therapies and the importance of planning clinical resources for patients with ALS. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Anna Shah, MD

Latest:

Ensuring Safe Pregnancy and Postpartum Care for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Anna Shah, MD

The assistant professor of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine talked about the importance of addressing family planning with patients with multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


George Small, MD

Latest:

Assessing Treatment Decisions for Myasthenia Gravis: George Small, MD

The adult neurologist at Allegheny Health Network provided insight on the steps taken to ensure a patient with myasthenia gravis is on an effective and safe therapy. [WATCH TIME: 7 minutes]


Sharon Hesterlee, PhD

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New MDA Program for Gene Therapy Development in Ultra-Rare Diseases: Sharon Hesterlee, PhD

At the 2023 MDA Conference, the executive vice president and chief research officer of MDA talked about a new program from the MDA to tackle ultra-rare neuromuscular diseases. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Devesh Pant, PhD

Latest:

Adding to the Literature of KIF5A in ALS Pathogensis: Devesh Pant, PhD

The instructor in the department of cell biology at Emory University provided context on a presentation at MDA 2024 regarding mutations in Kif5a in familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP

Latest:

Dual-Orexin Receptor Antagonists for Treatment of Insomnia

In an upcoming Peer Exchange program entitled “Dual-Orexin Receptor Antagonists for Treatment of Insomnia” Dr Paul Doghramji will moderate a conversation with physicians about this class of agents for treatment of insomnia and discuss other therapeutic advancements in the field.


Michael Marmura, MD

Latest:

Helping Your Patients Avoid the Migraine Trigger Trap

Forget what you think you know about red wine or chocolate ‘activating’ migraine. Many commonly accepted “triggers” aren’t triggers at all.


Carrie Dougherty, MD, FAHS

Latest:

Novel Approaches to Challenges in Treating Migraine: Carrie Dougherty, MD, FAHS

The program director of the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Headache Medicine Fellowship program discussed the potential of INP104 to improve migraine patient care.


Bei Wu, PhD

Latest:

ChatGPT: A Promising Tool to Combat Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Recent advances in artificial intelligence—particularly conversational AI tools such as ChatGPT—suggest promising potential in addressing the issues of loneliness and social isolation in these patient populations.


Bradley Torphy, MD

Latest:

Future Directions for the Management of Migraine

Bradley Torphy, MD, and Julio R. Vieira, MD, share unmet needs and clinical pearls for the management of migraine.


Kimberley Allen-Philbey

Latest:

Chariot MS Study of Off-Label Cladribine in Advanced MS: Kimberly Allen-Philbey

The PhD candidate at the Barts MS Center in London discussed the upcoming Chariot MS study as well as further research she would like to conduct in personalized cladribine dosing.


Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD, DrMed

Latest:

Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD, DrMed: Using Machine Learning to Diagnose Dystonia

The director of Laryngology Research at Mass Eye and Ear spoke to the use of machine learning programs to aid physicians in the diagnosis of dystonia.

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