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Our Neurology Experts

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Our physicians specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating the array of neurological conditions and diseases – both common and rare – and have been recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical and research expertise and innovations. Many of our faculty members and staff have national leadership positions on National Institutes of Health advisory or research review committees, and professional societies.

  • Lawrence Wechsler, MD
    Chairman, Department of Neurology​
    Henry B. Higman Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Vice President of Telemedicine, PSD
  • Avinash Aggarwal, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Community Division
  • Arun Antony, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
  • Anto Ba​gić​, MD, PhD, FAES, FACNS
    Professor of Neurology
    Chief, Epilepsy Division
    Director, UPMC Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
    Director, University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC)
    Director, UPMC MEG Epilepsy Program
    Chief Scientific Advisor, MEG Research
  • Sarah Berman, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Neurology Movement Division
  • Edward A. Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP
    Associate Professor of Neurology and Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Neil Busis, MD, FAAN
    Clinical Professor of Neurology
    Director, Community Neurology
    Chief, UPP Department of Neurology - UPMC Shadyside
    Director, Neurodiagnostic Laboratory - UPMC Shadyside
  • Franca Cambi, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurology, Movement Division
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Heritage Valley
  • Lana Chahine, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Movement Division
  • Paula R. Clemens, MD
    Professor of Neurology, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Human Genetics and Pediatrics
    Chief, Division of Veterans Affairs
  • James DeMatteis, MD
    Division Chief of Neurology – UPMC Hamot
    Medical Director Stroke Center - UPMC Hamot
  • John J. Doyle, MD
    Professor of Neurology
    Chief, General Neurology Division
    Director, Residency Training
  • Jan Drappatz, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Associate Director, Adult Neuro-oncology Program
  • Jeffrey Esper, DO, MS (Med Ed)
    Professor of Internal Medicine/Neurology, LECOM
    Director, UPMC Hamot Neurology Residency Program
  • Joanna Fong, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
  • Kathy Gardner, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Steven H. Graham, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurology
    Professor and Vice-Chairman for Research
    Director, Geriatric Research Educational and Clinical Center
    Associate Chief of Staff for Research, VA
  • Erica Grazioli, MD, MS (Med Ed)
    Neurologist – UPMC Hamot, Neuroimmunology
    Director, UPMC Hamot MS Fellowship Program
    Director, UPMC Hamot MS Center of Excellence
    Medical Director UPMC Hamot Infusion Center
  • J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
    Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
    Professor of Neurology
    Chief, Movement Disorders Division
    Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Maxim Hammer, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Vice-Chairman, Clinical Affairs 
    Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program
    Director, Neurosonology Laboratory
  • Rock A. Heyman, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Chief, Division of Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, Movement Division
  • Ashutosh Jadhav, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    UPMC Stroke Institute
    Director, Stroke Services, UPMC Shadyside
    Director, StrokeNet Fellowship Program
  • Ruchira Menka Jha, MD
    Clinical Instructor, Critical Care Medicine
  • Tudor Jovin, MD
    Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Chief, Vascular Neurology Division
    Director, UPMC Stroke Institute
    Director, UPMC Center of Neuroendovascular Therapy
  • Robert Kaniecki, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Chief, Headache Division
    Founder and Director, The Headache Center at UPMC
  • Kelly Kay, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
  • Simin Khavandgar, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
  • Daniel Kinem, DO
    Neurohospitalist, UPMC Hamot
    Chief, Division of Neurology, UPMC Hamot 
    Medical Director, UPMC Hamot Neurophysiology Department
  • Laurie Knepper, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology, Headache Division
  • David Lacomis, MD
    Professor of Neurology and Pathology
    Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Diseases
    Director of Clinical Research, Live Like Lou Center of ALS Research
  • Erek Lam, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
  • Frank S. Lieberman, MD
    Professor of Neurology and Medical Oncology
    Director, Adult Neurooncology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Oscar L. Lopez, MD
    Professor of Neurology
    Chief, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
  • Angela Lu, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
  • Lazarus Mayoglou, DO
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology – Hamot, Epilepsy
    Medical Director of Epilepsy Services Services in Neurology, Hamot
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Vascular Division
  • Edward Mistler, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Division
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Neuromuscular Division
  • Dimitrios A. Nacopoulos, ​​MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology – Hamot, Movement Disorders
  • Eric Ogren, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Ajjetsh Ojha, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
  • Jullie Pan, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
  • Araya Puwanant, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Division
  • Viji Rajasekaran, MD 
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
  • Marcelo Rocha, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Vascular Division
  • Jingzi Shang, MD
    Neurologist
    Director, UPMC Sleep Disorder Center- Hamot​
  • ​​Lori Shutter, MD, FCCM, FNCS
    Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Vice Chair of Education, Department of Critical Care Medicine
    Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program
    Medical Director, Neurovascular and Neurotrauma ICU
  • Stuart Silverman, MS, MD, FAAN
    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Heritage Valley
  • ​Josif Stakic, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Headache Division
  • Matthew Starr, MD​
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Vascular Division
  • ​Michelle Stevens, DO
    Neurologist - Hamot
    Co-Director, MDA Clinic of Northwest PA Northshore Practices
  • Valerie R. Suski, DO
    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Movement Disorders Division
  • ​Alexandra Urban, MD​
    Associate Professor of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
    Director of the PUH EEG Laboratory​
  • Anne Van Cott, MD, FAAN
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Neurology Service/VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Barbara Vogler, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Headache Division
  • Janet Waters, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, General Neurology Division
    Chief, Women's Neurology Division
  • George Wittenberg, MD
    Professor of Neurology, Vascular Division
  • Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Informatics
  • Claire Yanta, MD
    Clinical Instructor of Neurology, Headache Division
  • Naoir Zaher, MD​ 
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Epilepsy Division
  • Islam Zaydan, MD​
    Associate Professor of Neurology, Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis Division
  • Sasa Zivkovic, MD, PhD​
    Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Division
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