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Our Alumni

C Eckstein alumnus

Graduates of our residency programs excel in research, private practice, and education. Residents who are interested in specializing in different areas within neurology may pursue one our fellowship programs. All of our 2019 residency class, and five of the six members of the 2018 residency class have gone on to one of our fellowship programs. Many go on to obtain academic positions at top universities in the country, sometimes with our Department. Others go on to provide clinical care.

The Neurology Department also maintains a Facebook group for alumni of our residency program and other aspects of our Department. If you are a fellow resident, fellow, faculty member, or staff member of the Department of Neurology, click here to join the group.

 

2019 Graduates

 

Gutglueck

Eric Gutglueck, MD
MD:
University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
BS (biology): University of California, Berkeley
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, Duke Neurology

J Kang

Jennifer Kang, MD
MD, BA: Duke University
Hobbies: Faith community, hanging out with friends, travel, movies,
exercise
Interests: Neuro-oncology
Current Position: Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Duke Neurology
Read more about Dr. Kang in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

M Levy

Maxwell Levy, MD
MD: Tulane School of Medicine
BS (mathematical economics): Tulane University
Hobbies: Food and cooking, exercise, movies
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, LSU Health New Orleans

J Mayberry

Jordan Mayberry, MD
MD, BS: University of Oklahoma
Hobbies: hiking, the outdoors
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, Duke Neurology
Read more about Dr. Mayberry in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Rahman Shareena Rahman, MD

MD: University of Virginia
BA: Emory University
Hobbies: Reading, movies, music, trying new restaurants,
hiking, bonfires
Current Position: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Duke Neurology
Read more about Dr Rahman in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

F Sun

Fang Sun, MD, PhD
MD, BS: China Medical University
PhD: Ohio State University
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

2018 Graduates

Jason Bethea, MD
MD:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
BA (biology): Erskine College
Interests: hiking, camping, backpacking, running, traveling
Current Position: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Duke University

Sommer

Sommer Ebdlahad, MD
MD, BA:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, Duke University

Farin

Casey Farin, MD
MD:
UNC-Chapel Hill
BS (neural science): NYU
Interests: Multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, Duke University

Pineda

Olinda Pineda, MD
MD: Ross University School of Medicine
BS (Psychology): Stony Brook University
Current Position: Private Practice, McLeod Hospital, SC

S Sengupta

Sweta Sengupta, MD
MD:
Florida State University College of Medicine
Current Position: Headache and Pain Fellowship, Duke University
 

Colleen Stack, MD, MBA
MD:
Duke University School of Medicine
MBA: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
BS (English, women's studies): Duke University
Current Position: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Duke University

2017 Graduates

Baker

Yvonne Baker, MD
Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine: Duke Neurology
MD: Temple University School of Medicine
BA: (English): Colby College
Interests: neuromuscular diseases
Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, art, tennis
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, Duke Neurology
Read more about Dr. Baker in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Creed

Jennifer Creed, MD, PhD
Fellowship, Neurocritical Care:
Johns Hopkins
MD, PhD (neuroscience): Drexel University College of Medicine
BA (biology, French): University of Pennsylvania
Interests: translational research, neurocritical care, neurophysiology
Hobbies: travel, concerts, sketching, spending time with family
Current Position: Christiana Care Neurology (Delaware)
Read more about Dr. Creed in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Shah

Suma Shah, MD
Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology:
Duke Neurology
MD: SUNY Medical University (New York)
BS (biomedical sciences): University of Buffalo
Interests: neuroopthalmology, neuroimmunology
Hobbies: travel, hiking, exploring Durham
Current Position: Neuroimmunology Fellowship, Duke Neurology
Read more about Dr. Das in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Earl

Damien Earl, MD, PhD
Fellowship, Sleep Medicine:
Duke Neurology
MD, PhD (neuroscience): University of Toledo College of Medicine
BS (chemistry): Kent State University
Interests: autoimmune encephalitis, epilepsy, sleep medicine
Hobbies: hiking, fantasy football, bowling
Current Position: NeroCare Center (Canton, Ohio)
Read more about Dr. Earl in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Ellor

Susan Ellor, MD, PhD
MD: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
BS (biotechnology): Rutgers University
Interests: neurophysiology, neuro-oncology, clinical and translational research, administration
Hobbies: Animals, hiking, kayaking, yoga, socializing
Current Position: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins
Read more about Dr. Ellor in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Loochtan

Aaron Loochtan, DO
DO:
Ohio University
BS: (zoology, neuroscience) Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Interests: Vascular neurology, inpatient neurology, neurological emergencies
Hobbies: Running, collecting vinyl records, microbrews
Current Position: Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Duke Neurology
Read more about Dr. Loochtan in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

2016 Graduates

Billakota

Santoshi Billakota, MD
Current Position: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Columbia University
 

Chen Lin

Chen Lin, MD
Fellowship, Vascular Neurology:
Northwestern University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Read more about Lin in his "Faculty Spotlight" interview.

Prince Eric Prince, MD
Fellowship, Neurophysiology:
Univerisy of Washington
Current Position: Neurohospitalist, Swedish Medical Group (Seattle)
Tseng

Bertand Tseng, MD, PhD
Current Position: Neuromuscular Fellowship, UCLA
Read more about Tseng in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Vakani Ravi Vakani, MD
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology:
Cleveland Clinic
Current Position: Cedars Sinai (Los Angeles)
 
Whyte-Rayson Ashley Whyte-Rayson, MD
Fellowship:
Neuromuscular Disease, Duke Department of Neurology
Current Position: Faculty, Duke Department of Neurology

 

2015 Graduates

Dunn Pirio

Anastasie Dunn-Pirio, MD
Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology: Duke Department of Neurology
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor, UC-San Diego

Joshua Leibner, MD
2015-2016: Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Duke Neurology Department
Current Position: Martin Memorial Health Systems
Read more about Dr. Leibner in his "Fellow Spotlight" interview.

D Lerner

David Lerner, MD
2015-2017: Neurocritical care fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital
Current Position: Neurocritical Care,  Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (Burlington Massachusetts)

M Wasim

Mariam Wasim, MD
Fellowships, Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine: Duke Department of Neurology
Current Position: Faculty, Duke Department of Neurology

Corey White, DO
2015-2017: Neurocritical care fellowship, OHSU healthcare
Current Position: Neurointensivist, Providence Health Services

2014 Graduates

Luedke Matt Luedke, MD
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology: Duke Department of Neurology
Current Position: Faculty, Duke Department of Neurology
Read more about Dr. Luedke and his current work in his "Faculty Spotlight" interview.
 
Pietak

Michael Pietak, MD
2014-2015: Clinical Neurology Fellowship, Duke Neurology Department
Current Position: Faculty, Duke Department of Neurology
Read more about Dr. Pietak in his "Faculty Spotlight" interview.

Raj

Brian Raj, MD
Current Position: Neurohospitalist, Georgia Regents Health System

A Tumkur Ambica Tumkur, MD
Fellowship, Clinical neurophysiology: Emory University
Current Position: Private Practice, Louisville, KY
Read more about Dr. Tumkur's current work in her "Alumni Spotlight" interview.
 

2013 Graduates

Barrio

George Barrio, MD
2013-2015: Hospitalist, Duke University Medical Center
Current Position: Hospitalist, Panama City, Florida

Christopher Leon-Guerrero, MD
2013-2014: Vascular Neurology Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine
Current Position: Assistant Professor, George Washington University

 

Robertson Matthew Robertson, MD
2013-2014: Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Stanford
2014-2015: Neurologist, Providence Medical Group, Walla Walla, Washington state
Current Position: Portsmouth Regional Hospital, New Hampshire
Vanags Jonas Vanags, MD
2013-2014: Neuromuscular fellowship, Duke Neurology Department
Current Position: Neuromuscular Specialist, St Joseph's Hospital, Savannah, GA

2012 Graduates

Daras

Mariza Daras, MD
Current Position: Neuro-oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Brain Tumor Center

Kay

Atrac Kay, MD
Current Position: Medical Director of Stroke Services, INOVA Fairfax Hospital

Nandigam R. Kaveer Nandigam, MD
Current Position: West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center
Raduazo

Karen Raduazo, MD
Current Position: Trident Medical Center, Charleston, SC

K Shea Kenneth Shea, MD
Current Position: CentraCare Health, St. Cloud, Minnesota