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Our Residents

C Eckstein

PGY-2 Junior Assistant Residents

K Amavicza

Elijah Lackey, MD
MD: Ross University School of Medicine
BA: UNC-Chapel Hill
 

A Ameri

Ariel Lefland, MD
MD: Tufts University School of Medicine
BS: Tufts University
 

B Groves

Benjamin Groves, MD
MD: East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
BS: Tennessee Technological University

D Howard

Kristen Veal, MD
MD:
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
BS: University of Oklahoma

R G Ryan Gessouroun, MD
MD: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
BS: Texas Christian University

Ryan Ghusayni, MD
MD: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
BS: American University of Beirut

Puya Abbassi, DO

Puya Abbassi, DO
MD: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
BS, MS (Ecology and Environmental Biology): University of California, Irvine

 

K Taylor Kathryn Taylor, DO (Child Neurology Resident)
DO: Campbell University
BS: Furman University
Interests: time with family, swing dancing, hiking
Khayata Matthew Khayata, MD (Child Neurology Resident)
MD, BS: Florida State

PGY-3 Senior Assistant Residents

K Amavicza

Kara Amavicza, MD
MD: Texas Tech Univ HSC School of Medicine
BS: Texas Tech University
Interests: stroke care, interventional neurology

A Ameri

Andrew "Nate" Ameri, MD
MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine
BS: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Interests: Neurology, academic medicine

P Brayo

Petra Brayo, MD
MD: Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
BS, MA (urban bioethics): Temple University
Read more about Dr. Brayo in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

D Howard

Danielle Howard
MD:
U-Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
BS: Florida Atlantic University
Interests: Geriatrics, elder care
Read more about Dr. Howard in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Paul McIntosh, MD
MD, BS: UNC-Chapel Hill
Interests: Neuromuscular disease

Alan Tesson, MD
Residency (Internal Medicine): Duke University
MD: University of Florida
 

M Weiss

Martin Weiss, MD
MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
BS: Stony Brook University
Interests: Clinical neurology, academic medicine
Read more about Dr. Weiss in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

 

PGY-4 Chief Residents

 

Barker

Lina Barker, MD
MD: UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
BS (Biomedical engineering): UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Barker in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Inamullah

Ovais Inamullah, MD
MD: Ross University School of Medicine
BA: Emory University
Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, exploring Durham, concerts,
traveling, and hiking
Read more about Dr. Inamullah in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Jakubec

Abigail Berezoski, MD
MD: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
BS: Baylor University
Read more about Dr. Berezoski in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Kapuria

Abhi Kapuria, MD
MD: Emory University School of Medicine
BS: Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies: Building furniture, animal rescue, gardening
Read more about Dr. Kapuria in his "Resident Spotlight" interview.

Kilgore Marjorie Kilgore, MD
MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
BA: Elon University
Hobbies: Visiting the beach, trying Durham food, playing
with her Saint Bernard
Read more about Dr. Kilgore in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.
Shah

Deepal Shah, MD
MD: Baylor College of Medicine
BS: University of Texas (Austin)
Interests: Movement disorders
Hobbies: Reading, sports (Hornets, Panthers, Duke basketball)
Read more about Dr. Shah in her "Resident Spotlight" interview.

 

For information on our graduated residents, visit our resident alumni page.