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Meet the Faculty

EMG/Neuromuscular

Shakti V. Nayar, MD

Shakti V. Nayar, MD
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine, 2009
Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center, 2010 (Internal Medicine)
Residency: George Washington University Hospital, 2013 (Neurology)
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2014 (Clinical Neurophysiology)
Certification: Neurology, 2013, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2015
Special Interests: Neuromuscular clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Electromyography, Autonomic testing

Michael D. Sirdofsky, MD
Director, EMG Laboratory/Neuromuscular Division and MDA Clinic
Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1976
Internship: Long Island Jewish–Hillside Medical Centers, 1977 (Internal Medicine)
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center, 1980 (Neurology)
Certification(s): Neurology, 1980
Special Interests: Neuromuscular clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Autonomic testing, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, Electrodiagnosis, Neuromuscular diseases

Joseph M. Choi, MD
Attending Physician, MDA and ALS clinic
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine, 2008
Internship: George Washington University Medical Center, 2009 (Internal Medicine)
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, 2012 (Neurology)
Fellowship: Harvard Partners (BWH, MGH), 2013
Certification(s): Neurology
Special Interests: Neuromuscular clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Electromyography, Autonomic testing, Neuromuscular ultrasound

Shreya Gandhy, DO
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: EMG/Neuromuscular diseases
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015
Internship: Baylor Scott & White Hospital, 2016 (Internal Medicine)
Residency: George Washington University Hospital, 2019 (Neurology)
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, 2020 (Neuromuscular Medicine)
Certification: Neurology, 2019
Special Interests: Neuromuscular Clinic, MDA/ALS clinic, Electromyography

Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)

Allen Mandir, MD, PhD
Director, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, 1992
Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, 1993
Residency: Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, 1998
Certification(s): Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002
Clinical Neurophysiology, 2003
Special Interests: Neurophysiology, Movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease treatment, Neurodegenerative diseases

Robert Minahan, MD
Attending Physician, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, 1992
Internship: Duke University School of Medicine, 1993
Residency: Johns Hopkins University, 1997
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, 1997
Certification(s): Psychiatry and Neurology, 1997
Clinical Neurophysiology, 1999
Special Interests: Intraoperative neuromonitoring, Electromyography, Neuromuscular disease

EEG/Epilepsy

Gholam Motamedi, MD
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialty: EEG/Epilepsy, Sleep Disorders
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1987
Internship: Yale University, 1995
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy, 1998–2001
Certification(s): American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001, recertification 2011, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2001, recertification 2011, American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2009
Special Interests: Epilepsy research, Cortical stimulation and brain mapping, Drug-resistant Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Hypothermia in animal models of Epilepsy Sleep disorders

Francis G. Tirol, MD
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Specialties: EEG/Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2003
Internship: NYU School of Medicine, 2004
Residency: NYU School of Medicine, 2007
Fellowship: UCLA/David Geffen School of Medicine, 2009
Certifications: Neurology, 2008, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2011, Epilepsy, 2017
Special Interests: Drug-resistant epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Brain stimulation for epilepsy, Continuous EEG monitoring

Tricia Y. Ting, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Regional Director of Epilepsy, MedStar Health

Specialty: EEG/Epilepsy
Undergraduate Education: Duke University, Certificate in Neuroscience, 1991
Research Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, 1995
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996
Residency and Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Special Interests: New onset seizures, treatment of women with epilepsy, novel therapies and clinical trials in epilepsy

 

Prerna Malla, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Specialty: Neurology, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Disorders
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 2008
Internship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2011
Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2014
Fellowship: Harvard Partners (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital), 2015 & University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2016
Certification(s): Neurology, 2014 

 

Ahmareen Baten, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Speciality: EEG/Epilepsy
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine (2013)
Internship: George Washington University Hospital (2014)
Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2017)
Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2018)
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology and Epilepsy