Faculty | Fellowship In Clinical Neurophysiology | MedStar Health

EMG/neuromuscular

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

Intraoperative monitoring (IOM)

Allen Mandir

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 Tirol

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