Speakers

Larry Goldstein, Zain Guduru, Lisa Koehl, Donita Lightner, Zabeen Mahuwala, Brandon Miller, R. Ronan Murphy, Stephen Ryan, Phillip Tibbs, Craig van Horne

Larry Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA

Ruth L. Works Professor & Chair of Neurology
Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Larry B. Goldstein is the Ruth L. Works Professor, the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a research fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Duke University. An internationally known expert, Goldstein focuses on stroke-related clinical care, research and education. He has received numerous teaching and other professional awards and served in leadership positions in regional and national organizations focused on neurology, stroke and related disorders.

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Zain Guduru, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Zain Guduru received his medical degree from Rangaraya Medical College in Andhrapradesh, India. He did a Preliminary Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York and Neurology residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Then, he did a Movement Disorders fellowship at Augusta University, in Georgia.

His clinical interests include Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, ataxia, gait disorders, tic disorder and deep brain stimulation (DBS).


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Lisa Koehl, PhD

Instructor in Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Lisa Koehl received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a neuropsychology concentration from University of Kentucky. She completed a clinical psychology internship with specialty training in neuropsychology at Veterans Affairs St Louis Health Care System. Dr. Koehl then returned to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and is currently a second-year neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow. Dr Koehl is experienced in neurocognitive assessments of diverse disorders including neurodegenerative disease movement disorders traumatic brain injuries stroke epilepsy and other neurological conditions. Her research interests include cognitive sequelae and risk factors of neurodegenerative diseases traumatic brain injury and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Donita Lightner, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Lightner earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. She completed a Pediatric Neurology residency at UK HealthCare and a Pediatrics residency at the University of Louisville Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.

She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology.

Clinical interests include neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, and brain tumors.

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Zabeen Mahuwala, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Zabeen Mahuwala earned her medical degree from SMT NHL Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. She did her internal medicine residency in India and worked as an Intenstivist in a Neurology ICU. She relocated to the United States where she completed a neurology residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock. After her residency, Dr. Mahuwala completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology At UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Mahuwala is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.

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Brandon Miller, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Brandon Miller completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He joined the University of Kentucky in July 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery with a focus on pediatric neurosurgery.

Dr. Miller obtained his bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he conducted research in the division of pediatric neurosurgery studying neuroprotection and stroke. He completed the MD/PhD training program at The Ohio State University, focusing his research on spinal cord injury and neuroinflammation. He completed his neurosurgical residency at Emory University. During residency, Dr. Miller continued his basic science research career and traveled to Haiti and Kenya for neurosurgical work.

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R. Ronan Murphy, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. R. Ronan Murphy joined the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute team as a general neurologist. Dr. Murphy earned his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After receiving his degree, he completed my residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Additionally, Dr. Murphy also completed a fellowship with specialized training in advanced mental illness research and treatment at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

Clinical interests include Behavioral Neurology, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Telemedicine.

Dr. Murphy is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology and vascular neurology and also certified in geriatric neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

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Stephen Ryan, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, EEG Lab
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Stephen Ryan earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine in Columbia, MO. Upon matriculation, Dr. Ryan completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuromuscular disease at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. After which, he gained faculty appointment within the Department of Neurology. Dr. Ryan now serves as a Professor of Neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests include epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, electroencephalography, electromyography, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Ryan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Phillip Tibbs, MD

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, UK Spine Center
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Phillip A. Tibbs is an international authority on treatment of metastatic tumors to the brain and spine and specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders. He has served as President of the Kentucky Neurosurgical Society and the Southern Neurosurgical Society. His avocation is the study of history and he recently completed two terms on the Board of the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation.

Dr. Tibbs is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Kentucky and is Director of the Spine Center at the University of Kentucky.

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Craig van Horne, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Craig van Horne received his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. van Horne is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center. The focus of his research is cellular and surgical therapies for Parkinson's disease.

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