Speakers

Gayatri Devi, Gregory Jicha, Erica Musgrave, Nancy Stiles

Gayatri Devi, MD, MS

Clinical Professor, Neurology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Director
Workplace Park Avenue Neurology
Attending Physician
Lenox Hill Hospital
Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Devi's entire career is focused on promoting brain health. She established her premier center for neurologic wellness, education, and research in 1999. A peer-chosen Super Doctor®, in the top 5% of New York City neurologists, she is board-certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine, and Behavioral Neurology.

Widely published, Dr. Devi's research focuses on the optimal treatment of stroke. cognitive loss, and pain. Her approach to Alzheimer's was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Devi became Director of the Long Island Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center after seven years of post-graduate residency training in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology at Downstate and Columbia University. Selected as Chief Resident, she held her residency record in national examinations, scoring at the 97th percentile in the US. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Physicians for her research and community outreach.

Key prior roles include Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at NYU; Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University; Clinical Core Co-director of the Taub Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia; President of the American Medical Women's Association and the National Council on Women's Health; Director of the NY Memory and Healthy Aging Services.

She has received numerous awards for her work including Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women's Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. Featured on the BBC. CBS, NY Times, NPR, TIME. and the WSJ,

Dr. Devi has authored several books, most recently "Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias.''

She is neurologic consultant to the NY State Committee for Physician Health and the NFL Players Association and is on the Board of Overseers of SPS at Columbia University.

Dr. Devi earned an MD from Grace University and an MS from Columbia University.

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Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Jicha earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He completed fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Jicha serves on the Executive Committee and is the Director of the Clinical Core of the UK, and the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He also directs the Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic at UK, designed to reach out to rural populations across Kentucky for both clinical and research-related activities in the area of AD and related disorders. Dr. Jicha holds the Robert T. and Nyles Y. McCowan Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research at UK.

His current research interests lie in the areas of mild cognitive impairment, clinico-pathological correlations in early preclinical disease states, and clinical trials of disease modifying therapies for AD. He is the principle investigator at UK for the National Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group and also serves on the Clinical Task Force and Steering Committee for the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center Program.

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Erica Musgrave, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Albert B. Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Ms. Musgrave earned an MS in Communication Disorders from the University of Kentucky.

Her primary responsibility is direct patient care at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center. Erica evaluates and provides treatment for speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders in the adult population.

She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is competent in providing Modified Barium Swallow Studies and Fiberoptic Endoscopy Evaluations of Swallowing and is also certified in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program, as well as MBSImP.

Erica is a recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education.

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Nancy Stiles, MD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Director, UK Geriatric Clinic
UK HealthCare
Attending Physician
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Stiles earned an MD from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed by fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

She is one of the few Geriatricians practicing in the Bluegrass area.

Dr. Stiles provides inpatient care at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital along with being the Director of the UK Geriatric Clinic where she sees patients in consultation for aging syndromes and health aging.

Her research has targeted geriatric nutrition and rehabilitation, along with dementia. She has taught a variety of learners including medical residents and medical, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy, social work, gerontology, and dentistry students.

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