Pediatric Neurology Residency Current Residents :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Meet Our Neurology Residents/Fellows

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow

Amanda Berger-Weber, DO 

Amanda Berger

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Dual Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Neurology Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI

  • Presentations:

    • Copenheaver D, Berger-Weber A. Postpartum Depression Screening in the Ambulatory Pediatric Setting.  Presented at:  American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, Spring Conference; 2013 April 25-28.  Columbus, OH.

    • Berger A.  Screening for Postpartum Depression At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hilltop Clinic:  An Administrative Project.  Presented at: American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, Spring Conference; 2011 April 7-10.  Pittsburgh, PA. and Central Ohio Patient Safety Conference; 2011 April 15.  Columbus, OH.

Neurology Fellows

Sunjay Nunley, MD - Child Neurology 3rd Year and Chief Resident 

Sunjay Nunley

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

  • Publications:

    • Nunley S, Ghosh D. Teaching NeuroImages: MRI findings in carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency. Neurology. 2015 May 5;84(18):e138-9.
    • Nunley S, Cohen D, Cole J, and Patel A. Impact on ED utilization and associated costs of abortive seizure medications using an accountable care organization (ACO) database. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy. Accepted for publication on February 12, 2016. 

 

Natalie Gillson, MD - Child Neurology 3rd Year

Natalie Gillson

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Publications:

    • Cartwright MS, Mayans DR, Gillson NA, Griffin LP, Walker FO. Nerve cross-sectional area in extremes of age. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Jun;47(6):890-3.

    • Gillson N, Weisleder P, Ream M. A Brain Death Dilemma: Apnea Testing while on High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation. Pediatrics. 2015;135:E5-E6. 

  • Presentations:

    • Gillson N, Jones CT, Reem RE, Rogers DL, Zumberge N, Aylward S. Incidence and Demographics of Pediatric Intracranial Hypertension: The Columbus Experience. Presented at:  American Academy of Neurology (AAN); Annual Meeting; 2016 April 15-21. Vancouver, BC.

    • Freedman D, Koram A, Gillson N, Aylward S. Pediatric PRES with Spinal Cord Involvement Due to Pheochromocytoma. Presented at:  American Academy of Neurology (AAN); Annual Meeting; 2016 April 15-21. Vancouver, BC.

Lauren James, MD - Clinical Neurology 2nd Year

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Publications:

    • James, LB, Chung, M.  CNS Case Studies Project.  A 14-year-old boy with weakness and numbness of the left side of the body following a football-related head injury, Case ID 2016c, 2016.  

  • Presentations:

    • James, Lauren B. “Dystonia, Chorea, and Athetosis in a Child with Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome.” Child Neurology Society Annual Conference, Movement Disorders Special Interest Group. Washington, D.C., October 2015. 

Shalome Dsouza, MD - Child Neurology 2nd Year

Shalome Dsouza

  • Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center

  • Medical School: JMF's A.C.P.M. Medical College, India

 

 

 

 

Marina Khrizman, DO, MS - Child Neurology, 1st Year 

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey

  • Publications:

    • Korkmazsky M, Ghandehari J, Sanchez A, Lin HM, Lin HM, Pappagallo M. Feasibility study of rapid opioid rotation and titration. Pain Physician. 2011;14:71-82.

    • Korkmazsky M, Pappagallo M. In response: Study not designed to address socio-economic issues[letter]. Pain Physician. 2011;14:569-572.


Kelsey Merison, MD - Child Neurology, 1st Year

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

  • Award: Dr. John R. Warmolts Award for Excellence in Research, 2012. The Ohio State University Department of Neurology.

  • Publications:

    • Heyer GL, Merison K, Rose SC, Perkins SQ, Lee JM, Stewart WC. PedMIDAS-based scoring underestimates migraine disability on non-school days. Headache. 2014 Jun;54(6):1048-53.

    • Heyer GL, Rose SC, Merison K, Perkins SQ, Lee JE. Specific headache factors predict sleep disturbances among youth with migraine. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Oct;51(4):489-93. 

    • Heyer GL, Merison K, Rose SC, Perkins SQ, Lee JM, Stewart WC. PedMIDAS-based scoring underestimates migraine disability on non-school days. Headache. 2014 Jun;54(6):1048-53.

Stephanie Ahrens, DO - Pediatric 2nd Year

Stephanie Athman

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA

  • Awards:

    • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Safety and Quality Award

  • Publications:

    • Saker A, Athman S, Aldosari M, Frayha H. Encephalopathy and Axonal Neuropathy Associated with Mycolasma Pneumoniae Infection. Child Neurology Open. 2016; doi: 10.1177/2329048X16632140


Daniel Freedman, DO - Pediatric 2nd Year

Daniel Freedman

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School:  University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth, TX

  • Presentations:

    • Freedman D, Koram A, Gillson N, Aylward S. Pediatric PRES with Spinal Cord Involvement Due to Pheochromocytoma. Presented at:  American Academy of Neurology (AAN); Annual Meeting; 2016 April 15-21. Vancouver, BC.

 

Allie Kornbluh, MD - Pediatric 1st Year 

Allie Kornbluh

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School:  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

  • Publications:

    • Kornbluh, Alexandra. Letter to the editor. “Bicycle Helmets Prevent Tragedy”. The Columbus Dispatch. 15 Feb 2016. 

 

 

Melissa Squires, MD, MPH - Pediatric 1st Year

Melissa Squires

  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrics Residency, Columbus, OH

  • Medical School:  University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 

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