Meet Our Child Neurology Residents and Fellows

Child Neurology - Third Years

Lisa Pabst
 

Lisa Pabst, MD
Chief Resident

  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Publications
  • Early outcomes in youth with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse Geoffrey L. Heyer, Lisa M. Pabst, Brady N. Kaucic, Tionna A. Coley Neurology Aug 2018, 91 (9) e850-e858; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006098
  • Bellance, N.V., Pabst, L.M., Allen, G.I., Rossignol, R., Nagrath, D.. Oncosecretomics coupled to bioenergetics identifies alpha-amino adipic acid, isoleucine and GABA as potential biomarkers of cancer: Differential expression of c-Myc, Oct1, and KLF4 coordinates metabolic change. Biochem Biophys Acta. 2012, Nov; 1817(11): 2060-2071.
  • Caneba, C.A., Bellance, N.V., Yang, L., Pabst, L.M., Nagrath, D.. Pyruvate uptake is increased in highly invasive ovarian cancer cells under anoikis conditions for anaplerosis, mitochondrial function, and migration. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012, Oct; 303(8): 1036-1052.
  • Stence NV, Pabst LL, Hollatz AL, et al. Predicting Progression of Intracranial Arteriopathies in Childhood Stroke With Vessel Wall Imaging. Stroke 2017;48:2274-2277.
Presentations
  • Pabst L et al. The Role of Induced Hypertension and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Moyamoya Syndrome: A Case Report.  Poster session to be presented at Annual Meeting of the AAN, 2019 May 4-10; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pabst L, Tran Y, Hashmi S, Butler I, Numan M. Muscle and Cerebral Perfusion Differences During Tilt Table Test in Young Patients with Dysautonomia of Varying Disease Severity.  Poster session presented at: 44th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society; 2015 Oct 7-10; Washington, DC. 
  • Pabst L, Tran Y, Hashmi S, Butler I, Numan M. Muscle and Cerebral Perfusion Trends During HUTT in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients with Dysautonomia. Poster session presented at: Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience; 2015 Sept 26-29; Stresa, Italy.
  • Pabst L. “Born Floppy- A Case of Neonatal Myasthenia Gravis.”  Grand Rounds presentation at UTHealth Medical School Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology.  Houston, Tx.  24 July 2015.
  • Pabst L. “Spaghetti Legs: One Experience with Dysautonomia.” Talk given at UTHealth Medical School, Dysautonomia Seminar.  Houston, Tx.  25 April 2015.
  • Pabst L, Tran Y, Hashmi S, Butler I, Numan M.  Perfusion of Muscle Groups during HUTT in Patients with Dysautonomia. Poster session presented at: 37th Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium; 2015 Feb 19-20; Dallas, TX.
 
Matthew Martin
 

Matthew Martin, MD
Education Chief Resident

  • Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Publications
  • Martin, MJ, Cartwright MS. A pilot study of strain elastography in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2017, Mar;34(2):114-118.
  • Martin, M.J., Smelser, A.M., Holzwarth, G.. Dividing organelle tracks into Brownian and motor-driven intervals by variational maximization of the Bayesian evidence. European Biophysics Journal. 2016 Apr;45(3):269-77.
Presentations
  • The utility of IL-6 and sIL-6r as markers of severity in ALS. Wake Forest School of Medicine.
  • Variational Bayesian Analysis of Vesicle Tracks. Wake Forest University, (Winston-Salem, NC).
 
Whitney Woodhull
 

Whitney Woodhull, MD

  • Medical School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Publications
  • Cunningham RM, Ranney M, Newton M, Woodhull W, Zimmerman M, Walton MA.. Characteristics of youth seeking emergency care for assault injuries.. Pediatrics. 2014, Jan; 133(1): 96-105.
  • Bonar EE, Whiteside LK, Woodhull WJ, Walton MA, Zimmerman MA, Booth BM, Blow FC, Cunningham R. Prevalence and correlates of HIV risk among adolescents and young adults reporting drug use: Data from an urban Emergency Department in the U.S. Journal of HIV/AIDS & social services. 201401; 28 (2) : 625-630.
  • Alcohol and Drug Use Among Assault Injured Youth in an Urban Emergency Department. Presented at 2011 Global Addiction Conference: Lisbon, Portugal. 12/07/2011

Child Neurology - Second Years

Daniel Clark
 

Daniel Clark, MD, PhD

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Publications
  • Akli KU, Hansen SB, Kemp AJ, Freeman RR, Beg FN, Clark DJ, Chen SD, Hey D, Hatchett SP, Highbarger K, Giraldez E, Green JS, Gregori G, Lancaster KL, Ma T, MacKinnon AJ, Norreys P, Patel N, Pasley J, Shearer C, Stephens RB, Stoeckl C, Storm M, Theobald W,. Laser heating of solid matter by light-pressure-driven shocks at ultrarelativistic intensities. Physical Review Letters. 2008, Apr; 100(16): 165002.
  • Clark, D.J., Smith, A.K., Dortch, R.D., Knopp, M.V., Smith, S.A.. Investigating hydroxyl chemical exchange using a variable saturation power chemical exchange saturation transfer (vCEST) method at 3 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2016, Sep; 76(3): 826-837.
  • Jia G, Takayama Y, Flanigan DC, Kaeding CC, Zhou J, Chaudhari A, Clark DJ, Sammet S, Liang J, Choi S, Knopp MV. Quantitative assessment of mobile protein levels in human knee synovial fluid: feasibility of chemical exchange saturation transfer (proteinCEST) MRI of osteoarthritis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2011, Apr; 29(3): 335-341.
  • Menendez, M.I., Clark, D.J., Carlton, M., Flanigan, D.C.., Jia, G., Sammet, S., Weisbrode, S.E., Knopp, M.V., and Bertone, A.L.. Direct delayed human adenoviral BMP-2 or BMP-6 gene therapy for bone and cartilage regeneration in a pony osteochondral model. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2011, Aug; 19(8): 1066-1075.
  • Nguyen HT, Jia G, Shah ZK, Pohar K, Mortazavi A, Zynger DL, Wei L, Yang X, Clark DJ, Knopp MV. Prediction of chemotherapeutic response in bladder cancer using K-means clustering of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI pharmacokinetic parameters. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2015, May; 41(5): 1374-1382.
  • Nguyen HT, Pohar KS, Jia G, Shah ZK, Mortazavi A, Zynger DL, Wei L, Clark DJ, Yang X, Knopp MV. Improving bladder cancer imaging using 3-T functional dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Investigative Radiology. 2014, Jun; 49(6): 390-395.
  • Wu C, Mikhail S, Wei L, Timmers C, Tahiri S, Neal A, Walker J, El-Dika S, Blazer M, Rock J, Clark DJ,Yang X, Chen JL, Liu J, Knopp MV, Bekaii-Saab T. A phase II and pharmacodynamic study of sunitinib in relapsed/refractory oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal cancers. British Journal of Cancer. 2015, Jul; 113(2): 220-225.
Presentations
  • Clark, D. J., A. K. Smith, M. V. Knopp, and S. A. Smith (June 2015a). Applying variable RF-power CEST (vCEST) to detect exchangeable hydroxyl protons in the presence of MT at 3 Tesla. In: Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 23. Electronic Poster. Toronto, Canada.
  • Clark, D. J., A. K. Smith, M. V. Knopp, and S. A. Smith (June 2015b). Improving sensitivity to hydroxyl protons and simultaneous measurement of amide and NOE signals at 3T using variable presaturation power CEST (vCEST). In: Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 23. Electronic Poster. Toronto, Canada.
  • Clark, D. J., S. A. Smith, and M. V. Knopp (May 2014). Simulating variable RF power presaturation schemes to enhance CEST contrast for exchangeable protons near 1.0 ppm. In: Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 22. Electronic Poster. Milan, Italy.
  • Clark, D. J., G. Jia, M. I. Menendez, A. L. Bertone, D. C. Flanigan, and M. V. Knopp (Dec. 2010). Quantitative MRI-based Biomarkers for Articular Cartilage Injury of the Knee in a Pony Model. In: Radiological Society of North America 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Education Exhibit. Chicago, IL USA.
  • Clark, D. J., G. Jia, S. Choi, M. I. Menendez, S. Sammet, W. Wei, A. L. Bertone, D. C. Flanigan, and M. V. Knopp (Oct. 2009). Quantitative Methods for Assessing Cartilage Injury and Regeneration Using High-Field 3T MRI. In: Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Meeting. Poster.Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Berman, J. I., D. J. Clark, M. S. Berger, and R. G. Henry (May 2008). Improved diffusion MR Fiber Tracking for Neurosurgical Applications. In: Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 16. Talk. Toronto,Canada.
 
Thomas Murray
 

Thomas Murray, DO

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Pediatric Advocate Children’s Hospital
Presentations
  • Reducing Excessive Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluation; Quality improvement clinical research, Poster Presentation at the Advocate Children’s Hospital Research & QI Symposium- Regional Conference, May 2017 and May 2018
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus- Pediatric Academic Series Advocate Children’s Hospital CME Conference, January 2018
  • Leukodystrophies- Pediatric Academic Series Advocate Children’s Hospital CME Conference, July 2018
  • Circumcision- Advocate Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinic Morning Report, July 2018
  • Febrile Seizures- Advocate Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinic Morning Report, July 2018
  • Epilepsy-Advocate Children’s Hospital Inpatient Morning report, November 2018
  • Documentation- Advocate Children’s Hospital Inpatient Morning Report, December 2018

Child Neurology - First Years

Ahmed Awad
 

Ahmed Awad, MD

  • Medical School: Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Residency

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Brianna Noelle Brun, MD

  • Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Publications
  • Brun, B.N., Mockler, S.R., Laubscher, K.M., Stephan, C.M., Collison, J.A., Zimmerman, M.B., Mathews, K.D.. Childhood Activity on Progression in Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2I. Journal of Child Neurology. 2017, Feb; 32(2): 204-209. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27872178. Pub Status: Published.
  • Brun, B.N., Mockler, S.R., Laubscher, K.M., Stephan, C.M., Wallace, A.M., Collison, J.A., Zimmerman, M.B., Dobyns, W.B., Mathews, K.D.. Comparison of brain MRI findings with language and motor function in the dystroglycanopathies. Neurology. 2017, Feb; 88(7): 623-629. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28087826. Pub Status: Published.
  • Brun, B.N., Willer, T., Darbo, B.W., et al. Uniparental disomy unveils a novel recessive mutation in POMT2. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2018, Jul; 28(7): 592-596.
Invited Publications
  • Brun, B.N., Mockler, S.R., Laubscher, K.M., Stephan, C.M., Wallace, A.M., Collison, J.A., Zimmerman, M.B., Mathews, K.D. (April 2017). Childhood Activity on Progression in Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2I Poster presented at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; Boston, MA, USA.
  • Brun, B.N., Mockler, S.R., Laubscher, K.M., Stephan, C.M., Wallace, A.M., Collison, J.A., Zimmerman, M.B., Dobyns, W.B., Mathews, K.D. (April 2016). Brain MRI Findings in the Dystroglycanopathies; Comparison with Language and Motor Function Poster presented at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; Vancouver, BC, CAN.
  • Brun, B.N. & Mathews, K.D. (April 2016). Elevated CK and LE Weakness Following Viral Illness. Oral Presentation presented at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; Vancouver, BC, CAN.
  • Brun, B.N., Mockler, S.R., Laubscher, K.M., Stephan, C.M., Wallace, A.M., Collison, J.A., Zimmerman, M.B., Dobyns, W.B., Mathews, K.D. (April 2016). Brain MRI Findings in the Dystroglycanopathies; Comparison with Language and Motor Function. Oral Presentation presented at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; Vancouver, BC, CAN.
  • Brun, B.N., Mockler, S.R., Laubscher, K.M., Stephan, C.M., Wallace, A.M., Collison, J.A., Zimmerman, M.B., Dobyns, W.B., Mathews, K.D. (April 2016). Brain MRI Findings in the Dystroglycanopathies; Comparison with Language and Motor Function Poster presented at: Pediatric Research Day; Iowa City, IA, USA.
  • Brun, B.N. & Smith, R. (September 2014). Identifying the Second Mutation in USH2A Patients with Mono-allelic Mutations. Oral Presentation presented at: Medical Student Research Day; Iowa City, IA, USA.
  • Brun, B.N., & Aluru, M. (April 2012). Functional Genomics of Carotenoid-Associated Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana Poster presented at: University Honors Program Poster Sessions; Ames, IA, USA.
 
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Megan Marie Fredwall, MD

  • Medical School: University of Southern Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Publications
  • Fredwall, M., Sternburg, S., Blackhurst, D., Lee, A., Leacock, R., & Nathaniel, T.. Gender Differences in Exclusion Criteria for Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2016, Nov; 25(11): 2569–2574. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27618196. Pub Status: Published.
  • Nathaniel, T. I., Cochran, T., Chaves, J., Fulmer, E., Sosa, C., Yi, S., Fredwall, M., Sternberg, S., Blackhurst, D., Nelson, A., & Leacock, R.. Co-morbid Conditions in Use of Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator (rt-PA) for the Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke. Brain Injury. 2016, Aug; 30(10): 1261-1265. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27484159. Pub Status: Published.
 
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Rae Leonor Ferrer Gumayan, MD

  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Publications
  • Gumayan, R., James E., Hasan A., Koehler J., Vohra, S. Brain Development Bags: Designing Tools to Engage Parents in Early Childhood Neurodevelopment Through Play. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. September 17, 2017. Chicago, IL. doi: 10.1542/peds.142.1_MeetingAbstract.782.
  • Gumayan, R., Hulyalkar, M., Tripathy, S. Recurrent pyloric stenosis: progressive hypertrophy after first pyloromyotomy. The Future of Pediatric Practice by FCAAP. September 2, 2017.
  • Orland, FL. Ratnapradipa, D., Gumayan, R., Barger, A. Environmental health risk exposure: an introductory lesson to environmental health. The 18th Annual Regional Conference on Science Education at Southern Illinois University. January 31, 2014. Carbondale, IL
  • Gumayan, R., Jones, M. Methoxy and chloro bilin analogs reduce cell viability of Leishmania tarentolae. Illinois State University Research Symposium, July 29, 2010. Bloomington, IL.
 
Ezgi Saylam
 

Ezgi Saylam, MD

  • Medical School: Pamukkale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Arkansas Child Neurology Residency

Pediatrics - Second Years

Ezgi Saylam
 

Muhammed Talha Gunduz, MD

  • Medical School: Duzce Universitesi Tip Fakultesi (Turkey)
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Abstracts
  • Gibson, R., McDonald, M., Gallentine, W., Gunduz, M.T., & Mikati, M. Novel phenotype of paroxysmal spells dueto KCNMA1 de novo gene mutation mimicking epilepsy and responding to stimulant therapy. American Epilepsy Society. 2018, Jun; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Gunduz, M.T., & Mikati, M. Novel manifestation of truncating TRIM8 gene mutation: Electrical status epilepticus of sleep with regression. Annals of Human Genetics. 2018, Jul; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Kansagra, S., Ghusayni, R., Kherallah, B., Gunduz, T., McLean, M., Prange, L., Kravitz, R.M., & Mikati, M. Polysomnographic findings and sleep disorders in children with alternating hemiplegia of childhood. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2018, Aug; Pub Status: Provisionally Accepted.
  • Vajapey, G., Shashi, V., Thompson, E., Gunduz, M.T., Lemmon, M., & Mikati, M. Association of craniosynostosis with hemimegalencephaly causing infantile spasms. American Epilepsy Society. 2018, May; Pub Status: Submitted.
Non-Peer Reviewed Online Publication
 
Laura Lamberta
 

Laura “Kate” Lamberta, DO

  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Poster Presentations
  • Lamberta, L.K., & Lam, D., & Yakoub, N. (2018). Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma: Unusual Presentation in a Forty-Year-Old Female.Poster presented at: Kenneth J. Suarez Research Day; Downers Grove, IL.
  • Lamberta, L.K., & Vlcek, K.R., & Sharthyia, H., & Garcia, R., & Fornaro, M., & Gasiorowski. J.Z., & Kristjansdottir, K. (2018). The mTOR Pathway is not Involved in Enhanced and Directed Axonal Regeneration of Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglia on Topographically Patterned Surfaces.Poster presented at: Kenneth J. Suarez. Research Day; Downers Grove, IL.
  • Uhlen, A., & Lamberta, L.K., & Sharthiya, H., & Vlcek, K.R., & Fornaro, M., & Gasiorowski, J., & Kristjansdottir, (2018). Using Mass Spectrometry to Identify Proteins Important for Enhanced and Directionalized Axonal Growth of Ex Vivo Mouse Dorsal Route Ganglia Grown on Nano-sized Topography.Poster presented at: Kenneth Suarez Research Day; Downers Grove, IL.
 
Laura Lamberta
 

Corinne McCabe, MD

  • Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Poster Presentations
  • Clayton, J., Dixon, B., Henry, D., McCabe, C., McLaughlin, W., Shah, A., Sulllivan, C., Falzone, S., Galli, G. (2016). Communication Barriers for Intellectually Disabled Individuals who are Non-Verbal and In PainPoster presented at: 7th Annual Research Symposium at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Scranton, PA.
  • Logrono, G., McCabe, C., Parrick, J., Ricci, MB. Falzone, S., Galli, G. (2018). Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, and Stress Education to Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual DisabilitiesPoster presented at: 9th Annual Research Symposium at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Scranton, PA.
  • McCabe, C., Jaffery, S., Kolesnichenko, O.. (2014). DNA Extraction of FruitPoster presented at: Department of Biology and Alain Locke Public School Students at Drexel University; Philadelphia, PA.
 
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Stephanie Rinne, DO

  • Medical School: Western University of Health Science/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Poster Presentations
  • Jurief, C., Kerosky, Z., Kersh, J., Park, C., White, M., Rinne, S., Rinne, P., and Kisby, G.E.. (2017). “Comparative Response of Human Neuroblastoma and Stem Cell Cultures to Environmental Toxins”Poster presented at: Osteopathic Student Government Conference; Lebanon, OR.
  • Marr, E., Yazel, B., Vanderholm, T., Davis (Rinne), S., Rinne, P., Sorensen, B., Daberkow, D.. (2014). “Characteri zing the Chronic Dopamine Microsensor”Poster presented at: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting; District of Columbia, DC.
  • Park,C., White, M., Moss, J., Rinne, S., Rinne, P., and Kisby, G.E.. (2016). "Comparative Response of Human Neuronal Culture Models to Environmental Toxins”Poster presented at: Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologist Annual Meeting; Corvallis, OR.
  • Park,C., White, M., Moss, J., Rinne, S., Rinne, P., and Kisby, G.E.. (2016). "Comparative Response of Human Neuronal Culture Models to Environmental Toxins”Poster presented at: Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon Fall Conference; Portland, OR.
 
Stephanie Rinne
 

Alexandra Sankovic, MD

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
  • Arshad, J., Sankovic, A.E., & Sayegh, R.R.. Value of Scheimpflug Photography in Predicting Corneal Decompensation Requiring Keratoplasty Following Cataract Surgery in Patients with Fuchs Dystrophy. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2018, Jul; 59(9): 2913. Pub Status: Published.
Poster Presentations
  • Arshad, J., Sankovic, A.E., & Sayegh, R.R.. (2018). Value of Scheimpflug Photography in Predicting Corneal Decompensation Requiring Keratoplasty Following Cataract Surgery in Patients with Fuchs DystrophyPoster presented at: ARVO Annual Meeting; Honolulu, HI

Pediatrics - First Years

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Sean DeBoyance, MD

  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Quinton Mandle, MD

  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
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April Consevage, MD

  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Alyssa-Claire Torres Mendoza, MD

  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Alex Sunshine, MD, PhD

  • Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo
  • Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital