Alessandro Serra, MD, PhD
"After completing a neurology residency and a neuroscience PhD in Italy, I was attracted by the opportunity of pursuing research in the U.S. and CWRU stood out for its collegial and stimulating environment, ideal for young clinicians with a passion for research. The presence of Dr. R. John Leigh on the faculty was particularly important. My research mentor for more than 10 years, he kept me motivated throughout my CWRU neurology residency and supported my studies of fast eye movement disorders in diseases such as multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. The experience at CWRU has definitely put me on the launch pad for a future career of independent clinical research and cutting-edge patient care."