After Graduation

Since its beginning in 1961, our program has now graduated over 500 neurology residents. About half of our graduating residents go into academic medicine and the other half into private practice. Recent graduates have full-time faculty positions locally or at other distinguished institutions including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University. Individuals associated with the department have gone on to take important roles in clinical neurology, including the Chair of Departments of Neurology and Dean of medical schools.

Case Graduates: Chairs and Deans
Name Position Institution
Jack Conomy, MD Chair, Neurology Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Michael Cohen, MD Chair, Neurology University of Buffalo
James Corbett, MD Chair, Neurology University of Mississippi
Simon Horenstein, MD Chair, Neurology St. Louis University
Ken Johnson, MD Chair, Neurology University of Maryland
Richard Johnson, MD Chair, Neurology Johns Hopkins University
Henry Kaminski, MD Chair, Neurology St. Louis University
Henry Kaminski, MD Chair, Neurology George Washington University
Joseph Martin, MD Chair, Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital
Dean Harvard Medical School
Jack Selhorst, MD Chair, Neurology St. Louis University
William Sibley, MD Chair, Neurology University of Arizona
Joe van der Muelen, MD Chair, Neurology University of Southern California
Dean and VP University of Southern California
Joe van den Noort, MD Chair, Neurology University of California, Irvine
Dean University of Southern California

Almost all our Neurology residents select to do additional fellowship training after graduation. A few will go directly into academic or private practice. Our graduates do fellowships in a diverse variety of sub-specialties. Some of our graduates stay at Case Western Reserve University / UH Cleveland Medical Center for their fellowships while others are accepted at the most competitive and highly ranked fellowship programs in the country. Below is a listing of graduates over the last 10 years, their fellowship areas and institutions where they did their fellowship.

Class of 2020
Name Specialty Institution

Saleh Alhasan, MD

Multiple sclerosis

Yale University

Faisal Almayman, MD

Vascular Neurology

University of Buffalo

Yazid Alrajeh, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Daniel Benson, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Dennis Chuang, MD

Vascular Neurology

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Allyson Connor, MD

Movement Disorders

University of Minnesota

Pitcha Chompoopong, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Neel Fotedar, MD

Epilepsy

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Naveen George, DO

Headache

Darthmouth-Hitchock

James Liao, MD, PhD

Movement Disorders

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Mankaran Sawhney, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Alexander Wang, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Fajun Wang, MD

Neurocritical Care

University of Pittsburgh


Class of 2019
Name Specialty Institution
Abdullah Alqahtani, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Yazeed Alolayan, MD NeuroCritical Care University of Miami
Sushma Chennubhotla, MD Headache Sanford University
Daniel Feldman, MD Headache Johns Hopkins University
Michael Hansen, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Lee Neilson, MD Movement Disorders Oregon Health Science & University
John Pham, MD NeuroCritical Care Emory University
Nataliya Pyatka, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Ashley Rogers, MD NeuroCritical Care Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Aaron Shaver, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Danielle Weiss, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Michael Yang, MD Headache Darthmouth Medical Center

Class of 2018
Name Specialty Institution
Modhi Alkhaldi, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Faisal Alsallom, MD Epilepsy Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Mossaed Alyahya, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Matthew Banks, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Theodore Bowen, MD NeuroCritical Care University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Nikita Dedhia, MD Vascular Neurology Ohio State University
Trisha Dickey, MD NeuroCritical Care University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Gabrielle Horstman, MD, Ph.D. Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Sindhu Richards, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Anum Riaz, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Macym Rizvi, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Han Wang, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Jonathan Zande, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Class of 2017
Name Specialty Institution
Rana Abusoufeh, MD Clinical Neurophysiology Louisiana State University
Ayham Alkachroum, MD Neurocritical care Columbia University
Bayan Almarwani, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Omar Alsinaidi, MD Movement Disorders Mt. Sinai, NY
Hatim Attar, MD Vascular Neurology University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Alireza Bozorgi, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Yogesh Gujrati, MD Vascular Neurology Michigan State
Vishakhadatta Kumaraswamy, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Yasir Saleem, MD Vascular Neurology Emory University
Junaid Siddiqui, MD Academic Staff Position University of Missouri
Mahmoud Shaqfeh, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Thananan Thammongkolchai, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Class of 2016
Name Specialty Institution
Haifa Al-Abri, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Mohammad Alrajeh, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Christopher Geiger, DO Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Deepak Gupta, MD Movement Disorders Columbia University
Dominic Hickey, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Namir Khandker, MD NeuroCritical Care University of Pittsburgh
Ashish Kulhari, MD Vascular Neurology + Neurocritical care + Endovascular Neurology  JFK Medical Center, Seton Hall University
Supriya Mahajan, MD Behavioral Neurology University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Shivam Mittal, MD Movement Disorders Mayo Clinic
Tanaporn Rasameesoraj, MD Movement Disorders Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Alok Sachdeva, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Nuttawan Vongveeranonchai, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Class of 2015
Name Specialty Institution
Oladi S. Bentho, MD NeuroCritical Care Johns Hopkins
Bryan J. Bonder, MD Internal Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Diep Bui, MD Epilepsy University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Jonah Grossman, MD NeuroCritical Care University of Cincinnati
Guadalupe Fernandez, MD Epilepsy (staff) University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Kunal Kumar, MD Neurocritical care and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Wilson Memorial Hospital/Upstate Medical University
Saba N. Saeed, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Komal Sawlani, MD Neuromuscular Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Andy L. Smith, MD Multiple Sclerosis Cleveland Clinic Foundation Mellon Center
Sikawat Thanaviratananich, MD Epilepsy Baylor University
Manaf Zawahreh, MD Sleep Medicine Duke University

Class of 2014
Name Specialty Institution
Kelly Andrzejewski, DO, PhD Experimental Therapeutics University of Rochester
Sylvia Eisele, MD Neuro-Oncology Massachusetts General Hospital
Betsy Garratt, DO Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Prerna Malla, MD Neuromuscular Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Deepak Gulati, MD Vascular Neurology University of Pittsburgh
Diana Abdul Rahman, MD NeuroCritical Care University Hospitals Case Medical Center
David Schmerler, DO Movement Disorders University of Cincinnati
Murad Talahma, MD NeuroCritical Care University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Joseph Zachariah, DO NeuroCritical Care Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Class of 2013
Name Specialty Institution
Rachel Colman, MD Headache Mount Sinai, NY, NY
Carmela Gonzales, MD Sleep Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Prachi Mehndiratta, MD Vascular Neurology University of Virginia
Benjamin Miller, MD NeuroCritical Care University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Anitha Rao-Frisch, MD Behavioral Neurology University of California, San Francisco
Reiner See, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD Movement Disorders Emory University
Tanzila Shams, MD Vascular Neurology University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Yonatan Spolter, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Pichet Termsarasab, MD Movement Disorders Mount Sinai, NY, NY

Class of 2012
Name Specialty Institution
Hassan Albataineh, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (IOM) Duke University
Adel Aziz, MD Private Practice Reno, Nevada
Fareeha Ashraf, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) University Hospitals Case Medical Center
 Sleep Medicine Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Raed Azzam, MD Neuromuscular Medicine Vanderbilt University
Neha Dangayach, MD NeuroCritical Care Columbia University, NY, NY
Hesham Masoud, MD Vascular Neurology Boston University
Interventional Neurology Boston University
Srivadee Oravivattanakul, MD Movement Disorders Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ezequiel Piccione, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Peripheral Nerve Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MD
Karim Salame, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Alessandro Serra, MD, PhD Multiple Sclerosis Cleveland Clinic Foundation Mellon Center

Class of 2011
Name Specialty Institution

Numthip Chitravas, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Dan-Andrei Dimitriu, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Phillip Justice, DO

Neuromuscular Medicine

Vanderbilt

Hariprasad Kunhi Veedu, MD

Academic Practice

Cleveland MetroGeneral Hospital

Tony Masri, MD

Sleep Medicine

Stanford University, CA

Sonal Mehta, MD

Vascular Neurology

St. Louis University

Interventional Neurology

St. Louis University

Afshin Mohammadi, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

George Naasan, MD

Behavioral Neurology

University of California, San Francisco

Bassel Raad, MD

NeuroCritical Care

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Krikor Tufenkjian, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Neuromuscular Medicine

Lahey Clinic, Boston, MA


Class of 2010
Name Specialty Institution
Angela Hardwick, MD Behavioral Neurology University of Florida (Gainesville)
Kenneth Imerman, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) Barrow Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Richard Jung, MD Vascular Neurology University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Interventional Neurology University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Kristina Karanec, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Roger Oghlakian, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Ingrid Park, MD Multiple Sclerosis University of Toronto
Kristen Smith, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Class of 2009
Name Specialty Institution
Devon Conway, MD Multiple Sclerosis Cleveland Clinic Foundation Mellon Center
Catherine Griffin, MD Sleep Medicine Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Christian Grommes, MD Neuro-Oncology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher Horn, MD NeuroCritical Care University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Ranjeeta Mani, MD Sleep Medicine Wayne State
Araya Puwanant, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University of Rochester
Experimental Therapeutics University of Rochester
Nishant Ranawat, MD Vascular Neurology University of Pittsburgh

Class of 2008
Name Specialty Institution
Steven Arbogast, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Rishi Batra, MD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Bernitsas, Evanthia, MD Multiple Sclerosis Baylor University
Michael Chilungu, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG/EMG)) University of Rochester
Sleep Medicine University of Rochester
Meziane A. Guerch, MD NeuroCritical Care University of Chicago
James Jordan, MD Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Laurie McWilliams Neuro Critical Care Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Douglas Miles, MD, PhD Neuromuscular Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Tobias Walbert, MD Neuro-Oncology MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
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