Editorial Board



Steven L. Lewis, MD, FAAN
Timothy M. Breidegam Chair and Chief of Neurology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Lewis has received personal compensation from the American Academy of Neurology for serving as Editor-in-Chief of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology and for activities related to Continuum Audio and for activities related to his role as a director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr Lewis has received royalty payments from Wolters Kluwer for the books Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination and Neurology for the Non-Neurologist and from Wiley-Blackwell for the book Neurological Disorders Due to Systemic Disease. Dr. Lewis is an Elected Trustee of the World Federation of Neurology and serves as Editor-in-Chief of World Neurology.


Associate Editor of Ethics and Medicolegal Issues

Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Medical Ethics; Vice Chair for Education, Department of Neurology; Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Kass serves as associate editor of ethical and medicolegal issues for Continuum and as an associate editor for Continuum Audio. Dr Kass has received personal compensation for CME and grand rounds lectures from MCE Conferences; Medical Education Speakers Network; and PrimeMed Medical Group, and has received personal compensation for expert testimony in legal cases involving personal injury, defamation, and malpractice.


Associate Editor of Practice

Anna D. Hohler, MD, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, Massachusetts

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Hohler reports no disclosure.


Associate Editor of Coding

Laura B. Powers, MD, FAAN
Retired from private practice

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Powers receives honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology for speaking engagements, and serves as the deputy editor for Neurology: Clinical Practice.


Associate Editor of Child Neurology

Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Child Neurology; Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Mink serves as a member of the scientific advisory board of Censa Pharmaceuticals; as chair of the data and safety monitoring board of Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc; as a member of the national advisory council of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and as a member of the scientific advisory board of the Tourette Association of America. Dr Mink serves as associate editor of Neurology and receives royalties from Elsevier and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Dr Mink has served as a consultant for BioMarin and Medtronic and has received grants from Abeona Therapeutics, Batten Disease Support and Research Association, Batten Research Alliance, and the National Institute of Health.

Associate Editor of Neuroimaging

Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD, FAAN, FASN
Professor, Chief, Department of Neuro-oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo; Vice President, Director, Brain Tumor Center, Director, Headache Clinic, Dent Neurologic Institute, Buffalo, New York

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Mechtler has received personal compensation for speaking engagements with Allergan, Inc; Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and has received research support from Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc; Allergan; Amgen Inc; Autonomic Technologies; Eli Lilly and Company; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd; and Vascular Biogenics.

Associate Editor of Self-Assessment and CME

Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, FAAN

Vice Chairman for Education and Associate Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Safdieh reports no disclosure.


Continuum Audio Editor

Aaron E. Miller, MD, FAAN
Medical Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis; Professor of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Relationship Disclosure: Dr. Miller received personal compensation for consulting and/or speaking engagements from Accordant, Acorda Therapeutics, Alkermes, Biogen, Gelgene, EMD Serono, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Novartis, and Sanofi Genzyme. Dr Miller receives personal compensation from the American Academy of Neurology for serving as editor of Continuum Audio and research support for participation in clinical trials from Biogen, ​F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech Inc, Novartis, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and MedDay.


Pharmacotherapeutics Reviewer

Marketa Marvanova, PharmD, PhD, CGP, BCPP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Marvanova reports no disclosure.

Editorial Board


Hannah R. Briemberg, MD, FRCPC

Director, Neurology Residency Program, Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Briemberg receives grant support from the ALS Society of BC, the ALS Society of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the University of Calgary. Dr Briemberg receives royalties from UptoDate, Inc.


Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN            

Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California; Assistant Chief of Neurology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California

Relationship Disclosure: Dr. Kilgore serves as an advisory board member of Cala Health, Inc.

Kerry H. Levin, MD, FAAN            

Chairman, Department of Neurology; Director, Neuromuscular Center; Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Relationship Disclosure: Dr. Levin serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has received royalties from Elsevier and UptoDate, Inc.​​

Alejandro A. Rabinstein, MD, FAAN            

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Rabinstein has received royalty payments from Elsevier and Oxford University Press and research support from DJO Global.

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN            

Professor and Vice Chair of Research; Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Smith serves as a consultant for Allergan, Gelgene Corporation, CSL Behring, and Grifols. Dr Smith has received personal compensation from the American Academy of Neurology for serving as an editor of NeuroLearn and has served as an expert witness on cases involving peripheral nerve disorders. Dr Smith receives research support from the National Institutes of Health.

Erik K. St. Louis, MD, MS, FAAN            

Co-director, Mayo Center for Sleep Medicine in Minnesota; Associate Professor of Neurology, Consultant in Medicine and Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota

Relationship Disclosure: Dr St. Louis has received personal compensation for serving as a consultant in clinical trial design for Axovant Sciences Ltd, for serving on the data safety monitoring board of Inspire Inc, and has received research/grant support from Axovant Sciences Ltd; Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Merck & Co. Inc; the Michael J. Fox Foundation; the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc


Allison L. Weathers, MD, FAAN            

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic, Beachwood, Ohio

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Weathers has received honoraria for grand rounds and lectures from the Los Angeles Neurological Society, the North Carolina Neurological Society, and the Wake Forest Neurology Department. Dr Weathers receives travel reimbursement for participation on American Academy of Neurology (AAN) committees, has received honoraria for presenting at the AAN Annual Meeting, and serves as chair of the Adult Neuroscience Specialty Steer Board at Epic Pharma, LLC.

Past Editors-in-Chief

Elliott L. Mancall, MD, FAAN (1993-2002)

Aaron E. Miller, MD, FAAN (2003-2012)

Founding Program Director

Theodore L. Munsat, MD, FAAN

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Editorial Staff

Executive Editor
Andrea J. Weiss, MA
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Email: aweiss@aan.com

Managing Editor
Amanda Doering
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Email: adoering@aan.com

Production Editor
Debra Zoellner
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Production Editor
Rebecca Oster Bach
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Senior Editorial Associate
Cassandra King
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