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.

Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN

Associate Editor of Ethics and Medicolegal Issues and Continuum Audio Associate Editor

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, as an associate editor for Continuum Audio, as a neurology section editor of Ferri's Clinical Advisor for Elsevier, and as co-editor of Neurology Secrets, Sixth Edition. Dr Kass has received personal compensation for CME lectures from MCE Conferences and Pri-Med Medical Group and has received personal compensation as a medicolegal consultant in legal cases involving criminal cases, malpractice, and personal injury.

Anna D. Hohler, MD, FAAN

Associate Editor of Practice

Chair, Department of Neurology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; Director of Medical Student Education; Assistant Dean; Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, Massachusetts


Relationship Disclosure: Dr Hohler reports no disclosure.

Laura B. Powers, MD, FAAN

Associate Editor of Coding

Retired from private practice.


Relationship Disclosure: Dr Powers serves as the deputy editor for Neurology: Clinical Practice.

Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD, FAAN

Associate Editor of Child Neurology

Frederick A. Horner MD Professor in Pediatric Neurology; Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, 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 Abide Therapeutics, Inc and Censa Pharmaceuticals and serves as a consultant for BioMarin; Bluebird Bio, Inc; and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Dr Mink serves as associate editor of Neurology and receives royalties from Elsevier and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He receives research support from Abeona Therapeutics, Batten Disease Support and Research Association, Batten Research Alliance, and the National Institutes of Health.

Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD, FAAN, FASN

Associate Editor of Neuroimaging

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; Promius Pharma, LLC; and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and has received research support from Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc; Allergan, Inc; Amgen Inc; Autonomic Technologies; Eli Lilly and Company; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd; and Vascular Biogenics.

Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, FAAN

Associate Editor of Self-Assessment and CME

Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Education Scholar, Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum, Vice Chairman for Education, Associate Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York


Relationship Disclosure: Dr Safdieh serves as editor-in-chief of Neurology Today, receives publishing royalties from Elsevier, and has given expert witness testimony.

Aaron E. Miller, MD, FAAN

Continuum Audio Editor

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.

Marketa Marvanova, PharmD, PhD, BCGP, BCPP

Pharmacotherapeutics Reviewer

Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota


Relationship Disclosure: Dr Marvanova reports no disclosure.

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 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 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 receives royalties from Elsevier and UpToDate, Inc, and grant support from Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alejandro A. Rabinstein, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Relationship Disclosure:Dr Rabinstein receives royalties from Elsevier and Oxford University Press and receives research support from DJO Global, Inc.

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 receives personal compensation as a consultant for Allergan, Inc, Celgene Corporation, CSL Behring, and Regenesis and receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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

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 served as a consultant (without receiving personal compensation) for Axovant Sciences, Inc and has received research/grant support from Axovant Sciences, Inc; Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science; 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 receives travel reimbursement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for her work on committees, has received honoraria for presenting at the AAN Annual Meeting and other AAN conferences, and serves as chair of the Adult Neuroscience Specialty Steering Board at Epic Pharma, LLC.

Michael J. Bradshaw, MD

Neuroimmunology Fellow, Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts


Relationship Disclosure:Dr Bradshaw reports no disclosure.

Ali G. Hamedani, MD, MHS

Samantha and Michael Jordan Neuro-ophthalmology Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Relationship Disclosure:Dr Hamedani reports no disclosure.

​David C. Anderson, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Relationship Disclosure:Dr Anderson receives personal compensation for serving on the data safety and monitoring boards of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation–Intracerebral Hemorrhage (SPAF-ICH) and WATCHMAN clinical trials.

Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York


Relationship Disclosure:Dr Józefowicz reports no disclosure.

S. Andrew Josephson, MD, FAAN

Chair, Department of Neurology, Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California


Relationship Disclosure:Dr Josephson receives personal compensation as editor-in-chief for JAMA Neurology.

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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Andrea J. Weiss, MA

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Amanda Doering

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Debra Zoellner

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Rebecca Oster Bach, MA

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Cassandra King

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