Our Health Care Providers | Brain & Spine Institute

The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute has many qualified physicians to help with a wide range of medical conditions. Below is a list of specialists.

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For an appointment with the Brain & Spine Institute please call: 

Neurology: 410-601-9515
Neurosurgery: 410-601-4417
Neuropsychological assessment: 410-601-7375
Carroll Hospital’s Stroke Center: 410-871-7000


Jennifer L. Berkeley, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Neurocritical Care at Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Neurocritical care, cerebrovascular neurology, neurosciences critical care, highly specialized consultation and care for neurology and neurosurgery patients


William W. Ashley, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.N.S.
Director, Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Neurointerventional Radiology, Department of Radiology
Specialties: Aneurysms, stroke, arteriovenous malformations, tumor embolization and balloon occlusion testing


Adrian J. Goldszmidt, M.D.
Chief, Department of Neurology, Sinai Hospital
Director, Headache Program
Specialties: Stroke, headache

Shubhi Agrawal, M.D.
Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Specialities: Epilepsy, epilepsy comorbidities, advanced diagnostics, management of drug-resistant epilepsy

Numthip Chitravas, M.D.
Neuromuscular and Epilepsy specialist
Specialties: Medically refractory epilepsy and congenital and acquired neuromuscular disorders

Molly Del Santo, M.D.
Movement disorders specialist
Specialties: Parkinson disease, essential tremor, dystonia, other movement disorders

P. Jay Foreman, Ph.D., M.D.
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center 
Specialties: Epilepsy, advances in the genetics of epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology

Arash Foroughi, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Epilepsy, neurology

Braeme S. Glaun, M.D.
Director, Neuromuscular Division, Department of Neurology, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Neuromuscular disorders, neurophysiology, multiple sclerosis

Andrew T. Guidry, M.D.
Sports neurology specialist
Specialties: Sports neurology, concussion, whiplash, posttraumatic headache

Richard Jung, M.D.
Vascular neurologist and neurointerventional surgeon
Specialties: Stroke, cerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation (cerebral or spinal), arteriovenous fistula (cerebral or spinal), carotid stenosis

Nicole Mahdi, M.D.
Director, Primary Stroke Center
Northwest Hospital
Specialties: Stroke

Santiago Mazuera, M.D.

Neurologist and headache specialist
Specialties: Headache, migraine, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, trigger-point injections, nerve blocks, botulinum toxin injections for treatment of headache-related disorders

E. Harlan Michelle, M.D.
Neuromuscular specialist
Specialties: ALS, myasthenia gravis, numbness, tingling, peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathies, weakness/trouble walking, neuromuscular disorders

Robin K. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center
Specialties: Hydrocephalus, CSF pressure abnormalities, shunt management, gait disorders in the elderly, dementia

Affiliated Community Neurologists 

Bruce A. Rabin, M.D., Ph.D. 
Specialties: Neuromuscular disorders, clinical neurophysiology, diseases of the peripheral nervous system, ALS, EMG

Shawn Smyth, M.D.
Specialties: Parkinson disease and other movement disorders, deep brain stimulator management, cognitive impairment, dementia

Howard D. Weiss, M.D.
Director, Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Program
Specialties: Parkinson disease, movement disorders


Michael E. Altman, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology Director, Neuro-ophthalmology
Specialties: Pseudotumor cerebri, increased intracranial pressure, double vision, stroke affecting vision, MS affecting vision, abnormal pupils, optic nerve disorders, Graves disease


S. Marc Testa, Ph.D. A.B.P.P.-C.N.
Director, Division of Adult & Pediatric Medical Psychology
Clinical Training Director
Adult neuropsychologist, state-licensed psychologist
Specialties: Epilepsy, psychogenic seizures, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury

Sarah McQuide, Psy.D.
Health Psychologist
State-licensed psychologist
Specialties: Health psychology, behavioral medicine, behavioral management of chronic pain, caregiver support

Jessica McWhorter, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.-R.P.
Licensed clinical psychologist
Specialties: Neurorehabilitation

Tyler Rickards, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.-C.N.
Rehabilitation neuropsychologist
Specialties: Neurorehabilitation

Carleen Schwimmer, Psy.D.
Licensed clinical psychologist
Specialties: Neuropsychology, adult and geriatric patients with cognitive concerns

Alicia Sharma, Psy.D.
Licensed clinical psychologist 
Specialties:  Neurorehabilitation

Wendy Sulc, Ph.D.
Pediatric neuropsychologist and state-licensed psychologist
Specialties: Pediatric neuropsychology, cognitive late effects from childhood cancer

Donna Yaffe, Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist
Specialties: Health psychology


LifeBridge Health Department OF Neurosurgery

Neal J. Naff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, LifeBridge Health, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Specialties: Microsurgical treatment of cervical and lumbar spine disorders; Degenerative spine disease; Surgical and radiosurgical treatment of brain and spinal tumors; Hydrocephalus; Peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome; Chiari malformations; Spasticity; Spinal cord stimulation

William W. Ashley, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.N.S.
Director, Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Neurosurgery
Specialties: Aneurysms, stroke, brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, extracranial carotid disease, intracranial atherosclerosis, complex cranial base tumors (including vestibular schwannomas and pituitary tumors), tumor embolization and balloon occlusion testing. He also treats general neurosurgical conditions such as degenerative disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine.

James L. Frazier III, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwest Hospital
Specialties: Minimally invasive spine techniques; Cervical myelopathy, radiculopathy, and stenosis; Lumbar radiculopathy and stenosis; Neck and arm pain, lower back and leg pain; Non-surgical spine care, spine tumors and spine trauma; Spinal cord stimulation

Omar Zalatimo, M.D. M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S.
Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Specialties: Spinal surgery: cervical and lumbar disorders; Functional neurosurgery: trigeminal neuralgia, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery and spinal cord stimulation; Tumor neurosurgery; Peripheral nerve surgery

Affliated Community Neurosurgeons

James Conway, M.D.
Specialties: Neuro-oncology, tumors of the brain and spine, cerebrovascular disorders

Ira M. Garonzik, M.D.
Director, Spine Center, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Complex spinal reconstruction, deep-brain stimulation, degenerative spine disease, tumors of the spinal cord and vertebral column, spine trauma and infections, minimally invasive surgical approaches to the spine

Agha S. Khan, M.D.
Specialties: Spine and skullbase brain tumors, advanced techniques in spinal care

David A. Gordon, M.D.
Director, Neuro-urology

Scott E. Brown, M.D.
Director, Spasticity Program
Co-director, Neurophysiology
Chief, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Pain medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine

Melanie C. Brown, M.D.
Medical Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital
Director, Residency Training Program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Biomechanics, gain analysis

Erich Buchner, M.D.
Specialties: Electrodiagnostic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, chronic pain management, sports medicine

Sara A. Eby, M.D.
Specialties: Neurorehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation

Mariam Keramati, D.O.
Specialties: Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injury medicine

Lynn A. Staggs, M.D.
Board-certified physiatrist
Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Affiliated Community Orthopedic Spine Surgeons
Mark S. Rosenthal, M.D.
Orthopedic Director
Co-director, Orthopedic Spine Fellowship Program, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Disorders of the spine
Morenikeji Ayodele Buraimoh, M.D.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
OrthoMaryland Care Center
Specialties: Disorders of the spine