Primary Faculty

Below you can see the clinical faculty staff at the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology:

TIMOTHY J. AINGER, PHD
Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor of Neurology

LISA KOEHL, PHD
Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neuropsychology Training Director

JORDAN HARP, PHD
Neuropsycholgy
Assistant Professor of Neurology

RICHARD D. KING, MD, PHD
Memory Disorders and Aging
Associate Professor of Neurology

MAM I. IBRAHEEM, MD, MPH, CPH
General Neurology
Assistant Professor of Neurology

AYMAN AL-SALAIMEH, MD
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Assistant Professor of Neurology

JAGANNADHA R. AVASARALA, MD
Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology
Professor of Neurology

DONG (DAN) Y. HAN, PSYD
Neuropsychology
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery
and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, Neuropsychology Clinic

G. QUTUBUDDIN KHAN, MD
Child Neurology
Epilepsy
Associate Professor of Neurology

AMY HESSLER, DO
General Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Medical Clerkship
Director, Women’s Neurological Disorders Program

LARRY B. GOLDSTEIN, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Chair, Department of Neurology
Ruth L. Works Professor of Neurology
Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

KEITH R. PENNYPACKER, PHD
Cerebrovascular Research
Professor of Neurology
Interim Director of Stroke Center
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Translational Stroke Science

JULIE GURWELL, PA-C, PHD
Movement Disorders
MS/Neuroimmunology
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Advanced Practice Provider Program

ROBERT J. BAUMANN, MD
Child Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Child Neurology

AMANDA C. GLUECK, PHD
Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor of Neurology

KARA A. KENNEDY, DO
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Neurorehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

KEVIN R. NELSON, MD
Neuromuscular Disorders
Professor of Neurology
Director of Medical Affairs

MERIEM K. BENSALEM-OWEN, MD, FANA, FACNS
Epilepsy
Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, Epilepsy Program

LILA SHEIKHI, MD
Neurology
Assistant Professor

DANIEL O. LEE, MD
Sleep and Headache Medicine
Professor of Neurology

Joshua J. Chalkley, DO
Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology
Assistant Professor of Neurology

GREGORY A. JICHA, MD, PHD
Memory Disorders and Aging
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Professor of Neurology
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

JESSICA M. MCFARLIN, MD
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Palliative and Supportive Care

KIMBERLY S. JONES, MD
Child Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Child Neurology Residency Program

IMA M. EBONG, MD
Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

FREDERICK A. SCHMITT, PHD
Neuropsychology
Professor of Neurology

SIDDHARTH KAPOOR, MBBS, FANA, FAHS
Epilepsy
Headache Medicine
Associate Professor Neurology
Director, Headache Medicine
Program Director, Fellowship in Headache Medicine

TRITIA R. YAMASAKI, MD, PHD
Movement Disorders
Assistant Professor of Neurology

L. CREED PETTIGREW, MD, M.P.H
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Professor of Neurology

WILLIAM D. WATSON, MD, PHD
General Neurology
Professor of Neurology

MAHSA HAGHIGHAT, MD
Child Neurology, Epilepsy
Assistant Professor of Neurology

JESSICA D. LEE, MD
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Vice-Chair for Quality
Professor of Neurology
Director, KNI Comprehensive Stroke Center

DONITA D. LIGHTNER, MD
Child Neurology
Neuro-oncology
Associate Professor of Neurology

ZABEEN K. MAHUWALA, MD
Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders/ALS
Assistant Professor of Neurology

ZAIN GUDURU, MD
Movement Disorders
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Adult Neurology Residency Program

JOHN T. SLEVIN, MD, MBA
Movement Disorders
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair Research
Jeanne & Robert Nyere Epilepsy Research Professor
James W. Holsinger, Jr. Parkinson’s Disease Professor in Neurosciences

SALLY MATHIAS, MD
Epilepsy
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Adult Neurology Residency Program

SHAROON QAISER, MD
Child Neurology
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Child Neurology Residency Program

ANN M. STOWE, PHD
Cerebrovascular Research
Associate Professor of Neurology

STEPHEN J. RYAN, MD, MA
Neuromuscular Disease
Vice-Chair for Clinical Practice
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Lab

PADMAJA SUDHAKAR, MD
Neuro-ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Chair, Clinical Competency Committee

KARA J. SWAFFORD, MD
Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Assistant Professor of Neurology

WILLIAM C. ROBERTSON, MD
Child Neurology
Professor of Neurology

EDWARD J. KASARSKIS, MD, PHD
Neuromuscular Disorders/ALS
Professor of Neurology

RUTA N. YARDI, MD
Epilepsy
Assistant Professor of Neurology