Leon Dure, M.D.

Dure Leon 2017 WEB2Professor
William Bew White, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurology
Director 


 

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Dure is Professor and Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and holds the William Bew White, Jr. Chair in Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Dure received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine with additional training at Babies Hospital / Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center / College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan. Dr. Dure’s clinical research interests are movement disorders in childhood as well as Huntington’s Disease

Matthew Alexander, Ph.D.

Alexander Matt 20162Associate Professor



 
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Alexander earned his PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Garry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His graduate training focused on the characterization of forkhead transcription factors in skeletal muscle and cardiac progenitor cells. He moved to Boston in 2008 to join the laboratory of Dr. Louis Kunkel as a postdoctoral fellow where he focused on characterizing the role of non-coding RNAs in skeletal muscle diseases. He was promoted to an Instructor in Pediatrics and Genetics & Genomics in 2013. His laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics, division of Neurology, at Children’s of Alabama will be focused on exploring the roles of epigenetic modifiers of human neuromuscular diseases in addition to generating novel zebrafish models of muscular dystrophies for drug library screens.

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Amitha Ananth, M.D.

Ananth Amitha1 2017150Assistant Professor

 


Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education

Medical School: Heersink School of Medicine

Residency: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital (Child Neurology)

Stanford University (Medical Genetics Fellowship)

Interests

Clinical Interests
Neurometabolic disorders and neurodegenerative disorders.

Emily Gantz, M.D.

Gantz Photo150x150Assistant Professor



 

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education

Medical School
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Child Neurology Residency
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Monisha Goyal, M.D.

Goyal Monisha 2019SQUAREProfessor
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program

 

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Goyal is Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, and Professor of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Goyal received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine with additional training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goyal’s research interests are pediatric epilepsy, and pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Katherine Hammond, M.D.

katherine Hammond2Assistant Professor

 

 

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Hammond is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Hammond received medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine, followed by pediatric and pediatric neurology training also at UAB. Dr. Hammond’s clinical interests are epilepsy, developmental delay and headaches.

Krisztina Harsanyi-Jilling, M.D.

Harsanyi Jilling Krisztina 2019SQUAREAssociate Professor 
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program



Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Harsanyi-Jilling is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Harsanyi-Jilling received her medical degree from the University of Pécs Medical School in Hungary, with additional training at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University Medical School and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Harsanyi-Jilling’s research interest is sleep disorders.

Samuel Hopper, M.D.

hopper samuel 20172Assistant Professor 




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Hopper earned his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at UAB. He joins us from Jackson, Mississippi, where he worked with Children’s Medical Group, Batson Children’s Hospital and University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. His clinical and research interest is headaches in children. He sees headache patients at Children's South. 

Pongkiat Kankirawatana, M.D.

Pong2Professor
Medical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgical Program\

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Kankirawatana is Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Medical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center. Dr. Kankirawatana received his medical degree from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand in 1984. He completed his internship and pediatric residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Child Neurology fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Epilepsy fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Kankirawatana's clinical areas of interest are pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery.

Kathryn Lalor, M.D.

Lalor Katherine 2019SQUAREAssistant Professor





Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education

Medical School
University of South Alabama

Residency
Pediatric and Child Neurology- University of Vanderbilt

Michael Lopez, M.D.

Lopez Michael 2018SQUAREAssistant Professor
Associate Scientist, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School

Doctoral Program
Structural & Computational Biology- Baylor College of Medicine

Child Neurology Residency
Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship
Neuromuscular Medicine- Stanford University

Interests

Clinical
Pediatric Neuromuscular Medicine

Research
Basic science research in childhood-onset muscle disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Lydia Marcus, M.D.

Lydia Marcus 2018150x150Assistant Professor




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education:

Medical School
Heersink School of Medicine

Residency
Child Neurology-University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship
Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship-University of Alabama at Birmingham

Interests:

Neuroimmunology, acute flaccid myelitis, pediatric multiple sclerosis and autoimmune encephalitis.

Jan Mathisen, M.D.

Mathisen Jan 2009SQUAREClinical Professor

 

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Mathisen is Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Mathisen received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine with additional training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children's of Alabama, Washington University Medical Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mathisen's clinical areas of interest are epilepsy, neonatal neurology and autism.

Tony McGrath, M.D.

McGrath2Associate Professor




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. McGrath is Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. McGrath received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with additional training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. McGrath’s research areas of interest are stroke in children and pediatric epilepsy.

Ismail Mohamed, M.D.

Mohamed IsmailProfessor




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Mohamed joins us from the IWK Health Center in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Mohamed graduated from Alexandria University in Egypt and completed pediatric neurology residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and an epilepsy fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. His research interests are in functional brain imaging, in normal development, and reorganization after brain injury.

Jayne Ness, M.D., Ph.D.

Ness2Professor
Director, Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease Clinic




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Ness is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurobiology and Director of the Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease Clinic. Dr. Ness received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine with additional training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Ness's research areas of interest are pediatric demyelinating disorders, including multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, as well as cell death pathways in neonatal hypoxia-ischemia and outcome following neonatal brain injury.

Sarah Novara, M.D., MSHQS

Novara Sarah1 2017150Assistant Professor
Program Director, Child Neurology Program



Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education

Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine

Child Neurology Residency: University of Alabama-Birmingham

Interests

Research Interests
pediatric simulation education and quality improvement in the care of pediatric neurology patients.

Clinical Interests
pediatric epilepsy, headache, developmental delay, and pediatric ischemic stroke.

Alan Percy, M.D.

Percy Alan 2019SQAUREProfessor 
Sarah Katherine Bateh Endowed Professorship for Rett Syndrome

 

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Percy, Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurobiology, Genetics, and Psychology, is the former head of Child Neurology at UAB. He has expertise in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, many of which are genetic, but for the past ten years has concentrated on rare diseases research, principally related to Rett syndrome and mutations in the related gene, MECP2.  He is principal investigator of the Office of Rare Disease and NICHD-funded Natural History Study. Now entering third cycle of funding, related to Rett syndrome, MECP2 Duplication disorders, and other Rett-related disorders including individuals with mutations in CDKL5 and FOXG1.

Han Phan, M.D.

Phan Pic150x150Associate Professor
Co-Director, UAB/Children's of Alabama MDA Care Center




Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education 

Medical School
Morehouse School of Medicine

Internship
Tulane University

Residency
Child Neurology- University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship
Sleep Medicine Fellowship-University of Alabama at Birmingham

Interests

Neuromuscular and sleep disorders

Salman Rashid, M.D.

Rashid 6 11 18150x150Assistant Professor

 


Division of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Rashid is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology. Dr Rashid completed his pediatric residency at Nassau University Medical Center, NY. He completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Rashid earned his medical degree at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. His areas of interest are neonatal and critical care neurology.

Scott Turner, DNP

Scott Turner photo150x150Assistant Professor




 
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Education 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Emory University

Master of Science in Nursing
Emory University

Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Colorado

Interests

Pediatric headache, Tourette syndrome, population health, and quality improvement