Medical Team

Medical Team - Neurologists, Neurosurgeons & Interventional Neuroradiologists

Doctors at the Temple Neurosciences Center in Philadelphia, PA possess the knowledge and tools to care for patients with even the most challenging neurological conditions.

Temple neurologists offer comprehensive care for the full range of neurological conditions, with special expertise in epilepsy and movement disorders.

Temple neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art equipment and surgical techniques to treat illnesses ranging from benign and malignant brain tumors to movement disorders, spine problems and injuries, and aneurysms.

Temple interventional neuroradiologists offer minimally invasive therapies — including embolotherapy, cerebral revascularization and vertebroplasty — for lesions of the head, neck, spine, brain and spinal cord.

To request an appointment at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania location with a neurologist or neurosurgeon, please click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).

Neurologists


Rima Alkasem, M.D.Rima Alkasem, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Neurophysiology; neurocritical care; neuropathology; stroke and cerebrovascular disease
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
TRAINING: Neurology residency, Temple University Hospital; Pathology residency, Damascus University
CERTIFICATION: Neurology

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S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
SPECIALTIES: Movement disorders; stroke, stem cell research; general neurology; brain tumors; pain management; multiple sclerosis; repair and regeneration of damaged nervous systems
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
TRAINING: Medical and Neurology residencies, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven
CERTIFICATION: Neurocritical Care, Neurology
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Craig Bogen, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Anahita Deboo, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Nerve conduction study and Electromyography (EMG), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), motor neuron disease, diabetic polyneuropathy, myasthenia gravis, neuromuscular disease, neuropathy, myopathy, myositis, muscular systrophy
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, Neuromuscular/Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Residency, Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
CERTIFICATION: Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Electrodiagnositc Medicine

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Edward J. Gettings, DO
Professsor, Neurology, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: The diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Neurosarcoidosis, and other neuroimmunologic and neuroinfectious diseases
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
TRAINING: Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Maryland Medical Center; Residency, Neurology, Allegheny General Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Neurology

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Marcia Halpern, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Terry D. Heiman-Patterson, MD
Director, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), primary lateral sclerosis, spinal muscle atrophy, hereditary spastic paraparesis, myasthenia gravis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, polymyositis, muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular diseases and peripheral neuropathies
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
TRAINING: Neurology, Albany (NY) Medical College, Residency; Muscular Dystrophy (clinical), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship; Muscular Dystrophy (research), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship.
CERTIFICATION: Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases

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Mercedes Jacobson, MD
Director, Electroencephalogram (EEG) Lab
Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Intractable epilepsy; epilepsy in special populations, including women and the elderly
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
TRAINING: Neurology residency and fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Paul Katz, MDPaul Katz, MD
Director, Stroke Program
Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Stroke; general neurology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Universidad del Noreste, Mexico
TRAINING: Surgery residency, NYU Medical Center, New York; Neurology residencies, Boston University Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Clinical and Research Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
CERTIFICATION: Neurology (board eligible)

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Yongwoo Kim, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Tim Lachman, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: EMG/neuromuscular disorders; general neurology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Neurology residency, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland; Clinical neurophysiology fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
CERTIFICATION: Neurology
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Jin-Jun Luo, MD
Professor, Neurology, Temple University School of Medicine
Professor, Pharmacology, Temple University School of Medicine

SPECIALTIES: Neuromuscular disorders; epilepsy; genetic and congenital disorders; general neurology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Sun Yat-Sen University, China
TRAINING: Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Valeriya Poukas, MDValeryia Poukas, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Epilepsy
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
TRAINING: Neurology residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven; Epilepsy and Electroencephalography fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
CERTIFICATION: Neurology

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Randy Rosenberg, MD, FAAN, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Neurology, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Headache, stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, facial pain, neuropathy, and neurological problems of the performing artist
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Neurology residency, Temple University School of Medicine
CERTIFICATION: Neurology, Vascular Neurology

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Sarah Zubkov, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Epilepsy
MEDICAL SCHOOL: New York University School of Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, Epilepsy, New York University Medical Center; Fellowship, Neurophysiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Residency, Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Neurology

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Neurosurgeons

Bong-Soo Kim, MDBong-Soo Kim, MD
Director, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine: herniated disc, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, tumors, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, congenital disorders and spinal cord injury; minimally invasive spinal fusion; minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery; cervical artificial disc; kyphoplasty for compression fractures and spinal tumors; spinal cord stimulation; neuro-oncology, including brain and spinal cord tumors; spinal radiosurgery; Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (combined college and medical school program)
TRAINING: Neurosurgery residencies: Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA;
Neuro-Oncology and Stereotaxis fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Minimally Invasive and Complex Spinal Surgery fellowship, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
CERTIFICATION: Neurosurgery
Publication Listing: PubMed

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Kadir Erkmen, MD, FAANS
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
Professor of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Maryland School of Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center; Fellowship, Skull Base and Vascular Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Fellowship, AR Research Fellowship, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Residency, Neurosurgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
CERTIFICATION: Neurological Surgery
Publication Listing: PubMed

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Christopher M. Loftus, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
TRAINING: Chief Residency, Neurosurgery, The Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY; Residency, Neurosurgery, The Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY; Internship, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
CERTIFICATION: Neurological Surgery 

Charles N. Munyon, MD
Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Neuromodulation for movement disorders and neuropathic pain, epilepsy surgery,
complex facial pain
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Residency, Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Neurological Surgery (Board-Eligible)
Publication Listing: PubMed

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Joseph V. Queenan, MD
Director, Translational Neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
TRAINING: Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY; Residency, Neurosurgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY; Residency, Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
CERTIFICATION: Neurogsurgery
Publication Listing: PubMed

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Scott Shepard, MD
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Neurosurgical oncology, neuro-oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain and spine, gamma knife radiosurgery, and neurosurgical critical care
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Weill Cornell Medical College
TRAINING: Fellowship, Surgical Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center; Residency, Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco; Internship, General Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Neurosurgery

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Philip A. Villanueva, MD
Director of Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Temple University Hospital
Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Neurotrauma, Neurocritical Care
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Miami School of Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, Neurosurgical Care, Jackson Memorial Medical Center; Residency, Neurological Surgery, Jackson Memorial Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Neurological Surgery
Publication Listing: PubMed

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Michael W. Weaver, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Professor of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Brain and spinal cord tumors; skull base neurosurgery; cerebrovascular neurosurgery (aneurysm and AVM); complex spinal instrumentation, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Neurosurgery residency, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia; Surgical Neuro-oncologic fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
CERTIFICATION: Neurosurgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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