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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

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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

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Hana Choe, MDHana Choe, MD

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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

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Edward J. Gettings, DO
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: The diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Neurosarcoidosis, and other neuroimmunologic and neuroinfectious diseases

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

CLINICAL INTERESTS: General neurology, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Neuropathy, Dementia

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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

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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

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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

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

SPECIALTIES: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack

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Justin Kwan, MDJustin Kwan, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

CLINICAL INTERESTS: ALS, muscular dystrophy, GBS, CIDP, myositis, myasthenia gravis, hereditary neuropathy

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Tim Lachman, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: EMG/neuromuscular disorders; general neurology

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


SPECIALTIES: Neuromuscular disorders; epilepsy; genetic and congenital disorders; general neurology

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Imama Naqvi, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology

SPECIALTIES: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack

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Valeriya Poukas, MDValeryia Poukas, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Epilepsy

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Randy Rosenberg, MD, FAAN, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct), Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Headache, stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, facial pain, neuropathy, and neurological problems of the performing artist

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Ching "Julie" Tsao, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Neurosurgeons

Rami Almefty, MDRami Almefty, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Kadir Erkmen, MD, FAANS
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
Professor and Vice Chair, Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 


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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

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Christopher M. Loftus, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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