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Professional Advisory Board

Kim Tallian, PharmD, APh, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP

Chair - Professional Advisory Board
Advanced Practice Pharmacist- Neuropsychiatry

Scripps Health

PGY2 Residency Program Director, Psychiatry
Adjunct Clinical Professor, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Abraham Chyung, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair – Professional Advisory Board

Adult Epileptologist

Scripps Clinic Div. of Neurology

Keri Carstairs, M.D., MBA

Chief Population Health Officer

Rady Children’s Hospital

Sophia Ceulemans, M.S., CGC

Genetic Counselor

Rady Children’s Hospital

Smit S. Chauhan, M.D., M.P.H.

Psychiatrist

Scripps Healthcare
Sharp Healthcare

Bilal Ahmad Choudry, M.D.

Neurologist and Epileptologist

The Neurology Center of Southern California

Ruth M. Covell, M.D.

Associate Dean of Medicine/Emeritus Clinical Professor (retired)

UCSD School of Medicine, Dean’s Office

Monsita Faley, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Neurology

Scripps Health

Jeffrey Gertsch, M.D.

Neurophysiologist, Medical Director of Interventional Neurophysiology, Assistant Professor of Neurosciences

UCSD Medical Center
UCSD School of Medicine

Lauren Giardina, J.D.

Staff Attorney

Disability Rights California

David Gonda, M.D.

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Rady Children’s Hospital

Robert Gray, Ph.D., ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California

James S. Grisolia, M.D.

Neurologist

Scripps Mercy Hospital

Leena Kansal, M.D.

Neurologist

UCSD Epilepsy Center

Olivia Kim-McManus, M.D.

Pediatric Epileptologist

UCSD Medical Center
Rady Children’s Hospital

Mark Nespeca, M.D.

Pediatric Neurologist (retired)

Rady Children’s Hospital

Marc Norman, Ph.D.

Neuropsychiatrist

UCSD Medical Center

Jong M. Rho, M.D.

Pediatric Neurologist, Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology, Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
UCSD School of Medicine

Jerry Shih, Ph.D.

Neurologist

UCSD Neurosciences

Howard Taras, M.D.

Pediatrician, Professor, Medical Consultant

UCSD Center for Community Health
UCSD School of Medicine

Tracy Wang, M.D.

Neurologist

The Neurology Center



Ari Zeldin, M.D., FAAP FAAN

Pediatric Neurologist

Naval Medical Center San Diego