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Professional Advisory Board

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

Chair - Professional Advisory Board

Advanced Practice Pharmacist- Neuropsychiatry
PGY2 Residency Program Director, Psychiatry
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
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.

Medical Director

Emergency Care
Chief of Division of Emergency Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital

Sophia Ceulemans, M.S., CGC

Licensed and Certified 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

Ruth M. Covell, M.D.

Associate Dean of Medicine

Emeritus Clinical Professor
UCSD School of Medicine, Dean’s Offic

Monsita Faley, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Neurology
Scripps Health

Jeffrey Gertsch, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Director, Interventional Neurophysiology
Department of Neurosciences
UCSD Medical Center

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

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

Rady Children’s Hospital

Marc Norman, Ph.D.

Neuropsychiatrist

UCSD Medical Center

Ari Zeldin, M.D., FAAP FAAN

Pediatric Neurology

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Jong M. Rho, M.D.

Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics

University of California San Diego
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Jerry Shih, Ph.D.

Neurologist

UCSD Neurosciences

Stephen F. Signer, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego

Howard Taras, M.D.

Pediatrician, Professor

UCSD
Medical Consultant to School Districts

Tracy Wang, M.D.

Neurologist

The Neurology Center