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Editorial Board

We are developing our Editorial Board for Neurology Times and are looking for MDs and healthcare professionals interested in contributing ideas and content for the site. If you are interested in joining the board, please contact either Susan Kweskin or Sara Michael for more information.

Our current Editorial Board members are:

Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD

Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhDSamuel Pleasure, MD, PhD Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD, completed his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Medieval Studies at University of Pennsylvania before going on to complete his MD and PhD (Neuroscience) at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed neurology residency at UCSF and has been on the faculty at UCSF since 2000. He is currently Professor and Glenn W. Johnson Jr. Memorial Endowed Chair of Neurology at UCSF. His clinical interests lie primarily in MS and epilepsy and his laboratory research is in the area of developmental neuroscience, with special emphasis on the development of the cerebral cortex. http://profiles.ucsf.edu/sam.pleasure
Anthony H. Risser, PhD

Anthony H. Risser, PhD Dr Risser is a neuropsychologist and pharmaceutical CNS clinical-trials consultant. He teaches applied methodology for University of Liverpool Online. He also provides diagnostic assessment of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and of suspected memory problems in aging. Dr Risser consults about the use of efficacy and screening instruments in CNS clinical trials. He is a co-author of Assessment of Aphasia, published by Oxford University Press. He has authored his neuropsychology blog -- "BrainBlog" -– for 10 years and he Tweets about neuropsychology at @neuropsychblog. -
Sreeram Ramagopalan

Sreeram Ramagopalan Sreeram Ramagopalan is a research scientist at the University of Oxford and Evidera in London, UK. He has completed a PhD at the University of Oxford and a Masters in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research interest is in the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis. He has authored or co-authored over 200 publications and has been invited to present his work nationally and internationally.


Andrew Wilner, MD, FAAN, FACP Dr. Andrew Wilner

Dr. Andrew Wilner graduated from Yale University and Brown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and neurology. He completed a fellowship in electroencephalography at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada. He was medical director of the Carolinas Epilepsy Center, Charlotte, NC, and then Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.

Currently, he is a neurologist, medical journalist, and medical advisor for Accordant Health Services Epilepsy Disease Management Program, Greensboro, NC. Dr. Wilner and colleagues from Accordant have published papers in Epilepsy and Behavior detailing the excess cost burden of epilepsy compared to controls and highlighted the problem and cost of comorbidities (Wilner et al. 2012, Wilner et al. 2014).

Dr. Wilner has a lifelong interest in writing fiction and nonfiction, and writes for many medical and other publications. He received the American Academy of Neurology's Creative Expression of Human Values Award (2001), the American Academy of Neurology's Journalism Fellowship for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting (2008), and is the author of two books on epilepsy; Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, and Epilepsy in Clinical Practice. He was a Section Editor for the 3-volume Atlas of Epilepsies (Springer, 2010). His newest book, Bullets and Brains, a collection of over 100 essays on neurology, was published in 2013.

Dr. Wilner volunteers as the medical director of Lingkod Timog, a nonprofit medical mission organization that delivers health care to rural areas of the Philippines. For more information, see www.drwilner.org and bulletsandbrains.net.


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