CNS Summit Organizing Committee

Rodney Leacock

Director of Neuroscience ICU
Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group
USA

Biography: Rodney O. Leacock, M.D., neurointensivist at Palmetto Health Neurosurg ReadMore...

Research Interest: Acute ischemic stroke, Intracranial and Subarachnoid hemorrh ReadMore...

Giuseppe Scalabrino

Professor
University of Milan,
Italy

Biography: Giuseppe Scalabrino Born in Milan,on July 4, 1944. He Studied in Insti ReadMore...

Research Interest: Vitamine B12, myelin diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, m ReadMore...

Drini Dobi

Neurologist
Mother Theresa University Hospital Center,
Albania

Biography: Dr. Drini DOBI was born in January 27th, 1969, and graduated as PhD in ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurorehabilitation and Stroke

Humberto Rodrigues

Professor
University of Salamanca
Portugal

Biography: Bachelor and Master in Clinical and Health Psychology at Aveiro Univer ReadMore...

Research Interest: Assessment and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Drug Abuse ReadMore...

Francesco Massari

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School,
USA

Biography: Francesco Massari MD, PhD, is an Interventional Neuroradiologist at th ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neuroradiology, Spine Radiology, Spinal Tumors

Harish C. Pant

Senior Investigator
NINDS, National Institute of Health
USA

Biography: Dr. Pant received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Agra Univ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurochemistry, Neurology

Ahmed Al Jishi

Spine Neurosurgeon and Surgical Director Neuromodulation Program
McGill University
Canada

Biography: Dr. Al Jishi graduated from Arabian Gulf Neurosurgery-Bahrain and comp ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spine, Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology and Neurology

Zhanna Semenova

Professor
Clinical and Research Institute of Urgent Pediatric Surgery and Trauma
Russia

Biography: Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgeons of Moscow. Head of Neurosurgical Depa ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stem cell therapy, Brain injury, CNS and Neurosurgery

Walter Bini

Vice President
ISLASS Middle East Chapter
UAE

Biography: Walter Bini has completed his diploma from Westminster School, Simsbur ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology and Neurosurgery

Hanan Sheikh Ibrahim

Clinical Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
UAE

Biography: Dr Ibrahim is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic L ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Medicine, Geriatric Care

Nataliia O. Melnyk

Professor
National O.O. Bogomolets Medical University,
Ukraine

Biography: Nataliia O. Melnyk was investigating demyelination and remyelination p ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stem cell therapy, Brain injury, CNS and Neurosurgery

Harish C. Pant

Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Neurochemistry, NINDS
USA

Biography: Dr. Pant received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Agra Univ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology , Neuroscience, Stroke, Neurodegeneration

Mikel Schmidt

Professor
College of San Mateo
USA

Biography: Mikel Schmidt is from and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay A ReadMore...

Research Interest: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord in ReadMore...

Ahmed Al Jishi

Spine Neurosurgeon and Surgical Director Neuromodulation Program
McGill University
Canada

Biography: Dr. Al Jishi graduated from Arabian Gulf Neurosurgery-Bahrain and comp ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spine, Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology and Neurology

Wai Kwong Tang

Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

Biography: Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psyc ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stroke, Headache and depressions, Neurology and Neuroscience

Dionisio Figueiredo Lopes

Head of Neurosurgery
Hopital Urgencia Otavio Lage
Brazil

Biography: Dionisio Figueiredo Lopes is a neurosurgeon member of Brazilian Neuros ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Neurology

Zhanna Semenova

Professor
Clinical and Research Institute of Urgent Pediatric Surgery and Trauma
Russia

Biography: Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgeons of Moscow. Head of Neurosurgical Depa ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stem cell therapy, Brain injury, CNS and Neurosurgery

Alessandro MORELLI

Professor
University of Genova
Italy

Biography: Alessandro Morelli (born on 1943 – Degree in Chemistry) carried out ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurodegenerative Disorders, Neurology and Neurobiology of C ReadMore...

Antonio Scilimati

Associate Professor
University of Bari
Italy

Biography: Antonio Scilimati graduated cum laude in Chemistry at the University o ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurochemistry, Neurology, Neuro-oncology

Nataliia O. Melnyk

Professor
Bogomolets National Medical University
Ukraine

Biography: Nataliia O. Melnyk was investigating demyelination and remyelination p ReadMore...

Research Interest: Histology, Cytology and Embryology

Hanan Sheikh Ibrahim

Clinical Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
UAE

Biography: Dr Ibrahim is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic L ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Medicine, Geriatric Care

Sevinj Hamidova Abisalam

Director
Stroke and Headache centers in Grand Hospital
Azerbaijan

Biography: Sevinj Hamidova is currently working as a managing director of Medical ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stroke, Headache, Neurology

Brian J Cummings

Professor and Vice Chair
University of California
USA

Biography: Dr. Cummings is Vice-Chair for Research and Professor in Physical Medi ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spinal Disorders, Neurology, Physical Medicine, Neurorehabil ReadMore...

Adam Kaplin

Chairman
Montel Williams MS Foundation
USA

Biography: Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Yale University before recei ReadMore...

Research Interest: Psychiatry and Neurology

David Bonovich

Medical Director
San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Pacific Rim Neurovascular Associates, Sutter Health
USA

Biography: Dr. David C Bonovich is a Neurology Specialist in San Francisco, Calif ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neuroscience, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases

Kate McLellan

President & CEO
KM Clinical Research Group
USA

Biography: Kate studied at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, receiving her B.S. ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Pharmacology, Rehabilitation Science

Rwoof A. Reshi

Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
USA

Biography: Dr. Reshi is a veteran physician of 20 years experience who is current ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neuro critical care

Mohamed Farah

Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
USA

Biography: Dr.Mohamed Farah is currently working as a assistant professor in the ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neuroscience, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurology

Martin J Stransky

Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale University
USA

Biography: Dr. Martin J. Stransky graduated from the St. George's University Scho ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurosurgery, Endovascular Surgery, Neuroradiology, Neurolog ReadMore...

Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi

Associate Professor
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
USA

Biography: Dr. Mujica-Parodi is Director of the Laboratory for Computational Neur ReadMore...

Research Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Neurological Disorders, Epilepsy, Neuro ReadMore...

Huma Sheikh

Assistant Professor
Mt Sinai Beth Israel
USA

Biography: Dr. Huma Sheikh is a neurologist in New York, New York and is affiliat ReadMore...

Research Interest: Headache, Neurology

Domenico Pratico

Associate Professor
Center for Translational Medicine, Temple University
USA

Biography: Dr. Praticò received his M.D. from the University of Rome “La Sapie ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology

Song Guo Zheng

Professor & Director
Penn State University Hershey College of Medicine
USA

Biography: Dr. Song Guo Zheng is currently working as a professor in the departme ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Medicine, Rheumatology

TANG Wai Kwong

Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

Biography: Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psyc ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stroke, Substance abuse, Postnatal depression and Neurology

Hiroyuki Nakase

Chairman & Professor
Nara Medical University
Japan

Biography: Hiroyuki NAKASE has completed his MD and PhD in 1989 from Graduate cou ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neurological Disorders, Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor ReadMore...

Fabio Bianco

President and Chief Scientific Officer
Neuro-Zone, Sanipedia Ltd
Italy

Biography: Fabio Bianco is currently working as a President and Chief Scientific ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pharmacology, Neurology

Roberto Villa Federico

Associate Professor
University of Pavia 
Italy

Biography: Graduated in Biological Sciences (D.Sc) and in Medicine and Surgery (M ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, Drug Development, Brain Diso ReadMore...

Dionisio Figueiredo Lopes

Head of Neurosurgery
Hopital Urgencia Otavio Lage
Brazil

Biography: Dionisio Figueiredo Lopes is a neurosurgeon member of Brazilian Neuros ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Neurology

Aguinaldo Pereira Catanoce

Director
University Hospital Technical Puc Campinas.
Brazil

Biography: Dr. Aguinaldo Pereira Catanoce is currently working as a Director in t ReadMore...

Research Interest: Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Vascular Diseases, Spine and Spi ReadMore...

Joanna B Strosznajder

Professor
Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland

Biography: Professor Joanna B Strosznajder obtained MD and specialization in neur ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Biochemistry, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Cancer ReadMore...

Wissam Barada

Consultant Neurologist
American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology
UAE

Biography: Dr. Wissam Barada obtained his medical degree from the Lebanese Univer ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Psychiatry, Adult Neurology

Arif Khan

Head of Pediatric Neurology
American Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology
UAE

Biography: Dr. Arif Khan is a British Board certified Consultant Pediatric Neurol ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pediatrics Neurology, Neuroscience , Pyschiatry

Ihsan M. Ajeena

Professor
University of Kufa
Iraq

Biography: Dr. Ihsan M. Ajeena is currently working as a professor in the departm ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience

Ali Savas

Professor
Ankara University
Turkey

Biography: Professor Savas graduated from Ankara University (Turkey), School of M ReadMore...

Research Interest: Movement disorders surgery (Parkinson's Disease, tremor, dis ReadMore...

Maria A. Nagel

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
USA

Biography: Dr. Maria A. Nagel graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cerebrovascular diso ReadMore...

Tissa Wijeratne

Director
Western Health
Australia

Biography: Dr. Tissa Wijeratne is currently working as a Director in the Stroke S ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stroke,Headaches, Movement disorders, Neuroscience, Neurolog ReadMore...

Ksenija Fumić

Professor
University Hospital Center Zagreb
Croatia

Biography: Ksenija Fumić studied medical biochemistry at Zagreb University Schoo ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurological Disorders, Neuroscience, Pharmacy and Biochemis ReadMore...

Sevinj Hamidova

Director
Stroke and Headache Center
Azerbaijan

Biography: Dr. Sevinj Hamidova graduated with a MD from Azerbaijan Medical Univer ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Headache and Migraines, Epilepsy/EEG, Stroke

Mohsin Raza

Professor
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
Iran

Biography: Dr Mohsin Raza completed his MD and PhD from Pakistan. He completed hi ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Headache and Migraines, Stroke, Neuroscience

Maheep Bhatnagar

Professor
Mohan Lal Sukhadia University
India

Biography: Dr. Maheep Bhatnagar is currently working as a Professor in the Depar ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neuroscience, Medicine

Ivan Milanov

President
Bulgarian Society of Neurology
Bulgaria

Biography: Ivan Milanov is Director & Professor at the University Neurological Ho ReadMore...

Research Interest: Headache,Back pain, Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s diseas ReadMore...

Drini Dobi

Neurologist
Mother Theresa University Hospital Center
Albania

Biography: Dr. Drini DOBI was born in January 27th, 1969, and graduated as PhD in ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurorehabilitation and Stroke

Eyad Faizo

Neurosurgeon
BG Unfallklinik Murnau
Germany

Biography: Dr. E. Faizo. is a certified licensed Medical Doctor specialized in Ne ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spine surgery in research and pain therapy , Neuromodulation ReadMore...

Jera Kruja

Professor of Neurology
University of Medicine, Tirana
Albania

Biography: Dr.Jera KRUJA is a Member of Scientific Committee at European Academy ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Neuroradiology, Epidemiology

Sandro Gatillo

Rehabilitation Director and Managing Director
Stroke & Brain Injury Specialist Services UK
UK

Biography: He founded SGNP Ltd - Neuro Therapy Specialist Services and Stroke & B ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurological Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, Rehabilit ReadMore...

Humberto Mendes Faria Rodrigues

Clinical Psychologist
University of Salamanca
Spain

Biography: Bachelor and Master in Clinical and Health Psychology at Aveiro Univer ReadMore...

Research Interest: Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychology and Biological Rhyt ReadMore...

Kim Baden-Kristensen

CEO and Co-founder
Brain+
Denmark

Biography: Kim Baden-Kristensen is the CEO and Co-founder of Brain+, which speci ReadMore...

Research Interest: Cognitive Disorders, Brain Disorders

Eyad Faizo

Neurosurgeon
BG Unfallklinik Murnau
Germany

Biography: Dr. E. Faizo. is a certified licensed Medical Doctor specialized in Ne ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spine surgery in research and pain therapy , Neuromodulation

Nino Devidze

Director, Neuroscience Research Gene Therapy Program/Perelman School of Medicine
The University of Pennsilvania
USA

Biography: Dr. Nino Devidze is the Director of Neuroscience Research, Gene Therap ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neuroscience, Gene Therapyand her current focus is developin ReadMore...

Alberto Musto

Assistant Professor & Director of Neuroanatomy course
Eastern Virginia Medical School
USA

Biography: Dr. Alberto E. Musto, MD, PhD, FAES, is an Assistant Professor of Path ReadMore...

Research Interest: Interests: His primary research interest is to understand ReadMore...

Jeffrey David Lewine

Professor of Translational Neuroscience
The Mind Research Network
USA

Biography: Jeffrey David Lewine, PhD is a Professor of Translational Neuroscience ReadMore...

Research Interest: Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disord ReadMore...

Walter Bini

Consultant Neurosurgeon
Healthpoint Hospital Abu Dhabi-UAE
UAE

Biography: Walter Bini has completed his diploma from Westminster School, Simsbur ReadMore...

Research Interest: Micro neurosurgery, special interest and expertise in the ma ReadMore...

Juan Cruz González

Clinical Psychologist and Consultant
Complutense University of Madrid
Spain

Biography: Juan Cruz González is Clinical Psychologist and Consultant. Teacher o ReadMore...

Research Interest: Psychology, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Neurocognition

Miguel Angel Maroto Serrano

Psychologist- Gerontologist
Ahoracentros, CICS Centre
Spain

Biography: Dr. Miguel Angel Maroto Serrano is a Psychologist, Clinical and social ReadMore...

Research Interest: Psychology, Gerontology, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Lynne Hughes

Vice President and Head of Centre of Excellence, Neurology
QuintilesIMS
UK

Biography: Lynne Hughes is vice president and global head of QuintilesIMS’ Neur ReadMore...

Research Interest: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Scler ReadMore...

Drini DOBI

Neurologist
Mother Theresa University Hospital Center
Albania

Biography: Dr. Drini DOBI was born in January 27th, 1969, and graduated as PhD in ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurorehabilitation and Stroke