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 hemorrhage

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, multiple sclerosis

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 and Addiction, Beh...

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

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 CNS

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, Neurorehabilitation, Neurologic...

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, Neurology

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, Neuroimaging, Clinical N...

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 Tumors

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 Disorders, Dementia

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 Spinal Disorders, Neur...

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, Brain Ischemia

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

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, distonia), Pain surger...

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, Neurology, Medicine

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 Biochemistry

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

Lynne Hughes

Vice President & Head
IQVIA
United Kingdom

Biography: Lynne Hughes has worked in clinical research for more than 33 years an ReadMore...

Research Interest: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Neurocognitive dysfunction.

Sam Vaknin

Visiting Professor of Psychology
Southern Federal University
Russia

Biography: Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited ReadMore...

Research Interest: Personality Disorders

John L. Merritt

Professor of Medicine & Neurology
University of South Florida
USA

Biography: John L Merritt graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neuro-regeneration, Olfactory Mucosal Autografts, Stem Cell Therapies Spinal Co...

Prof. Jan Versijpt

Neurologist, Clinic for Head and Face Pain
Brussels University Hospital
Belgium

Biography: Prof.Jan VERSIJPT is the Neurologist and Head of the Clinic for Head a ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurology, Dementia

Mojtaba Mafi

Editorial board member
International Journal of Psychology and Neurosciences
Iran

Biography: Dr. Mojtaba Mafi M.D., Medical Doctor/ Physician, graduated from Tehra ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neuro-oncology, Neurosurgery specialized in Brain tumors and Meningioma

Ramesh C Gupta

Vice Chancellor
Radha Govind University
India

Biography: Dr. Ramesh Gupta is Vice Chancellor of Radha Govind University Ramghar ReadMore...

Research Interest: Natural & Synthetic Drug Development, role of sulfur amino acids in health care...

Prof. Dr. C.P Abdolrasoul Aleezaadeh

Associate Professor
Pacific Albion University, USA and University of Applied Sciences and Technology, Iran
Iran

Biography: Prof.Dr. C.P Abdolrasoul Aleezaadeh completed his Post Doctorate in (P ReadMore...

Research Interest: Cognitive Sciences, Cognitive Neurosciences, Neuroimaging, Applied Clinical Neu...

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 disease, Multiple scleros...

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

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, Rehabilitation

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 Rhythms, particularly ...

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 developing AAV therapies for...

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 the immune-inflamm...

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 Disorder, Tinnitus, Epile...

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 management of head tr...

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 Sclerosis, Neuro-orphan ...

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

Harish C Pant

Senior Investigator
NINDS
USA

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

Research Interest: Parkinsion’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases

Ateeq Ahmad

Vice president
Jina pharmaceuticals, Inc.
USA

Biography: Ateeq Ahmad, Ph.D. is vice president for science & technology at Jina ReadMore...

Research Interest: Drug discovery, drug targeting, therapeutic proteins, immunotoxins, liposomes a...

Sanjoy Sanyal

Associate Dean
Texila American University
Guyana

Biography: Sanjoy Sanyal is Associate Dean, Clinical Neuroscience Professor, Surg ReadMore...

Research Interest: Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder

Kerensa Broersen

Assistant professor
University of Twente
The Netherlands

Biography: In 1993 Kerensa started her study nutrition and dietetics in Amsterdam ReadMore...

Research Interest: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, prion diseases

Theresa D Hernandez

Professor and Chair
University of Colorado
USA

Biography: Dr. Hernández, Ph.D. has been studying traumatic brain injury (TBI) u ReadMore...

Research Interest: Research is aimed at providing an experimental basis for improving clinical tre...

Connail McCrory

Medical Director Pain Medicine
St. James’ Hospital
Ireland

Biography: Dean Faculty of Pain Medicine 2015 – 2018. Consultant and Medical Di ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spinal Neuronal,Chronic Pain, Cancer Pain

Hans Von Holst

Senior Neurosurgeon
Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

Biography: Hans von Holst received his Medical Doctor´s degree in 1976 and speci ReadMore...

Research Interest: traumatic brain injury and stroke

Ru Rong Ji

Professor
Duke University Medical Center
USA

Biography: Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D., is a professor of anesthesiology. He also serves as ReadMore...

Research Interest: Inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain, and cancer pain

Eleuterio F Toro

Professor
University of Trento
Italy

Biography: After his BSc Honours and an MSc in theoretical mathematics, Professor ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurodegenerative diseases

Mark S Kindy

Professor and Associate Chair
Medical University of South Carolina
USA

Biography: Mark S. Kindy, Ph.D. is Professor of Neurosciences at the Medical Univ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurological disorders

Theresa D Hernandez

Professor and Chair
University of Colorado
USA

Biography: Dr. Hernández, Ph.D. has been studying traumatic brain injury (TBI) u ReadMore...

Research Interest: ur clinically-based program of research is aimed at providing an experimental b...

T. Chris Gamblin

Associate Professor
University of Kansas
USA

Biography: Chris Gamblin completed his PhD with Dr. Robley Williams, Jr. at Vande ReadMore...

Research Interest:

Davide V Moretti

Consultant Neurologist
National Institute of Research and Cure for Mental disorders and Dementia
Italy

Biography: Dr Davide V Moretti is consultant neurologist, chief of the clinical n ReadMore...

Research Interest: Alzheimers disease and dementia

Wayne Carter

Lecturer & Principal Investigator
University of Nottingham
UK

Biography: Dr Wayne Grant Carter received his Honours degree and PhD in Biochemis ReadMore...

Research Interest:

Rocco de Filippis

Psychiatrist
Institute of Psychopathology,Italy
Rome,Italy

Biography: Rocco de Filippis completed his MD and PhD from Catholic University of ReadMore...

Research Interest:

Alexander J.A. Groffen

Assistant Professor
VU University
The Netherlands

Biography: AJA Groffen has completed his PhD at the age of 29 years from the Univ ReadMore...

Research Interest: movement disorders, epilepsies, cognitive and autism-related disorders

Trevor Archer

Professor
University of Gothenburg
Sweden

Biography: HND qualification at Cambridge Polytechnical College, Cambridge, UK (1 ReadMore...

Research Interest:

Yama Akbari

Assistant Professor
University of California
USA

Biography:

Research Interest: laboratory models of neurocritical care, arousal from coma, cardiac arrest, ele...

Weidong Le

Professor and Director
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China

Biography: Weidong Le, MD, PhD, is a neurologist/neuroscientist with the major re ReadMore...

Research Interest: Brain Imaging, Neuropsychiatry

Michal Toborek

Professor and Vice-Chair
University of Miami
USA

Biography: Dr. Toborek has completed his MD and PhD from the Silesian Medical Uni ReadMore...

Research Interest: Dr. Toborek’s laboratory involve studies on the integrity of the blood-brain ...

Othman Ghribi

Associate Professor
University of North Dakota
USA

Biography: Dr. Othman Ghribi is an Associate professor at the Department of Pharm ReadMore...

Research Interest: Othman Ghribis Interests include role of the diet and environmental factors in ...

Frederik Willem Van Leeuwen

Neuroscientist
University of Maastricht
The Netherlands

Biography: Dr. F.W. van Leeuwen, PhD is a neuroscientist with over 150 peer-revie ReadMore...

Research Interest: Neurodegenerative disorders,Down syndrome,Alzheimer’s disease

Mustafa Nazıroğlu

Professor
Süleyman Demirel University
Turkey

Biography: Professor Nazıroğlu has graduated from Veterinary Faculty, Fırat Un ReadMore...

Research Interest: Epilepsy

Piotr Lewczuk

Professor
Universitatsklinikum Erlangen
Germany

Biography: Piotr Lewczuk heads the Laboratory for Clinical Neurochemistry and Neu ReadMore...

Research Interest: