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

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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.

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 Office

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

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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.

Scripps Mercy Hospital

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Leena Kansal, M.D.

UCSD Epilepsy Center

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Olivia Kim-McManus, M.D.

Pediatric Epileptologist
UCSD Medical Center
Rady Children’s Hospital

Mark Nespeca, M.D.

Pediatric Neurologist
Rady Children’s Hospital

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Marc Norman, Ph.D.

UCSD Medical Center

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Samiya Rashid, D.O.

Epilepsy and Neurology Specialists of San Diego
Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Neurosciences
University of California San Diego Health Sciences

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

CDR Jacqueline Serena, M.D.

Pediatric Neurologist
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Jerry Shih, Ph.D.

UCSD Neurosciences


Stephen F. Signer, M.D.

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego

Howard Taras, M.D.

Pediatrician, Professor
Medical Consultant to School Districts

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Tracy Wang, M.D.

The Neurology Center

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Ari Zeldin, M.D., FAAP FAAN

Pediatric Neurology
Naval Medical Center San Diego