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Yono Noor Yono, MD
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Medical:  American University of the Caribbean
Hobbies: Cooking, Dancing

Chief Residents


Nicole Conroy, MD
Undergraduate: St. John's University
Medical: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Interests: Epilepsy
Hobbies:  Reading, Playing guitar, Spending time with family and friends


Nazir Khurram Nazir, MBBS
Undergraduate: Cadet College
Medical: Allama Iqbal Medical College
Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology
Hobbies: Video games, Traveling, Music
Zleik Bashar Zleik, MD
Medical: University of Aleppo, Faculty of Medicine
Interests: Sleep Medicine, Neurophysiology, Cognitive Neurology
Hobbies: Reading, Chess, Swimming


Fleming Meghan Fleming, DO
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Epilepsy
Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Music, Exercising, Spending time with family and friends
Kaluzhny Anastasija Kaluzhny, MD
Undergraduate: Occidental College
Medical: St. George's School of Medicine
Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology
Hobbies: Diving, Cooking, Art
Kumar Jai Dev Kumar, MBBS
Undergraduate: Degree College Mirpur Mathelo, Pakistan
Medical: Sindh Medical College
Interests: Sleep Medicine, Vascular Neurology
Hobbies: Reading, Playing cricket, Table tennis, Chess
Naik Puja Naik, MD
Undergraduate: City University of New York, Staten island
Medical: Medical University of the Americas
Interests: Epilepsy, Sleep Medicine
Hobbies: Watching movies, Traveling, Dining out, Spending time with loved ones



Zarmeneh Aly, MBBS
Undergraduate: Lahore Grammar School
Medical: Aga Khan University
Interests: Neurology, Epilepsy
Hobbies:  Literature, Painting, Baking, Traveling

cardiullo Julie Ann Cardiullo, MD
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical: New York Medical College
Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Spending time with family and friends
David Shany David, MD
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Interests: Epilepsy, Vascular Neurology
Hobbies: Cinema, Science fiction, Swimming, Skiing
Gilberto Luca Gilberto, MD
Undergraduate: University of Milano, Italy
Medical: University of Milano, Italy
Interests: Degenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's disease
Hobbies: Jazz, Running, Ballet, Photography, Fine dining
Lee Ian C. Lee, MD
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical: Brown University
Hobbies: Piano, Computers, Skiing, Tennis
Nissenbaum Michael Nissenbaum, MD
Undergraduate: Binghamton University
Medical: Technion American Medical School
Interests: Epilepsy
Hobbies: Guitar, Piano
Sadikovic Belma Sadikovic, MD
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical: University of California, Davis
Interests: Vascular Neurology, Headache. Neurocritical Care, Autoimmune Neurology
Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Comedy movies


Burshtein, Reuben

Reuben D. Burshstein, DO
Undergraduate:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, Pain Management
Hobbies: Traveling, Sports, Politics, Michigan Wolverines

Gadjula, Hema Hema Gajula, MD
Medical: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
Interests: Pain Management
Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Cooking, Traveling
Kapoor, A Anirudh Kapoor, MBBS
Undergraduate: Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, India
Medical: Deccan College of Medical Sciences,
Hyderabad, India
Interests: Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care
Hobbies: Swimming, Water sports, Playing guitar, Music
Kodankandath, T Thomas Kodankandath, MD
Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Jersey
Medical: Ross University School of Medicine

Interests: Vascular Neurology
Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Running, Spending time with family
Moshi, S Sami H. Moshi, MBChB
Medical: University of Mosul
, Iraq
Interests: Deep Brain Stimulation
Hobbies: Photography, Chess, Tennis
Pishanidar, S Sammy D. Pishanidar, MD
Undergraduate: SUNY, Binghampton
Medical: St. George's University
m, Grenada
Interests:General Neurology, Vascular Neurology
Hobbies: Traveling, Music, Sports, Spending time with family and friends
 Sotudeh, N Nadia Sotudeh, MD
Undergraduate: SUNY, Binghampton
Medical: American University of Antigua

Hobbies: Traveling, Spending time with family and friends, Baking, Skiing


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2014 America's Top Doctors®

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Winners of the 2011 Patients' Choice Awards

2013 Patients' Choice Awards

Cushing Neuroscience Institute Physicians Named as Recipients of the 2013 Patients’ Choice Awards!