Faculty and Staff

USC Comprehensive Stroke Center Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff

Our staff includes a highly skilled team of fellowship trained stroke neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, neuroradiologists, and vascular surgeons.

Program Directors

 

Steven Giannotta, MD

Professor and Chairman,
Department of Neurological Surgery
Vascular Neurosurgery

 

 

Gene Sung, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care and Stroke

 

Program Coordinator

 

Leslie Tarlow, RN, MSN, GNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Instructor
Department of Neurology
Stroke  Program Coordinator

 

Faculty

 

 Arun Amar, MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Endovascular and Vascular Neurosurgery

Helena Chui, MD

Helena Chui, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology

Ben Emanuel, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurocritical Care and Stroke

 

Robbin Howard, PT, DPT, NCS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

May Kim-Tenser, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neurocritical Care and Stroke

 

Paul Kim, MD   
Neuro Radiologist
Director of Spinal Imaging and Intervention 

Meng Law, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Division of Neuroradiology

Charles Liu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vascular Neurosurgery

  Jason Liu, MD
Neuro Radiologist
Department of Radiology

William Mack, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Endovascular and Vascular Neurosurgery

 

Anandh Rjamohan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology

 

Natasha Renda, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurocritical Care and Stroke 

 

 

Nerses Sanossian, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurocritical Care and Stroke
Neuroimaging and Neurosonology

 

 

Mark Shiroishi

Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology

 

Matthew Tenser, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Endovascular Neurosurgery

 

Towfighi BW

Amy Towfighi, MD
Associate Medical Director
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurocritical Care and Stroke

Stroke Fellow

 

Sebina Bulic, MD
2013-2014 Vascular Neurology Fellow
2014-2015 Neurocritical Care Fellow

  Jason Chang, MD
2012-2014 Neurocritical Care Fellow
  Henry Park, MD
2012-2014 Neurocritical Care Fellow
 

Leonid Groysman, MD
2010-2012 Neurocritical Care Fellow

 

 Other Team Members

Aparicio

 Jose Aparicio
Website and Database Management                                                                                   Recruitment of Clinical Trials


Deidra Bonner, RN, BSN, PHN
Nurse Manager, 7SICU

 Mike Bravo, MA
Medical Assistant
Neurology Clinic

Yolee Casagrande, RN, OCN
Director, Evaluation and Treatment Clinic (E.T.C.)

Kristin Durkin, BSN, CNRN
Nurse Coordinator & Educator
Department of Neurosurgery

Dawn Fishback, PA-C, BA

Physician Assistant & Clinical Instructor
Department of Neurosurgery
Neurolink Coordinator


Michael Haro, MA
Medical Assistant

Neurology Clinic

   Cindy Naveira, MSN, RNP
Director of Clinical Operations
Neurosurgery and Neurology
 

Kathy Plascencia, RN
Nurse Coordinator
Neurology Clinic

 Ozioma Obiwuru, MS

 

Ozioma Obiwuru, MS
Project Assistant
Stroke Division

 

 Heng Nhoung, BA

 

Heng Nhoung, BA
Project Assistant
Stroke Division

 

   Angela Smith, RN
Neurology Nurse
Department of Neurosciences
   Kelly Vecchiarelli, MSN, RNP
Nurse Practitioner and Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery

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