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Meet Our New Faculty – Summer 2020

Barrow Neurological Institute welcomed several new faculty members this summer in the departments of neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and radiation oncology. Get to know them below:

Department of Neurobiology

Saif Ahmad, PhD

Saif Ahmad, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Ahmad earned his doctorate in biotechnology from Hamdard University in New Delhi, India, and his Master of Science in organic chemistry from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India. He began his postdoctoral fellowship in the Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. The laboratory moved to Augusta University in Georgia, where he completed his training. Read full bio.

Portrait of Ping Wang, PhDPing Wang, PhD

Ping Wang, PhD, is an associate professor in the Neuroimaging Innovation Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Wang earned his master’s degree in electronic engineering from the North China Institute of Technology in Sanhe. He earned his doctorate in information and communication from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an Shaanxi, China. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging in Nashville, Tennessee. Read full bio.

Department of Neurology

photo of neurology resident sana alsamSana Aslam, DO

Sana Aslam, DO, is a neurologist in the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Aslam earned her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. She completed her residency in adult neurology and a fellowship in deep brain stimulation (DBS) and movement disorders at Barrow Neurological Institute. She was also selected as fellow of the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). Read full bio.

Portrait of Yonas Geda, MDYonas Geda, MD

Yonas Geda, MD, is a psychiatrist and behavioral neurologist in the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program and a professor in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Geda earned his medical degree from Addis Ababa (Haile Selassie) University in Ethiopia. He also earned a Master of Science degree in biomedical science and clinical research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota as a National Institutes of Health Research Scientist Career Development scholar. Following his psychiatry residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Geda completed a behavioral neurology fellowship as a Mayo Foundation Scholar at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Read full bio.

photo of neurology resident bill jacobsenBill Jacobsen, MD

Bill Jacobsen, MD, is a neurologist in the Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Jacobsen earned his medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He completed his neurology residency and a fellowship in ALS and neuromuscular diseases at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Read full bio.

 

Portrait of Michael Robers, MD

Michael Robers, MD

Michael Robers, MD, is a neurologist in the Multiple Sclerosis Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Robers earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and a master’s degree in clinical, biomedical, and translational investigations from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He completed his neurology residency at Barrow Neurological Institute and a fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuro-immunology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Read full bio.

Department of Neuroradiology

portrait of dr. kevin kingKevin King, MD, MSCS

Kevin King, MD, MSCS, is a neuroradiologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. King earned his medical degree from the Health Sciences and Technology Joint Medical Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He earned a Master of Science degree in clinical translational sciences from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Read full bio.

 

Department of Neurosurgery

Portrait of Ashutosh Jadhav, MD, PhDAshutosh Jadhav, MD, PhD

Ashutosh Jadhav, MD PhD, is a vascular and interventional neurologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also holds a certification in neurocritical care from the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties and in neuroendovascular surgery from the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training. Dr. Jadhav earned his PhD in genetics from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology in Boston. He completed his neurology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He completed his fellowship in vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Read full bio.

Portrait of Dr. David WilsonDavid Wilson, MD

David Wilson, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Wilson earned his medical degree from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Barrow Neurological Institute and a fellowship in endoscopic and skull base neurosurgery at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Read full bio.

 

Department of Radiation Oncology

Portrait of Dr. Michael GarciaMichael Garcia, MD

Michael Garcia, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Garcia earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and his master’s degree in biological sciences, with a focus on immunology, from Stanford University in California. He completed his medical residency in radiation oncology at the University of California—San Francisco. Read full bio.

About Barrow Neurological Institute
Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.