Class of 2026

Glauco Cesario MDGlauco Cesario Pereira Junior, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: glaw-KOH see-ZAA-ree-oh

Medical school: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Interests: neuromuscular/EMG, MS, neuroimmunology



Chaitanya Ganne, MD, PhD
Phonetic pronunciation: chai-taan-yah gun-ay  

Medical school: Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), India
Doctorate: PhD – National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore; PhD – MHeNS, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Interests: surgical epilepsy, neuromodulation in epilepsy and movement disorders, neuroimaging and electrophysiology, stroke



Elia Malek, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: Eh-Lee-ya Mal-eh-k

Medical school: National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Interests: outpatient neurology, EMG, EEG, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy



Grant MeeksGrant Meeks, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: Grant M-EE-ks 

Undergrad: Baylor University
Medical school: McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Interests: vascular neurology, neurocritical care, neuro-oncology, medical education



Manuela Ochoa-Urrea, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: Mah-noo-E-lah o-CHO-ah 

Medical school: Universidad CES, Colombia
Interests: Epilepsy and surgical epilepsy, global health, women in medicine




Sijil Patel, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: Sij-uhl Puh-tell

Undergrad: Texas Christian University
Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – Long School of Medicine
Interests: headache, pain medicine, medical education




Juan Carlos Rodriguez Quintero
Phonetic pronunciation: Wan-Kɑrlous Rɑdrigɛz

Medical school: Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico
Interests: vascular neurology, endovascular neurology, neurocritical care, medical education, health equity




Tapasya Surti, DO
Phonetic pronunciation: tuh-puh-syah

Undergrad: UCLA
Medical school: Touro University Nevada
Interests: MS, neuro-immunology, neuro-ophthalmology, movement, global health, education



Siva Tekumalla, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: Sih-vah Take-oo-mull-ah

Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical school: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Interests: epilepsy, sleep, vascular, healthcare policy, medical education




Ivan Trang

Ivan Trang, MD
Phonetic pronunciation: I-vin Trang

Undergrad: University of California, Irvine
Medical school: University of Colorado
Interests: vascular neurology, neurocritical care, medical education