Record Number of Neurologists Will Take Part in 10th Annual Neurology on the Hill

February 22, 2012

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A record number of 142 neurologists from 43 states will visit Washington, DC, February 27–28 to take part in the 10th Annual Neurology on the Hill. Since its inception this event has given more than 500 AAN members the chance to meet face–to–face with their legislators to address pressing issues facing neurologists and the patients they treat.

This year participants will be advocating for:

  • Protecting cognitive care services by recognizing the needs of Medicare beneficiaries with complex chronic and acute conditions. This includes providing stability in Medicare by permanently replacing the broken sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula with a payment system based on actual practice costs.
  • Prioritizing biomedical research funding by supporting $35 billion in federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY2013 to sustain advances that have been made.

Past events have led to remarkable successes such as the creation of the Epilepsy Centers for Excellence and the opportunity for AAN President–Elect Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN, to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee regarding health care quality and cost control.

The AAN would like recognize those members who have volunteered their time to attend this important event:

Elizabeth Minto, MD

Fairhope

AL

Daniel C. Potts, MD

Tuscaloosa

AL

Stacy A. Rudnicki, MD, FAAN

Little Rock

AR

Paul R. Kowalski, MD

Peoria

AZ

Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN

Oxnard

CA

Dawn Eliashiv, MD, FAAN

Beverly Hills

CA

John David Hixson, MD

San Francisco

CA

Vivian Hoang, MD

Los Angeles

CA

Steven J. Holtz, MD, FAAN

Oakland

CA

Melanie Lising, MD

Diamond Bar

CA

Yafa Minazad, DO

Pasdena

CA

Seema Nagpal, MD

San Francisco

CA

Kannen Paramesh, MD, FAAN

Calabasas

CA

William G. Preston, MD, FAAN

Laguna Beach

CA

Steven L. Small, MD, FAAN

Laguna Beach

CA

Sarah Song, MD

Los Angeles

CA

Joseph W. Markey, MD

Castle Rock

CO

Wesley D. Reynolds, MD

Denver

CO

Armen T. Babigian, MD

Salisbury

CT

Nicholas Blondin, MD

West Haven

CT

Pooia Fattahi, MD

Middletown

CT

Frank H. Anderson, MD

Washington

DC

Windsong Hollis, MD

Washington

DC

Ravi Menon, MD

Washington

DC

Nitin Butala, MD

Jacksonville

FL

Nicole A. Chiota, MD

Jacksonville

FL

Francis X. Conidi, MD, DO

Stuart

FL

Glen R. Finney, MD

Gainesville

FL

David N. McCollum, MD

Jacksonville

FL

John A. Morren, MD

Weston

FL

Mohamad I. Saleh, MD, PA

Tampa

FL

Jeffrey A. Samuels, MD, FAAN

Lighthouse Point

FL

Samir Belagaje, MD

Atlanta

GA

Fariba Farhidvash, MD

Douglasville

GA

Geeta Ganesh, MD

Tucker

GA

Mark A. Kozinn, MD, FAAN

Atlanta

GA

Michael J. Kitchell, MD

Ames

IA

Bradford Lynn Talcott, MD, PhD

Ammon

ID

Stephen K. Burger, MD

Belleville

IL

William C. Davison, MD, FAAN

Wilmette

IL

Andrew J. Gordon, MD

Deerfield

IL

Kenneth J. Lee, MD

Chicago

IL

Kenneth Silver, MD

Chicago

IL

Richard M. Tresley, MD

Chicago

IL

Aleksandar Videnovic, MD

Chicago

IL

Mark J. Janicki, MD

Carmel

IN

Jason S. Mackey, MD

Indianapolis

IN

David H. Mattson, MD, PhD, FAAN

Zionsville

IN

Andrew J. Spoljaric, MD

Noblesville

IN

Thomas R. Vidic, MD, FAAN

Elkhart

IN

Nancy Hammond, MD

Overland Park

KS

Raina Gupta, MD

Louisville

KY

Nawaz Hack, MD

Lexington

KY

Kenneth J. Gaines, MD, FAAN

New Orleans

LA

Uma Menon, MD

New Orleans

LA

Matthew D. Gold, MD

Andover

MA

Anna D. Hohler, MD, FAAN

Needham Heights

MA

Paul G. Mathew, MD

Malden

MA

Pushpa Narayanaswami, DM, FAAN

Chestnut Hill

MA

Walter Panis, MD

Chestnut Hill

MA

Karen A. Spencer, MD

Brighton

MA

Sana Syed, MD

Brookline

MA

Janice F. Wiesman, MD

Marlborough

MA

Niranjan N. Jani, MD

Columbia

MD

Sinan O. Turnacioglu, MD

Bethesda

MD

Michael R. Yochelson, MD

Hyattsville

MD

Peter A. Bridgman, MD

Yarmouth

ME

Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN

Union

ME

Sylvia Anagnos, MD

Clinton

MI

William M. Coplin, MD

Orchard Lake

MI

Diane K. Donley, MD

Traverse City

MI

Ryan M. Smith, DO

Holt

MI

Raman K. Malhotra, MD

Saint Louis

MO

Mary Alissa Willis, MD

Jackson

MS

Thomas Swanson, MD

Missoula

MT

Alan G. Finkel, MD, FAAN FAHS

Chapel Hill

NC

Michael J. Kushner, MD, FAAN

Wilson

NC

Robert A. Yapundich, MD

Hickory

NC

Erik J. Kobylarz, MD, PhD

Lebanon

NH

Gopalan Umashankar, MD

Franconia

NH

Caren G. Marks, MD

Highland Park

NJ

Mayank Mathur, MD

Hoboken

NJ

Jonathan I. Orwitz, MD, FAAN

Cherry Hill

NJ

Shanker N. Dixit, MD

Las Vegas

NV

Ryan Walsh, MD, PhD

Las Vegas

NV

Daniel E. Britton, MD

Corning

NY

Christopher Calder, MD, PhD

Albany

NY

Edward J. Fine, MD, FAAN

East Amherst

NY

David E. Hart, MD, FAAN

Delmar

NY

Tomas H. Holmlund, MD

Williamsville

NY

David A. Jaeger, MD, PhD

Monroe

NY

Joseph C. Marcus, MD

Great Neck

NY

Timothy A. Pedley, MD, FAAN

Rye

NY

Carl F. Ansevin, MD, FAAN

Boardman

OH

Yolanda Holler, MD

Akron

OH

Megan Hyland, MD

Cleveland Heights

OH

Nina Natarajan, MD

Cincinnati

OH

Anitha Rao-Frisch, MD

Shaker Heights

OH

Dariush Saghafi, MD

Pepper Pike

OH

Yonatan Spolter, MD

University Heights

OH

Sarah Weatherspoon, MD

Cincinnati

OH

Germaine L. Odenheimer, MD, FAAN

Oklahoma City

OK

Shannon Nicole Overs, MD

Tigard

OR

Amie L. Peterson, MD

Portland

OR

Mark S. Yerby, MD, MPH, FAAN

Portland

OR

Bruce M. Cotugno, MD

Venetai

PA

Neeraj Dubey, MD, FAAN

Orwigsburg

PA

Daniel Kremens, MD, JD

Wynnewood

PA

Joseph S. Lubeck, DO

Wynnewood

PA

Mike Stitzer, MD

Philadelphia

PA

David S. Tabby, DO, FAAN

Merion Station

PA

Elaine C. Jones, MD, FAAN

Providence

RI

Kathleen V. Woschkolup, MD

Daniel Island

SC

K A. Kelts, MD, PhD, FAAN

Rapid City

SD

David W. Brandes, MD, FAAN

Sweetwater

TN

Daniel O. Claassen, MD

Franklin

TN

Rachel Korson, MD

Memphis

TN

Sara G. Austin, MD, FAAN

Austin

TX

Jose E. Cavazos, MD,PhD, FAAN

San Antonio

TX

William S. Gilmer, MD

Houston

TX

Jeffrey Kane, MD

Austin

TX

Eddie L. Patton, MD MS

Pearland

TX

Varina Wolf, MD

Houston

TX

Kevin Call, MD

Provo

UT

Kris French, MD

Midvale

UT

Jennifer J. Majersik, MD

Salt Lake City

UT

Awais Riaz, MD, PhD, FAAN

Salt Lake City

UT

Navin K. Varma, MD

Ogden,

UT

Natalie R. Weathered, MD

Salt Lake City

UT

Samip Borad, MD

Henrico

VA

Farrah N. Daly, MD, MBA

Arlington

VA

Glenn D. Graham, MD, PhD, FAAN

Alexandria

VA

Gary J. Harpold, MD, FAAN

Roanoke

VA

Nassim Zecavati, MD

Arlington

VA

Joseph W. McSherry, MD, PhD

Richmond

VT

Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD

Charlotte

VT

John W. Henson, MD, FAAN

Mercer Island

WA

Lily Jung-Henson, MD, MMM, FAAN

Mercer Island

WA

Amer Malik, MD

Seattle

WA

Maciej M. Mrugala, MD

Seattle

WA

Joshua L. Morrison, MD

New Glarus

WI

Ronald A. Zerofsky, MD

Madison

WI

Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam, MD

Charleston

WV

For more information about Neurology on the Hill or other advocacy programs, please contact Melissa Showers at mshowers@aan.com or (651) 695–2748.