The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Our Team at a Glance

Core Faculty

Joe Small  Joe Verghese, MB,MS
Professor & Chief
Roee Small  Roee Holtzer, PhD
Associate Professor
Jeannette Small  Jeannette R. Mahoney, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mooyeon Park Small  Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Helena Small  Helena Blumen, PhD
Assistant Professor


 Vijayalekshmi V Nair, M.D.   Vijayalekshmi V Nair, M.D.
Post-doctoral Investigator


Donna Small  Donna Brandon
DCMA Administrator
Ayers 75  Emmeline Ayers 
Research Coordinator for DCMA
 Sarah BE  Sarah Belser-Ehrlich
Research Assistant

Clinical Research Team: The multidisciplinary DCMA faculty is currently comprised of Dr. Verghese (Neurology), Dr. Holtzer (Neuropsychology), Dr. Mahoney (Neuropsychology), Dr. Blumen (NeuroImaging), along with research technicians, residents, fellows, and graduate students enrolled in ongoing research projects and clinical electives. Dr. Oh-Park (Rehabilitation Medicine) collaborates with our Division.

The DCMA also has active collaborations with investigators within AECOM and elsewhere in the fields of Geriatrics, Bioengineering, Endocrinology, Genetics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Neuroradiology and Infectious Disease, which provides further opportunities for collaboration and career growth. Research is supported by strong biostatistical services.

Einstein/Montefiore Collaborators

Brown, Lucy, Ph.D.  Lipton, Michael, M.D. 
Lee, SeWon, M.D.  Wagshul, Mark, Ph.D. 
Li, Xiaobo, Ph.D.  Wang, Cuiling, Ph.D. 
Aleksandra Djukic, M.D., Ph.D.  Barry Zingman, M.D. 

External Collaborators

Kurtulus Izzetoglu, Ph.D. Meltem Izzetoglu, Ph.D.

Medical, Graduate & Postgraduate Students

Amanda Einstein MD/PhD Program

 Amanda Tow

Einstein MSTAR/ SOAR Students

Stephanie Charles (MSTAR; 2013)
Orli Haken (SOAR; 2013)
Yehuda Lerea (MSTAR;2012)

Ferkauf Clinical Ph.D. Program

Janna Belser-Ehrlich
Eleni Demetriou
lab shotVanessa D’Orio
Kristina Dumas
Sarah England
Noah Epstein
Brittany LeMonda
Sarah Pillemer
Elyssa Scharaga
Chelsea Schoen
Melissa Shuman
Jessica Spat
Lyanne Yozawitz
Jennifer Yuan

Other Doctoral Programs

Miriam Shapiro, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ

Visiting Scholars



Allai  Giles Allai (2013), Geneva University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Switzerland



Naofumi Tanaka, Tohoku University Medical School, Sendai, Japan
Andrea Wantz, University of Bern, Switzerland

Letter from the Chief 

New Developments

Verghese Gait Video Geriatrician Joe Verghese explains how subtle changes in gait can identify which patients are at risk for frailty – with the goal of preventing falls and mental decline. Dr. Verghese is chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and a professor of neurology and of medicine at Einstein. This edition of Einstein On, a research and medicine podcast, is hosted by Paul Moniz, managing director of communications and marketing at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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