Neurology Residents in 2014-2015


Alina Bayer, MD   Alina graduated with high honors from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2010, where she studied Chemical Biology with a concentration in Bioanalytical Chemistry, and conducted research at the Center for Mass Spectrometry. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2014.  During her time in medical school, Alina participated in research in the Rutgers Neurology Department, related to drug-induced movement disorders. While at Rutgers, Alina completed a training certification on issues related to providing medical care for survivors of domestic violence. Selected by her peers to be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Alina participated in a number of community-based outreach programs. This included working to develop and build a housing model to provide stable permanent housing for New Brunswick community members who had been chronically homeless, and the Welcome Home opened its doors to its first residents in 2012. Alina completed her Internal Medicine internship here at Brown.

Katarina Dakay, DO  Kat graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelorsí degree in biology; while studying as an undergraduate she was a neuropsychology research assistant in auditory cognitive neuroscience and a biology tutor.  She went to Touro University Nevada where she received her degree in osteopathic medicine. While there, she tutored medical and occupational therapy students in neuroscience and pathology and participated in microbiology research involving microbial degradation of perchlorate, a rocket fuel byproduct interfering with thyroid function. She completed her medicine internship at Brown.

Jeremy Kulacz, MD

Cameron Miller-Patterson, MD  Cameron graduated summa cum laude and PBK from Brandeis University in 2009 with a BS, double majoring in Biology and History. While there, he participated in behavioral genetics research and was awarded highest honors in Biology for his senior thesis comparing the role of a particular cation channel in chemical nociception among several species of fruit fly. He was also involved in the Hepatitis B Initiative, an outreach program which provided education and resources to individuals at risk for HBV infection in the Boston area. Following graduation, Cameron spent an additional year at Brandeis continuing research. He then went on to receive his MD from Stony Brook University in 2014. While there, he spent several months assisting with nerve conduction and electromyographic studies. He also helped to prepare a lecture series on common neurologic disorders intended for primary care physicians. Following graduation, Cameron completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Brown University.  

Sasmit Sarangi, MD

Joshua Stone, MD  Josh graduated summa cum laude from Skidmore College in 2010 with a B.A. in Biochemistry. He was elected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Throughout high school and college, he served as a tutor and mentor for a child with Aspergerís syndrome. In college, he co-founded the Pre-Med Club, helping invigorate interest in the health professions at Skidmore. Joshua earned his medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine in 2014. He took interest in the neurological sciences early on, taking lead on his own research project in collaboration with a functional neurosurgeon starting the summer following his first year in medical school and continuing to his final year. His work involved a retrospective analysis of neuropsychological outcomes following Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. He also completed multiple topic-based rotations in Neurology, focusing on Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropsychology, and Autism. Josh completed his preliminary training in Internal Medicine here at Brown. A native Rhode Islander, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, collecting records, gardening, and cooking.


Jordan Anderson, DO   Jordan is a combined Neuro-Psychiatry resident who received his B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2009.  He then went on to complete his medical training at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. During his time at school, Jordan was active in the Illinois mentor program, serving as site supervisor. This program fostered positive mentoring relationships between university students and children in the local community.  Jordan also assisted with research at the Kelleher Group. This research focused on mass spectrometry-based protein analysis which were analyzed for unique qualities to ultimately provide key details for antibiotic synthesis. Additionally, Jordan was a Simulation Education Technician and was responsible for setting up the medical schoolís robotic simulated patient which was used to train Emergency Medicine Residents.  Jordan comes to us after completing his preliminary training at the Wright Center Scranton-Temple in Pennsylvania. 

Andrew Bouley, MD   Andrew Bouley graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2007, obtaining a B.S. in Biology, minor in Economics. In addition, Andrew spent two semesters aboard, studying Biology & Economics at Queen Mary, University of London & Ecology and Culture in South Africa.  Andrew returned to Duke School of Medicine to obtain his medical degree. Andrew was active with the Teaching & Mentoring Interest Group, in particular serving as Program Coordinator for Duke Med Elementary, a program that hosts field trips for elementary school students from local schools where the students are taught basic medical lessons.  He also assisted in a clinical research study performing HIV screenings in Dukeís Emergency Department.  In addition, Andrew took a leadership position with the Global Health Interest Group, representing student opinions and acting as a source of information for prospective global health students.  In keeping  with his interest in global health, he spent a year of independent study in Tanzania. He served as a student liaison on the Community Advisory Board and assisted in educating community-appointed members about Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centreís NIH-funded IMPAACT.  He also volunteered in an orphanage; devised, organized and ran a blood drive.  Andrew completed his internal medicine training at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Jonathan Drake, MD   Jonathan graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Zoology and went on to complete several graduate programs majoring in Medical Sciences and Biology respectively.  He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2013.  Throughout his time in medical college, Jonathan was a research associate for Framingham Heart Study in Massachusetts.  He also worked full time for the neuropsychology group on their Alzheimerís disease study.  Jonathan was also heavily involved in a project that involved analyzing neuropsychological and neuropathological data from the brain bank cohort of study participants to assess total pathological burden in Alzheimerís disease.  The aim of the study was to address discrepancies that occasionally arise between measures of neuropathological and clinical dementia severity.  Jonathan completed his internal medicine internship here at Brown.

Jacques Reynolds, DO  Jake graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN with a B.S. in 2007 and immediately thereafter enrolled in University of New England, Biddeford, ME obtaining his Master of Science degree in Neuroscience/Pain.  His masterís research provided him with a first authorship publication.  Additionally during this time, Jake devoted much of his time to volunteering at a local Emergency Department, working as a teaching assistant for a graduate level neuroscience course and assisting in organizing a research conference held at UNE.  He also held multiple teaching roles at UNECOM. Jake also held a leadership position as recruitment officer in the campus chapter of the American Medical Association.  Furthermore, he was a humanitarian during his time at UNE.  He earned a silver TOUCH award for volunteering over 120 service hours as a member of MEDLIFE, in which he helped to coordinate a 16 day mission trip to provide primary health care in outlying communities around Cuzco, Peru.  Jake comes to us after completing his preliminary training in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

 Daniel Sacchetti, DO Daniel received a B.A. in Psychology/Biopsychology Concentration with a Minor in Physics from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.  He became interested in clinical research and interned in a cardiovascular medicine laboratory at Brigham & Womanís Hospital.  He was later hired as an undergraduate intern in MRI research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  He enrolled in Boston University School of Medicineís Master in Medical Sciences post-baccalaureate program.  He earned his M.A. in three semesters, tutored students in medical physiology and was awarded honors recognition for his foundation for a peer-reviewed journal article published in Neuropsychologia. While Dan completed his thesis, he was offered a position at the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.  He continued to conduct research and co-authored a book chapter on Dementia for the Brigham Board Review in Internal Medicine.  In addition to conducting research, Dan was trained and certified in MRI imaging at the MGH/Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.  He co-authored another publication that was accepted in the peer-reviewed journal Psychology and Aging.   He completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his preliminary year of internal medicine at St. Vincentís Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Brian Wong, MD  Brian graduated from the University of Rochester in 2005 with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Psychology.  He served as a teaching assistant and tutor for the Department of Biology for introductory undergraduate biology courses and was a member of the Society of Undergraduate Biology Students.  He performed research and gained experience in the pharmacology industry through an internship at Biogen Idec, and has continued to be proactive about conducting research specifically focused on the implementation of RNA interference in mammalian genomic expression, through which many of his research findings have been presented in poster format.  Brian received his medical degree in 2013 from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his preliminary year in Internal Medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts.


Roderick Elias pursued his undergraduate degree in Bio-psychology and Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University and went on to complete his medical training at Tufts University School of Medicine.  During his time at Tufts, Rod was the Coordinator for TAHSS and NYLFF.  TAHSS, a summer program, is designed to help underprivileged students participate in academic research and develop their activities into a thesis by summerís end.  NYLFF, a separate program, allows students, with interests in medicine and science, to visit the medical school and experience its activities.  He planned, directed and oversaw student curriculum, activities and academic projects, which included assisting with research.  Rod completed his internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark New Jersey.

Tariq Hamid a graduate of Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan, comes to us from Chesire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire where he was employed as a hospitalist.  Throughout his medical profession, Tariq has demonstrated care and precision in the assessment, evaluation and management of medical patients and their follow up.  Early on in his medical career, Tariq actively participated in community outreach programs, which involved visiting underprivileged areas and addressing community health concerns by bringing awareness and education regarding environmental sanitation, control of communicable diseases and primary health care.  Tariq completed a Family Medicine Residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Jay Levin completed his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Brown University. He then entered Alpert Medical School of Brown University to pursue his medical training graduating in 2012.  While at Brown, Jay was selected by the teaching faculty to mentor 1st year medical students to assist them to become acclimated in performing new clinical skills. He was active in pursuing summer internships, one of which involved performing transcardial perfusion on mice, preserving their brains for future experimentation utilizing immunohistochemical (IHC) techniques. Jay completed his preliminary training in Internal Medicine here at Rhode Island Hospital. 

Denise Sebasigari graduated from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi with a degree in Chemistry.  She then went on to the University of North Texas Health Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2012.  During a Medical Mission Trip to Sudan, Denise inaugurated John Dauís Lost Boy Clinic, where medical care was provided to returning Sudanese refugees.  Additionally, she has participated in research which focused on the molecular analysis of B cell receptor signaling in mantle cell lymphoma. Denise completed her preliminary training at Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio.

Prasanna Tadi a graduate of Alluri Sitaram Raju Academy of Medical Sciences in Eluru India, comes to us most recently from Columbia University Medical Center where he was a research assistant in the Department of Neurology. He coordinated four research study projects; three abstracts from these studies have been submitted.  In addition, a case report on Traumatic Brain Injury and a novel brain imaging technique have been submitted. One of the literature reviews Prasanna conducted, which examined the effect of bariatric surgery on metabolic syndrome, was published in New England Journal of Medicine. Prasanna completed his preliminary medicine training at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Chester Pennsylvania.