Neurology Residents in 2015-2016


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  Jeremy was raised in the Chicago suburbs of Illinois and graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University in 2010 with B.S in biology, minor in chemistry.  While in college, Jeremy investigated the role of hyperthermia and matrix metalloproteinase upregulation in the exacerbation of stroke injury utilizing a rodent model of ischemic stroke. He later obtained his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2014.  Jeremy completed his internship through the Brown University Internal Medicine program.

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  Sasmit went to medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He spent more than 2 years in lab research after graduation, working on various methods of improving the efficacy of  combination cancer chemotherapies in animal models at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. This period of research was very productive leading to multiple publications and spurred his interest in neuro-oncology. He has also contributed as an associate author to the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014 and was formerly a blogger on international medical graduate issues for the First Aid Team website. He subsequently did his internship at the University of Kentucky before moving to Brown University to continue his training in 2015. In his free time he likes to read science fiction and listen to music.

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 Anderson, D.O., grew up in Chicago, Illinois and received his B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2009. During college he served as a supervisor in the Illinois Mentor Program, which fostered positive mentoring relationships between university students and children in the local community. Jordan also assisted with research at the Kelleher Group, focusing on mass spectrometry-based protein analysis for antibiotic synthesis. He completed his medical training at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. During medical school, Jordan was a Simulation Education Technician and was responsible for setting up the medical schoolís robotic simulated patient used to train Emergency Medicine Residents. Jordan completed his preliminary Internal Medicine Internship at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he was a PGY-1 Resident Leader, and voted Intern of the Year. When he is not studying the brain or working in the hospital, he enjoys music and movies. He plays piano, guitar and trumpet, and sings. He is a member of the Providence Singers.

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 Jon graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an undergraduate degree in Zoology and went on to complete several graduate programs majoring in Medical Sciences and Biology, respectively, after many years of research in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California San Francisco and in Japan. His graduate work at Boston University School of Medicine involved neuropsychological and neuropathological studies of Alzheimer's disease with the Framingham Heart Study, and subsequently worked full-time with the Framingham Heart Study for two years following completion of his degree. He then completed further graduate training at UMass Boston, focusing on dopamine agonist-induced dyskinesias. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2013, and completed his Internal Medicine internship here at Brown in 2014.

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. During medical school, he was also a member of MEDLIFE, a non-profit group which helped to organize an extended mission trip to provide primary health care in outlying communities around Cuzco, Peru. Jake completed his preliminary training in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since residency, he has been able to publish a first authorship case report focusing on spinal cord infarction and feasibility of DWI MRI for diagnoses.

Daniel Sacchetti, DO Dan is originally from Braintree, MA and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Psychology and Physics.  As an undergraduate, he participated in research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconness Medication Center.  He subsequently 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 thesis investigating specific limitations of episodic memory in Alzheimer's patients.  While applying to medical school, he worked in the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston University, as well as the Schacter Memory Lab at Harvard University, where he co-authored several publications.  He graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine in 2013 and performed a preliminary medicine year at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester, MA.  He joined the Neurology department in July of 2014.  His current clinical interests include stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, emergency neurology, neuroradiology, neuroinfectious disease and demyelinating diseases.  He currently lives in Providence with his wife, and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, skiing and exploring the many restaurants in and around Providence.

Brian Wong, MD Brian graduated from the University of Rochester with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology.  He has previous pharmacologic research experience through an internship at Biogen Idec.  Working at The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT he researched the role of RNA interference in mammalian genetic expression to develop gene therapies targeting the underlying mechanisms of human disease.  Brian spent his time in Boston volunteering with Horizons for Homeless Children and in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he continued his volunteer experiences as an urban youth health educator and student clinician for underserved families in Washington, D.C.  Brian completed his preliminary Internal Medicine year at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and joined the Neurology Department at Rhode Island Hospital in July 2014. 


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 Tariq Hamid joined us in July, 2013 as a Neurology Resident. Tariq received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Degree College Loralai where he got first position in college and second position in State. He completed his medical education at Nishtar Medical College Multan, Pakistan and got second position in Anatomy and Pathology. He was among the top five students in his class. Tariq completed his Family Medicine Residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, Pennsylvania where he was recognized as an exceptional teacher and role of model by Penn State College of Medicine students for his excellence in teaching, clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Tariq is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He worked as Hospitalist at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire and St. Lucie Hospital Post in St. Lucie, Florida prior to joining the Neurology Residency Program. He was also nominated by the Department of Emergency Medicine Rhode Island Hospital for the Most Valuable Consultant award for Autumn and Winter 2014. Tariq will be pursuing his career as a Neurophysiology Fellow with Brownís Clinical Neurophysiology Program in 2016.

Jay Levin Jay Levin is a PLME student who completed his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Brown University in 2008 and his medical training at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2012.  While at Brown, Jay was selected by the teaching faculty to mentor 1st year medical students as they learned new clinical skills. He performed summer research at the NIH where he used immunohistochemical (IHC) techniques on mice to study the effects of environmental enrichment in resiliency to social stress. Jay completed his preliminary training in Internal Medicine here at Rhode Island Hospital. As a Neurology resident, Jay has co-authored a textbook chapter on Migraines as well as a review article on Chronic Daily Headache. He is currently researching the use of Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) in the monitoring of Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome (RCVS). Outside of the hospital, Jay enjoys time with his wife (a GI fellow at RI Hospital), tennis, golf, and anything Red Sox or Patriots. 

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 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.