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Associate Professors

David P. Libell, M.D.

Title: Associate Professor 
          Founder of the Comprehensive Stroke Unit

Degree Awarded: MD - Temple University School of Medicine

Specialty Training: CNP, West Virginia University

Special Interests: Stroke, Neuromuscular Diseases

Board Certifications:
ABPN-Certified in Neurology.


Christopher Nance, M.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Neurology,
          CNP Fellowship Program Director
Degree Awarded: MD - Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Specialty Training: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
                    - Peripheral Nerve Disorders
                    - Clinical Neurophysiology       

Special Interests: Neuromuscular Diseases, Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Board Certifications:
ABPN-Certified in Neurology 
ABPN-Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine
ABPN-Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology


Adriana E. Palade, M.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Neurology,
          Director, EMU/EEG Lab

Degree Awarded: MD - University of Medicine & Pharmacy, "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania

Specialty Training: CNP, Duke University Medical Center

Special Interests: Epilepsy, Seizures, Sleep Disorders

Board Certifications:
ABPN-Certified in Neurology
ABPN-Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology
ABPN-Certified in Sleep Medicine


Gauri Pawar, M.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Neurology
          Vice-Chair of Business Affairs and Compliance
          Residency Program Director

Degree Awarded: MBBS - Bachelor of Medicne and Bachelor of Surgery Government Medical College, Miraji, India

Specialty Training: CNP, West Virginia University

Special Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Dystonia, Neuromuscular Diseases

Board Certifications:
ABPN-Certified in Neurology
ABPN-Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology


David B. Watson, M.D.


Title: Associate Professor, 
          Director, WVUH Headache Center
          Director, Outpatient Performance Improvement-Neurology
          Medical Student Clerkship Director

Degree Awarded: MD - West Virginia University

Specialty Training: Fellowship - Headache Medicine, University of North Carolina Hospitals

Special Interests: Headache (cluster, migraine, chronic daily headaches)

Board Certifications:
ABPN-Certified in Neurology
United Council of Neurologic Subspecialities - Certified in Headache Medicine


Tracy L. Weimer, M.D., Ph.D.


Title: Associate Professor
          Director, Inpatient Performance Improvement-Neurology


Degree Awarded: MD - Marshall University SOM, Huntington, WV,
                PhD - West Virginia University Department of Pharmacology / Toxicology, Morgantown, WV

Specialty Training: Post Doctoral Fellow, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV       
-Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, WVU Neurology

Special Interests: Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, Headache

Board Certifications:
ABIM-Certified in Internal Medicine
ABPN-Certified in Neurology


Jeffrey Carpenter, M.D.

Title:  Associate Professor

Degree Awarded: MD, West Virginia University

Specialty Training: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Pittsburgh

Special Interests: Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology

Board Certifications:
American Board of Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Carpenter holds a joint appointment in the Department of Radiology.


Brian Ellis, M.D.

Title: Associate Professor
          Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Degree Awarded: MD, Temple University

Specialty Training: Neuroophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Special Interests: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Optic Neuritis, AION

Dr. Ellis holds a joint appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology.