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US Neurology Volume 7 • Issue 2 • Winter 2011


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Francois Bethoux, MD Director, Rehabilitation Services, Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, The Cleveland Clinic


John B Bodensteiner, MD Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine


Jeffrey L Cummings, MD Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health


Gary Cutter, PhD Professor of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Robert M Friedlander, MD Professor and Chairman, Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh


William Friedman, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida


Anthony J Furlan, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University


Vincent Gattullo


Executive Committee, American Parkinson's Disease Association


Peter J Goadsby, MD


Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco


James C Grotta, MD


Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston


David A Hafler, MD Professor of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine


Editorial Board Daniel F Hanley, MD


Professor, Acute Care Neurology, Johns Hopkins University


Rosalind Kalb, PhD Vice President, Professional Resource Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Carlos S Kase, MD Chief of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine


John J Kelly, MD Professor of Neurology, George Washington University


Ruben I Kuzniecky, MD Professor and Co-Director, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Fred D Lublin, MD


Saunders Family Professor of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Laura Marsh, MD


Head, Mental Health Care Line, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center


Michael S Okun, MD


Co-director, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, McKnight Brain Institute


C Warren Olanow, MD Professor, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


George Perry, PhD


Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio


George B Richerson, MD, PhD Professor and Chairman, Neurology, University of Iowa


Donald Schomer, MD


Professor of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School


Steven S Schreiber, MD Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine


Michael Schulder, MD Associate Professor of


Neurosurgery, University Hospital, New Jersey Medical School


Stephen D Silberstein, MD Professor of Neurology, Jefferson Headache Center


Stewart J Tepper, MD Professor, Center for Headache and Pain, Cleveland Clinic


Arthur Toga, PhD


Professor of Neurology, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, University of California, Los Angeles


Steven U Walkley, DVM, PhD Professor, Neuroscience, Pathology, and Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Cheryl Waters, MD, FRCP(C) Professor, Division of Movement Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center


William J Weiner, MD Professor and Chairman of Neurology, University of Maryland


Patrick Y Wen, MD Neuro-oncologist, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center


G Frederick Wooten, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, University of Virginia


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