About Us - Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center

About Us


Our Doctors & Staff

Pavel Klein, MD

Pavel Klein, MD

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Jonathan Ross, MD

Jonathan Ross, MD

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Tanzila Kulman, MD

Tanzila Kulman, MD

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Yolanda Chik, MD

Yolanda Chik, MD

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Perry M. Smith, MD, PhD

Perry M. Smith, MD, PhD

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Amanda Pong, MD, MSc

Amanda Pong, MD, MSc

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Nurses, EEG & Sleep Lab Technologists

Sheila Barton, RN

Sheila Barton, RN

Practice Manager

Ivana Tyrlikova, MD

Ivana Tyrlikova, MD

Senior Research Coordinator

Arkady Barber, MSCN

Arkady Barber, MSCN

Senior Research Coordinator

Salman Hashimi

Salman Hashimi

Research Coordinator

Marc Key, RPSGT CCSH

Marc Key, RPSGT CCSH

EEG Laboratory Manager

Valerie Ellis

Valerie Ellis

Billing Specialist

Pavel Klein, MD

Pavel Klein, MD

Director, Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center

Education:

  • Oxford University, BA and MA (Neuroscience)
  • Cambridge University, MD

Training:

  • Residency (neurology): University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Fellowship (epilepsy, clinical electrophysiology): University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Fellowship (sleep): Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center)
  • Fellowship (neuroendocrinology): Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel-Deaconess)

Research:

  • Novel treatments of epilepsy
  • Dietary treatments of epilepsy in adults/ketogenic diet
  • Prevention of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury
  • The effect of hormones on epilepsy, in particular of sex and stress hormones
  • Women’s issues in epilepsy

Before founding Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center, Dr. Klein was Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School (1996-99), and Director of the Epilepsy Program, of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and of the Neuroendocrine Unit at the Georgetown University Hospital (1999-2003). Dr. Klein is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at George Washington University. Dr. Klein’s clinical research includes novel treatments of epilepsy, dietary treatments of epilepsy in adults, prevention of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury, the effect of sex and stress hormones on epilepsy, and women with epilepsy. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Klein has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles and has contributed chapters to several books on epilepsy. He acts as a reviewer for a number of neurological, epilepsy and endocrinological journals. He is currently the Chair of the American Epilepsy Society Corporate Advisory Committee, as  well as past member of the American Epilepsy Society Scientific Program Committee, Treatment Committee, the Health Reform Task Force and the Co-Chair of the AES Private Practice Special Interest Group. He is the  co-founder and co-chair of the North American Consortium of Private Epilepsy Centers, and serves on the executive committee of The Epilepsy Study Consortium.

Click here for a link to Dr. Klein’s curriculum vitae

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Jonathan Ross, MD

Jonathan Ross, MD

Neurologist, Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center

Education:

  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Doctorate of Medicine
  • National University of Ireland, LRCSI, LRCPI, MB, BCh, BAO (Cum Laude)

Training:

  • Harvard Medical School, Epilepsy/EEG Fellowship
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Neurology Residency

Research:

  • Dr. Ross has multiple published studies, including “Alfentanil Induced Epileptiform Activity: A Simultaneous Surface and Depth Electroencephalographic Study in Complex Partial Epilepsy” (Epilepsia 2001) and”Epileptic Pseudodementia” (Neurology 1998). He has written book chapters and given numerous presentations and lectures on various neurology topics, including epilepsy management

Dr. Ross is board certified in Adult Neurology, with added qualifications in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, and epilepsy monitoring. Prior to joining the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center, Dr. Ross was Director of The New England Epilepsy Institute, a division of New England Neurological Associates (NENA) in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He also served as head of the Neurology division at NENA. After graduating medical school in 1991, Dr. Ross completed postgraduate training at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, and also served as Teaching Fellow at Harvard and Boston University. Dr. Ross is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, and the American Academy of Neurology.

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Tanzila Kulman, MD

Tanzila Kulman, MD

Vascular Neurology and Neurohospitalist

Education

  • St. Matthews University School of Medicine, MD

Internship

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Residency

  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Cente
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Yolanda Chik, MD

Yolanda Chik, MD

Neurohospitalist Stroke Director White Oak Medical Center

Education:

  • Duke University School of Medicine

Internship:

  • Duke University Medical Center

Residency

  • Neurology Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital Fellowship

Fellowship

  • Cerebrovascular Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital
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Perry M. Smith, MD, PhD

Perry M. Smith, MD, PhD

Neurohospitalist, Stroke Director Shady grove Medical Center

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD

Internship:

  • Yale New Haven Medical Center

Residency:

  • Yale New Haven Medical Center

Fellowship:

  • NIH, National Cancer Institute

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
  • Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center
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Amanda Pong, MD, MSc

Amanda Pong, MD, MSc

Pediatric Epilepsy

Education:

  • Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York, BA Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MSc in Biostatistics and Patient-Oriented Research

Training:

  • University of San Diego, Pediatrics residency
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital (with Beth Israel Deaconess, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals), Pediatric and Adult Neurology residency, Chief Resident
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship

Research:

  • Genetic Testing and Evaluation of Epilepsy
  • Inherited metabolic and genetic conditions involving epilepsy
  • GLUT-1 Deficiency Syndrome
  • Pharmacologic agents used to treat epilepsy
  • Mechanisms of neuronal cell death
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