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Yancheng Luo, M.D.
Understanding the Prognosis of Childhood Epilepsy​​​​​​

Yancheng Luo, M.D.​Dr. Luo expands the scope of child neurology services with his special interest in the management and prognosis of common pediatric epilepsy syndromes. He received his medical degree at Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, China and completed his pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He also completed his pediatric neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Linden Fornoff , M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgery: From Prenatal Period to Adulthood and Everything in Between​​​​​​​​​​​​

Linden Fornoff , M.D.​After receiving her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Fornoff went onto complete her residency at UNMC as well. She then pursued a year-long Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Just as that commitment was finishing up in 2019, Dr. Fornoff was recruited to join the new Pediatric Neuroscience program at Boys Town National Research Hospital. In addition to being a member of the Midwest Neurosurgical Society and Women in Neurosurgery (WINS), Dr. Fornoff is a board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Nebraska and enjoys being an aunt to four little ones.

Matias Lopez Chacon, M.D.
Pediatric Neuromuscular Treatment Landscape

Matias Lopez Chacon, M.D.Dr. Lopez Chacon, pediatric neurologist, received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, School of Medicine.  He completed a child neurology residency from Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as well as a fellowship in pediatric neuromuscular medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Valeria Naranjo, M.D.
Tic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Valaria Naranjo, M.D.​Dr. Naranjo is a pediatric neurologist with a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders in children. She received her medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She then went on to complete a child neurology fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

Gisela Moreira Eyng, M.D.
Seizures Classification and Treatments: Making it Easy

Gisela Moreira Eyng, M.D.Dr. Eyng has a specialized training to care for pediatric epilepsy patients. She earned her medical degree from Faculdade Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Blumenau-SC, Brazil. After completing her pediatric residency from Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow-NY, Dr. Eyng completed a fellowship in child neurology from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. She then went on to completing an epilepsy fellowship from the University of Chicago.

Mohaned Osman, M.D.
Epilepsy Surgery for Children

Mohaned Osman, M.D.​​Dr. Osman is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist here at Boys Town Pediatric Neurology. His special interests include intractable epilepsies, epileptic encephalopathies, genetic epilepsies, dietary therapy and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Osman received his medical degree from the faculty of medicine at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his pediatric neurology residency training at Massachuesetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a pediatric epilepsy fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Madhav Bandatmakur, M.D.
Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Migraines and Tension Type Headache

Madhav Bandatmakur, M.D.Dr. Madhava Bandatmakur received his medical degree from Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam, India. He then went onto Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University where he completed his pediatric and pediatric neurology residency and served as chief resident and chief educational officer for the pediatrics department.

Tony Wilson, Ph.D.
The MEG and How it Enhances Patient Care

​​​Tony Wilson, Ph.D.Dr. Wilson is Director of the Institute of Human Neuroscience, the Patrick E. Brookhouser Endowed Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Director of the Dynamic Imaging of Cognition and Neuromodulation (DICoN) Laboratory. His research program uses multimodal neuroimaging to investigate the oscillatory neural dynamics that underlie visual processing, attention and motor control, and how these dynamics predict cognitive performance in real time.

Dinesh Lulla, M.D.
Interesting Cases in Neurogenetics

​​​Dinesh Lulla, M.D.​Dr. Lulla is a pediatric neurologist with special interest in neurogenetics and rare diseases here at Boys Town Hospital. After receiving his medical degree from National Medical College, Nair Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Dr. Lulla completed his pediatric and pediatric neurology residency from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, where he also served as chief resident for the child neurology department.

Isabella Herman, M.D., Ph.D.
Overview of Autoimmune Neurology​

​​​​​​Isabella Herman, M.D.​Dr. Herman, pediatric neurologist, specializes in neurogenetics, rare diseases and neuroimmunology here at Boys Town Hospital. She received her combined medical and Ph.D. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her combined pediatric neurology residency and neurogenetics postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, both in Houston, TX. Dr. Herman is passionate about combining science and medicine to support the most comprehensive therapies for her patients.