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Medical Advisory Board

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With nationally and internationally recognized healthcare professionals in many fields, including neurosurgery, neurology, dentistry and pain management, this Board is both qualified and committed to promoting better understanding and treatment of TN in the medical community and providing the expertise to address medical issues and patient concerns.

Note: The following bios mention medical schools, hospitals, and treatment centers where members of the FPA Medical Advisory Board are working or affiliated. FPA does not endorse or advocate any care provider organization or one method of treatment over another.

Board Members

Jeffrey A. Brown, MD
National Chairman, MAB

Neurosurgery Director, Cyberknife Program
Winthrop University Hospital
600 Northern Boulevard, Suite 118 Great Neck, NY 11021

David A. Sirois, DMD, PhD
Dental Chairman, MAB

Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine
NYU College of Dentistry
131 E. 38th Street New York, NY 10016

John M. Tew, Jr., MD
Midwest Director, MAB

Clinical Director
University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute
234 Goodman Street Cincinnati, OH 45219-0724
Read more about John M. Tew here

Mark E. Linskey, MD
Western Director, MAB

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of Neurosurgery Cranial Nerve Clinic
University of California, Irvine
UCI Medical Center Building 56, Suite 400, 101 The City Drive South Orange, CA 92868-3298
Read more about Mark E. Linskey here

John F. Alksne, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery
UC San Diego
3855 Health Sciences DR MC 0987 LaJolla, CA 92093-0987

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD
Betsey Barton Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, IUH Neuroscience Center
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
355 West 16th Street, Suite #5100 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Kenneth F. Casey, MD
Chief of Neurosurgery
Oakwood Southshore Hospital
5452 Fort Street, Suite 200 Trenton, MI 48183-4638

Steven D. Chang, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Strategic Development and
Innovation, Dept. of Neurosurgery at Stanford
213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Gary D. Klasser, DMD
Associate Professor, Diagnostic Sciences
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119

Michael Lim, MD
Asst. Professor, John Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street #157
Baltimore, MD 21231

Donald R. Nixdorf, DDS, MS
Director TMD and Orofacial Pain
University of Minnesota
6th Floor Moos Tower 515 Delaware Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Read more about Donald Nixdorf here

Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave. Physicians Pavillion, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12208

Raymond F. Sekula, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of Cranial Nerve Disorders Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD
Professor, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine
1853 West Polk Street Chicago, IL 60612

Gary L. Stanton, MD 
Emerson Hospital
131 Old Road to Nine Acres Corner Concord, MA 01742

Harry Van Loveren, MD
David W. Cahill Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida Health
2 Tampa General Circle Tampa, FL 33606
Read more about Harry Van Loveren here

Richard S. Zimmerman, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Mayo Clinic
13400 East Shea Boulevard Scottsdale, AZ 85259