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Our Staff

Best Children's Hospitals

The Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute is an umbrella program supporting multidisciplinary clinical care and research initiatives conducted by Neurospecialists across multiple departments in the hospital.

Our program is also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best neurology and neurosurgery programs.


Administrative Staff

  • Prasanna Jayakar, MD, PhD., Chairman, Brain Institute
  • Sara Widing, Service Line Administrator, Brain Institute
  • Angeles Barba, Director, Brain Institute
  • Catalina Dunoyer MD., Manager, Brain Institute
  • Michelle Parrales, Office Manager, Brain Institute

Research Scientists

  • Byron Bernal, MD
  • Brandon Korman, PhD
  • Ian Miller, MD
  • Reshma Naidu, PhD
  • Sanghoon Oh, PhD
  • Tara Stewart, PhD
  • Victor Okoh, PhD
  • Wei-Chiang Lin, PhD

Research Affiliates:

  • Anuradha Godavarty, PhD
  • Deodutta Roy, PhD
  • Malek Adjouadi, PhD

To reach our team by email, please address inquiries to

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