Our Team

"First, we're intending to achieve a definitive genetic diagnosis for as many patients as possible. Most treatment strategies for neurologic disorders use genetic-based therapies requiring an exact genetic diagnosis. Our second goal is to create a team of clinicians, nurses, genetic counselors and clinical research staff that is devoted to clinical trials of novel gene and molecular therapies."

- Steven Scherer, MD, PhD

Director

  • Dr. Steven Scherer MD, PhD

    Dr. Steven Scherer MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology, Inherited Neuropathies
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     215-349-8032
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Faculty

  • Defne Amado MD, PhD

    Defne Amado MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Motor Neuron Diseases & Neuropathy
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     215-829-3053
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  • Michael Baer MD, MBE

    Michael Baer MD, MBE

    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular
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     215-829-6500
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  • Samuel Carrell MD, PhD

    Samuel Carrell MD, PhD

    Instructor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Dystrophy
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     215-316-5151
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  • Andres Deik MD, MSEd, FAAN

    Andres Deik MD, MSEd, FAAN

    Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Parkinson's Disease
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     215-829-6500
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  • Colin Ellis MD

    Colin Ellis MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Epilepsies
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     215-349-5166
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  • Lauren Elman MD

    Lauren Elman MD

    Professor of Neurology, Motor Neuron & Muscle Diseases
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     215-829-6708
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  • Ali Hamedani MD, MHS

    Ali Hamedani MD, MHS

    Assistant Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Ataxias & Neuro-ophthalmology
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     215-829-7775
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  • David Irwin MD

    David Irwin MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Frontotemporal Dementia & Dementia with Lewy Bodies
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     215-573-6417
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  • Chafic Karam MD

    Chafic Karam MD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Neuropathies
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     215-906-1939
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  • Aaron Lasker MD

    Aaron Lasker MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Huntington’s Disease
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     215-829-6500
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  • Paul McIntosh MD

    Paul McIntosh MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Neuromuscular
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     215-662-3397
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  • Jennifer Orthmann-Murphy MD, PhD

    Jennifer Orthmann-Murphy MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Adult-onset Leukodystrophies
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     215-662-3606
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  • Colin Quinn MD

    Colin Quinn MD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Motor Neuron & Muscle Diseases
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     215-662-2625
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  • Thomas Tropea DO, MPH, MSTR

    Thomas Tropea DO, MPH, MSTR

    Professor of Neurology, Movement Disorders
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     215-829-6500
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Genetic Counselors

  • Meron Azage MS, CGC

    Meron Azage MS, CGC

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  • Aaron Baldwin MS, LCGC

    Aaron Baldwin MS, LCGC

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  • Laynie Dratch ScM, CGC

    Laynie Dratch ScM, CGC

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  • Kelsey Johnson MS, CGC

    Kelsey Johnson MS, CGC

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  • Rachel Paul MS, CGC

    Rachel Paul MS, CGC

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Clinical Research Staff

  • Tanya Latorre RN

    Tanya Latorre RN

    Senior Clinical Research Nurse
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     215-614-1993
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  • Stephanie Hansen

    Stephanie Hansen

    Project Manager
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     215-614-0349
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  • Abigail Browngoehl MPH

    Abigail Browngoehl MPH

    Project Manager
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  • Juliette Copeland

    Juliette Copeland

    Clinical Research Coordinator
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     215-662-3158
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  • John Dvorak

    John Dvorak

    Clinical Research Assistant
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     215-662-4079
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Administration

  • Sara-Claude Michon, PhD

    Sara-Claude Michon, PhD

    Director of Operations
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     215-614-0027
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  • Edward Yuhasz

    Edward Yuhasz

    Finance and Administration Specialist
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     215-662-4084
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