Group photo of the UVM Medical Center Neurology Residents.

Neurology residents come from accredited medical schools across the U.S. and abroad. We select our residents based on the overall potential for success and therefore select residents on the basis of many factors rather than relying heavily on any single factor. We find the personal interviews and face to face interactions crucial in helping us, as well as prospective candidates; determine who is likely to thrive in our program. Residents receive educational allowances to defray the costs of academic endeavors, textbooks, and conferences.


Samantha Blum, DO
Hometown – Massapequa, NY
Undergraduate School – Binghamton University
Medical School – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York

Callie Brown, DO
Hometown – Wellsboro, PA
Undergraduate School – Midwestern University, Susquehanna University 
Medical School - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Taylor Lakusta-Wong, MD
Hometown – Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
Undergraduate School – Burman University 
Medical School - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Adam Morehead, MD
Hometown – Newburgh, NY
Undergraduate School – Yale University
Medical School - Robert Larner College of Medicine, UVM

Sabrina Wirth, MD
Hometown – Danbury, Connecticut
Undergraduate School – Fairfield University
Medical School - Robert Larner College of Medicine, UVM


Ryan Beal, DO
Hometown – Goffstown, NH
Undergraduate School – Saint Anselm College 
Medical School – Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine

Karl Heward, MD
Hometown - Sandy, UT
Graduate school - University of Utah 
Medical school - University of Utah School of Medicine

Samae Scott, MD
Hometown – Davie, FL
Undergraduate School – Drexel University College of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Medical School – Albany Medical College

Muhannad Seyam, MD
Hometown – Munich, Germany
Medical School – Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, Hungary


Agnes Bacopulos, MD
Hometown - Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate School - McGill University
Medical School - New York Medical College

Kristin Bartman, MD
Hometown - Jackson, MI
Undergraduate School - Grand Valley State University
Medical School - Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Kaley Kinnamon, MD
Hometown - McPherson, KS
Undergraduate School -  McPherson College
Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine

Lauren Skogsholm, MD
Hometown - Merrimack, NH
Undergraduate School - Boston College
Medical School - UConn School of Medicine

Xavier Stacey, MD
Hometown – Seattle, Washington
Undergraduate School – University of Washington
Medical School – Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine


Patrick Hartnett, MD
Hometown - Syracuse, NY
Undergraduate School - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Medical School - Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Parisa Heidari, MD
Hometown - Tehran, Iran 
Medical School - Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Eric Newman, MD
Hometown - Golden's Bridge, NY
Undergraduate School - Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Medical School - University of Queensland School of Medicine

Sadia Waheed, MD
Hometown – Long Island, New York
Undergraduate School – Government College, Pakistan
Medical School - Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Pakistan

Recent Graduates


  • Karen Halldorsdottir, MD - Neuromuscular Fellowship – University of California, Irvine
  • Elizabeth Isaacoff, MD – Neuromuscular Fellowship – University of Pennsylvania
  • Hannah Noah, MD – Behavioral Neurology Fellowship – Boston University
  • Carolyne Riehle, DO – Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship – University of Utah Health


  • Lisa Arnold, DO - Neuro-oncology Fellowship - University of Utah Health
  • Elizabeth Cozart, MD - Movement Disorders Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Sidarth Dasari, MD – MS Fellowship, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Nicole Piccirillo Tweedy, DO – Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Vermont


  • Kylie Abe, MB, BS – Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Vermont
  • Robert Fuino, MD – Practice, Lebanon, PA
  • Jeffrey Maneval, MD - Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Luay Mrad, MD - Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Vermont
  • Michael Theriault, MD - Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Vermont


  • Aaron Dunham, MD - Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Fatemeh Sobhani, MD – Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Pittsburg
  • J. Steele Taylor, MD - Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Vermont


  • Barbara Decker, MD – Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • David Lorance, MD – Neuromuscular Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nicholas Phillips, MD – Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Vermont
  • Mark Sabra, MD – Stroke Fellowship, University of Southern California


  • Christopher Trevino, MD – Neuro-oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Eman Elhawy, MD – Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, Emory Eye Center
  • Edward Boyer, MD - Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Vermont


  • Salman Al Jerdi, MD - Fellowship in Vascular Neurology, University of Iowa
  • Allyson Bazarsky, DO - Fellowship in Headache, University of Cincinnati
  • Mario Pizzini, MD - Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Vermont
  • Thomas Schmidt, MD - Marquette, MI - Practice


  • Marc-Alain Babi, MD - Fellowship in Neurocritical Care, Duke University
  • Adam Darby, MD - Fellowship in Behavioral/Sports Neurology, UCLA
  • Erica Sweet, DO - Practice, Rutland, VT


  • Vala Palmadottir, MD - Fellowship in Movement Disorders, Stanford University
  • Kiran Rajneesh, MD - Fellowship in Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic
  • Todd Raleigh, MD - Fellowship Neurophysiology, University of Vermont


  • Dominika Lozowska, MD - Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, University of South Florida
  • Prem Mathai, MD - Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Vermont
  • Yu Wang, MD - Fellowship in Epilepsy, University of Michigan


  • Tiy Cash, MD - Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine, University of California
  • Phil Skidd, MD - Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Chantal Roy-Hewitson, MD - Fellowship in Neuro-Immunology, University of British Columbia
  • Katherine Wayman, MD -  Academic Practice, University of Vermont/UVM Medical Center