Stanford Autonomic Disorders Program Team
Safwan Jaradeh, MD
Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Director, Autonomic Disorders Program
Dr. Jaradeh's clinical interests include autonomic disorders, small fiber neuropathies and the development of effective methods of testing and treating these disorders. Prior work has focused on small fiber, painful and autonomic neuropathies; syncope and syndromes of orthostatic intolerance including postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS); gastrointestinal motility dysfunction; cyclic vomiting; neurology of gastroesophageal reflux; non-allergic rhinitis syndromes; and the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and normal or abnormal sleep. Additional areas of interest include the neurology of phonation and swallowing disorders, autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, hereditary neuropathies, and peripheral nerve injury and repair.
Dr. Jaradeh is board certified in Neurology and in Clinical Neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and board certified in Autonomic Disorders by the UCNS Board of the American Autonomic Society.
Prior to his arrival at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Jaradeh was the Chair and a Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin from 2000 to 2011.
Dr. Jaradeh is passionate about teaching. He won several teaching awards in Wisconsin, and more recently won the L. Forno Award for Teaching Excellence in the Neurology Department in 2013. He was also nominated by Stanford medical students in 2013 for the Neurology Clerkship Award. He has also been included in Top Doctors list for more than a decade.
Srikanth Muppidi, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Dr. Muppidi is a clinical associate professor in the autonomic and neuromuscular divisions. After finishing medical school in South India, he obtained MRCP (London) before moving to the US and completed neurology residency training at Thomas Jefferson University and neuromuscular fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in clinical care and diagnostic testing for various autonomic disorders and neuromuscular disorders. His clinical interests include various types of neuropathies, Myasthenia gravis, and autonomic disorders. His research interests include treatment and outcome measures in Myasthenia Gravis, methods to detect early autonomic impairment in diabetes and diagnosis and management of immune/neurodegenerative causes of autonomic failure.
Dr Muppidi is board certified in Neurology and in Neuromuscular disorders by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified in Autonomic Disorders by the UCNS Board of American Autonomic Society.
He has been an Assistant Professor in Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2009.
Mitchell Miglis, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Miglis received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Florida and his MD from the University of Florida. After serving as a medical intern at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University, he completed his neurology residency at Bellevue and NYU Hospital in New York City. He then completed two fellowships, the first in Autonomic Disorders at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical school, and the second in Sleep Medicine at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. Dr Miglis is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Miglis treats a wide variety of neurological diseases and has a special interest in Autonomic Disorders, Sleep Disorders, and the interaction between these conditions.
Linda Nguyen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
My career has been committed to better understanding gastrointestinal dysmotilities, which encompass a variety of disorders that affect the enteric and/or autonomic nervous system that results in a variety of symptoms. These disorders are often difficult to diagnose and lead to significant morbidity and impairment in quality of life. I am the Director of Motility and Neurogastroenterology at Stanford. I perform approximately 1000 motility studies per year to provide a better understanding of how dysmotilities impact patient symptoms. I have evaluated the influence of manometry and electrogastrography on symptom predominance and treatment outcomes for various therapies including gastric electrical stimulation and intrapyloric botulinum toxin injection. I have been a member of the NIH-funded multicenter Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium since 2007. The goal of the Consortium is to perform clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic research in gastroparesis, as well as provide an infrastructure to more efficiently and effectively perform such trials.
Dong-In Sinn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Dr. Sinn is a board-certified neurologist in the division of autonomic disorders. After graduating from Seoul National University School of Medicine in South Korea, he completed internship and neurology residency at Seoul National University Hospital. Upon finishing three years of mandatory military service, he came to the United States for a family reason. He did a second neurology residency at Medical University of South Carolina and completed an autonomic disorders fellowship under Drs. Roy Freeman and Christopher Gibbons at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School in 2016. His clinical interests include neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, autonomic neuropathy, postural tachycardia syndrome, syncope and baroreflex failure. He also treats a variety of other autonomic disorders.
Irina Krugomova, PA-S
Irina Krugomova PA-C, received her MD at Samara Medical School in Russia and worked as Neurologist. She completed Physician Assistant Program at Stanford and received her National Certification in 2007. After graduation, she worked in Primary Care. She joined the Stanford Movement Disorder team in February 2012.
Aura Cardona, BSN, RN
I grew up in The Bronx, in the State of New York. My first Degree was a Degree in Fine Arts from Hunter College in Manhattan. I then Graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelors in Science in Nursing and a Bachelors in Women Studies. As a nursing student I was employed in a Geriatric Nursing Facility for two years. Once I graduated with my Bachelor's Degrees I started employment at Buffalo Children's Hospital for two years in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as well as Ob/Gyn in a private practice. In the summer of 1997 I move to sunny California and worked a Charge Nurse for San Mateo County Medical Center for 16 years specializing in Primary care from newborn to end of life. Along with MDs I ran several Nurse run clinics for patients with multiple co-morbities, family planning and child and adult immunizations. I also helped to create the triage policies, procedures and standards for the SMCMC's triage system. In 2004 I became a Nationally Certified Forensic Nurse and have worked in this area in both San Mateo County and Santa Clara County for 12 years. Prior to my employment with Stanford I studied with Purusha Yoga for a year and obtained my yoga certification to teach yoga in an array of areas. At present I teach relaxation yoga for my community twice a week in the evenings. I started employment with Stanford Hospital and Clinics Autonomic Department June of 2014 and now I also work in the Stanford Neurology Concussion and Spasticity clinics as well.
Franklin Luc, CAP
Patient Testing Tech Specialist
Franklin received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. He was an ECG technician before joining the Autonomic Disorders team in 2015. He currently oversees the lab and performs autonomic function testing. He is credentialed in autonomic function testing.
Rose Mendoza, CET, CMA
Patient Testing Tech Specialist
Rose started in patient care in 2010 as a certified medical assistant and external counter pulsation (ECP) therapy technologist. She worked in cardiology and sleep medicine for over 5 years. She joined the Autonomic Disorders team in March 2016 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She now works as a Tech performing autonomic function testing and is also certified as an ECG technician.
Thomas Prieto, PhD
Dr. Prieto received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. He was Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin before coming to Stanford Healthcare in 2014. He provides technical support for the autonomic testing lab and for the deep brain stimulation surgeries for movement disorders. His primary interests are in instrumentation and signal processing methods for the evaluation of autonomic and movement disorders.
Russell Mendonca, BA
Patient Testing Tech Specialist
Russell received his bachelors in Biology and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He currently splits his time in the Movement Disorders Balance Lab and in the Autonomic lab. Prior experience includes sports medicine and physical therapy. His interests include neurodiagnostics, Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, gait, balance disorders, and autonomic dysfunction. He currently runs diagnostic Autonomic function testing. Testing includes Qsweat tests, heart rate-deep breathing tests, Valsalva maneuver tests, tilt table tests, and thermoregulatory sweat tests (TST). Russell would like to learn other modalities within Neurodiagnostics in the future to increase his ability to help diagnose neurological disorders.
Crisanta Mariz Vallejo, NCMA
Patient Care Coodinator
Karenina Blanco, BSN, RN
I attended private colleges and universities in the Philippines earning a BS degree in Biology and BS in nursing. I then migrated to the US in 2003. I have been working in the Stanford umbrella since 2004, starting with Surgery Admission Unit at Stanford Health Center, and then moved to the Stanford Blood Center in 2010. As of September 2016, I joined the Neurology Clinic, Autonomic Disorders Division at the Stanford Neurosciences Health Center.
Administrative Assistant for Autonomic Disorders Department