Stanford Neurohospitalist Program Team

Kathryn Kvam, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Kvam is a board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained neurohospitalist. She completed her neurology residency and an advanced Neurohospitalist Fellowship at UCSF and was recruited to Stanford in 2014 to become the founding director of the Stanford Neurohospitalist Program.

Dr. Kvam founded and continues to co-direct the novel Neurology Resident Quality Improvement Curriculum. She is an award-winning teacher and is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Her research interests include defining value in acute neurologic care and care models, healthcare utilization, and acute and postacute care of autoimmune encephalitis.


Shefali Dujari, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Dujari is a board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained neurohospitalist. She joined the Stanford Neurohospitalist Program in 2021. She completed neurology residency at Stanford University where she served as chief resident during her final year. She completed neurohospitalist fellowship training at Stanford University.  

Dr. Dujari serves as the Associate Program Director for the Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship Program and faculty lead for the Stanford Neurology Resident and Fellow Wellness and Mentoring Program.


Carl Gold, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Gold joined the Stanford Neurohospitalist Program in 2016. He completed neurology residency at Columbia University Medical Center and advanced Neurohospitalist Fellowship training at UCSF. Clinically, Dr. Gold is particularly interested in diagnosis and management of uncommon and rare neurological diseases that present acutely.

Dr. Gold serves as the Fellowship Director for the Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship program. As the leader of quality improvement efforts for the Department of Neurology, Dr. Gold oversees numerous projects with a common theme of improving the experience and outcomes of patients with neurological conditions. In addition, Dr. Gold is particularly keen to develop the communication skills of all neurology trainees and serves as the Director of the Neurology Residency Communication Coaching Program.


Brian J. Scott, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Scott is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty board certification in neuro-oncology and neurocritical care. He is a graduate of the Tufts Neurology Residency program in Boston. After residency, he pursued a clinical neuro-oncology fellowship at the Partners combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute program, where he developed expertise in the diagnosis and management of individuals with primary brain tumors, brain metastasis, central nervous system lymphoma, neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes, and complications of cancer therapy. He went on to complete the UCSF Neurohospitalist fellowship after which he remained on faculty at UCSF. He subsequently spent 4 years as the director of inpatient neurology and the medical director of neuro-oncology at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. He helped launch the neurocritical care unit at Lahey in 2015, and served as site PI on clinical trials for stroke and glioblastoma.  Dr. Scott joined the Stanford Neurohospitalist Program in 2017.

Dr. Scott is passionate about improving the system of acute care for individuals with neurologic illness. He has published on how to optimize care pathways for patients with complex neurologic disease, including CNS lymphoma and CAR T cell neurotoxicity. He is invested in thoughtful transitions of care and designed a series of projects to improve patients' knowledge about their medications. He loves teaching medical students and residents and has been selected for institutional and departmental teaching awards. He supervises the resident-led Morbidity, Mortality, & Improvement conference. 


Nirali Vora, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Vora provides high quality, compassionate, and comprehensive care to patients with stroke, brain hemorrhage, and TIA as well as all hospitalized adults with acute neurological presentations. She is board-certified in both neurology and vascular neurology. In addition to leading clinical trials in stroke prevention, she has received national and international recognition for her scholarly work in quality improvement surrounding systems of care.

She is also a leader in the field of global neurology and the founding director of the Stanford Global Health Neurology program through which she started the first stroke unit in Zimbabwe and gained experience in HIV neurology and other neuro-infectious diseases. The program focuses on sustainable neurology capacity building through education. In addition to global neurology education efforts, she is deeply involved in the local education of Stanford trainees, where she serves as the Director of the Adult Neurology Residency Program.


Mohamed Taha, MD
Neurohospitalist Fellow

Dr. Taha received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He then finished his master's degree in genomic medicine from the University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Taha is currently working on his second master's degree in stem cells and translation neurology at the University of Edinburgh. He completed neurology residency training at the University of Nebraska medical center and received a Certificate of Achievement of Outstanding In-service training Examination performance and Awarded for his research on epilepsy and intellectual disability.

Dr. Taha is delighted to join the Stanford Neurohospitalist program for his fellowship to widen his experience as a neurologist and to share his interest in studying information theory and the concept of uncertainty in medicine and neurology. Dr. Taha has a focus on exploring artificial intelligence applications in medicine and neurology. Dr. Taha has an interest in clinical teaching and he is eager to share his knowledge and skills with junior trainees and contribute to Stanford academic society.



Stanford Neurohospitalist Multidisciplinary Team

Stanford Neurohospitalist Multidisciplinary Team 

(L to R): Leslie Bennett, MSN, RN, ACM, Neurology Case Manager; Carl Gold, MD, MS, Neurohospitalist Faculty; Megan Biasotti, LCSW, ACM, Neurology Social Worker; Megan Winslow, DPT, Inpatient Rehab Manager; Kathryn Kvam, MD, Neurohospitalist Faculty; Michelle Chen, RN, BSN; Tobiah Talsma, RN, BSN, MS, Neurology Unit Assistant Patient Care Manager; Hazelle David, RN, BSN, PCCN, Neurology Unit Assistant Patient Care Manager; Brian Scott, MD, Neurohospitalist Faculty, Victor Tamayo, RN, BSN, CNRN, Neurology Unit Patient Care Manager

Stanford Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Team

 Stanford Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Team 

(L to R) Anuja Chandrana, PT, DPT; Alyssa Brown, MS, OTR/L, CBS, Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist; Meghan Miyamoto, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Program Coordinator for Stanford Health Care Acute Care Residency; Megan Winslow, PT, DPT, Inpatient Rehabilitation Manager; Hillary Coates, PT, DPT; Regina Serebriani, MS, OTR/L; Prudence Lin, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, CSRS, CBIS, Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist