Stanford Autonomic Disorders Program Team

Faculty

Safwan Jaradeh, MD, FAAN
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.

Dr. Jaradeh is passionate about teaching. He won several teaching awards in Wisconsin and Stanford.  The latter include the Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence in the Neurology Department in 2013, the Stanford Neurology Clerkship Award in 2012-2015 and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in 2014. He has also been included in Top Doctors list for more than 15 years.


Nicholas Wiessner Larsen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Larsen is a clinical assistant professor in the autonomic division. He is a board-certified neurologist and a fellowship-trained specialist in neurophysiology and autonomics. He completed medical school at the University of Utah and neurology residency and fellowship at Stanford.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Larsen focuses on disorders of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). His research interest is in the long-term autonomic complications of COVID-19. He is the principal investigator of a study looking at post-COVID postural tachycardia syndrome.

Dr. Larsen’s research interests also include Global Health Neurology. Dr. Larsen helped establish the first stroke unit in Rwanda and is part of the American Academy of Neurology’s Refugees & Asylum Seekers Working Group.

He has co-authored articles for publication in Clinical Autonomic Research, Autonomic Neuroscience, Nature Climate Change, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence as well as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Mitchell Miglis, MD
Clinical Associate 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.


Srikanth Muppidi, MD
Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Muppidi is a clinical 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.

Prior to his arrival at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Muppidi was an Assistant Professor in Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2009.  He won several teaching awards in Texas and Stanford.   The latter include the Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence in Neurology in 2015 and the Stanford Neurology Clerkship Award in 2012-2015 2016-2018.


Linda Nguyen, MD
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

My career has been committed to better understanding gastrointestinal dysmotility, 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 dysmotility 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 Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Sinn is a clinical associate professor 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 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sinn is board certified in Neurology and in Neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board-certified in Autonomic Disorders by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. His clinical interests include neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, supine hypertension, syncope, afferent baroreflex failure and sweat disorders.

Fellows

Mohamad I. Itani, MD
Autonomic Neurology Fellow (Neurogastroenterology Track)

Mohamad earned his undergraduate and MD degrees from the American University of Beirut (AUB) before completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at the GI Division of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) under Dr. Vivek Kumbhari. He then moved to Detroit for his Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University, where he developed a special interest in improving the quality of life for patients with motility disorders. His academic interests include the intersection of neurological and gastrointestinal disorders, with a research focus on motility disorders in patients with autonomic dysfunction.

 

Staff

Jesse Castillo
Patient Testing Tech Specialist


Alice Chelbegean
Nurse Coordinator


Emily Criss
Patient Care Coordinator II – Neurosciences, Autonomic & Spasticity Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Emily joined the Autonomic and Spasticity team in May of 2022, and prior to that worked in private practice aesthetics as a surgical technician. She earned her credentials in phlebotomy, EKG, and clinical medical assisting from San Francisco State University and is currently studying to become a Registered Nurse.

Isaias de Araujo
Clinical Nurse II


Tim Fassler
Lead Neurodiagnostic Tech


Danielle Hughes, BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator

Danielle attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated Dean's List with a BSN in nursing in 2014. For nine years she worked in the Emergency Room at various Healthcare Institutions and Trauma Hospitals before transitioning into her role as Nurse Coordinator for the Autonomic Disorders Division of Stanford Neurosciences Health Center, Neurology Clinic in 2022.


Erun Jahan
Certified Neurodiagnostic Tech


Emily Jimenez
Patient Care Coordinator II – Neurosciences, Autonomic & Spasticity Stanford Neuroscience Health Center


Irina Krugomova, PA-C
Physician Assistant

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.


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.


Erica Martinez
Patient Care Coordinator
Neurosciences, Autonomic & Spasticity
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Erica Joined the Autonomic Disorders clinic in Fall of 2022, she previously worked in the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center since July of 2020. Prior to her time at Stanford she cared for patients in the Geriatric Clinic at CareMore Health supporting the San Jose and Gilroy Clinics. She completed her externship at the Regional Medical center at Cancer Care institute. She is now pursuing a degree in Nursing.


Rose Mendoza, CET, CMA
Patient Testing Tech Specialist

Rose joined the Autonomic Disorders team in March 2016.  She now works as a tech performing autonomic function testing and other neurophysiologic tests at Stanford neurodiagnostic lab. She is also certified as Autonomic professional (CAP) and as an ECG technician (ECT).


Thomas Prieto, PhD
Medical Physicist

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.


Brandon Reid, MS
Neuroscience Engineer

Brandon attended the University of Florida, receiving his B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering before coming to Stanford Health Care at the beginning of 2022. He provides technical support for the autonomic testing lab and deep brain stimulation surgeries for movement disorders. His primary interests are in signal processing methods for evaluating autonomic disorders and the development of closed-loop neuromodulation systems.