The Stanford IONM Team


Jaime R. López, MD
Director, Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Program

My clinical interests are in the areas of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM), clinical neurophysiology, electromyopgraphy and in the use of botulinum toxins in the treatment of neurologic disorders. Our IOM group's research is in the development of new and innovative techniques for monitoring the nervous system during surgical and endovascular procedures and how these alter surgical management and patient outcomes. I am also active in formulating national IOM practice guidelines.

S. Charles Cho, MD

Dr. Cho’s Clinical research is focused on peripheral nerve and muscle disorders and the prevention of cerebrovascular disesase in the intraoperative setting. His ongoing clincial studies include treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy and HIV neuropathic pain.

Scheherazade Le, MD

Dr. Le's clinical research is focused on novel intraoperative monitoring techniques including brainstem mapping.  She is also interested in the interface of EEG and seizures in the intra-operative setting.  She is heavily involved with trainee education and has clinical interests in epilepsy, electroencephalography and autoimmune epilepsy.

Leslie H. Lee, MD

Dr. Lee’s academic interests include clinical neurophysiology, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM), general neurology, stroke, and headache disorders. Ongoing research projects include the study of critical IONM changes that predict reversible cortical and subcortical ischemia, new methodologies to identify neural structures at risk perioperatively and optimize patient outcomes, and clinical trials involving emerging therapies in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Viet Nguyen, MD

Dr. Nguyen’s practice leverages neurophysiology to improve the care of neurologic patients, including the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring service, the Stanford Concussion Clinic, and the Spasticity Clinic, which treats patients with spastic paralysis (i.e. from cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc.), including the use of botulinum toxin injections.  Ongoing research projects include finding correlations between intraoperative neurophysiologic data and post-operative outcomes, and validation of new neuromonitoring techniques.  He presents at research forums and educational courses at professional society meetings nationally and internationally.  He runs the Introduction to Neurology Seminar (NENS206) at the medical school, is a mentor for the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series (SIMS), and is a preceptor for the Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR).

IONM Fellows

Felix Chang, MD

Shahla Moghbel, DO

Shahla Moghbel grew up in Tehran, Iran, and emigrated to the United states after completing high school. She went to undergraduate at the University of Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After one year of research in microbiology she went to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia where she earned her medical degree. She then completed her neurology residency at NIH-Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she served as administrative chief of the program. In July 2019, Dr. Moghbel was the first fellow to join the first combined Neuro-Administrative fellowship in the nation through Stanford-Vituity partnership in which she gained great knowledge and experience about the administration, operation, and business side of medicine. She believes in order to improve patient care and be part of a meaningful change, it’s essential to have some administrative and management skills. Dr. Moghbel plans to pursue leadership positions and contribute to the bigger picture of future healthcare and IONM.


Mark Burdelle, Manager
Eric Jones, Lead Technologist
Carlos Campos
Carmen Malvestio
Harinder Kaur
Harleen Jammu
David Sebrell
Kirandeep Khinda
Kevin Chu
Elizabeth Svoboda
Tess Ritchey
Carlos Guerrero
Riddhi Marjadi

Additional Support

JoAnn Ceranski Neurodiagnostic Technologist
Christina Sabathia Fellowship Coordinator