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Veerapandiyan
Aravindhan Veerapandiyan

State: AR

Dr. Aravindhan Veerapandiyan is a Child Neurologist and Assistant Professor with specialized interest and training in neuromuscular disorders in children. He is the Director of the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Program and Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital / University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Veerapandiyan has a passion for clinical research and education. He is extensively published and has presented his work at national meetings.

Levine
Todd Levine

State: AZ

Dr. Todd Levine is a neurologist working in Paradise Vally, Arizona.

Sahagian
Gregory Sahagian

State: CA

Dr. Gregory Sahagian is a neurologist working in San Diego, California. He is the CEO of The Neurology Center of Southern California and is frequently involved with payor contracting and medical management. He has been a member of the AANEM since 1999. He is disappointed when he sees patients who have had inferior testing by untrained providers and strives to see improved quality and value for these patients.

Yang
Michele Yang

State: CO

Dr. Michele Yang is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. She has been a member of the AANEM for 10 years and currently serves on the EDX Lab Accreditation Grading Subcommittee. Because she works with children with neuromuscular disorders, she feels that they need an advocate to ensure that good quality and appropriate electrodiagnostic studies are performed, and has taken on this role to advocate for them.

Dial
Samantha Dial

State: IL

Kincaid
John Kincaid

State: IN

Dr. John Kincaid is a neurologist working at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Kincaid has been a member of the AANEM for 31 years serving as the association’s delegate to the AMA House of Delegates. In addition, he is a CAC member for the Indiana Medicare carrier and has been consultant to several health insurance companies for reviewing coverage polices, technologies and billing practices.

Warinner
Peter Warinner

State: MA

Dr. Peter Warinner is a neurologist working for the CNS Multispecialty Clinic in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dr. Warinner has been a member of the AANEM for 10 years and a primary concern of his is poor quality and possibly fraudulent EDX studies and billing. He feels these are harmful to patients and may lead to delays in appropriate diagnosis and treatments.

Rippe
David Rippe

State: MN

Dr. David Rippe is a physiatrist with Allina Health working at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Rippe is board certified by the ABEM and the ABPMR and has served as an oral board examiner for the ABPMR numerous years. He has been a member of the AANEM since 2005. Dr. Rippe has served on multiple committees at his hospital, within Minnesota, and with the AANEM focusing on improving quality and decreasing fraud and abuse in electrodiagnostic medicine. He has given lectures to orthopedic surgeons and fellows, worker’s compensation managers, and insurance companies on electrodiagnostic testing and how to differentiate high vs low quality studies.

Govindarajan
Raghav Govindarajan

State: MO

McClellan
Chrissa McClellan

State: MO

Grant
Collin Grant

State: OH

Grant
Peter Grant

State: OR

Dr. Peter Grant is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in Medford, Oregon. Dr. Grant has been a member of the AANEM for over 25 years and is a Past President of the AANEM. He has served on many committees of the AANEM and has served on the Board of Directors. He was the founding Chairman of the EDX Laboratory Accreditation Committee. Dr. Grant's EDX laboratory was the first accredited laboratory in Oregon. Dr. Grant has lectured extensively in the area of fraudulent and abusive EDX practices and how to identify and combat them.

Jens
William Jens

State: PA

Dr. William Jens is a neurologist specializing in Clinical Neurophysiology working at Penn State Health as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Access clinic. He enjoys teaching students, residents, and fellows about neurology and neurophysiology. He has been a member of the AANEM for 5 years. He is striving for improvements in electrodiagnostic testing standards to increase quality studies and reduce unneeded surgeries.

Warfel
Benjamin Warfel

State: PA

Dr. Ben Warfel is a physiatrist working at Electrodiagnostic Medicine Group, Ltd. in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Warfel is the chair of the State Liaison Committee. Dr. Warfel's goal is to preserve patient access to quality electrodiagnostic medicine, and to allow patients to be informed about quality. He has served on numerous AANEM committees over his career and knows the difference quality testing can make in patient's lives.

Stavros
Kara Stavros

State: RI

Dr. Kara Stavros is a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular medicine and neuromuscular ultrasound at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology (Clinical) for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows about neurology and neuromuscular diseases. She also serves as Director of Quality Improvement for Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital. She is passionate about advocacy in neurology, especially with regard to electrodiagnostic practices. She is particularly interested in advocacy for improved insurance reimbursement for electrodiagnostic procedures and she wants to work to ensure that all patients have access to high quality, accurate electrodiagnostic testing.

Al Khalili
Yasir Al Khalili

State: VA

Dr Yasir Al Khalili is a neurologist specializing in Clinical Neurophysiology at Virginia Commonwealth University VCU in Richmond, VA. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology for VCU School of Medicine. He has been a member of the AANEM for 2 years. He is a graduate of Drexel University Neurology and Neurophysiology program in 2013-2018. He is particularly interested in advocacy for improved high quality EMG for all patients.

Saeed
Mohammad Saeed

State: WA

Dr. Mohammad Saeed is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Saeed has been a member of the AANEM for 33 years and has served on six committees. He is currently a senior partner in the Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates of Tacoma. He serves on the Utilization and Quality Assurance Committee at Northwest Physicians Network as well as consultant for the State of WA.

Fee
Dominic Fee

State: WI

Dominic Fee, MD is a Neurologist practicing neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine, currently at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is active in the AANEM, serving on many committees over the past 10 years. Dr Fee is passionate on informing government on issues facing the practice of medicine.

Lozowska
Dominika Lozowska

State: WV

Dr. Dominika Lozowska is a neurologist practicing at Marshall Neuroscience in Huntington, WV. Dr. Lozowska desires to be involved in the committee in order to communicate concerns to state and federal legislators and payers regarding neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine and quality patient care, with a special interest in the Appalachian region. Dr. Lozowska, declined to work on the committee due to her move to California, however she worked it out with Millie to stay on the committee. 6/2019

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