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The PPN has an elite group of experienced medical professionals that serve on its Scientific Advisory Board which encompasses committees and advisory positions. This inter-disciplinary group from the country’s top medical institutions has expertise in the sub-specialties of medicine that are relevant to PANS and PANDAS. Below are listed many of the PPN Scientific Advisory Board clinicians and/or researchers along with their academic affiliation:

  • Dr. Dritan Agalliu, Columbia University – Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in Neurology)
  • Dr. James Leckman, Yale University, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Elizabeth Latimer, Pediatric Neurology
  • Dr. Susan Swedo, Scientist Emeritus National Institute of Health
  • Dr. Madeleine Cunningham, University of Oklahoma, Immunology/Microbiology
  • Dr. Patrick Cleary, University of Minnesota, Microbiology (strep)
  • Dr. Harry Chugani, University of Delaware, Neurology & PET imaging
  • Dr. Dan Geller, Harvard University, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Ethan Stevach, National Institute of Health, Immunology/Microbiology (T cells)
  • Dr. Kyle Williams, Harvard University, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Karen Newell, University of Texas, Immunology Microbiology (B & T cells)
  • Dr. Tanya Murphy, University of South Florida, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Benjamin Luft, Stonybrook University, Immunology/Microbiology
  • Dr. Mady Hornig, Columbia University, Psychiatry/Immunology/Microbiome
  • Dr. Ana Sotrel, Harvard University, NeuroAnatomy
  • Dr. Jennifer Frankovich, Stanford University, Pediatric/Rheumatology
  • Dr. Brian Fallon, Columbia University, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Bruce Brovender, Large NYC Pediatric Practice, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Dennis Murphy, National Institute of Health, Genetics & OCD
  • Dr. Samuel Grubman, New York University, Allergy & Immunology
  • Dr. David Brick, New York University, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dr. Eli Grunstein, Columbia University, Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Dr. Michael Block, Yale University, Yale University
  • Dr. Mitchell Williams, Wayne State, Neurology (imaging)
  • Dr. Margo Thienemann, Stanford University, Psychiatry

In Memoriam
Dr. Arnold Gold
Dr. Michael Jenike

Sub Specialties and Special Interests Represented by Committee Members:

• Immunology
• Microbiology
• Pediatrics
• Neurology
• Psychiatry
• Rheumatology
• Neuro Anatomy
• Group A Strep
• Genetics
• Otolaryngology
• Imaging
• Lyme Disease
• Epidemiology
• Rheumatic Fever
• Bipolar Disorder