Journal of Central Nervous System Disease

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Deputy Editor in Chief

The deputy editor in chief provides support to the editor in chief on editorial decision-making, and is responsible for editorial-decisions when the editor in chief is unavailable or has declared a conflict of interest.

Mustafa Q. Hameed, MD

Dr Hameed is a Research Fellow in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He received his MD from the Aga Khan University Medical School in Pakistan.

His research focus is on the underlying molecular mechanisms leading from Traumatic Brain Injury to post-traumatic epilepsy, and exploring novel pharmacological and non-invasive brain stimulation approaches aimed at mitigating this pathophysiology, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

Dr Hameed has numerous well regarded peer-reviewed publications, and has presented his work extensively at the American Epilepsy Society and Society for Neuroscience annual conferences. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals as well as an abstract reviewer for the annual conferences of the Association of Clinical and Translational Science.

Editorial Board Members

The editorial board is the journal's primary source of peer reviewers and members occasionally provide assistance to the editor in chief.  The editor in chief welcomes applications from suitable candidates to join the editorial board.  Further information on the editorial board is available here.

Amit Agrawal, MCh
Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Narayna Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Andhra Pradesh, India

Maria I. Aguilar, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Mario Ammirati, MD, MBA
Tenured Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Radiation Oncology, Director, Dardinger Microneurosurgical Skull Base laboratory, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Zhigang Cai, PhD
Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Andrea Eugenio Cavanna, PhD, MD
Consultant in Behavioural Neurology, Department of Neuropsychiatry, BSMHFT and University of Birmingham, England

Yong Chen, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Paul Edward Cooper, MD
Professor, Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurology and Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Canada

Livia Candelise, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurological Science, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

Bart Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Founding Editor in Chief, Journal of Central Nervous System Diseases, Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Sameer C. Dhamne, MS
Biomedical Engineer, Project Manager, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Permphan Dharmasaroja, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Muhammad Umar Farooq, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Stroke and Vascular Neurology, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Christine Gerin, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Samuel Gontkovsky, PsyD
Director of Neuropsychology, Dementia Therapeutics, Palo Alto, California, USA

Mustafa Qadir Hameed, M.D
Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

Vijayakumar Javalkar, MCh
Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences Centre, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Shuxing Li, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Qiang Liu, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Wai Hoe Ng, MD
Senior Consultant, Department if Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore; Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

Kuniaki Ogasawara, PhD, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan

Douglas Powell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Deparement of Physical Therapy, Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina, USA

Aarti Sarwal, MD
Fellow, Neurocritical Care, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Jiansong Sheng, PhD
Research Fellow, Neuroscience, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Hansen Wang, PhD
Research Scientist, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lora Talley Watts, PhD
Research Instructor, UTHSCSA, Departments of Cellular and Structural Biology and Neurology, Research Imaging Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Sudhirkumar Yanpallewar, MD
Research Fellow, Neural Development Group, Mouse Cancer Genetics Program, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, USA

Jia-Min Zhuo, PhD
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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