Meet Our Faculty 

Jan B. Wollack, MD, PhD
Program Director, Child Neurology Residency
Basic Science Research experience
Medical School:  Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, NY
Residency Info:  New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY
New York Neurologic Institute, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY
Research/Clinical Interests:  Epilepsy, Headache, Folic acid transport into the brain

Ilana J. Torine, DO
Program Director, General Pediatrics Residency Program, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Medical School:  Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Info:  Grandview Hospital and Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Fellowship Info:  Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Riley Hospital for Children

Katherine A Beckwith-Fickas, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, General Pediatrics Residency Program, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Medical School:  Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency Info:  Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship Info:  Pediatric Endocrinology: Johns Hopkins University

JFK NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE AT JFK MEDICAL CENTER

Jawad Kirmani, MD
Program Director for Adult Neurology Residency
Medical School:  Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Residency Info:  Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH (Internal Medicine)
SUNY, Buffalo, NY (Neurology)
Fellowship Info:  Neurocritical Care/Stroke Fellowship, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ
Research/Clinical Interests: Vascular Neurology

Kavitha Velicheti, MD
Site Director for Child Neurology at JFK Neuroscience Institute
Medical School:  Andhra Medical College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
Residency Info:  Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY (Pediatric)
UMDNJ, Newark, NJ (Child Neurology)
SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY (Clinical Neurophysiology)
Research/Clinical Interests:  Epilepsy, General Child Neurology

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, JOSEPH M. SANZARI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Ariel Sherbany, MD, PhD
Program Co-Director, Child Neurology Residency
Medical School:  New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY
Residency Info:  St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St Louis, MO (Pediatric)
New York Neurologic Institute, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY (Child Neurology)
Research/Clinical Interests:  Neonatal Neurology, General Child Neurology

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