Meet the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Team

We are a multidisciplinary group with specialists in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, and social work. Our team is well-positioned to provide patients with the best possible care.

Behavioral Neurology

Focuses on diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurodegenerative diseases and neurobehavioral syndromes that impair cognition and function (e.g., Alzheimer disease, dementia, disorders of cognition, memory attention, and language). Integrates neurologic, medical, and neuropsychological information to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.


Physician Assistants

  • Alison Pietras, PA, Neurology
  • Michael McCormick, PA, Neurology

Neurology Fellows

  • Sergio Ramirez-Salazar, MD, Behavioral Neurology Fellow

Neuropsychiatry/Geriatric Psychiatry

Evaluates and treats patients with psychiatric and behavioral difficulties due to underlying neurological conditions (e.g., Alzheimer disease, dementia, epilepsy, head injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease). Develops a comprehensive pharmacologic and behavioral intervention plan.


Neuropsychiatry Fellows

  • Rishab Gupta, MD, Neuropsychiatry Fellow
  • Ruth McCann, MD, Neuropsychiatry Fellow


Provides quantitative assessment of cognitive and psychological functions and compares patient performance against age-appropriate norms. The assessment aids in diagnostic accuracy and the development of treatment plans.


Neuropsychology Fellows

  • Carolina Altaras, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Margaret Cadden, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Eileen Moran, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Talia Robinson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Social Work

Specializes in psychosocial issues related to neurological conditions and provides patient and family advocacy, supportive counseling and guidance on resources, benefits and lifespan planning.

  • Margaret Latawiec, LICSW
  • Laura Morrissey, LICSW
  • Jeffrey Robbins, LICSW
  • Karin Wannamaker, LICSW

Social Work Intern

  • Elizabeth Schneider

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