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Dennis Bourdette, M.D., F.A.A.N
Dr. Bourdette is chair of the OHSU Brain Institute and chair of OHSU’s Department of Neurology. He is executive director of the OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center and co-director of the VA MS Center of Excellence-West.

Dr. Bourdette is nationally recognized for his important discoveries in multiple sclerosis and oversees a team of researchers and clinicians dedicated to curing and treating MS, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and a range of other neurological diseases. He received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis Medical School.

Hormozd Bozorgchami, M.D.
After completing his medical degree at New York Medical College, Dr Bozorgchami completed his neurology training at the University of California. He then finished his fellowship in vascular neurology at OHSU before joining our staff.  Dr. Bozorgchami specializes in stroke prevention and care and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  His research interests are in acute stroke therapies and he is currently studying gender differences in response to acute stroke therapies.

Kathleen Grant, Ph.D.
Dr. Grant is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU and a senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. She is one of the nation’s top scientists researching the risks for and consequences of heavy alcohol consumption. She joined OHSU and the ONPRC in 2005, coming from the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Prior to that, she was a senior researcher at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Washington in 1984.

Mary Heinricher, Ph.D.
Dr. Heinricher research focuses on how our brain modulates pain. She is professor and vice chair for research in OHSU’s Department of Neurological Surgery and professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. She received her Ph.D., in neuroscience from Northwestern University.

Amie Peterson, M.D.
After completing her residency in neurology at Brown University, Dr. Peterson did a fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in movement disorders. She then joined the faculty at OHSU and the Portland VA. She clinically treats all movement disorders and her research focuses on gait and balance issues in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Peterson also has an interest in health policy and spent a year as a health policy fellow in the office of U.S Senator Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island.

Joseph Quinn, M.D.
Dr. Quinn, a professor in OHSU’s Department of Neurology, specializes in general neurology and dementia. He focuses his research on developing strategies for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. He leads the Oregon Alzheimer’s Center’s Clinical Trials Program and Biomarkers Core and directs the Portland VA Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Care program. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1990.

Ahmed Raslan, M.D.
Dr. Raslan is an assistant professor of neurological surgery at OHSU. He helps patients with a broad spectrum of neurosurgical disorders. He is interested in pain surgery, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, and epilepsy surgery. He researches, among other things, image-guided surgery and how the human brain stem modulates pain. He earned his medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and did neurosurgical fellowships at OHSU and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.

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  1. I am confused. I recently heard a chiropractor talking about being certified in functional neurology. When I looked it up on line some information stated that as related to chiropractic treatments, it seemed not to be grounded in theory and fact. But then, I found it associated w/ conversion disorders and psychogenic disorders? I also found an American Society of Functional Neurologists? What is the connection if any? Are they 2 separate fields? Please explain. Thank you. I am an Occupational Therapist practicing in home care at this time.

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