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Meet the 2022 Annual Conference Speakers

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WNS Welcomes Neil A. Busis as this year's Keynote Speaker!

Neil A. Busis, MD - NYU Langone Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Neil A. Busis, MD is Associate Chair, Technology and Innovation and Director of Telehealth, Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Health and Clinical Professor of Neurology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He developed and directs the teleneurology program at NYU and developed and directed the general teleneurology program at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Busis chairs the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Telehealth Subcommittee. He was a member of the planning committee for the March 2022 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on “The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluations in Medicine and Allied Health.” He is the Primary CPT Advisor representing the AAN on the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Advisory Committee. He is developing new telehealth and hybrid care models, validating the remote neurological examination, and optimizing teleneurology education for learners at all career stages.

He previously chaired or was a member of other AAN committees and subcommittees and served on the AAN Board of Directors. He received the 2021 AAN President’s Award for his service. He is a past president of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Busis represents the AAN on the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and co-leads the Action Collaborative’s COVID Working Group. Dr. Busis was a member of the committee that wrote the NAM consensus study “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being,” focusing on technology and policy. Dr. Busis was the principal investigator of the AAN burnout studies, is a member of the AAN Wellness Subcommittee, and co-leads the NYU Department of Neurology Wellness Committee.

Patrick Bauer, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Patrick Bauer is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Epilepsy division at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He divides his effort equally amongst his clinical practice and epilepsy research. He is particularly interested in the application of connectome-based neuroimaging tools and neuropsychology towards further understanding the broad electroclinical phenotypic spectrum of the genetic (formerly idiopathic) generalized epilepsies. He has a secondary interest in novel diagnostic EEG technologies and neurostimulation treatments for drug-resistant seizures.

Laurel Bessey, MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Laurel Bessey is a board certified adult psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). Dr. Bessey serves as associate training director to the University of Wisconsin Psychiatry Residency. She completed her psychiatry residency as chief resident in 2018 at the University of Wisconsin Psychiatry Residency Program. Her academic work and clinical area of interest focuses on geriatric mental health and specifically geriatric substance use.

Donn Dexter, MD - Mayo Clinic
Dr. Donn Dexter is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He completed his residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He has practiced neurology at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire since 1993 where he also serves as Chair of Education. He was named Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator in 2019. Dr. Dexter is an enthusiastic, if not terribly gifted hockey player for the Mighty Docs Hockey Club.

Douglas B Matthews, PhD - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Douglas B Matthews is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. His laboratory investigates the behavioral and neurobiological effects of ethanol across the lifespan. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers and his laboratory has been awarded over $2.5 million dollars in research support.

Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Ahmed Obeidat received his medical degree with honors from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2008. He then joined the graduate program in neuroscience and physiology at Wright State University (WSU), where he received a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences in 2013. At WSU, he won the graduate student excellence award, served as a President’s Ambassador, and was selected to join the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He then joined the University of Cincinnati, where he completed neurology residency training in 2017 and a fellowship in Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis in 2018. Dr. Obeidat received several junior investigator and travel awards during training, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship and the 2018 AAN fellow Scholarship. In addition, he was awarded the Clinical Care fellowship by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Dr. Obeidat is currently an Associate Professor in Neurology, Neuroimmunology, and Multiple Sclerosis at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the founding director of the neuroimmunology and MS fellowship program. Dr. Obeidat is the current chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Professionals in-training (MS-PiT) special interest group established by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). He also serves as a member of the board of governors of the CMSC and an advisory board member for ACTRIMS. He is the Editor in Chief for GENERATIONS (a publication by the CMSC) and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of MS Care and Frontiers in Neurology. Dr. Obeidat’s research aims to advance our understanding of multiple sclerosis causes and to improve the efficacy and safety of current MS therapeutics. Dr. Obeidat is the recipient of the 2020 Imagine More award for neuroscience research, the 2020, 2021 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Awards, and the 2022 Resident Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Obeidat is the current principal investigator on over 20 therapeutic clinical trials in MS and related disorders. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. Dr. Obeidat’s research has been featured by Medscape, MDedge, Neurology Live, and several other media outlets.

Justin A. Sattin, MD - University of Wisconsin
Dr. Sattin is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. A Philadelphia native, Dr. Sattin earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of Virginia. He completed a two-year stroke fellowship at the University of California-San Diego.

Dr. Sattin is the former director of both UW’s comprehensive stroke program and adult neurology residency training programs; he still serves as the department’s Vice Chair for Education.

Dr. Sattin has an additional interest in biomedical ethics. He served for over a decade on the UW IRB, including a few stints as chair. He also served three terms on the Ethics, Law, and Humanities Committee, a joint committee of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the Child Neurology society. That committee recently developed an AAN Position Statement, Consent Issues in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke, which helped prompt his talk at the conference.

Elizabeth Sun, MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Zhuyi Elizabeth Sun is a Neurointensivist and Stroke attending at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest, attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for her medical degree, traveled back to Oregon Health and Science University for Neurology residency, and finished with a Neurocritical Care fellowship at Mass General Brigham. She is especially passionate about communication in the intensive care unit and the delivery of quality, multidisciplinary, evidence-based care to the neurologically critically ill population.

Adam Wallace, MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Adam Wallace is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed Pediatric Neurology residency training at University of Colorado and a Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He is currently the Director of Inpatient Services at American Family Children's Hospital and the Child Neurology Residency Program Director. His interests are focused on quality improvement pertinent to neurologic care delivered in the hospital.

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