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Medical Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD

Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Epileptic Conditions/Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 27

Director of Epilepsy Surgery

James Leiphart, MD

James Warren Leiphart, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Epileptic Conditions/Treatments, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 25

Lewis Eberly, MD

Lewis B Eberly, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Problems and Treatment, Concussion, Headaches, Sleep Disorder, Stroke
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 37
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Rajesh Gupta, MD

Rajesh Gupta, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Epileptic Conditions/Treatments, General Neurology
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 25
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Eric Sklar, MD

Eric B Sklar, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Vascular Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Problems and Treatment, Headaches, Sleep Studies
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 24

Clinical and Support Staff

Cynthia Sullivan, PhD

Cynthia Sullivan, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Cynthia Sullivan has been a partner at the Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax (NAF) since 2006. She is also an assistant professor of neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center and is credentialed at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Sullivan received her PhD from University of Maryland and completed her fellowship in neuropsychology at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Washington, DC. For the next 5 years she was the co-director of the neuropsychology program at VAMC and served as the psychologist for the chronic pain program.

Since 1998, she has been actively involved in research. Topics of research interest include computerized cognitive assessment and the cognitive correlates of multiple sclerosis (MS), dementia, neurocysticercosis, allergies, sedating medications, and Persian Gulf War syndrome. She has co-authored book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and published abstracts. Her research has been presented at national and international scientific conferences, including American Neurological Association, American Academy of Neurology and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

At NAF, Dr. Sullivan provides neuropsychological evaluations to assist with differential diagnosis and functional analysis for a wide range of neurocognitive conditions across the lifespan, including epilepsy, dementia, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune disorders, infectious disease, cerebrovascular illness, psychiatric conditions, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Sullivan also serves as the director of the training program at NAF. Dr. Sullivan is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, National Academy of Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, and American Psychological Association. She has also served as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals.

James Landzinksi, PharmD

James Landzinksi, PharmD

Epilepsy Pharmacist

James earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). He completed a post-graduate training program in general pharmacy practices at the University of Arizona Medical Campus where he received additional training in the epilepsy clinics, and furthered his training at the University of Colorado Medical Center specializing in critical care. James spent the last 10 years working as a critical care clinical pharmacy specialist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and is now the Pharmacy Clinical Manager at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. His interests include medical critical care and neuroscience specialties.

Michael Schmiester
Neurodiagnostic Manager

Michael G. Schmiester received a BS in healthcare administration from Columbia Union College and has board certifications from ABRET (American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists) in electroencephalography and intra-operative neurophysiology monitoring. Michael is the neurodiagnostic manager for all Inova hospitals. Additionally, Michael is the principle clinical instructor for neurodiagnostic students whom perform their clinical rotation from 1 of 3 affiliated accredited schools. He is a strong advocate for believing that hard work and perseverance are rewarded and that positive thoughts are powerful and rewarding. He involves his staff and students with assignments that reflect these core professional beliefs. His professional interest focuses on the continued expansion of the neurodiagnostic services within Inova. Michael is an active member of the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists and the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring.


Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Anne M. Giles, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN, BA

Anne M. Giles, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN, BA

Nurse Practitioner

If you have any questions about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), please contact Anne by phone, 571-472-4196 or email anne.giles@inova.org.

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