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Meet the Medical Directors at Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute

Experts in Neurological Care. A Compassionate, Responsive Team, Committed to You, Your Family, and Your Needs.

Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute

Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Associate Chair, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute | Medical Director, Inova Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program

John Cochran, 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, Internal Medicine
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: 46
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Medical Director, Inova Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center

Rahul Dave, MD, PhD

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, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Personalized Medicine
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9

Medical Director, Inova Neurocritical Care Program

Dan Dinescu, 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: Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 27

Medical Director, Inova Sleep Disorder Program

Lewis 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: 34
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Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus | President, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute

James Ecklund, MD

James Ecklund, 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, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 32

Co-Medical Director, Inova Movements Disorders Program

Ramsey (Drew) Falconer, MD

Ramsey Falconer, 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: Deep Brain Stimulation, Essential Tremors, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9
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Medical Director, Inova Pain Management Program

Greg Fischer, MD

Specialty: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Back Disorders, Back Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 26

Co-Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital | Medical Director, Peripheral Nerve Program

John Hamilton, MD

John Hamilton, 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, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 25

Co-Medical Director, Inova Headache Program

Charlotte Kastl, 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.
Years of Experience: 12
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Medical Director, Inova Epilepsy Center

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: 24

Associate Chair, Neurology

Daniel Larriviere, 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.
Years of Experience: 21

Vice Chairman of Education Neurosurgery Residency Program | Director, Inova Department of Neurosciences | Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

James Leiphart, MD

James 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, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 22

Vice Chair, Research Center

Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD

Co-Medical Director, Inova Headache Program

Laura Miller, 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: Headaches, Migraines
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 16

Associate Chair, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute | Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Leon E. Moores, President, Inova Physician Services

Leon Moores, MD

Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Children's Brain Cancer/Tumors, Children's Brain Problems and Treatment, Children's Craniofacial Deformities, Craniofacial Deformities, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 29

Medical Director, Inova Memory Program | Co-Medical Director, Inova Movement Disorders Program

Sean Rogers, MD

Sean Rogers, 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: Deep Brain Stimulation, Essential Tremors, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9

Physician Practice Leader, Inova Neurosurgery | Director, Inova Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery

Mahesh Shenai, 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, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 14

Associate Chair, Neurosurgery

Nilesh Vyas, MD

Nilesh Vyas, 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 Injury, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments, Stroke
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 19

Medical Director, Brain and Spine Tumor Program, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute | Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology, Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Mateo Ziu, MD

Mateo Ziu, 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 Problems and Treatment, Pituitary tumors, Spine disease/tumor
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 18