Meet Our Team

Patients benefit from the expertise of highly skilled physicians but also from our multidisciplinary approach to care. The program has a multidisciplinary team that closely collaborates to provide the best treatment and care to restore lost neurological function and prevent further decline.

The Center for Neuromodulation is a collaborative effort among the following Mount Sinai service areas:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation

Brian Harris Kopell, MD 
Director, Center for Neuromodulation
Dr. Kopell specializes in deep brain stimulation and other neuroaugmentative and ablative procedures.

Fedor E. Panov, MD
Assistant Professor Neurosurgery
Associate Director of Adult Epilepsy Program
Dr. Panov is an epilepsy and functional surgery specialist with interest in minimally invasive techniques to aid patients suffering from seizures, pain, and movement disorders.

Thomas Bryce, MD
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Dr. Bryce is an expert in intrathecal drug delivery for spasticity.

Alexandru Burducea, DO
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Dr. Burducea is a pain management physician specializing in stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery for chronic pain conditions.

Wayne Goodman, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Goodman has helped pioneer the use of deep brain stimulation to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, the most recently approved indication for this type of surgery.

Ritesh Ramdhani, MD
Assistant Professor Neurology
Associate Director, Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders
Dr. Ramdhani is a movement disorder specialist with advanced training in deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

David Spinner, MD
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Spinner is an expert in intrathecal drug delivery for spasticity and neurostimulation for pain and spasticity.

Miguel Escalon, MD
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Escalon is an expert in intrathecal drug delivery for spasticity and neurostimulation for pain and spasticity.

David Swope, MD
Senior Faculty, Neurology
Dr. Swope is an expert in botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders, and deep brain stimulation.

Lisa Linares, NP
Ms. Linares is a nurse practitioner who specializes in surgical care and neuroscience.

Elenita Sambat
Ms. Sambat is the medical secretary who manages the daily operations of the Center for Neuromodulation.

Contact Us

Center for Neuromodulation
Tel: 212-241-0050

5 East 98th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10029