Meet Our Team

Understanding that all patients are unique, the Center for Neuromodulation at Mount Sinai creates an interdisciplinary team centered around your specific condition or diagnosis. Our multi-specialized team partners, communicates and collaborates together, along with your existing physicians, to determine and tailor a treatment that is specifically designed for you.

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

  • Neurosurgery
    Treatments including deep brain stimulation, neuroaugmentative and ablative procedures
  • Movement Disorders
    Conditions including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia
  • Epilepsy
    Conditions including refractory seizures
  • Psychiatry
    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), major depression, Tourette syndrome
  • Rehabilitation and Pain Management
    Conditions including neuropathy, post thoracotomy pain, post mastectomy pain, pelvic pain, pain following joint replacement, phantom limb, post-spine surgery pain, CRPS and cancer-related pain.


Brian H. Kopell, MD 
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroscience, & Psychiatry
Director, Center for Neuromodulation
Dr. Kopell, a leading international expert in the field of Neuromodulation, specializes in a full range of deep brain stimulation and other neuroaugmentative and ablative procedures.

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

Lisa M. Linares, ANP-BC, HNP
Lisa is a nurse practitioner with 20+ years of nursing experience who specializes in the global care of neuromodulation patients and will bring a holistic and detailed approach to your care.

Elenita Sambat
Elenita is the medical secretary who manages the daily operations of the Center for Neuromodulation and is your liaison to your personalized treatment team at the Center. 

Movement Disorders

Ritesh Ramdhani, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders
Dr. Ramdhani is a movement disorders neurologist with expertise in applying deep brain stimulation to treat patients afflicted with Parkinson’s, tremor, dystonia, and Tourette’s Syndrome. His unparalleled commitment to patient care and passion for research ensures a novel, individualistic, and tailored treatment approach for every DBS patient is the standard of care.

Joan Miravite, FNP-BC|
Joan is a family practice nurse practitioner and experienced in programming DBS systems for movement disorders in the adult and pediatric populations since 2000. She teaches programming to fellows and other students nationally.

Matthew Swan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dr. Swan is a fellowship trained movement disorders neurologist with advanced training in DBS for Movement Disorders.

Jenna L. Iseringhausen, RN
Jenna is a clinical nurse specialist for the DBS program who is involved in assisting Dr. Ramdhani with conducting DBS clinical assessments and facilitating in the execution of the post-operative treatment plan for each patient.

Patrick F. Flynn
Patrick is the coordinator for the DBS program who is instrumental in chaperoning patients through the candidacy workup towards surgery. He projects the goals and high patient care standards of the program through a number of social media outlets and community outreach initiatives

Rehabilitation and Pain Management

David Spinner, MD
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Spinner is a leading expert on interventional strategies to treat the toughest pain conditions from injections to ablative therapies to neuromodulation techniques. His specialty includes the full spectrum of stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery (drug pumps).

Corey W. Hunter, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Hunter is a pain management doctor specializing in the treatment of CRPS, pelvic pain, facial pain, and neuropathy. He is considered a key opinion leader in the use of spinal cord stimulation and regenerative medicine with a focus on clinical research studying new and experimental treatments for pain.

Thomas Bryce, MD
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Dr. Bryce is an expert in spinal cord injury and specializes in intrathecal drug delivery (Baclofen pumps) for spasticity.

Miguel Escalon, MD
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Escalon, an expert in spinal cord injury, specializes in intrathecal drug delivery (drug pumps) and Botox injections for spasticity and pain management. 

Kirk Lercher, MD
Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Lercher is an expert on the outcomes and treatment/rehabilitation of patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury.  He is an expert on how intrathecal baclofen can help patients with brain injury.

Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience

Martin A. Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology & Psychiatry
With a medical specialty in cognitive neurology, Dr. Goldstein oversees all neuropsychiatric evaluation and management components of the Mount Sinai Neuromodulation Program.  He is board certified in both neurology and psychiatry. Dr. Goldstein was the Ronald Coles Fellow in Cognitive Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at Harvard Medical School and completed fellowship training in functional brain imaging at Cornell Medical Center.

Christina Palmese Roosen, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology
Dr. Palmese is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field. She holds a special expertise in epilepsy and movement disorders patients having completed a fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.

Amy Aloysi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology
Dr. Aloysi specializes in the neuromodulation management of patients with psychiatric disorders.  She offers expertise in non-invasive strategies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as well as DBS and VNS for depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Contact Us

Center for Neuromodulation
Tel: 212-241-0050

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