Movement Disorders Program
Rhode Island Hospital

Our Movement Disorders Team

The movement disorders team is committed to improving the lives of patients and their families. We take a holistic approach to disease management, employing the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care.

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Neurology

Umer Akbar, MD Headshot

Umer Akbar, MD

Director, Movement Disorders Program, Rhode Island Hospital

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Saud Alhusaini, MD

Neurologist

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Victoria C. Chang, MD

Affiliated Neurologist

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Joseph H. Friedman, MD

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Biju Gopalakrishnan

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Prarthana Prakash, MD Headshot

Prarthana Prakash, MD

Neurologist

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Neurosurgery

Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD Headshot

Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD

Director, Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy Program; Co-Director, Deep Brain Stimulation; Laboratory Director, Cognitive Neurophysiology & Neuromodulation

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Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD Headshot

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Director, CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine, Rhode Island Hospital

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Konstantina Svokos, DO Headshot

Konstantina Svokos, DO

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Neuropsychology

Jennifer E. Davis, PhD Headshot

Jennifer E. Davis, PhD

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Laura E. Korthauer, PhD Headshot

Laura E. Korthauer, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

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Seth A. Margolis, PhD Headshot

Seth A. Margolis, PhD

Neuropsychologist

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Rehabilitation Services

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Sandra Aguiar, MS, CCC-SLP

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Elizabeth Baccari, CCC-SLP

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Elizabeth Breen, DPT

Physical Therapist

Bethany J. Lucas, MS, CCC-SLP Headshot

Bethany J. Lucas, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

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Nicole Rawnsley, DPT, NCS

Clinical Specialist PT