Department of Neurology

Faculty & Staff


Faculty

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Charles Donohoe, M.D.
Department Chair and Associate Professor, UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical CenterDepartment of Neurology, Clinical Neurologist
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Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York
  • Medical School:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
  • Residency:  Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine, New York, New York
  • Certification: Neurology – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurorehabilitation – American Society of Neurorehabilitation, and Neuroimaging – United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties

Expertise

Neuroimmunology, Neuroimaging, Neurorehabiliation, General Neurology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Donohoe is Associate Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.  He was born in New York City, attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York graduating in 1972.  He completed his internal medicine internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine in New York City. He has practiced clinical neurology in Kansas City since 1977.

Dr. Donohoe is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Neurorehabilitation by the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, and in Neuroimaging by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Dr. Donohoe’s interests include multiple sclerosis, neurorehabilitation, magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound, pain management, and telemedicine.  He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and given many oral presentations at medical conferences.He is an associate clinical professor of medical education at the UMKC School of Medicine and has been an active member of the board of the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities since its inception.

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Sean M. Gratton, M.D.
Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor, UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical Centers, Sabates Eye Centers, Saint Luke’s Hospital, Children’s Mercy HospitalDepartment of Neurology, Neuro-ophthalmology
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Education

  • Undergraduate Degree:  Saint Louis University
  • Medical School:  Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship:  Neuro-Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)

Expertise

Neuro-Ophthalmology, Medical Education

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Gratton is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is a neuro-ophthalmology staff physician with the Sabates Eye Clinics and has a joint appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Gratton is the Associate Director of Medical Education in the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Gratton attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and graduated in 2009.  He continued at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency.  He was named Chief Administrative Resident covering Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, the Children’s National Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Following residency he completed his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami.

Dr. Gratton holds professional membership in the American Academy of Neurology. His major area of clinical and research focuses in neuro-ophthalmology. He has published in this area of interest, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Other areas of expertise include botulinum toxin proficiency for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and chronic migraine.

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Jorge F. Kawano-Castillo, M.D.
Director of Vascular Neurology, Truman Medical Center; Assistant Professor, UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Neurology, Vascular Neurology
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Education

  • Undergraduate School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  • Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
  • Residency: University of New Mexico – Neurology
  • Fellowship: Vascular Neurology, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Certification: University of Texas at Houston – Vascular Neurology

Expertise

Vascular Neurology, General Neurology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kawano-Castillo is a stroke and vascular staff physician with the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and graduated in 2004.  He completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of New Mexico and was selected to serve as a chief resident.  Following residency he completed his vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston.

Dr. Kawano-Castillo holds professional memberships in the Peruvian College of Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, and the American Heart Association. His area of clinical expertise is in stroke neurology. He has published several journal articles with colleagues and made numerous presentations at conferences in this area. He has ongoing research projects in the area of stroke and vascular activity. He is working to expand vascular neurology clinical services at Truman Medical Center to develop a certified stroke program.

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John J. Sand, M.D.
Associate Professor, UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Neurology
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Education

  • Medical School:  University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa
  • Residency:  Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellowship:  Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

Expertise

Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Intra-operative monitoring

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sand is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and graduated in 1982.  He also completed his internal medicine internship, neurology residency, and neurology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Sand holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Medical Association, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Metropolitan Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, and Kansas City Neurology/Neurosurgical Society. He has extensive experience in the field of clinical neurophysiology with an emphasis in the study of neuromuscular disorders. He also provides services in intra-operative monitoring.

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Mian Z. Urfy, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical Centers; Neurology Critical Care, Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience InstituteDepartment of Neurology
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Education

  • Medical School:  Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Residency:  Baylor College of Medicine – Neurology
  • Fellowship:  Baylor College of Medicine – Neurology Critical Care and Vascular Neurology
  • Fellowship:  Baylor College of Medicine – Clinical Neurophysiology – Epilepsy
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), Neuro-critical Care Board Certification

Expertise

Neurology Critical Care, Clinical Neurophysiology – Epilepsy, Intra-operative monitoring

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Urfy is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and graduated in 2005.  He completed his internship at West Virginia University, and a neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine.  Following residency he completed a stroke and neurological critical care fellowship at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Urfy holds professional memberships in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Academy of Neurology, Texas Neurological Society, and Neurocritical Care Society. He has grants with the Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and he has conducted several clinical trials for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Urfy has published a book chapter in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology by Jose Biller (in press by Elsevier), and publishes in his area of expertise. Dr. Ufry is an active clinical researcher with specialized interest in stroke outcome and in neurology critical care. Dr. Urfy also directs the Epilepsy program at Truman Medical Center.

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Binod Wagle, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMKC School of Medicine Truman Medical CentersDepartment of Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders
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Education

  • Medical School: College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Kathmandu University
  • Residency:  Virginia Commonwealth University – Neurology
  • Fellowship:  Virginia Commonwealth University – Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)-Neurology; ABPN- Clinical Neurophysiology; ABPN- Epilepsy, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

Expertise

Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Headache and Botulinum Toxins therapy

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Wagle is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Neurophysiologist in the Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He specializes in EMG-NCS, EEG, GON nerve blocks, and Botox injections for migraine headaches.

He attended medical school at Kathmandu University College of Medical Sciences in Bharatpur, Nepal and graduated in 2006.  He completed his internship at the University of Maryland, Maryland General Hospital, and a neurology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.  Following residency he completed a neurophysiology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

Dr. Wagle holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Neurology, Medical Society of Virginia, and the Nepal Medical Council. He has made several presentations at conferences, and conducted research in his areas of interest.

 

Staff

Terry Borghardt
Assistant to the Chair / Residency Coordinator
Reagan Byers
Patient Account Representative
Jannette Callora
Neurology Clinic Nurse
Gayle Downing, LCSW
Neurology Social Worker
Lemonte Meade, REEGT
Registered EEG Technician