René Gómez, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Dr. Gómez received his bachelor degree from Don Bosco College, Nicaragua, graduating magna cum laude. He received his medical degree from the Major National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Dr. Gómez continued his training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and served his residency in neurology at the University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, where he served as a chief resident. Dr. Gómez is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He is the founder of Lawrenceville Neurology Center. Dr. Gómez is very active in the field of neurology and has had many academic and professional appointments. He has served as a clinical assistant professor of neurology at Hahnemann University and was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He continues to practice general neurology with a strong emphasis in multiple sclerosis, headaches, seizures/epilepsy, stroke and memory disorders.The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers recently recognized Dr. Gómez as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. Dr. Gómez is committed to providing the latest advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Gómez also holds a certificate in Added Qualification in Headache Medicine. Dr. Gómez is a member of many national and regional medical societies, including the New Jersey Academy of Medicine, the Neurological Association of New Jersey, National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
Paul Kaiser, M.D.
Dr. Kaiser received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Dartmouth College in 1984. He then studied at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University where he earned his medical degree in 1988. Dr. Kaiser completed his internship in internal medicine in 1989 at Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia. He continued his postgraduate training at the Temple University Hospital where he served his neurology residency from 1989 to 1992 acting as chief resident from 1991 to 1992. Dr. Kaiser was a fellow in Clinical Neurophysiology at Temple University Hospital from 1992 to 1993. He is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and is also Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Vascular Neurology.Dr. Kaiser has served as a clinical instructor in neurology at the Temple University Hospital and has been in private practice with Lawrenceville Neurology Center, P.A., since 1993. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Kaiser served as the Chief of Neurology at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro until 2015. He has been the Director of the Stroke Program at UMCPP since 2006.
Manuel Vergara, M.D.
Dr. Vergara received his bachelor’s degree from The Salesiano Juan del Rizzo School in Bogota, Colombia in 1981. He continued his studies at The Javeriana University, Colombia, where he earned his medical degree in 1988. He then joined the Colombian Red Cross in Bogota where he worked as an attending physician in the emergency room. He later relocated to the United States, completing his internship in Internal Medicine from 1993 to 1994. He served his Neurology residency from 1994 to 1997 at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospitals acting as Chief Resident of Neurology during his last residency year. After his residency, Dr. Vergara did his Neuromuscular Fellowship at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans which he completed in 1998. Since then he has been in private practice with the Lawrenceville Neurology Center. He is Board Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and has also received his Board Certification from the American Board of Elecrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM). He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a fellow member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Aissa Alexeeva, M.D.
Dr. Alexeeva earned her medical degree with honors at Koubanskiy State Medical Institute in Russia. After practicing internal medicine she began her residency in neurology at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her residency and served as chief resident in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Alexeeva subsequently completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). She is also Board Certified in Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Vascular Neurology.Dr. Alexeeva has been in practice with Lawrenceville Neurology Center since 2005.
Chitharanjan V. Rao, M.D., MRCP (UK), DM
Dr. Rao received his medical degree from the University of Bombay, India and followed that with training in Internal Medicine and a subsequent Doctorate in Medicine (Neurology) at the same academic institution. Dr. Rao has also earned the MRCP (UK) and trained in clinical neurophysiology, becoming a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Royal Preston Hospital, England. He developed extensive experience in Epilepsy and Epilepsy monitoring. After his relocation to the US, he completed a residency in Neurology at St. Louis University and a fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at Wayne State University. He served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center before joining our practice. Dr. Rao currently serves as the Chief of Neurology at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers recently recognized Dr. Rao as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. He is Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine.
Kimberly Palangio, D.O.
Dr. Palangio received her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 2002. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. She subsequently did one year of Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center and followed this with a Neurology Residency at The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, where she was the Chief Resident. She went on to complete a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which provided her with a comprehensive experience in Epilepsy and Epilepsy monitoring. She is Board Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology.
Nidhi Modi, M.D.
Dr. Modi received her Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Michigan. She then went on to obtain her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her Neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and subsequently completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers recently recognized Dr. Modi as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. Dr. Modi is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Anitha Nimma, M.D.
Dr. Anitha Nimma received her Medical degree from Osmania Medical College, India. She developed experience in Hospital Medicine and subsequently relocated to the USA. She did a year of Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center, New York, followed by acceptance and completion of a distinguished Neurology Residency in the Neuroscience Institute of JFK Medical Center- Hackensack Meridian Health, in New Jersey. She is Board Eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Christina Leithead, DNP, FNP, APN-C
Dr. Leithead received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Neumann University. She worked as a geriatric nurse prior to returning to school to continue her education. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Family Medicine at Rutgers University where she graduated with the honored distinction of magna cum laude. During her graduate program, she took a special interest in Neurology and completed her graduate project focused on multiple sclerosis. Dr. Leithead is Board Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has additional certification as a Dementia Care Specialist.