We are regretful yet joyful to announce Dr. Rene Gomez’s retirement from the practice of neurology. Dr. Gomez started this practice in 1981 and helped to grow our practice into a premier base for neurology services in the area. Although he will be greatly missed at Lawrenceville Neurology, we wish him much luck in his retirement.
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. Dr. Palangio has been honored as a Top Doctor by NJ Monthly Magazine for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
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. Dr. Nimma is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Justin Lo Re, D.O.
Dr. Lo Re received his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Peter’s University in 2011, graduating summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. He subsequently completed his internship in internal medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ, and won the Dr. Robert S. Pinals Humanism and Professionalism Award. He continued his medical training at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completing his neurology residency during which time he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He served as chief resident for neurology during his final year and was awarded the Neurology Residency Program Professional Dedication Award upon completion of his training. He then went on to complete a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at JFK NJ Neuroscience Institute in Edison, NJ, where he received additional training in EEG, epilepsy, and EMG. He is Board Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Christine 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. ImPACT has credentialed Dr. Leithead as a Concussion Consultant.