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Geisinger's Neurology Residency program offers a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to producing the finest neurologists in the country.

Neurology Residency Program Director

an image of doctor Jose Avila Loor

J. David Avila, MD
(Neuromuscular, neurophysiology)

Neurology core faculty

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Megan Esch, MD
(Neuro-immunology; Associate Program Director)
Dana Vanino, DO
Dana Vanino, DO
(Epilepsy, neurophysiology)
Varun Pulakanti, MD
Varun Pulakanti, MD
(Neuro-hospitalist, vascular neurology) 
Emily Sun, MD
Emily Sun, MD
(Cognitive neurology)
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Christopher Whiting, DO
an image of doctor Kenny Schwartz
Kenny Schwartz, MD
(General neurology, sleep medicine)
Eric Strong, MD
Eric Strong, MD
(Child neurology)

Neurology teaching faculty

Vascular neurology 



Movement disorders




Cognitive neurology

Headache medicine

Other teaching faculty

Child neurology teaching faculty

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