Our Team

Stephen Ashwal, MD

 
Dr. Ashwal

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Chief, Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Stephen Ashwal is a distinguished professor in the departments of pediatrics and neurology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  He has been a member of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital since 1976 and currently serves as Chief of the Division.  He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1970, did his pediatric training at Bellevue Hospital in New York and completed his training in child neurology at the University of Minnesota.  He is board certified in pediatrics and in adult neurology and psychiatry with special competence in child neurology.  Dr. Ashwal has been an active member of the Child Neurology Society since 1975. He has also written or edited several books in the field of child neurology and does research related to areas of acute brain injury in children. He also serves as co-director of the Pain Assessment Clinic.  Dr. Ashwal is committed to the care of children with serious neurological disorders as well as helping families optimize their long-term potential.


Gregory Aaen, MD

 
Dr. Aaen

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Gregory Aaen graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2003.  He obtained two years of general pediatric training and then finished three years of pediatric neurology training at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in 2008.  Dr. Aaen did further training in pediatric demyelinating diseases at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Aaen obtained a Master's degree in Psychology from Loma Linda University in 2000.  Dr. Aaen is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.  He is a member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and the International Pediatric MS Study Group.  He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.  He also serves as the director of the pediatric neurology service at Riverside University Health System.


Priscilla Chee, MD

 

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Priscilla Chee graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2012 and completed her pediatrics and child neurology training at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.  She then underwent further training as a visiting physician in pediatric headache medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio.  She is passionate about helping children achieve their full potential.  Dr. Chee is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.


Gamil Fteeh, MD

 

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Gamil Fteeh is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He joined the Child Neurology faculty in October 2015.  He completed his child neurology training at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital then completed three months as a visiting physician in pediatric neuro-critical care at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northwestern University in Chicago.  Dr. Fteeh’s clinical interests are pediatric neuro-critical care and pediatric stroke.


Young-Min Kim, MD

 

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Young-Min Kim is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  He joined the Child Neurology faculty in 2016. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and completed his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.  Dr. Kim has special interest in providing comprehensive care for children with cerebral palsy and movement disorders and has additional specialty training in those areas, including the use of botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation.  He also has special interest in the life-long care of persons with neurodevelopmental disorders and participates in their care from the prenatal period into adulthood.  Dr. Kim cares for children with general neurological conditions including epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder.  He is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.


Joshua Loeb, MD

 

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Joshua Loeb graduated from Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2009.  He completed his pediatrics and child neurology training at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Children's Hospital of Orange County/UC Irvine.  Dr. Loeb is the medical director of the Complex Epilepsy Team Center and has a special interest in childhood epileptic seizures, seizure disorders, and anticonvulsants. He has particular interest in surgical, dietary, and neuromodulation techniques for treating children with complex epilepsy.  He is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.


Chalmer McClure, MD, PhD

 

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Chalmer McClure is an associate professor in the departments of pediatrics and neurology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM).  He originally joined the division of child neurology at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in 1998.  Before rejoining Loma Linda University, he was a partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group from 2011 through 2017.  He received his medical degree in 1992 from LLUSM, did his pediatric training at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital (1992-94), and completed his training in child neurology at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital (1995-98).  He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology.  Dr. McClure has additional degrees in Anatomy from Loma Linda University Graduate School (MS 1984, PhD 1989).  He participated as site investigator in several multicenter stroke studies through the International Pediatric Stroke Study Group.  In clinic, Dr. McClure sees general pediatric neurology patients.


David Michelson, MD

 
Dr. Michelson

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. David Michelson attended medical school at University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, completed pediatric residency at Kaiser Hospital Oakland, California, and child neurology fellowship at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital’s Division of Child Neurology.  He is board certified in Pediatric Neurology.  He serves as Medical Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic and the Complex Epilepsy Team Center Program at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Michelson is active is providing clinical neurology lectures to residents and medical students.  His research interests include diagnostic and prognostic brain imaging of children with brain injury.


Sunitha Nune, MD

 
Dr. Michelson

Instructor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Sunitha Nune received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Akron Children's Hospital. 

 


 

Pilar Pichon, MD

 

Instructor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Pilar Pichon is a graduate of Albany Medical College in New York.  She did her Pediatric and Child Neurology Residency Training at Loma Linda University.  She obtained her Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology with Emphasis in Pediatric Epilepsy from Emory University in Atlanta.  Her special interests include Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, and Autism.  She collaborated with UCLA researchers to study the visual processing  of children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She was awarded a research grant to study neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with congenital heart disease.


Sarah Roddy, MD

 
Dr. Roddy

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Sarah Roddy Giang is an associate professor in the departments of pediatrics and neurology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  She has been a member of the division of child neurology at Loma Linda since 1996.  She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1980.  She completed her pediatric training (1981-1983) and pediatric neurology training (1983-1986) at Loma Linda University.  She is board certified in pediatrics as well as in neurology with special qualification in child neurology.  From 1986-1995, Dr. Roddy was a member of the division of child neurology at the University of Rochester in New York.  Dr. Roddy sees patients with all types of neurological disorders but has a special interest in tic disorders, attention deficit disorder, and learning disabilities.  She serves as the medical director of the pediatric neuroassessment program.


Delphin Sallowm, MD

 

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Delphin Sallowm received her medical degree from the University of Damascus Medical School.  She did her pediatrics training in Damascus Hospital in Syria and completed her pediatric neurology training in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Dr. Sallowm is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.


Teresa Serna, MS, RN, PCCNP/CNS, CPNP-PC

 

Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist

Ms. Teresa Serna is the pediatric nurse practitioner for the child neurology team.  She completed her pediatric critical care nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist training at Loma Linda University School of Nursing and Graduate School in 1992 and a post-master pediatric primary care nurse practitioner certification in 1998.  Teresa has been an employee of Loma Linda University Medical Center since 1992 and had nine years of clinical experience in pediatric neurosurgery prior to joining the child neurology team and faculty physicians and surgeons of Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2001.  She assists in the total spectrum of care surrounding the vast variety of pediatric patients who attend the child neurology clinics, including children with traumatic brain injury, tuberous sclerosis, vagus nerve stimulators, developmental delays, and behavioral and learning disabilities.


Stanford Shu, MD

 
Dr. Shu

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology

Dr. Stanford Shu has been a member of the division of child neurology in the department of pediatrics as Loma Linda University Children's Hospital since 1997.  He received his medical degree form Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1992 and completed child neurology training at Loma Linda in 1997.  He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology.  Dr. Shu sees patients with a variety of neurologic disorders including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, muscle disorders, headaches, congenital malformation of the brain, movement disorders, and learning disabilities including ADHD and Tourette's Syndrome.  He is the director of the vagus nerve stimulator clinic and has research interests in acute brain injury due to trauma and asphyxia, as well as neurologic issues in newborns.  Dr. Shu is also an affiliate staff member of Campus Crusade and is involved in whole person care conferences and student electives both nationally and internationally.