Education and Training

Medical School

MD - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Pediatrics - Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


Pediatrics - Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


Neurology and Pediatric Neurology - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Additional Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neurobiology NINCDS - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certification

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology and Child Neurology
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neurogenetics of febrile convulsions and seizure disorders
Neurobehavioral/cognitive functioning
Educational Rights of Children with Neurological Disabilities




Panjwani N, Wilson MD, Addis L, Crosbie J, Wirrell E, Auvin S, Caraballo RH, Kinali M, McCormick D, Oren C, Taylor J, Trounce J, Clarke T, Akman CI, Kugler SL, Mandelbaum DE, McGoldrick P, Wolf SM, Arnold P, Schachar R, Pal DK, Strug LJ. A microRNA-328 binding site in PAX6 is associated with centrotemporal spikes of rolandic epilepsy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 Jun 2;3(7):512-22. doi: 10.1002/acn3.320. eCollection 2016 Jul. 


Addis L1, Chiang T, Clarke T, Hardison H, Kugler S, Mandelbaum DE, Novotny E, Wolf S, Strug LJ, Pal DK. Evidence for linkage of migraine in Rolandic epilepsy to known 1q23 FHM2 and novel 17q22 genetic loci. Genes Brain Behav. 2014 Mar;13(3):333-40. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12110. Epub 2013 Dec 26.


Strug LJ, Addis L, Chiang T, Baskurt Z, Li W, Clarke T, Hardison H, Kugler SL, Mandelbaum DE, Novotny EJ, Wolf SM, Pal DK. The genetics of reading disability in an often excluded sample: novel loci suggested for reading disability in Rolandic epilepsy. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040696. Epub 2012 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 22815793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3399896.