Current Child Neurology Residents and Fellows

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PGY-6 - Epilepsy Fellow - Class of 2024

Jaime Shoup, MD (he/him/his)

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

My interests include neurodevelopment with a focus on autism. I like to spend time with my family, draw, play guitar, and hike.


PGY-5 - Class of 2024

Erika Chandler, MD (she/her/hers)

 Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

I am interested in a career in General Child Neurology. In my free time I like to cook, try new restaurants in Louisville, explore local parks with my puppy Winston, my new son Jude, and travel with my husband Paul.


CJ photo        Jake "CJ" Sadle, DO (he/him/his)

 Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan

 My interests are neurogenetics, cerebral palsy, brain computer interfaces, and talking about the brain with friends.  I like cooking weird foods, games, martial arts, and spending time in the great outdoors.


Hendricks photo        Michael Hendricks, MD (he/him/his)

Medical School: University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky

My interests are neurogenetics and neurofibromatosis. I like to play table top board games, exercise, read about history, especially Roman,    garden, and spend time with my wife and children.


PGY-4 - Class of 2025

Erin McCoy, MD (she/her/hers)

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, New York

My interests are neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, neuroimmunology and headache.  I like to travel, bake garden, listen to and see musicals and theater shows, and hang with my husband and cat.


Ayush Gupta, MD (he/him/his)

Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India

Pediatric residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

My interests resides in Quality Improvement (QI) and Neuroimmunology, but given so many options, I am unsure of the future.  I love to go on trail walks and run outdoors and have also been cooking a lot of food lately and trying different vegan recipes. 

Lester "Max" Gallivan, MD (he/him/his)

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

My interests are primarily headache, but I also have found interest in neonatal neurology and neuroimmunology.  I like to watch movies, play board games, read comics, and bartend in my free time. 


PGY-3 (Currently in Adult Neurology Year) - Class of 2026

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 Keerthana Bathala, MD (she/her/hers)

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta




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 Jacob "Jake" Ritchie, MD (he/him/his)

Medical School: University of South Carolina SOM Greenville

My interests are epilepsy and headache.  I like to do anything outdoors (hiking, kayaking, sailing, ultimate frisbee) and playing with my 1 year old son and black lab.



PGY-2 (Currently in Pediatrics) - Class of 2027

 Hana Danieli, MD (she/her/hers)

Medical School:  American University of the Caribbean, Sint Maarten

 My interests include possibly neuro critical care or epilepsy.  I enjoy a variety activities including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, biking, hiking, crafting/painting, reading, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines with my husband, Richie.



Chandler Lichtefeld, MD (he/him/his)

Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville,  Kentucky

My interests include general child neurology and possibly movement disorders.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new places.  Other interests include water skiing, swimming, snow skiing, and sand volleyball.



Nidhi Ravishankar, MD (she/her/hers)

Medical School:  Windsor University School of Medicine, Saint Kitts and Nevis

My interests include vascular/stroke and neurocritical care.  I enjoy anything outdoors and anything that keeps me active!  I also enjoy playing music, going to live shows, and trying different cuisines.



PGY-1 (Currently in Pediatrics) - Class of 2028


Gabriella Tison-Brandon, MD (she/her/hers)

Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

My interests are currently undecided in child neurology.  I enjoy baking, tap dancing, musical theatre, reading, and traveling.  I also love spending time with my family, new husband, and our two cats.



Rozena Nandedwalla, MD (she/her/hers)

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Bridgetown, Barbados

My interests are undecided in child neurology.  I enjoy exploring new cities, going on food adventures, starting DIY/craft projects, or binge-watching a tv show!


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Charles Benton, DO (he/him/his)

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin, Ohio

My interests are undecided in child neurology.  I enjoy spending time with friends and family, the outdoors (hiking, skiing, white water rafting), cooking, sports, music, and learning new things.