Program Leadership


Adriana E. PaladeAdriana E. Palade, MD

 Professor of Neurology

Program Director 

Interim Department of Neurology Chair 


Adriana E. Palade, MD has served as Program Director of the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine since September 2016, and as Interim Department of Neurology Chair since July 2023.

Dr. Palade completed Medical School training at University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest, Romania in 1995 and Neurology Residency at University Hospital in Bucharest, Romania in 1997.  Dr. Palade matched at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where she completed a Medicine Internship in 1998 and Neurology Residency in 2001.  After residency, she completed a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC in 2002.

In 2002, Dr. Palade joined West Virginia University Department of Neurology where she served as Director of EEG Laboratory/ Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for 13 years.

In August 2015, Dr. Palade started her UofL Neurology journey!  She currently serves as Director of the Neurology Residency Program, Director of the Epilepsy Surgical Program, Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Vice Chair for Service of the Neurology C.A.R.E.S Committee. In June 2019, the residents voted Dr. Palade as “Best Teaching Faculty at UofL Neurology”! In July 2022, UofL Medical Students selected her as a Student Champion, a faculty member that goes above and beyond their duties to provide exceptional or critical support to students during their Neurology rotations. 

Dr. Palade is American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board-Certified in Neurology (2002), Clinical Neurophysiology (2007), Sleep Medicine (2007) and Epilepsy (2014).  Nationally, she serves on ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology Committee Subspecialty Examination (since 2009) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting Reviewer (since 2013).

In her free time, Dr. Palade loves gardening and spending time with her husband, 3 kids and fur baby. 

 Martin E. Brown, MD

 Assistant Professor of Neurology

Assistant Program Director

Victoria N. Holiday, MD 

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Program Director 


Dominique W. Hurt, BS


Dominique W. Hurt, BS 

Program Coordinator