Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Meet Our Neurologists

Jennifer Avallone, DO Neurology

Dr. Avallone is a pediatric neurologist with a specialty in epilepsy. Dr. Avallone is the medical director of Neurodiagnostics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences and is an assistant professor of Neurology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the hospital staff in 2017. Dr. Avallone treats children and adolescents with new onset seizures, childhood epilepsy syndromes and refractory epilepsy offering several treatment modalities including medications, surgical, and dietary therapy.
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Clarimar Borrero-Mejias, MD Neurology

Dr. Borrero-Mejias is a board-certified child neurologist in the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. She joined the hospital staff in 2021. Her clinical expertise includes pediatric headache, epilepsy and tic disorders. Dr. Borrero-Mejias sees patients at our main campus in St. Petersburg and at our Outpatient Care locations in Tampa and Brandon. 
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Thomas Geller, MD Neurology

Dr. Geller specializes in pediatric neurology for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. He sees patients at the main campus in St. Petersburg and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, North Port. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. Dr. Geller previously was a pediatric neurologist and child neurology residency program director at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He retired as a captain from the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. His clinical and research interests include neurofibromatosis, neuro-oncology and pain management.
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Christopher Inglese, MD Neurology

Dr. Inglese specializes in pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and works primarily with hospitalized children and their follow-up care. He joined the medical staff in 2020. Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Dr. Inglese held several faculty appointments, including associate professor of pediatric neurology and director of the child neurology fellowship program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He helped manage the wide spectrum of neurological disorders in pediatric patients, and received teaching and distinguished service accolades for mentoring trainees at numerous academic centers.
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Stanley Iyadurai, MD PhD Neurology

Dr. Iyadurai is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2019. Previously as an assistant professor of neurology and a neuromuscular specialist, Dr. Iyadurai had appointments at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University/Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He specializes in neuropathies, myopathies, neuromuscular junction disorders including muscular dystrophies and motor neuron disorders, with a special interest in congenital myasthenic syndromes.
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Richard Kanoff, DO Neurology

Dr. Kanoff specializes in pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and works primarily with hospitalized children and their follow-up care. He joined the medical staff in 2020 and is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in child neurology. Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Dr. Kanoff was the director of pediatric neurology and epilepsy education program at Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Minnesota.
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Neel Parikh, MD Neurology

Dr. Parikh specializes in pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. He joined the hospital staff in 2020. He earned his medical degree from University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics, followed by a residency in pediatric neurology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
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