UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute – Leadership Team


The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute was founded in 1998 to foster collaboration across departments, specialties, facilities and health care professionals providing clinical care, research and education for neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Our goals are to:

  • Provide life-changing, patient-centered medical care
  • Drive innovation through groundbreaking research
  • Educate and inspire the next generation of health care professionals

Members of our leadership team are:

  • Joseph Broderick, MD – Director, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute | Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Andrew Filak, MD – Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Medicine | Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Vice President of Education, UCMC and UC Health | Chair, Dept. of Medical Education, College of Medicine | Professor of Medical Education | Professor of Family and Community Medicine
  • James Herman, PhD – Director, UC Neurobiology Research Center
  • Kevin Joseph, MD – Interim Senior Vice President of Inpatient Services
  • Brett Kissela, MD – Professor and Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, UC College of Medicine
  • Lori Uphaus, MBA – Executive Administrative Director, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
  • Mario Zuccarello, MD – Associate Clinical Director, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

You can reach a member of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute leadership team by calling (866) 941-8264 or by filling out a form on our contact page.

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