Medical and Scientific Advisors


Medical Advisor
  • John K. Fink, M.D.

    John K. Fink, M.D.

    Dr. Fink is the Director of the Neurogenetic Disorders Clinic at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He’s also a Professor in the university’s Department of Neurology and is a Physician Scientist at the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research interests are analysis of inherited and degenerative disorders of the nervous system (including hereditary spastic paraplegia, primary lateral sclerosis, inherited movement disorders, schizophrenia) and regulation of neuronal development.

    Dr. Fink received his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He did his residency training in neurology and genetics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. At the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, he did a post-doctoral fellowship in the Developmental and Metabolic Neurology and Medical Genetics departments.


Scientific Advisory Board
  • Martha A. Nance, Scientific Advisory Board Chairman

    Martha A. Nance, Scientific Advisory Board Chairman

    Park Nicollet Clinic, St. Louis Park, MN
    Dr. Nance received her B.S. from Yale University and her M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. She did her residency training in neurology at the St Paul Ramsey Medical and the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic. At the University of Minnesota, she did her post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics.

  • Craig Blackstone, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chief, Cellular Neurology Unit, National Institutes Neurological Disorders and Stroke NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

  • Timothy Angelotti MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia/CCM, Life Flight, Medical Director -- CCT, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

  • Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD

    Department of Neurology. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Iowa City, IA

  • Mark Gudesblatt, MD

    South Shore Neurological Associates, Long Island, NY

  • Corey Braastad, PhD

    Scientific Director, Athena Diagnostics, Springfield, MA.

  • Mary Kay Floeter, MD, PhD

    Senior Clinician, Human Spinal Physiology Unit, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

  • Peter Hedera, MD, PhD, FACMG

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Management Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

  • Jacinda Sampson, M.D., Ph.D.

    Department of Neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Mark S. LeDoux, MD, PhD

    Professor, Department of Neurology & Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.

  • Paolo Moretti, MD

    Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology & Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

  • Shirley Rainier, PhD

    Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.