We thank our colleagues in neurology, for whom this book is written; our patients, who make this book necessary; and our families, who have made this book possible.
To my parents and brothers, for showing me the path to follow.
To my wife Catalina, for your love and support … always …
To my parents, for everything you have done for me, and to my sisters, family members, and friends. Thank you for all the support over the years.
Thanks to my wife Jen for continuous support and patience during the writing of this book. Thanks also to my mom, dad, brother and family for molding me into who I am today.
Personal thanks to Drs. Cheng-Ching, Chahine, and Baron, who goaded this book into existence, and to my family, Mary Bruce, Michael, Tucker, George, and Sasha.
Many thanks to the experts who contributed their time and efforts to the review of this book:
Cranial Nerves and Neuro-ophthalmology—Dr. Gregory Kosmorsky, Dr. Neil Cherian, and Dr. Richard Drake
Vascular Neurology—Dr. Ken Uchino
Neurocritical Care—Dr. Edward Manno
Headache—Dr. Stewart Tepper and Dr. Jennifer Kriegler
Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy and Sleep—Dr. Andreas Alexopoulos and Dr. Charles Bae
Movement Disorders – Dr. Krishe Menezes
Neuro-oncology—Dr. Glen Stevens
Neuromuscular I (Neurophysiology, Plexopathy, and Neuropathy)—Dr. Robert Shields, Dr. Jinny Tavee, Dr. David Polston, and Dr. Steven Shook
Neuromuscular II (Adult and Pediatric Muscle, Autonomic Nervous System, and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders)—Dr. Lan Zhou and Dr. Robert Shields
Neuromuscular III (Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Motor Neurons)—Dr. Richard Lederman and Dr. Erik Pioro
Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology—Dr. Michael Parsons
Psychiatry—Dr. Mayur Pandya
Child Neurology—Dr. David Rothner, Dr. Gary Hsich, and Dr. Sumit Parikh
Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System—Dr. Carlos Isada
Neurologic Complications of Systemic Diseases and Pregnancy—Dr. Rami Khoriaty
Nutritional and Toxic Disorders of the Nervous System—Dr. Edward Covington