Leadership

The Director of CBHI is Lin Mei M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences, CWRU School of Medicine and the Allen C. Holmes Professor of Neurological Diseases. Dr. Mei received his Diploma of Medicine from Jiangxi Medical College Nanchang, China, and his Ph.D in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Tuscon, Tuscon AZ. He joined CWRU from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta, where he was professor and inaugural chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine. He studies the pathophysiology of genetic disorders in the nervous system.

CBHI's Assistant Director for Scientific Programs is Eleni A. Markakis Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences, CWRU School of Medicine. Dr. Markakis earned her A.B. and M.A. from Bryn Mawr College (Margaret Hollyday) and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Larry W. Swanson Ph.D.). She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Salk Institute (Fred H. Gage Ph.D.) and Yale University School of Medicine (Pasko Rakic M.D. Ph.D.) where she became Assistant Professor in Psychiatry. She studies adult neurogenesis, neurodegeneration, and neural stem cell biology.  


Directors

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Lin Mei M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Cleveland Brain Health Initiative, School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine


Dr. Eleni Markakis

Eleni A. Markakis Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Scientific Programs, Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine


CBHI Internal Advisory Board

Pamela B. Davis

Pamela B. Davis M.D., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Medicine
Professor, General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine


Bernard Boulanger

Bernard Boulanger M.D., M.B.A.

Professor, Surgery, School of Medicine
Executive Vice President and C.F.O. MetroHealth


Mark Chance

Mark R. Chance Ph.D.

Vice Dean, Research, School of Medicine
Professor, Nutrition, School of Medicine


Brian L. Cmolik

Brian L. Cmolik M.D.

Associate Professor Surgery, School of Medicine
Chief of Staff, Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC


Mukesh Jain

Mukesh Jain M.D.

Professor, Medicine, School of Medicine
Chief Academic Officer, University Hospitals


James Young

James B. Young M.D.

Executive Dean, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 
Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic


CBHI Executive Committee

Anthony Furlan

Anthony J. Furlan, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
University Hospitals


Mark Griswold

Mark Griswold, Ph.D.

Professor, Radiology 
University Hospitals


Jonathan Haines

Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D.

Mary W. Sheldon Professor of Genomic Sciences and Chair, Population & Quantitative Health Sciences  
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Robert Kirsch

Robert F. Kirsch, Ph.D.

Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering 
Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University


Michael Lehman

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Director Brain Health Research Institute, Kent State University


Alan Lerner

Alan J. Lerner, M.D.

Professor, Neurology, and Neurological Institute Chair, Memory and Cognition
University Hospitals


Neal Peachey

Neal Peachey, Ph.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 
Associate Chief of Staff/Research Office, Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC


Ben Roitberg

Ben Z. Roitberg, M.D.

Professor, Neurological Surgery, and Chair, Neurosurgery
MetroHealth Medical Center


Martha Sajatovic

Martha Sajatovic, M.D.

Professor, Psychiatry, and Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research
University Hospitals


Warren Selman

Warren R. Selman, M.D.

Professor Neurological Surgery, and Harvey Huntington Brown Jr. Chair, Neurosurgery 
University Hospitals


Cathy Sila

Cathy Sila, M.D.

Gilbert W. Humphrey Professor and Chair, Neurology
University Hospitals


Anthony Wynshaw-Boris

Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, M.D., Ph.D.

James H. Jewell MD '34 Professor and Chair, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


James Young

James B. Young M.D.

Executive Dean, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 
Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic


Xiongwei Zhu

Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor, Pathology 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine