Our Team


Advancing together.


president, chief executive officer

Vikram Penumalli, MD

Dr. Penumalli graduated from Rice University and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his medical internship at Georgetown University, his Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Clinical Neuroimaging (MRI, CT) at Winchester Neuroimaging. Dr. Penumalli is board certified in Neurology, Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging.


chief medical OFFICER

Pramod Sethi, MD

Dr. Sethi graduated from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in India. He completed his residency in Neurology at the University Hospital of Cleveland, OH, and his Stroke fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified in Neurology, Stroke and Neuroimaging.


associate medical director

Yijun Yan, MD, PhD

Dr. Yan earned her MD from Beijing Medical University and her PhD at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine and her residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Yan is board-certified in Neurology.


associate medical director

Richard Sater, MD, PhD

Dr. Sater earned his MD and PhD degrees from Duke University in Durham, NC. He completed his residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA where he also received fellowship training in neuroimmunology and neuromuscular medicine. Dr. Sater specialized in multiple sclerosis and is co-chair of the Healthcare Advisory Committee for the Greater Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Sater is board certified in clinical neurophysiology, neuroimaging, neurology, pain medicine and sleep medicine.


CLINical trials manager

Rizwan Sabir, MD

Dr. Sabir earned a medical degree from Punjab Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at the Allied Hospital (PMC) Faisalabad. He earned his Masters in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University, USA. Dr. Sabir has broad clinical trials experience in Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Diabetes, Rheumatology. 


CLINical Research Coordinator

Margie M. Edwards, CRC

Margie Edwards graduated from Central Carolina Community College and completed an Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Internship with Duke University Hospital focusing on Rater Scales.  She has more than 17 years of experience in dementia / cognitive impairment clinical trials (phases I-IV).

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jamil Ahmed, MBBS

Dr. Ahmed earned his medical degree from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He completed his residency training in Medicine at Sir Salimullah Medical College, under Dhaka University.  Dr. Ahmed has broad clinical trials experience in the field of Oncology, Immunology (vaccine), Infectious Diseases trials from Moffitt Cancer Center, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, and University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Glynda Reaves, CCMA

Glynda Reaves attended Guilford Technical Community college with a focus in medical assisting.  She has over 17 years of experience in the medical field, 9 years devoted to research as a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator.

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