Jyoti A Pillai, MDProgram Director, Neurology Residency Program
Dr. Jyoti A Pillai is a Neurologist/Epileptologist and the Medical Director for Epilepsy at Tower Health/Reading hospital. She is the Program Director for the Neurology Residency at Reading Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Pillai received her MBBS and MD degree from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India. She then obtained her MRCP degree from UK (London). She completed her Internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA followed by a Neurology Residency at Hahnemann/MCP Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She then went on to complete a 2 year Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society. She is Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. She has more than 15 years of experience of treating patients with Epilepsy/Seizures and Neurological Disorders. She also has the expertise in interpretation of EEGs. Her special interests include management of women with epilepsy and patients with Drug Resistant Epilepsy. Dr. Pillai's research interests include Epilepsy with a focus on women's health, drug-resistant epilepsy, status epilepticus, cognitive and behavioral issues and health disparities in patients with epilepsy.
Richard L Lukose, DOSection Chief, Neurology Section
Dr. Lukose completed his residency in Neurology and his internship in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. He received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA. Dr. Lukose has a special interest in the early diagnosis of autism using the auditory system. He has clinical interest in headaches and concussions and performs nerve blocks and Botox® injections for treating spasticity and headaches.
Benjamin J Lloyd, MDProgram Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lloyd is a graduate of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine and Reading Hospital’s Categorical Medicine Residency. After serving as chief medical resident, he entered private practice for two years before helping form the department’s Faculty Practice, integral to teaching primary care skills to residents and medical students. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lloyd is clinical associate professor of medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is engaged full time as faculty member specializing in inpatient teaching and simulation training.
Clifford A Reed, MD
Dr. Reed is board-certified in Neurology and has over 37 years of experience. He completed his residency in Neurology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and a residency in Internal Medicine at Reading Hospital. He received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of
Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, and his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. Dr. Reed is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He has a special interest and expertise in treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Lawrence A Brzozowski, MDFaculty
Dr. Brzozowski is board-certified in Neurology by the National Board of Medical Examiners American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his fellowship in Neurophysiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and his residency in Neurology from Kings County Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Brzozowski is a generalist in Neurology who treats patients with any type of neurological disorder.
Jasdeep K Khurana, MDFaculty
Dr. Khurana completed her fellowship in Neurophysiology and a residency in Neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She completed her residency in Internal Mediccine at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, PA. Dr. Khurana received her medical degree from Saurashtra University, Gurarat, India. She has clinical interest in treating patients with epilepsy/seizures, migraines/headaches, dementia, neuropathies, stroke and post-concussion syndromes. In addition to English, Dr. Khurana is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Gurarati.
Gabriel R Pilar, MDFaculty
Dr. Pilar completed a Neurology residency and a Neurophysiology fellowship at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. His primary interests lie in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases (e.g. all types of acquired and genetic neuropathies and myopathies) and autoimmune diseases of the peripheral and central nervous systems (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and CIDP among others), as well as treatments for headache.
Bilal Saulat, MDFaculty
Dr. Saulat is board-certified in Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ. Dr. Saulat has experience in acute stroke care and long-term management of stroke rehab patients. He also has extensive experience in headache and pain management using nerve blocks.
Efrain Perez-Vargas, MDFaculty
Dr. Perez-Vargas most recently as Director, Movement Disorder Section, for the Geisinger Health System. He completed his fellowship in Movement Disorders from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neurological Institute, New York, NY, and his residency in Neurology from the SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Dr. Perez-Vargas has special interests in neurosurgical interventions in the treatment of movement disorders, motor neurology, and the treatment of gait disorders and spasticity.
James F Peoples, MDFaculty
Dr. Peoples was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in biology from La Salle University. He went on to receive his M.S. in microbiology-immunology from Thomas Jefferson University College of Graduate Studies. Dr. Peoples completed his neurocritical care fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience. Jim completed his residency training in Neurology at Temple University Hospital. He served as chief resident of the Temple University Hospital Neurology Service. He joined Tower Health Reading Hospital in 2014.
Dr. Peoples has received recognition for excellence teaching throughout his medical career. He is an active member of the Tower Health Medical Staff. He currently serves as chairman of the Tower Health Partners Network & Credentialing Committee. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Tower Health Reading Hospital Ethics Committee.