Nilika Singhal, MD, and Kendal Nash, MD
28 May 2020 (online)
The Guest Editors of this issue of Seminars in Neurology are Drs. Nilika S. Singhal and Kendall B. Nash.
Dr. Singhal is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She received her BA in Philosophy from Texas A&M University, graduating summa cum laude. She received her MD from the University Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She then went on to Pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Neurology/Child Neurology residency at UCSF, where she was later Chief Resident. She stayed at UCSF for the fellowship in Clinical Epilepsy, and has been on faculty since 2013. She has received multiple awards and honors, including the Haile T. Debas Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016, and is a leader in Pediatric Epilepsy. She is a UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum medical student coach, Medical Director of the Clinical Documentation Integrity program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and Associate Director of the Inquiry program within the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum. She has a strong devotion and commitment to diversity, teaching, and mentoring. Her primary research interest is in improving the quality of care for pediatric patients with epilepsy. She is well-published in the field, and has noticeably improved the care of patients with pediatric epilepsy through her clinical work, teaching, quality improvement, and research.
Dr. Nash is also Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCSF. She received her BA in Economics and Asian Studies from Colgate University. She has since been at UCSF, first receiving her MD in 2004, followed by child neurology residency. She subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy, and has been on faculty at UCSF since 2011. She has received multiple awards, specifically the “Excellence in Neurology” Prize and the “UCSF Exceptional Physician Award.” She is the Director of Inpatient Pediatric Neurology, and leads the UCSF Pediatric Neurohospitalist Program, one of the first of its kind in the United States. As a pediatric neurohospitalist, her clinical and academic focus is on hospitalized children with acute neurologic conditions, with a particular emphasis on quality improvement. She is also Associate Medical Director for Physician Network Development at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She has multiple high-level publications in the field, and is supremely dedicated to advancing the emerging field of pediatric neurohospitalist medicine.
I greatly appreciate the efforts of Drs. Nash and Singhal, as well as all of the contributing authors, for their important work in this issue on Pediatric Neurology, which I'm sure, will be of great interest to the readers of Seminars. The issue is extremely well written and presented, and I'm personally quite indebted to Drs. Nash and Singhal for their tireless dedication to make the issue truly superb. I hope you learn as much from it as I did!