The department of neurology and psychiatry will host grand rounds in two different locations from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.
The neurology division lecture will be held in Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall.
The neurology lecture will be given by Thomas J. Geller, M.D., associate professor, child neurology. His lecture is entitled "Neuropathic Pain: Evolving Diagnostics and Management."
Geller graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1980. He took his residency training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology and pediatrics.
He served in the United States Navy as both a general pediatrician and pediatric neurologist where he had the opportunity to see a broad range of patients and cultures.
Geller joined the department of neurology in 1993. Subsequently, he completed his Naval reserve tour of duty in 2000.
Geller's special interests include pediatric neuro-oncology and neurofibromatosis. He has conducted studies of sleep disorders in survivors of pediatric brain tumors and of epilepsy in NF-1. These publications and others in the literature pertain to child neurology.
Geller has been honored with several annual teaching awards given by the neurology residents. In July, 2001, he was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure and was appointed program director for the child neurology residency program.
He is a member of Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Neurology, The American Epilepsy Society and the Children's Oncology Group. He is on the board of directors for the Missouri Pain Initiative, and on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of the St Louis Region.
Geller was recognized as one of the "Best Doctors of St Louis" in 2005 and 2006 in St. Louis Magazine. He is also an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
The psychiatry division program, "Update on Evaluation and Treatment of Insomnia," will be presented by Raman Malhotra, M.D.
Malhotra currently serves as co-director of the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center and assistant professor of neurology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
He serves on the board of directors for the Missouri Sleep Society and was appointed to serve on the education committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
He is clerkship director for the sleep medicine elective at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and also serves on the graduate medical education committee and continuing medical education committee for the medical school.
Raman Malhotra grew up in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for his undergraduate degree and medical school. He then did neurology residency and a sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan.
He is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine, by both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Malhotra's research interests include studying how sleep disorders affect the performance of athletes and the effects of sleepiness on house officers. He also has a clinical and research interest in improving diagnosis and treatment of sports-related concussions and their effects on sleep.
He is actively involved in educating the public and other health care providers about the importance of recognizing and treating sleep disorders in our society.