Neurology &
Neurological Sciences
Neuroimmunology

Stanford Autonomic Disorders Program Team

Safwan Jaradeh, MD
Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Director, Autonomic Disorders Program

Safwan Jaradeh, MDDr. Jaradeh's clinical interests include autonomic disorders, small fiber neuropathies and the development of effective methods of testing and treating these disorders. Prior work has focused on small fiber, painful and autonomic neuropathies; syncope and syndromes of orthostatic intolerance including postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS); gastrointestinal motility dysfunction; cyclic vomiting; neurology of  gastroesophageal reflux; non-allergic rhinitis syndromes; and the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and normal or abnormal sleep. Additional areas of interest include the neurology of phonation and swallowing disorders, autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, hereditary neuropathies, and peripheral nerve injury and repair.

Dr. Jaradeh is board certified in Neurology and in Clinical Neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and board certified in Autonomic Disorders by the UCNS Board of the American Autonomic Society.

Prior to his arrival at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Jaradeh was the Chair and a Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin from 2000 to 2011.

Dr. Jaradeh is passionate about teaching. He won several teaching awards in Wisconsin, and more recently won the L. Forno Award for Teaching Excellence in the Neurology Department in 2013. He was also nominated by Stanford medical students in 2013 for the Neurology Clerkship Award. He has also been included in Top Doctors list for more than a decade.  


Srikanth Muppidi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Srikanth Muppidi, MDDr. Muppidi is a clinical assistant professor in the autonomic and neuromuscular divisions. After finishing medical school in South India, he obtained MRCP (London) before moving to the US and completed neurology residency training  at Thomas Jefferson University and neuromuscular fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in clinical care and diagnostic testing for various autonomic disorders and neuromuscular disorders. His clinical interests include various types of neuropathies, Myasthenia gravis, and autonomic disorders. His research interests include treatment and outcome measures in Myasthenia Gravis, methods to detect early autonomic impairment in diabetes and diagnosis and management of immune/neurodegenerative causes of autonomic failure.

Dr Muppidi is board certified in Neurology and in Neuromuscular disorders by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified in Autonomic Disorders by the UCNS Board of American Autonomic Society.

He has been an Assistant Professor in Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2009.


Mitchell Miglis, MD
Clinical Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Mitchell Miglis, MDDr. Miglis received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Florida and his MD from the University of Florida. After serving as a medical intern at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University, he completed his neurology residency at Bellevue and NYU Hospital in New York City. He then completed two fellowships, the first in Autonomic Disorders at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical school, and the second in Sleep Medicine at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. Dr Miglis is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Miglis treats a wide variety of neurological diseases and has a special interest in Autonomic Disorders, Sleep Disorders, and the interaction between these conditions.


Linda Nguyen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Linda Nguyen, MDMy career has been committed to better understanding gastrointestinal dysmotilities, which encompass a variety of disorders that affect the enteric and/or autonomic nervous system that results in a variety of symptoms. These disorders are often difficult to diagnose and lead to significant morbidity and impairment in quality of life. I am the Director of Motility and Neurogastroenterology at Stanford. I perform approximately 1000 motility studies per year to provide a better understanding of how dysmotilities impact patient symptoms. I have evaluated the influence of manometry and electrogastrography on symptom predominance and treatment outcomes for various therapies including gastric electrical stimulation and intrapyloric botulinum toxin injection. I have been a member of the NIH-funded multicenter Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium since 2007. The goal of the Consortium is to perform clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic research in gastroparesis, as well as provide an infrastructure to more efficiently and effectively perform such trials.


Cynthia Feakins, NSN, NP-CCynthia Feakins, NSN, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Feakins joined the Neurology service at Stanford October 2011, initially providing care in the headache clinic as well as the autonomic specialty clinic, and now provides care exclusively in the autonomic specialty clinic due to our growing practice. She graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at UCSF in 2001, and has cared for men, women, children, and infants in the primary care setting,  and has special interests in Women’s health, infectious disease, including HIV and hepatitis, nutrition, and mental health.


Lori Fong, PT
Stanford Autonomics Laboratory Technician

Ms. Fong received her BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland. She completed her affiliations in cardiac rehabilitation, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland and in neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation, at Eugene Dupont Rehabilitation Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. She has been a physical therapist since 1989. Continuing her education, she trained as a molecular and cellular biologist at University of California San Diego, studying in the Cornelis Murre Lab in 2002, as well as, studies in endocrinology from the University of Washington. Her clinical autonomics training was completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She joined Stanford Neurodiagnostics team in 2010, working in Movement Disorders and served on the design team for the Stanford Balance Center. She joined the autonomics laboratory in 2012.

Her basic science interests include molecular neurobiology, neuroendocrinology and epigenetics. She maintains clinical interests in central autonomic disorders, orthostatic hypotension and syncope, epilepsy, pseudoseizures, autonomic neuropathies and autoimmune disease.

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