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The Penn State Health ALS Clinic and Research Center Team

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is proud to work with the extraordinary professional care team at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The ALS Program, led by Zachary Simmons, MD, Professor of Neurology and Humanities, provides ALS families with a comprehensive assortment of services and resources. Below is a list of the team and their specialties. More information about clinical care and research at Penn State Health’s ALS Center is available on their website.


Zachary Simmons, MD

Professor of Neurology
Director, ALS Center


Susan Walsh, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional Nurse Coordinator
The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter


Alair Altiero, PhD

Mental Health Professional



Carol Giacovelli, RDN, LDN

Registered and PA Licensed Dietitian


James Grogan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Anne Haulman, MPH

Research Project Manager


Pamela Hudson, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist



Teresa Kalinay, PT

Physical Therapist



Yojana Kanade, BAM, MS

Physical Therapist


Victoria Kern, MPT

Physical Therapist


Mansoureh Mamarabadi, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Annette Miller, RN

Registered Nurse


Carrie Reichwein, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist


Maureen Reid, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse


Heidi Runk, RPSGT

Clinical Research Coordinator



Dodi Schaak, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator


Robert Vender, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine