Arash Farhadi, M.D.
Medical Director of Outpatient Services & Neurodiagnostics
Arash Farhadi received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He served as the chief resident before pursuing fellowship training in Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology at the George Washington University Hospital. He was involved in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health for a number of years and has multiple peer reviewed publications. Dr. Farhadi is currently the medical director of the Outpatient Neurology Services and Neurodiagnostics Lab at Anne Arundel Medical Center. His goal is to provide compassionate and high-quality care for residents of the greater Annapolis region.
Samip Patel, M.D.
Medical Director of Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology
Samip Patel is a fellowship-trained neurologist with a special interest in EEG and epilepsy. He is a Maryland native and graduated from the George Washington University summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry. He went on to receive his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his residency in neurology at the University of Maryland, serving as chief resident. Dr. Patel then completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with a specialty in epilepsy at the University of Maryland and is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively serving as medical director of epilepsy and neurophysiology at Anne Arundel Medical Center. His aim is to provide all neurologic patients in our area access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics.
Alexander Katcheves, M.D.
Medical Director of the Stroke Center and Neurologic Care Unit
Alex Katcheves is an Annapolis native and obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Maryland. After completing his neurology residency and serving as chief resident at the University of Texas in Houston, he went on to complete a fellowship in vascular neurology/stroke at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Katcheves has participated in numerous clinical stroke trials and is especially interested in stroke treatment and prevention. He is board-certified in both neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been the medical director of the Stroke Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center since 2010 and medical director of the Neurologic Care Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center since 2011.
Kelly Jean Viands, PA-C
Kelly Viands is a physician assistant with a passion for an extensive experience in caring for neurologic patients. She worked as a physician assistant at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and exclusively in Neurology and Neurosurgery since 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. Ms. Viands then received a certificate in physician assistant studies from the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, and her master's degree in medical science from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She has been certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since October 2004. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association and Maryland Association of Physician Assistants. She enjoys all aspects of neurology and has special interests in stroke, headache, and multiple sclerosis.