James Wheless, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Le Bonheur Chair in Pediatric Neurology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director, Neuroscience Institute & LeBonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
Dr. Wheless is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology and the Le Bonheur Chair in Pediatric Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He also serves as Director of the Neuroscience Institute and the Le Bonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program for the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Wheless is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Neurology & the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Wheless is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Child Neurology, Formulary, and Epilepsy.com and serves as reviewer of a number of journals including Neurology, Epilepsia, Pediatrics, and Epilepsy and Behavior. Dr. Wheless’s primary interests include childhood convulsive disorders. His research is focused on pediatric anti-epileptic drug development, the ketogenic diet, epilepsy surgery, device therapy, and non-invasive functional brain mapping. Dr. Wheless is the author of more than 560 chapters, articles and abstracts on these subjects. He is the editor of three textbooks on Epilepsy. He has lectured widely on pediatric epilepsy. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma and then pediatric neurology at Northwestern University in Chicago at Children’s Memorial Hospital. His EEG/clinical epilepsy training was at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Albert Yan, M.D.
Dr. Yan currently serves as the Chief of the Section of Pediatric Dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he is Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his AB in Philosophy from Princeton University and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. A past President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, he is currently the Chair of the AAP Section on Dermatology Executive Committee. He has been a founding member of PeDRA, the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, a collaborative pediatric research organization for which he currently serves as Treasurer. Dr. Yan is also the co-chief Editor of the 3rd and upcoming 4th editions of Harper’s Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology. He has received several teaching awards from the medical school and residency programs in pediatrics and dermatology, as well as the Master Clinician Award from his hospital. His areas of interest include acne, atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas and vascular anomalies, genetic skin diseases, skin infections as well as pediatric dermatology education, workforce issues, and technology applications related to dermatology.