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The Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD Lecture

The fourth annual Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD lecturer, Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, Director, ALS Center of Excellence, Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, Michigan Medicine, University of MichiganThe Neurological, presents, "Complications of Obesity: A Modern Day Epidemic."

The Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD Lecture in Neurology
The Tauba Pasik, MD and Pedro Pasik, MD Lecture in Neurology was initiated by Dr. Pedro Pasik after the passing of his wife Tauba and now renamed for both to honor preferably women of prominence in neurology and neuroscience.

Drs. Tauba (Tony) and Pedro Pasik came to New York City soon after graduating from medical school in Argentina. They completed neurology residency at Bellevue Hospital. For 65 years they worked together in academic neurology and were celebrated members of the Mount Sinai community. They created the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology at Mount Sinai under the guidance of Dr. Morris B. Bender. They translated and edited the three-volume annotated version of Texture of the Nervous System of Man and the Vertebrates by renowned neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

Dr. Tauba Pasik gained national and international recognition as a physician scientist and was a role model for generations of trainees. She was a lover of opera, chamber music and poetry, an avid world traveler, a fierce women’s rights advocate, a champion of just social causes and most of all a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose family was always her utmost priority.  Dr. Pedro Pasik was a dedicated neurologist and founder of the “Brain and Behavior” course at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which he directed for several decades. In 2011, Dr. Pedro Pasik received The Jacobi Medallion from The Mount Sinai Alumni Association for his distinguished achievement in the field of medicine and extraordinary service to alumni.

The Department of Neurology is pleased that their decades-long legacy here at Mount Sinai lives on in this annual lecture series.

Friday, April 17 at 8:00am to 9:00am

The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, Hess Seminar Room B 1470 Madison Avenue New York, New York

Event Type

CME, Conference/Meeting, Lecture/Seminar


Faculty, Postdocs, Students, Housestaff


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai






"The Neurological Complications of Obesity: A Modern Day Epidemic"

Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD

Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Director, ALS Center of Excellence
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

Eva L. Feldman MD, PhD, is a renowned neurologist and neuroscientist who has devoted her career towards understanding the etiology of neurological disorders and developing new treatments. Dr. Feldman received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan (U-M), completed a neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and returned to U-M for a Neuromuscular fellowship. In addition to her active clinical practice in neurology and position as the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology at the U-M Medical School, Dr. Feldman directed the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute until 2017, and is currently Director of the U-M ALS Center of Excellence. She also runs her own 30-scientist laboratory, the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, and is the principal investigator of two first-ever FDA approved human clinical trials of intraspinal stem cell implantation therapy for ALS.

Her pioneering studies on neurological disorders in metabolic diseases have identified dyslipidemia during obesity and diabetes as a key driver of brain and nerve damage in children and adults, influencing new clinical guidelines on patient care by the American Diabetes Association.