Dr. Birlea is a neurologist and headache specialist, trained in Romania and in the US, including an internship at a public hospital in New York, with colleagues and patients from all over the world. All these experiences exposed him to various cultures and languages and helped him develop the sense of belonging to the global community and advocate for others. With approximately 1 billion people with migraine alone, there are a lot of unmet needs everywhere, including clinical and educational, as well as many unknowns. He is happy to contribute to any Headache and Neurology-based international partnership programs.
Dr. Chauhan is an infectious disease physician with interests in emerging infectious diseases, neuro-infectious diseases, HIV and infectious disease in immunocompromised hosts. She has been actively involved in clinical trials during COVID-19 pandemic and has interest in therapeutic strategies for emerging infections. She has also previously worked in various health institutions in India and Nepal and has particular interest in understanding emerging infections in other regions and effects of climate on changing epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Dr. Orjuela is a neurohospitalist and assistant professor, she is passionate about all the health equity dimensions of the neurological well being of our communities. She believes in the global impact of our actions and how should we start a global program from home. She loves and enjoys the global interactions as result of migrations and societal transformations. She considers Colfax Avenue one of her favorite global places in Colorado.
Dr. Pastula is a neurologist, CDC-trained medical epidemiologist (EIS),
and veteran of the U.S. Public Health Service with interests in
neurohospitalist medicine, neuro-infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, public health, epidemiology, outbreak investigation and control, emergency preparedness and response, biodefense, global health, neurotoxicology, environmental health, climate and health, public policy, science communication, and education. He has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization on various public health responses and investigations throughout the world.
Dr. Sauer is the Director of the Neurohospitalist and Consultative Neurology Programs at the University of Colorado. He is a neurologist specialized in hospital-based, clinical neurology and neurology care delivery mechanisms (a neurohospitalist). His global neurology interests include the establishment of international partnership programs for hospital-based neurology (neurohospitalist) quality improvement, research, and education initiatives. He supports and
sponsors a clinical observership program for international faculty,
fellows, and residents at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical