The JWM Neurology research team consists of Board Certified Neurologists and experienced Clinical Research Coordinators. Our staff works closely together with our physicians to ensure that each study is performed accurately, safely and successfully. All of our staff members are trained in and adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
Director of Research/Investigator Craig E. Herrman, M.D.: Dr. Craig Herrman received his M.D. from Indiana University in 2000. He completed his Neurology Residency in 2004 and followed with an EMG/EEG fellowship. He practices general Neurology with particular interests in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Disease. He is the principal investigator for several ongoing studies in Multiple Sclerosis and acts as the Research Director for JWM Neurology.
Patrick Matoole, M.D.: Dr Patrick Matoole received his M.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1996. He served his residency in Neurology at Creighton University, finishing in 2000. He completed a fellowship in EEG/EMG at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001. He also serves as an investigator for JWM’s clinical research trials.
Keith R. Ridel, M.D.: Dr. Keith Ridel is a pediatric neurologist and received his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio in 2005. Dr. Ridel completed his Pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2007. He then completed a Child Neurology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Ridel sees infants, children and teenagers with general neurology problems. Dr Ridel also serves as an investigator on the JWM pediatric research trials.
Kristina Cleveland, Research Manager: Kristina Cleveland has been with JWM Neurology since 1997 and has served as the research manager and coordinator since 2005. Kristina has earned clinical research coordinator certification with ACRP.
Kristi Mann, study coordinator: Kristi Mann has been with JWM Neurology since 1997 and has worked in the research department since 2008. Kristi previously worked as a medical assistant to the JWM neurologists.
Tammy Root, study coordinator: Tammy joined the JWM Neurology research team in October, 2012 as a study coordinator. She has 6 years of animal research experience at the Indianapolis Zoo and recently received her Clinical Research Certificate from IUPUI.