Faculty and Staff

Deborah Y Bradshaw, MD, FAAN

Deborah Y Bradshaw, MD, FAAN
Appointed 11/01/90
806 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: Neuromuscular

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Clinical Neurology and Electromyography
  • Residency: Boston University Medical Center, 1988, Neurology
  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1985
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1984
  • BA: Wellesley College, 1976, Biology

Clinical Interests

  • Peripheral neuropathy, particularly Guillain-Barre' syndrome, Also, myasthenia gravis, inflammatory muscle disease, medical ethics and medical humanities.

Research Interests

  • Painful diabetic neuropathy, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, inflammatory muscle disease.

Clinical Trials

  • A Phase 3, Multi-National, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Stratified, Parallel Group, Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Tirasemtiv in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
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  • An Open-Label, Expanded Access Protocol for FirdapseĀ® (Amifampridine Phosphate; 3,4-Diaminopyridine Phosphate) Treatment in Patients with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS) and Downbeat Nystagmus
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Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes and Nerve Damage
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Adults


  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study/Testing


  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Web Resources


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Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/bradshad
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/bradshad
  • Ellyn A Riley, PhD (Communication Science and Disorders)

Volunteer Faculty

Research Coordinator

Catherine Attanasio
Courtney Goodrich
Jennifer Moore

Iulia G. Movileanu


Clinical Neurophysiology Fellows
Mariel Davila-Martinez, MD, PGY-5
Ramesh Cherukuri, MD, PGY-5

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Elena Schmidt, MD, PGY-6
Wyssem Ramdani, MD, PGY-5


Meet our Residents

Clinical and Support Staff

Nancy Bailey, NP
Sandra Gibson, NP
Marcia Harris, RN,FNP
Stephanie Loveless, NP

Pamela Kirch, NP
Margaret Randazzo, RN
Brenda Schader, NP
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP


Ellie Scala, MBA, CPA - Practice Administrator
Carolyn Hilleges - Assistant to the Chair
Natalie Mullholland - Practice Manager
Laura Rodriguez - Administrative Assistant
Jamie Fraser - Administrative Assistant

Education Administrators

Mary Phelan, BS, C-TAGME - Education Administrator - Neurology Residency and Fellowship Programs
Lisa Kelly, MPH - Neuroscience Clerkship Program Administrator
Kelly Ryan - Neurosurgery Program Administrator