Program Leadership and Administration

Michelle Kaku, MD  is the Neurology Residency program director. She has graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College and received her medical degree from The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center where she was awarded the Gold Humanism Award. She completed her residency and chief residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she also served as the representative of all house-staff in the hospital. She completed subspecialty training in neurophysiology at Icahn. Dr. Kaku is a passionate teacher and innovative educator with an unwavering devotion to helping trainees reach their full potential.


David M. Greer, MD, MA is the Chair of the Department of Neurology. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), followed by fellowship training in vascular neurology and neurocritical care, also at MGH. He is a leader in the Neurocritical Care Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Stroke Association. Additionally, he is a well-regarded and dedicated medical educator and clinician. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, chapters, guidelines and books.


Steven K. Feske, MD is the Vice Chair for Education of the Department of Neurology. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Boston University Hospital, followed by his residency in Neurology at the Harvard Longwood Program, also serving as chief resident. Dr. Feske has extensive experience and expertise as a clinical neurologist with specific expertise in the area of stroke and cerebrovascular disease and critical care neurology, as an award-winning teacher of students, residents, fellows, and peers in neurology, and as a clinical researcher and trialist in the areas of stroke pathophysiology and epidemiology and therapeutic trials relevant to stroke.  He has a record of leadership in clinical work, teaching, and research, and an extensive record of publication.


K.H. Vincent Lau, MD serves as associate program director. He completed his residency and chief residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by neuromuscular medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His interests in medical education are in educational technology and learning analytics. He directs the quality improvement (QI) curriculum of the residency including mortality and morbidity conferences and resident QI projects.


Stephanie L. Bissonnette, DO, MPH serves as associate program director. She completed her residency and chief residency at Ohio State University School of Medicine, followed by movement disorders fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bissonnette is passionate about community service and has participated in Haiti relief missions. Her interests in medical education are in continuing medical education and physician wellbeing. She directs the didactics curriculum and coordinates wellness initiatives.


Jason L. Weller, MD, MS,  serves as the BUMC Neurology residency site director for VA Boston. He is a board-certified Neurologist specialized in Sports Neurology. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and then completed his Internship and Neurology residency at the Boston University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship training in Sports Neurology and Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology, Boston University/Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in 2019. Dr Weller has also served as the teaching assistant for the Boston University undergraduate clinical neuroanatomy course.


Ljiljana Popovic  has been the program manager since 2005. She manages  day-to-day and long range operations of the Neurology Residency as well as five fellowship programs in collaboration with the program directors and chief residents, coordinates resident and fellows’ recruitment and orientation, coordinates administrative activities related to the accreditation of the programs and insures compliance with licensing agency guidelines.  Ljiljana is the recipient of the 2016 BMC GME Program Administrator Excellence Award and 2020 ACGME Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award. 


2021-2022 Chief Residents


William Spears, MD

Steven Soler, MD