Brain & Life Podcast

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How do you keep your brain healthy? How can you live better every day after being diagnosed with a brain condition? Brain & Life® from the American Academy of Neurology tackles those questions and more in the only podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of brain health and neurologic disease. Each week neurologist hosts Dr. Daniel Correa and Dr. Katy Peters speak with neurology experts, celebrity advocates, and people whose lives are affected by brain conditions to educate and inspire you to maintain a healthy brain and a healthy you.

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About the Hosts

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Daniel José Correa, MD, MSc, FAAN
Host / Editor


Daniel José Correa, MD, MSc, FAAN (@NeuroDrCorrea) is a Latino physician and assistant professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His work to promote public engagement and community outreach has included collaboration with individuals with neurologic conditions, caretakers, patient-advocacy organizations, researchers, and clinicians in various areas of neurology.

His clinical neurology work at Montefiore Medical Center includes inpatient neurology and epilepsy services. He also supports the epilepsy/neurophysiology lab at NYC Health Hospitals for Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx. 

As a part of the Montefiore neurology leadership he serves as the Deputy Chief of neurology at the Montefiore Medical Center. His medical training started at Howard University College of Medicine. He then completed his neurology residency at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, serving in the US Army Medical Corps, and advancing to the rank of Major. He continued professional development with a fellowship in epilepsy at Montefiore Medical Center and a Masters of Science in Clinical Research Methods at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Katy Peters, MD, PhD, FAAN
Co-Host / Associate Editor


Katy Peters, MD, PhD, FAAN (@KatyPetersMDPhD) is a professor of neurology and neurosurgery and director of Supportive Care at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. She completed her medical school training at Stanford University and completed neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received specialty fellowship training in neuro-oncology at Duke University. She, along with her fantastic team of nurses and advanced practice providers, actively sees and cares for patients with primary brain tumors. Her research interests are in the service of patients with brain cancer, including supportive care and exploring cognitive dysfunction, physical function, and activity. While she runs clinical trials to treat primary brain tumors, her key interest is in clinical trials focusing on improving patients' quality of life and cognition. Dr. Peters teaches medical school students, residents, fellows, and advanced practice providers and is the Program Director of the neuro-oncology fellowship and Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Neurology. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties for neuro-oncology.