Our Physicians

M. Asif Taqi, MD, FAHA

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Dr. M. Asif Taqi is a triple-board certified interventional and stroke neurologist with a background in neurology, vascular/critical care neurology, and neuroendovascular surgery. After growing up and going to medical school in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Taqi decided to relocate to the US to study neuroscience. He completed his research at the prestigious Brown University… read more 

Hisham Salahuddin, MD

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Dr. Salahuddin is a specialist in treating all disorders related to blood vessels of the brain.  He is board certified Neurologist, Vascular Neurologist and specialist in neuro-endovascular treatments.  He has dedicated his life to improving the quality of other people’s lives and aims to provide the highest quality care for patients with cerebrovascular diseases… read more

Emanuela Sofroni, MD

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Emanuela Sofroni, MD is a Board-Certified Neurologist specialized in Clinical Neurophysiology, meaning she is proficient in performing EEGs (electroencephalograms) and nerve conduction studies/EMGs (electromyograms). Much like the EKG showing the electrical activity of the heart, an EEG reveals the electrical activity of the brain and may be utilized for a variety of conditions such as epilepsy and altered mental status in the hospital setting. Nerve conduction studies and EMGs may be used to diagnose peripheral nerve disorders and muscle diseases… read more

Ha Son Nguyen, MD

Dr. Ha Nguyen graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s of science in Biochemical Engineering and a minor in English. Subsequently, he went to medical school at Indiana University and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He received his neurosurgical training from the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals… read more

V. Raghav Aachi, MD, MS

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Dr. Aachi is a board certified neurologist with a sub-specialty training in vascular neurology. After completing his medical school training in India, he came to the United States to pursue his Masters in Biological Sciences from Portland State University, Oregon. During this time, he was involved in various cardiovascular biology research projects and successfully defended his masters’ thesis. He then joined the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California where he was actively involved in both clinical and pre-clinical research projects pertaining to Parkinson’s disease… read more

Kelsey Lindsey, MSN, FNP-C

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Kelsey Lindsey serves as a Nurse Practitioner at Vascular Neurology of Southern California.  She began her nursing career in 2010 in the intensive care unit and has worked in this setting since receiving her nursing degree.  In 2017, Kelsey decided to expand her nursing career and began the nurse practitioner program at the University of Southern California.  Kelsey graduated from the University of Southern California in 2019 with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.  Kelsey is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Kelsey’s years of experience in bedside intensive care nursing at a level two trauma center and certified stroke center have provided a solid foundation to a care to this patient population as a Nurse Practitioner. 

Amy Wilson, MSN, CCRN, NP-C

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Amy Wilson serves as a Nurse Practitioner at Vascular Neurology of Southern California. She began her medical career in 2011 as an Emergency Department Medical Scribe while continuing her education becoming a Registered Nurse in a Critical Care Unit in 2014 and obtaining Critical Care Board Certification in 2018. She graduated with her Master Degree of Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University with high honors and obtained Board Certification from American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2019. Amy began her nursing career in a critical care unit at a level two trauma and certified stroke center.  During her years there she was appointed Preceptor, Charge Nurse, and Rapid Response Team Nurse. Amy received extensive training in identifying and treating neurological decline in an acute care setting when she served as a Rapid Response Nurse. Her vast knowledge and experience will assist in evaluating and caring for VNSC’s patients.