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Dr. Skidmore is an epileptologist, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and the Residency program director at Thomas Jefferson University.  He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and is a member of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, which offers pharmacologic management, experimental drug trials, epilepsy surgery, neurostimulation, and diet therapy.  He has been a member of the Philadelphia Neurological Society for 14 years.



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Joseph R. Berger, MD, is professor and associate chief of the MS Division in the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Berger is a summa cum laude graduate of the Penn State-Jefferson Premedical-Medical Program and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, and his neurology residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine prior to joining the faculty of the University of Miami School of Medicine with appointments in both the Departments of Neurology and Medicine. At that institution, he held the Whigham-Berger Endowed Chair for the study of the neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Subsequently, Dr. Berger was the Ruth L. Works Professor of Neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he served as Chairman of Neurology for 18 years and was the founder and director of the MS Clinic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Neurological Association. Dr. Berger’s research interests include the neurological complications of HIV/AIDS, PML, MS, and other inflammatory disorders of the brain, and he is currently studying MS disease-modifying drugs and JCV expression during treatment with MS disease-modifying drugs. Dr. Berger has been the recipient of numerous grants to support his research. He has published more than 250 refereed papers, more than 100 chapters, and has edited 4 textbooks. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of NeuroVirology and has served or is serving on several other editorial boards including the journal MS and Related Disorders.

Immediate Past President



Dr. Lachman is a Professor of Neurology at Temple University specializing in Neurophysiology.  He is the current PNS email correspondent and He has been a member of the Philadelphia Neurological Society for 35+ years.

Email Secretary



Dr. Gollomp is the Louis & Elizabeth Pipi Endowed Chair in Neurology at Lankenau Medical Center where he has been in practice for over 38 years.  He specializes in movement disorders and maintains an academic appointment at Thomas Jefferson University as Clinical Professor.  He is the founding medical editor of Practical Neurology and is currently medical co-editor with Paul Matthews.  He is a former President of the Philadelphia Neurological Society and has been a member of the Philadelphia Neurological Society for 38 years.




Dr. Khella is a professor of clinical neurology and Chief of the Department of Neurology at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and specialized in Neurophysiology.  He has been peer selected as on the best doctors in America most recently in the 2018-2019 academic year.  He has been a member of the Philadelphia Neurological Society for (  ) years.




Dr. Farmer is a two term PNS president and Assistant Professor of neurology at Drexel and the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program at Global Neuroscience Institute. Her clinical and research interests include non motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Functional Movement Disorders. She developed the Delaware Valley Regional Movement Disorder Meeting, a quarterly educational event for movement disorder specialists and their teams. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Practical Neurology  and Neurology Live movement disorder sections. Dr. Farmer is one of the lead administrators for the Women Neurologist Group which she has helped grow to over 3500 international members.  She was one a handful of women presidents for the PNS in its 100+ year history. 

Past President & PNS website coordinator



Dr. Bennet is a Neurologist practicing in the Philadelphia suburbs, formerly Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is an active member of the Philadelphia Neurological Society and held the position of treasurer for 28 years until 2011.  He as been a member for 35+ years.

Past Treasurer


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