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Joseph Weissman, M.D.

Dr. Weissman has been practicing neurology in Atlanta since 1989. He is board-certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Weissman has a particular interest in epilepsy and sleep disorders. He also sees patients in general neurology including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscle disorders, headache and peripheral neuropathy.

Dr. Weissman received an A.B. in chemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, in 1974 and subsequently received a Ph.D. in biochemistry and an M.D. at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, in 1982. He completed a residency in neurology in 1989 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. After completing a Neurophysiology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 1989-1990, he joined the faculty and was involved in research and clinical activities, particularly with epilepsy, sleep disorders, and disorders of metabolism in neurology. He joined Neurology and Headache Specialists (currently known as Neurology Specialists of Decatur) of Atlanta in 2001.

Dr. Weissman is an active member in the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is also chair of the Institutional Revenue Board at DeKalb Medical. He and his wife, Barbara Weissman, M.D., a pediatric neurologist, and two children live in Atlanta. Dr. Weissman enjoys road cycling, playing the cello and wildlife photography.

Sara Shuler, M.D.

Dr. Shuler has been a practicing neurologist since 2003. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a general neurologist and enjoys seeing patients with all neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, headaches and Alzheimer’s disease. She has advanced training in epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Shuler is originally from Crawfordsville, Indiana. She received her B.S. in Food Chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, in 1994 and her M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her internship and residency in neurology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, with an emphasis in epilepsy.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Shuler pursued a career as a professional musician. She received a degree from the Guitar Institute of Technology in 1984. She continues to play for fun and in her spare time enjoys running, any athletic activities, cooking and following current events. She has a daughter and a son who bring her great joy.

Joey Boiser, M.D.

Dr. Boiser is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as the Philippine Neurological Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Stroke Association. He completed his fellowship in Vascular (Stroke) Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine.

Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Boiser completed his residency in Neurology at the Saint Louis University of Health Sciences Center, where he served as Chief Resident in his senior year. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Before joining Neurology Specialists of Decatur, he was a partner at the Alabama Neurological Clinic in Montgomery, AL. Dr. Boiser specializes in adult clinical neurology and stroke.


When Dr. Boiser isn’t seeing patients, he enjoys traveling and photography, as well as all things automotive.

Karuna Shah, D.O.

Dr. Karuna Shah has been practicing neurology in Atlanta since 1997. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

She completed her neurology residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she was the chief resident in her senior year. She completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Emory University in Atlanta, with special focus on epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Shah is a general neurologist with interest in multiple sclerosis, dementia and movement disorders like Parkinson's Disease.

Dr. Shah has training in classical Indian dance-Bharatnatyam. She has a passion for all forms of dance and also enjoys biking and gardening in her spare time.

Stefanie Wetzel, N.P.C., M.S.N.

Stefanie Wetzel is a certified and licensed nurse practitioner in the state of Georgia. Originally from the Twin Cities, Stefanie went to undergrad at the University of Houston and studied Psychology. After working as a research assistant within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center she made the decision to go back to school to pursue advanced practice nursing. She attended Emory University where she received her Bachelor’s in Nursing and subsequent Masters in Nursing.
Stephanie Wetzel, NPC
Since graduating and becoming a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner she has found her passion for taking care of and treating patients with neurological deficits. Stefanie is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia. She is pursuing a specialty certification as a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) to further her knowledge in the care of patients with neurological trauma and illness. 

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