Our Providers

Kenneth Pugar, DO, MBA, dFACN

Kenneth Pugar, DO, MBA, dFACN

Neurologist

Dr. Pugar is the founder and President of Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders. He is a nationally recognized neurologist who has helped develop DCND into one of the largest private neurology practices in Ohio. Dr. Pugar is a firm believer in putting patients first and keeps his practice centered around that value.

Michael Valle, DO, dFACN, ABSM, D

Michael Valle, DO, dFACN, ABSM, D

Neurologist & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Valle has been with DCND since 1990 and is the Vice-President and senior partner of the practice. He has always had a passion for medicine and has dedicated his career to helping patients. He has a special interest in treating sleep disorders and training future neurologists.

Petre Udrea, MD

Petre Udrea, MD

Neurologist

Dr. Udrea has been with Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders since 1999. He has a special interest in treating movement disorders and stroke. He obtained both of his degrees at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

James Beegan, MD

James Beegan, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Beegan joined DCND in 2001. He’s always had a drive to help patients facing disabling illnesses and has dedicated his career to them. He has years of experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Michelle Noel, DO

Michelle Noel, DO

Neurologist & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Noel joined DCND in 2010. She enjoys all neurology but has a special interest in sleep medicine. Dr. Noel believes by fixing sleep issues, you can address a lot of other health problems.

Rajinder P. Singh, DO

Rajinder P. Singh, DO

Epilepsy

Dr. Singh joined DCND in 2011, specializing in Epilepsy. Dr. Singh's passion for learning all he could about epilepsy led him to do a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology, with specific training in EEG/VEEG, IOM, and EMG/NCV at Loyola University Medical Center.

Jon Durrani, DO

Jon Durrani, DO

Neurologist

Dr. Durrani joined DCND in 2017. He loves the challenge of neurology and the meaningful changes he gets to help make in his patient’s lives. Dr. Durrani originally trained to be a neurosurgeon but changed course to neurology.

Kristi Kaeff, MPAS-C

Kristi Kaeff, MPAS-C

Physician Assistant

Kristi was the first Physician Assistant to join Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in 2008.  She obtained her Master's degree from the Physician Assistant program at Nebraska University.

Sarah Dooley, MPAS-C

Sarah Dooley, MPAS-C

Physician Assistant

Sarah joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in 2009. Sarah is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Joe Gebele, MPAS-C

Joe Gebele, MPAS-C

Physician Assistant

Joe joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in October of 2013. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Kirsten Ulrich, MPAS-C

Kirsten Ulrich, MPAS-C

Physician Assistant

Kirsten joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in October of 2016. Kirsten is board certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Tari Walker, CNS

Tari Walker, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tari joined DCND in 2016 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Tari is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

Megan Miller, NP

Megan Miller, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Megan joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in November 2016 as a nurse and completed her Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Cincinnati December 2016.

Brandi Ballantyne, NP

Brandi Ballantyne, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Brandi joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in 2016. She began her education at the University of Cincinnati and continued at Ohio University.