Jan Lewis Brandes, MD, FAAN

As the founder of Nashville Neuroscience Group, Jan Lewis Brandes, MD, MS, FAAN, also holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she subsequently earned her medical degree, Dr. Brandes attended the Robert Koch Institute of Virology, Free University, in Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, as a Fulbright Scholar. Her postgraduate medical training was completed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she served as chief resident in neurology. She also holds a Master of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board for Certification in Headache Management.


Dr. Brandes has been active in clinical trials for more than a decade. She has served as the principal or co-principal investigator in more than 80 studies, primarily examining issues in migraine including acute treatment, prophylaxis and menstrual migraine. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA, Cephalalgia, Headache, and Mayo Clinic Proceedings.


Dr. Brandes is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology. She is a former member of the board of Directors of the American Headache Society and is a past-president of the American Council for Headache Education. In recognition of her professional endeavors, she has been named to Best Doctors in the Americas from 1996 to present.

Susan Roberson, CFNP, MSN

Susan Roberson, CFNP, MSN, has been in practice for over twenty years, and is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurses. Her expertise extends from critical care nursing to primary medical care with a special interest in neurology and the management of headache. Ms. Roberson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Murray State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and also holds associate memberships in the American Academy of Neurology as well as the American Headache Society. Ms. Roberson is a frequent lecturer, author, and has also been published in scientific journals for her research abstracts.

George A. Shwab IV,MSN,FNP

GeorgeShwab received his BSN in nursing at Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 1987. Following graduation he worked as a floor nurse and MICU nurse before returning to Vanderbilt School of Nursing and completing his Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1994. Mr. Shwab’s nursing experience ranges from internal medicine to GI. Mr. Shwab switched over to neurology in 2007 after working with a busy neurosurgery practice. He has continued to work in neurologywith various practices in middle Tennessee since then.