Meet Our Team

Our team of trained professionals is ready here for you and ready to serve when you need us.

DR. Richard KASDAN, M.D.

Dr. Kasdan founded Associates in Neurology of Pittsburgh in 1977 after completing his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and medical school and neurologic training at the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified by the Academy of Neurology and the American Society of Neuroimaging.

His special interest is neuroimaging, particularly in Multiple Sclerosis and clinical spine disorders as well as the management of Parkinson’s Disease, Migraine and Dementia.

Dr. Kasdan organized and directed the region’s first outpatient MRI facility in 1983 and is the Medical Director of Monroeville Imaging Center in Penn Hills. He is also on staff at AHN/Jefferson Hospital.

He has been a presenter at both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Allyson Zella, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Allyson “Ally” Zella, PA-C joined Associates in Neurology of Pittsburgh in 2014. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh and received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University in 2005.  Prior to joining Associates in Neurology of Pittsburgh, Ally had worked in the field of neurology for six years.

She works in collaboration with Dr. Kasdan to evaluate and treat patients for a variety of neurological conditions. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Migraines, Epilepsy, Neuropathy related conditions and Botox injections for a variety of medical conditions.

Ally has a passion for neurology and is a strong advocate for her patients. She educates patients to help them understand their conditions and treatment regimens.

She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Tricia Jobes, BSN, RN

Infusion Specialist

Jennifer Graves, BSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN

Infusion Specialist

We're Here to serve

With two unique offices, and two dedicated teams, we are ready to serve you at a moment's notice! We look forward to serving you.

PEnn HIlls Office

Jefferson HIlls Office


We are committed to providing advanced, specialized neurological care combined with state-of-the art technology enabling our team to streamline and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to enhance your quality of life.