Our Clinic

The Genesis Neuroscience Clinic’s multidisciplinary team has expertise in providing clinical care and support for those with memory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative dementias.

Monica Crane, MD

Monica Crane, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Monica Crane is board certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical school training at Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Crane serves as Medical Director for Genesis Neuroscience Clinic and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. She previously served as the Associate Director of the Cole Neuroscience Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she was also Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Crane has participated and led a number of clinical trials focused on Alzheimer’s disease and the related neurodegenerative dementias.
Amber Tayman, BSN, MSN, MPH

Amber Tayman, BSN, MSN, MPH

Clinical Provider

Amber Tayman is a family nurse practitioner from Morristown, TN. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing degrees at The University of Tennessee. She started her nurse practitioner career in primary care for seniors and has been working with Dr. Monica Crane at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic since the clinic opened in April 2017. She also earned a Master of Public Health degree and brings her expertise in health education and behavior change models to her care here at Genesis. Amber is passionate about helping seniors improve their quality of life through prevention and lifestyle change.
Sarah White, BSN, MSN

Sarah White, BSN, MSN

Clinical Provider

Sarah White is a family nurse practitioner from Oak Ridge, TN. She graduated with honors from Mary Washington College with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2004. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University summa cum laude for both her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing in 2007. Sarah loves being a nurse practitioner and has experience working in family medicine, home health and the urgent care setting. She is thrilled to have joined Dr. Crane’s team in October 2017 and loves the special care they provide for our geriatric population.
Jessica Brock, BS

Jessica Brock, BS

Lead Medical Assistant

Jessica Brock is a recent graduate from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology and was a member of the pre-medicine honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta. During her time in school, she worked as a Personal Care Assistant, and further broadened her passion for helping others. She spent her time participating in a diverse array of activities and groups, such as volunteering as an elementary school nurse once a week and interning at the American Heart Association, working to educate others on the importance of heart health. She began working with Dr. Monica Crane as an intern at the beginning of 2019 and was later hired as a Clinical Coordinator, where she moved into the Lead Medical Assistant position. Jessica is planning to attend medical school in fall 2022 and hopes to become a Geriatric Neurologist.

Kathy Broggy, CNA

Kathy Broggy, CNA

Front Office Manager

Kathy began her career as a CNA and has worked in nursing homes, home health, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, hospital staffing and assisted living facilities. While working at a senior living facility, she made a career change and became an activity director. Several years later, another career change took her to Genesis Neuroscience Clinic and the opportunity to work with Dr. Crane whose work she had admired for years. Kathy’s entire career has been caring for elders and in 2013 she created a Facebook page called “Help Make Knoxville, TN the First Dementia Friendly City in the USA”. In 2014, she co-founded Purple Cities Alliance, a grass roots organization whose mission was to establish Knoxville as the first Dementia Friendly City in the United States. Since then, there have been several other cities across the U.S. who have used the Purple Cities model to create Dementia Inclusive communities.
Tiana Ross, BS

Tiana Ross, BS

Senior Clinical Coordinator

Tiana Ross is from Memphis, TN, but is currently in Knoxville pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Hispanic Studies. She is involved in Phi Eta Sigma – an academic honor society, Global Medical Training – a pre-health club, and Advancement of Neuroscience – a neuroscience club. Tiana began as an intern in January of 2020 before becoming Clinical Coordinator a year later. As Clinical Coordinator, Tiana oversees the intern program at the clinic. The internship allows a diverse group of students to get hands-on clinical experience and become future healthcare workers. Tiana is passionate about neurology as well as psychiatry and hopes to become a doctor of both fields. Tiana is available by email for inquires about the Genesis Neuroscience Internship Program at clinical.coordinator@genesisneuro.com.

Ridhwan Shakil, BA

Ridhwan Shakil, BA

Medical Assistant

Ridhwan Shakil, fondly known by his nickname “Riddy”, is from Antioch, Tennessee, just a short drive south of Nashville. He is currently a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, where he serves as the Undergraduate Team Lead in an Interdisciplinary Research Project and a tutor at the UTK Academic Success Center. He aspires to become a practicing neurologist to serve his community, primarily by increasing medical literacy and empowering patients to be advocates for their healthcare. Riddy started at Genesis as an intern and became staff member a year later. In his free time, Riddy loves lounging around with a good show.

Josh Duzan, BS

Josh Duzan, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Josh Duzan, a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering. Josh is from Knoxville, TN and has been an intern at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic since May of 2021. While at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Josh has been involved with several organizations, including Engineers in Medicine, Biomedical Engineering Society, and BigBrothersBigSisters of East Tennessee. At Genesis Neuroscience Clinic, Josh serves as a Clinical Research Coordinator on the Perception-based Assistive Robot to Tend Neurodegenerative Dementia project. Outside of the clinic, Josh enjoys spending his free time working out and playing with his dog.

Bennett Barousse, BS

Bennett Barousse, BS

Clinical Assistant

Bennett is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Hispanic studies. Bennett is a clinical assistant at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic, where he helps to coordinate patient diagnostic testing and patient care. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Thrive Elementary After School Care programs, where he serves to promote philanthropy and assistance to underprivileged children in the Knoxville area. Bennett is passionate about human biochemistry and neurology and hopes to pursue a career in pediatric medicine  

Eduardo Garcia-Chacon, BS

Eduardo Garcia-Chacon, BS

Clinical Assistant

Eduardo (Ed) Garcia-Chacon is an undergraduate Senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology and a minor in Public Health. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ed became an intern in the fall of 2020 to
enhance his interest in medicine. He’s been a member of several organizations from Alpha Epsilon Delta, the LLC Advisory Council, Volunteer Hall Residents Association, and the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships. He is currently researching methods to spatially quantify Mycobacterium tuberculosis in immune cells from complex 3D microscopic images in the Department of Microbiology. After graduation, he intends to stay at the University of Tennessee to pursue a Master’s in Microbiology and then an M.D. with a specialty in immunology and infectious disease. He hopes to use his multilingual skills to work as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Aruha Khan, BS

Aruha Khan, BS

Clinical Assistant

Aruha Khan is a Senior dual–majoring in Biological Sciences and Finance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Aruha is the Founder and President of Student Advocates for Medicine in Politics (SAMP), a Tennessee–registered nonprofit corporation that amplifies and accelerates the goal of worldwide medical equality by mobilizing local communities with education and outreach. She is also the President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Vice President of the Honors Student Advisory Council (HSAC), and Secretary of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre–Professional Honor Society. She is an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), in addition to the Supervisor of Clinical Operations at Shifa Medical Clinic (SMC). In the future, Aruha intends to pursue an MD/MBA to contribute to the goals of medical accessibility and equality.

Special thanks to Beall & Thomas Photography for our staff photos.