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Neurology

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Jose I. Suarez, M.D.

Professor of Neurology

Head, Section of Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care

Clinical Service Area

Neurology

Specialty

Intensive Care
Neurocritical Care
Stroke
Vascular Neurology

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care

Clinic Appointments

713-798-8472

Consult

713-798-8472

Medical School

M.D., Javeriana University School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia

Internship

Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

Residency

Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Clinical Fellowship

Neurocritical Care, Johns Hopkins University, Md.

Clinic Location

Baylor Neurology
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin, Suite 1801
Houston, Texas 77030

Contact Information

Jose I. Suarez, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-8472
Fax: 713-798-3091
Email:

Journal Publications (Selected out of 139)

  • Alfredo Caceres J, Greer DM, Goldstein JN, Viswanathan A, Suarez JI, Brau L, et al. Enrollment of research subjects through telemedicine networks in a multicenter acute intracerebral hemorrhage clinical trial: design and methods. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2014;7(3):34-40. [View journal article]
  • Bershad EM, Urfy MZ, Calvillo E, Tang R, Cajavilca C, Lee AG, et al. Marked olfactory impairment in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2014;85(9):959-64. [View journal article]
  • Divani AA, Hevesi M, Pulivarthi S, Luo X, Souslian F, Suarez JI, et al. Predictors of Nosocomial Pneumonia in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients: A Multi-center Observational Study. Neurocrit Care. 2014;:. [View journal article]
  • Maldonado NJ, Kazmi SO, Suarez JI. Update in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke. Crit Care Clin. 2014;30(4):673-697. [View journal article]
  • Murthy SB, Shah S, Shastri A, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Bershad EM, Suarez JI. The SILK flow diverter in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. J Clin Neurosci. 2014;21(2):203-6. [View journal article]
  • Murthy SB, Shah S, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms with the pipeline embolization device. J Clin Neurosci. 2014;21(1):6-11. [View journal article]
  • Murthy SB, Shah S, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Suarez JI, Bershad EM. Clinical characteristics of myocardial stunning in acute stroke. J Clin Neurosci. 2014;21(8):1279-1282. [View journal article]
  • Qureshi AI, Abd-Allah F, Aleu A, Connors JJ, Hanel RA, Hassan AE, et al. Endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients: implications and interpretation of IMS III, MR RESCUE, and SYNTHESIS EXPANSION trials: A report from the Working Group of International Congress of Interventional Neurology. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2014;7(1):56-75. [View journal article]
  • Qureshi AI, Palesch YY, Martin R, Toyoda K, Yamamoto H, Wang Y, et al. Interpretation and Implementation of Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trial (INTERACT II). J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2014;7(2):34-40. [View journal article]
  • Suarez JI, Martin RH, Calvillo E, Zygun D, Flower O, Wong GK, et al. Human albumin administration in subarachnoid hemorrhage: results of an international survey. Neurocrit Care. 2014;20(2):277-86. [View journal article]

Books and Volumes

  • Suarez JI, Bershad EM, Rao CPV, editors. Critical care neurology and neurosurgery. 2nd ed. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press; 2014. (in press).
  • Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007.
  • Suarez JI, Wijman CAC, editors. Management of acute stroke/CVA: focus on blood flow regulation and blood pressure. Neurosurgery clinics of North America. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2006.
  • Suarez JI, editor. Critical care neurology and neurosurgery. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press; 2004.

Book Chapters and Other Publications (Selected out of 55)

  • Georgiadis AL, Tsivgoulis G, Alexandrov AV, Qureshi AI, Suarez JI. Acute ischemic stroke. In: Qureshi AI, Georgiadis AL, editors. Textbook of interventional neurology. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2011. p. 69-94.
  • Hernandez OH, Suarez JI. Diagnosis and medical management of vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia. In: Bhardwaj A, Ellegala DB, Kirsch JR, editors. Acute brain and spinal cord injury: Evolving paradigms and management. New York: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc; 2008. p. 271-286.
  • Bershad E, Suarez JI. Ischemic stroke in the first 24 hr. In: Torbey MT, Selim MH, editors. The stroke book. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2007. p. 167-187.
  • Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Avoid using incentive spirometry in myasthenia gravis patients; use intrapulmonary percussive ventilation or flutter valve instead. In: Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 511-512.
  • Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Have a low threshold for obtaining an initial and repeat head compute tomography scan after subarachnoid hemorrhage. In: Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 482-485.
  • Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Ischemic stroke beyond the first 24 hours. In: Torbey MT, Selim MH, editors. The stroke book. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2007. p. 167-187.
  • Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Know the alternatives routes of administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation medications. In: Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 97-98.
  • Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Obtain a head computed tomography scan and lumbar puncture in patients with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and new-onset mental status changes. In: Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 479-481.
  • Bershad EM, Suarez JI. Remember that failure to recognize pituitary apoplexy can result in a neurologic catastrophe. In: Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 495-497.
  • Feen ES, Suarez JI. Alkalinize the urine in tricyclic antidepressant overdose. In: Marcucci L, Martinez EA, Haut ER, Slonim AD, Suarez JI, editors. Avoiding common ICU errors. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 99-100.

Poster and Platform Presentations (Selected out of 123)

  • Anand A, Hussein H, Ezzeddine M, Kass J, Suarez J. New risk score improves vasospasm prediction following subarachnoid hemorrhage using markers of vascular compliance. Neurology. 2014;82(Meeting Abstracts 1):P5.129. [View poster]
  • Anand A, Pass A, Calvillo E, Tang R, Cajavilca C, Urfy M, et al. Optical coherence tomography visualization of optic nerve head structure detects acute changes in the intracranial pressure. Neurology. 2014;82(Meeting Abstracts 1):P2.293. [View poster]
  • Murthy S, Moradiya Y, Shah S, Shastri A, Bershad E, Suarez J. Thrombolytic outcomes for acute ischemic stroke in patients with primary brain tumors in the United States. Neurology. 2014;82(Meeting Abstracts 1):P4.220. [View poster]
  • Mazabob JM, Styron S, Brown G, Jones-Brown M, Suarez J, Bershad E, et al. Improving quality of care and outcomes in the community through the inclusive collaboration between a certified comprehensive stroke center and regional hospitals. Stroke. 2014;45:ATP252.
  • Murthy S, Karanth S, Shah S, Shastri A, Rao C, Bershad E, et al. Clinical outcomes following thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in patients with systemic malignancy: A nationwide case-control study. Stroke. 2014;45:AWP51.
  • Murthy SB, Shah S, Karanth S, Shastri A, Bershad E, Suarez JI. Clinical outcomes following thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in patients with primary brain tumors: A nationwide population study. Stroke. 2014;45:ATMP14.
  • Shah S, Murthy S, Karanth S, Bershad EM, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Suarez J. Treatment of ischemic stroke with recombinant tissue plasminogen-activator in pregnancy: A population study. Stroke. 2014;45:AWP61.
  • Fong AE. Incidence and characteristics of intracranial hemorrhage among patients with thrombocytopenia. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), 11th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. (Oct. 1-4, 2013).
  • Iluonakhamhe E. Plasma exchange effective in acute management of heparin induced thrombocytopenia in setting of acute inter-cerebral hemorrhage. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), 11th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. (Oct. 1-4, 2013).
  • Murthy SB. Clinical outcomes of venous thromboembolism in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a U.S. population study. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), 11th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. (Oct. 1-4, 2013).

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