Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
The Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Affairs Medical Center is the second largest VA hospital in the country and has the largest number of residents of any VA. As a member of one of the world's largest integrated health care systems, the MEDVAMC serves as the primary health care provider for more than 60,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnosis, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology, nuclear medicine, pain management, and treatment
Located on a 118-acre campus and built in 1991, MEDVAMC is a state-of-the-art facility with
The MEDVAMC is a specially designated flagship facility equipped with ultramodern resources not found in other VA hospitals. It is equipped with a
The chief of service, Dr. Thomas A. Kent, is a leading expert on stroke and translational stroke research. He leads a team of over ten neurologists as well as neuropsychologists and neuroscience researchers as Neurology Care Line Executive. He has recently established a new journal, Stroke and Translational Research. He publishes widely in Neurology and Stroke. He serves on the education committee for Baylor Neurology residents.
The MEDVAMC offers extensive inpatient and outpatient training opportunities for neurology residents. It is the site of much EEG, EMG, psychiatry, neuroradiology, and neurosurgery training for our residents. In addition to general neurology clinics, residents at the MEDVAMC rotate through the Stroke, Epilepsy, Cognitive Disorders, PADRECC, Botox, and Lumbar Puncture clinics. Many residents have their continuity clinics at this site.