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Dr. Aashish Anand

Email:

Aashish Anand, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Internship

Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Tenn.

Residency

Hull York Medical School, Hull, United Kingdom

Clinical Fellowship

Glaucoma, Ocular Imaging and Electrophysiology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, N.Y.

Journal Publications

  • Anand A, Sheha H, Teng CC, Liebmann JM, Ritch R, Tello C. Use of amniotic membrane graft in glaucoma shunt surgery. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011;42(3):184-9. View journal article
  • Negi SI, Anand A. Large blood transfusion as a rare cause of ventricular fibrillation. South Med J. 2011;104(5):351-2. View journal article

  • Anand A, De Moraes CG, Teng CC, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Corneal hysteresis and visual field asymmetry in open angle glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010;51(12):6514-8. View journal article
  • Anand A, Tello C, Sidoti PA, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. Sequential glaucoma implants in refractory glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010;149(1):95-101. View journal article
  • Negi S, Anand A. Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease-epidemiology, classification and management. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2010;10(4):257-61. View journal article
  • Negi S, Anand A, Krishnaswamy G. Medical image. The 'split' brain. Absence of the corpus callosum. N Z Med J. 2008;121(1273):72-4. View journal article
  • Anand A, Negi S, Khokhar S, Kumar H, Gupta SK, Murthy GV, et al. Role of early trabeculectomy in primary open-angle glaucoma in the developing world. Eye (Lond). 2007;21(1):40-5. View journal article
  • Chawdhary S, Anand A. Early post-phacoemulsification hypotony as a risk factor for intraocular contamination: in vivo model. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006;32(4):609-13. View journal article
  • Gashau AG, Anand A, Chawdhary S. Hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens exchange: Five-year experience. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006;32(8):1340-4. View journal article
  • Titiyal JS, Negi S, Anand A, Tandon R, Sharma N, Vajpayee RB. Risk factors for perforation in microbial corneal ulcers in north India. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006;90(6):686-9. View journal article
  • Anand A, Harrison RJ. Annular pigment band on the posterior capsule following blunt ocular trauma: a case report. BMC Ophthalmol. 2005;5:13. View journal article
  • Anand A, Negi S, Kalk WJ. Persistent diabetic macular edema is associated with elevated hemoglobin A1c. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;140(5):960-1; author reply 961. View journal article
  • Anand A, Parkes L, Smith C, Agius-Fernandez A. Residual cleaner as a cause of intraocular lens slippage. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005;31(10):2032. View journal article

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Prata TS, De Moraes GV, Anand A, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Analysis of corneal biomechanical properties in patients with exfoliation syndrome and exfoliative glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011;52:E-Abstract 6263.
  • Sheha H, Anand A, Tello C. Use of amniotic membrane graft in glaucoma shunt surgery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011;52:E-Abstract 2636.

  • Anand A, De Moraes CG, Teng CC, Liebmann JM, Ritch R, Tello C. Short-duration visual evoked potential as an objective tool for screening refractive errors. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010;51:E-Abstract 3279.
  • Anand A, De Moraes CG, Teng CC, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Corneal hysteresis and visual field asymmetry in open angle glaucoma. Presented at the American Glaucoma Society (AGS), 20th Annual Meeting in Naples, Fla. (March 4-7, 2010).
  • Anand A, Tello C, Sidoti PA, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. Outcome of sequential glaucoma implants in refractory glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009;50:E-Abstract 440.
  • Negi S, Anand A, Spannuth C. Urinoma - A rare complication of prostatic carcinoma. Presented at the Southern Medical Association (SMA), Annual Scientific Assembly in Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 3-5, 2009).
  • Negi S, Anand A. Doctor - A case of benign thyroid cyst causing reversible Horner's syndrome. Presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP), Tennessee Chapter Scientific Meeting in Chattanoogan, Tenn. (Oct. 12-13, 2007).

Dr. Elias David Granadillo

Email:

Elias David Granadillo, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Journal Publications

  • Leon-Sarmiento FE, Granadillo E, Bayona EA. Present and future of the transcranial magnetic stimulation. Invest Clin. 2013;54(1):74-89.

  • Leon-Sarmiento FE, Granadillo-Deluque ED, Pabon MA. Transcranial magnetic stimulation in human retroviruses: a review systematic from 1985-2009. Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurologia. 2010;19(1-2):.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Granadillo ED, Arciniegas DB. Post-stroke subcortical aphasia and neurobehavioral disturbances without overt sensorimotor deficits. Presented at the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), 24th Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass. (April 3-6, 2013). [Platform Presentation]

Resident

Chief

Dr. Mitch James Hargis

Email:

Mitch James Hargis, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Graduate School

M.S., University of Oklahoma, Okla.

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Oklahoma, Okla.

Dr. Bonnie Hong Hayashi

Email:

Bonnie Hong Hayashi, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, Ark.

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Central Oklahoma, Okla.

Poster and Platform Presentations

Dr. Dona Kim Murphey

Email:

Dona Kim Murphey, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School

M.D./Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.A., Harvard University, Mass.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Nunez-Wallace K, Murphey D, Chen D. Therapeutic utility of long-term monitoring diagnosis in psychogenic nonepileptic events (PNEE) on patient illness perception and hospital resource utilization. Neurology. 2013;80(Meeting Abstracts 1):S08.004. [Platform Presentation]

Dr. Magdala Sui-Yu Poon

Email:

Magdala Sui-Yu Poon, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.S., Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas
B.A., University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom

Journal Publications

  • Jawaid A, Poon M, Strutt AM, Rice LK, McDowell EJ, Salamone AR, et al. Does apolipoprotein E genotype modify the clinical expression of ALS? Eur J Neurol. 2011;18(4):618-24. View journal article

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • McDowell E, Jawaid A, Poon M, Rice L, Salamone A, Strutt A, et al. ApoE genotype in ALS. Neurology. 2009;72(11 Suppl 3):A51. View poster

Resident

Chief

Dr. Aarthi Ram

Email:

Aarthi Ram, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.S., Tufts University, Boston, Mass.

Journal Publications

  • Ram A, Ram A. Autism: a serious disorder on the rise. Durgabai Deshmukh Vocational and Rehabilitation Center Special Commemorative Issue. 2007;:16-9.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Nance C, Siwack E, Ram A, Willis V, Westerfield S, Shearer W. HIV-1 infectivity inhibited by binding of the green tea catechin, epigallocatechin gallate, to CD4. Clin Immunol. 2007;123(Suppl 1):S13.
  • Nance C, Ram A, Paulson S, Shearer W. HIV-1-GP120-induced T-cell responses attenuated by the green tea catechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Clin Immunol. 2006;119(Suppl 1):S140.

Dr. Liliana Robles

Email:

Liliana Robles, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Multiple Sclerosis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Journal Publications

  • Kubik M, Robles L, Kung D. Familial Bell's palsy: a case report and literature review. Case Report Neurol Med. 2012;2012:674981. View journal article

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Avila J, Avila M, Stosic M, Robles L, Prieto PG, Hutton GJ, et al. The role of postpartum intravenous corticosteroids in the prevention of relapses in multiple sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 24th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 2-5, 2010). View poster
  • Avila M, Prieto P, Robles L, Stosic M, Avila J, Hutton G, et al. Sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 24th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 2-5, 2010). View poster
  • Avila M, Prieto P, Robles L, Avila J, Stosic M, Hutton G, et al. Distal lower limb discoloration in patients with multiple sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 24th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 2-5, 2010). View poster
  • Nord K, Tomko S, Forst D, Robles L, Friedman D, Kass J. Prevalence of seizures in HIV patients measured in the outpatient setting. Neurology. 2010;74(9 Suppl 2):A376. View poster
  • Robles L, Hutton GJ, Rivera VM. Use of natalizumab in Hispanic patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 24th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 2-5, 2010). View poster
  • Avila M, Prieto PG, Robles L, Hutton GJ, Rivera VM. Clinical and radiographic improvement of an acutely aggressive case of multiple sclerosis treated with cyclophosphamide. Int J MS Care. 2009;11 Suppl 2:52-3. View poster
  • Avila M, Robles L, Prieto P, Bernitsas E, Stosic M, Hutton GJ, et al. Prevalence of sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis. Int J MS Care. 2009;11 Suppl 2:83. View poster
  • Robles L, Prieto P, DeAlvare L, Hutton GJ, Rivera VM. Difusse white matter abnormalities and neurologic manifestations in a patient with anti-ro positive antibodies. Case Report. Int J MS Care. 2009;11 Suppl 2:43. View poster
  • Robles L, Prieto P, Rivera VM, Hutton GJ. Occurrence of herpes zoster in multiple sclerosis patients treated with natalizumab. Int J MS Care. 2009;11 Suppl 2:43. View poster

Resident

Chief

Dr. Jharna Shah

Email:

Jharna Shah, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Graduate School

M.P.H., University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Journal Publications

  • Mandava P, Krumpelman CS, Shah JN, White DL, Kent TA. Quantification of errors in ordinal outcome scales using Shannon entropy: effect on sample size calculations. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):e67754. View journal article

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Hannawi Y, Majmudar S, Shah J, Johnson PW, Goodman C, Kass J. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients with high t-helper cell count: Report of two cases. Neurology. 2013;80(Meeting Abstracts 1):P06.179. [Previously Presented] View poster

  • Hannawi Y, Majmudar S, Shah J, Johnson PW, Goodman C, Kass J. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients with high t-helper cell count: Report of two cases. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). View poster

  • Murthy S, Jawaid A, Shah S, Qureshi S, Shah J, Johnson M, et al. Does diabetes mellitus alter the clinical course of vascular dementia? Presented at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Alzheimers and Dementia Research Symposium in Houston, Texas (June 17, 2009). View poster

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Dr. D. Michael Chachere, II

Email:

D. Michael Chachere, II, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Undergraduate School

B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

Dr. Jennifer Grace Chu

Email:

Jennifer Grace Chu, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, N.J.

Undergraduate School

B.A., Cornell University, N.Y.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Chu J, Dhungana S, Johnson P, Woc-Colburn L, Kass J. BK virus-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Neurology. 2013;80(Meeting Abstracts 1):P03.258. View poster
  • Chu J, Majmudar S, Chen D. Right hemispheric ictal asystole - Report of two cases. Abstract No 2.297, 2013, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, www.aesnet.org.

  • Chu J, Ubogu E. Internal carotid artery dissection with visual accompaniments. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). View poster

Dr. Steven Richard Dunham

Email:

Steven Richard Dunham, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Graduate School

M.S., University of South Florida, Fla.

Undergraduate School

B.S., Wake Forest University, N.C.

Dr. Lan Luo

Email:

Lan Luo, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Houston, Texas

Dr. Holly Colleen Rutherford

Email:

Holly Colleen Rutherford, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.

Graduate School

M.S., Tulane University, La.

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Dr. Ezekiel Simon Sachs

Email:

Ezekiel Simon Sachs, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Poster and Platform Presentations

Dr. Milena Stosic

Email:

Milena Stosic, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Belgrade School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Multiple Sclerosis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs MRI Fellowship, Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

Journal Publications

  • Stosic M, De Jesus P, McCarthy J, Hutton G, Rivera V. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with multiple sclerosis treated with natalizumab. Neurology. 2011;77(5):505-7. View journal article

  • Helekar SA, Shin JC, Mattson BJ, Bartley K, Stosic M, Saldana-King T, et al. Functional brain network changes associated with maintenance of cognitive function in multiple sclerosis. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010;4:219. View journal article
  • Stosic M, Ambrus J, Garg N, Weinstock-Guttman B, Ramanathan M, Kalman B, et al. MRI characteristics of patients with antiphospholipid syndrome and multiple sclerosis. J Neurol. 2010;257(1):63-71. View journal article
  • Antulov R, Weinstock-Guttman B, Cox JL, Hussein S, Durfee J, Caiola C, et al. Gender-related differences in MS: a study of conventional and nonconventional MRI measures. Mult Scler. 2009;15(3):345-54. View journal article
  • Di Perri C, Dwyer MG, Wack DS, Cox JL, Hashmi K, Saluste E, et al. Signal abnormalities on 1.5 and 3 tesla brain MRI in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls. A morphological and spatial quantitative comparison study. Neuroimage. 2009;47(4):1352-62. View journal article
  • Zivadinov R, Weinstock-Guttman B, Hashmi K, Abdelrahman N, Stosic M, Dwyer M, et al. Smoking is associated with increased lesion volumes and brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2009;73(7):504-10. View journal article
  • Weinstock-Guttman B, Miller C, Yeh E, Stosic M, Umhauer M, Batra N, et al. Neuromyelitis optica immunoglobulins as a marker of disease activity and response to therapy in patients with neuromyelitis optica. Mult Scler. 2008;14(8):1061-7. View journal article
  • Zivadinov R, Bergsland N, Stosic M, Sharma J, Nussenbaum F, Durfee J, et al. Use of perfusion- and diffusion-weighted imaging in differential diagnosis of acute and chronic ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis. Neurol Res. 2008;30(8):816-26. View journal article
  • Zivadinov R, Stosic M, Cox JL, Ramasamy DP, Dwyer MG. The place of conventional MRI and newly emerging MRI techniques in monitoring different aspects of treatment outcome. J Neurol. 2008;255 Suppl 1:61-74. View journal article

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Dalaker TO, Beyer MK, Stosic M, Zivadinov R. Role of imaging techniques in discerning neurobehavioral changes in ischemic, neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders. In: Ritsner MS, editor. The handbook of neuropsychiatric biomarkers, endophenotypes and genes: Neuroanatomical and neuroimaging endophenotypes and biomarkers. Vol. II. New York: Springer Science; 2009. p. 17-54.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Stosic M, De Jesus P, McCarthy J, Hutton GJ, Rivera VM. Multiple sclerosis patient treated with natalizumab develops immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). View poster

  • Avila M, Prieto P, Avila-Ornelas J, Stosic M, Amin A, Hutton GJ, et al. Distal limb discoloration in patients with multiple sclerosis - Case series of 41 patients. Neurology. 2011;76(Suppl 4):A290. View poster

  • Avila J, Avila M, Stosic M, Robles L, Prieto PG, Hutton GJ, et al. The role of postpartum intravenous corticosteroids in the prevention of relapses in multiple sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 24th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 2-5, 2010). View poster
  • Avila M, Prieto P, Robles L, Avila J, Stosic M, Hutton G, et al. Distal lower limb discoloration in patients with multiple sclerosis. Presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), 24th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 2-5, 2010). View poster
  • Avila M, Robles L, Prieto P, Bernitsas E, Stosic M, Hutton GJ, et al. Prevalence of sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis. Int J MS Care. 2009;11 Suppl 2:83. View poster
  • Bernitsas E, Stosic M, Hutton GH, Rivera VM. Seizures in MS patients: A retrospective study. Int J MS Care. 2009;11 Suppl 2:32. View poster
  • Helekar SA, Shin JC, Mattson BJ, Bartley K, Stosic M, Saldana-King T, et al. Functional correlation of brain loci during cognitive tasks in multiple sclerosis. Program No. 244.25. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009. Online. View poster
  • Antulov R, Weinstock-Guttman B, Cox JL, Hussein S, Durfee J, Dwyer MG, et al. Gender related differences in multiple sclerosis. A large cohort study of conventional and non-conventional MRI measures. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A464.
  • Batra N, Ramanathan M, Hojnacki D, Miller C, Umhauer M, Stosic M, et al. Natalizumab use in a large multiple sclerosis center: Ascertaining the therapeutic benefit and the causes for treatment discontinuation. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S184.
  • Bergsland N, Dwyer M, Stosic M, Sharma J, Nussenbaum F, Durfee J, et al. Use of perfusion- and diffusion-weighted imaging in differential diagnosis of acute and chronic ischemic and demyelinating lesions. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A474-5.
  • Di Perri C, Dwyer M, Cox JL, Hashmi K, Wack D, Hussein S, et al. 3T predicts better clinical and demographic outcomes in patients with multiple sclerosis than 1.5T. A preliminary case-control study. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S102.
  • Di Perri C, Dwyer M, Wack D, Cox JL, Hashmi K, Saluste E, et al. Lesion characteristics at 1.5 and 3 Tesla in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls: A morphological and topological quantitative comparison study. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S102-3.
  • Durfee J, Weinstock-Guttman B, Stosic M, Abdelrahman N, Teter B, Munschauer F, et al. Cigarette smoking accelerates the evolution of brain atrophy and influences the severity of blood-brain-barrier disruption in multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A465.
  • Dwyer MG, Stosic M, Hussein S, Keleman A, Wack D, Zivadinov R. A voxel-wise random field theory-based magnetization transfer approach for detecting focal demyelination and remyelination in multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A466.
  • Horakova D, Kyr M, Havrdova E, Dolezal O, Seidl Z, Vaneckova M, et al. ApoE ε4 positive multiple sclerosis patients develop more gray matter and whole brain atrophy: A 4-year longitudinal study using the 15-year disease onset model. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S68-9.
  • Kelemen A, Dwyer MG, Hussein S, Stosic M, Liang Y, Zivadinov R. Can magnetization transfer data from different magnetic resonance imaging scanner/sequence/pulse types be standardized? An application of correction factor function method. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S111.
  • Passanese J, Kelemen A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Teter B, Mihai C, Hojnacki D, et al. Conventional and non-conventional quantitative magnetic resonance imaging outcomes differ when comparing multiple definitions of benign multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S214.
  • Passanese J, Kelemen A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Teter B, Mihai C, Hojnacki D, et al. Protective clinical, demographic and conventional and non-conventional magnetic resonance imaging predictors of benign multiple sclerosis: A large cohort study. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S214.
  • Raj B, Weinstock-Guttman B, Teter B, Stosic M, Cox JL, Hussein S, et al. Presence of concomitant Th1-mediated concomitant diseases predicts more severe MRI outcome on non-conventional MRI measures in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A472.
  • Stosic M, Ambrus J, Garg N, Weinstock-Guttman B, Ramanathan M, Munschauer FE, et al. Lower gray matter and higher lesion volumes differentiate patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome and multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A469.
  • Stosic M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Munschauer FE, Abdelrahman N, Hussein S, Ramanathan M, et al. Gray matter atrophy and destruction of T1 lesions are more frequent in familial cases with multiple sclerosis, and especially in those with first degree relatives. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A467.
  • Stosic M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Vutla B, Ambrus J, Ramanathan M, Munschauer F, et al. Does multiple sclerosis become an ischemic disease over time? A 3-year follow-up study of patients positive for the presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Mult Scler. 2008;14 Suppl 1:S222.
  • Zivadinov R, Stosic M, Vulta N, Ambrus J, Ramanathan M, Munschauer F, et al. Multiple sclerosis patients with presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies develop more severe brain damage over 3 years. Neurology. 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A470.
  • Ramasamy DP, Benedict RHB, Dwyer MG, Stosic M, Fritz D, Zivadinov R. Extent of subcortical and cortical atrophy and disease severity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), 23rd Congress in Prague, Czech Republic (Oct. 11-14, 2007).
  • Stosic M, Ambrus J, Garg N, Weinstock-Guttman B, Ramanathan M, Munschauer FE, et al. Non-conventional MRI characteristics of patients with antiphospholipid syndrome and multiple sclerosis. Presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), 23rd Congress in Prague, Czech Republic (Oct. 11-14, 2007).
  • Zivadinov R, Munschauer FE, Abdelrahman N, Hussein S, Ramanathan M, Durfee J, et al. Conventional and non-conventional MRI characteristics of familial and sporadic multiple sclerosis. Presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), 23rd Congress in Prague, Czech Republic (Oct. 11-14, 2007).
  • Zivadinov R, Stosic M, Abdelrahman N, Teter BE, Munschauer FE, Hussein S, et al. Cigarette smoking and MRI characteristics in multiple sclerosis. Presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), 23rd Congress in Prague, Czech Republic (Oct. 11-14, 2007).
  • Stosic M, Igic M. Significance of coronary disease among patients with diabetes. Presented at the Leiden International Medical Student Congress (LIMSC), 2nd Annual Meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands (April 7-9, 2005).
  • Stosic M, Tomic A, Kresojevic N, Milenkovic P, Popovic D. Traditional education modalities of present anatomy curriculum in Belgrade Medical School. Presented at the International Medical Sciences Student Congress (IMSSC), 19th Annual Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey (May 6-9, 2004).

Dr. Arjun Tarakad

Email:

Arjun Tarakad, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.S., Rice University, Texas

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Dhungana S, Nunez-Wallace KR, Van Hook C, Tarakad A, Abers MS, Kass JS. Anti-GABAB receptor limbic encephalitis case report and literature review. Presented at the XXI World Congress of Neurology (WCN), Vienna, Austria (Sept. 21-26, 2013). View poster

  • Dhungana S, Nunez-Wallace KR, Van Hook C, Tarakad A, Kass JS. GABAB receptor limbic encephalitis: Case report and a brief literature review. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). View poster

Dr. Colin Van Hook

Email:

Colin Van Hook, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School

M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La.

Graduate School

M.P.H., Louisiana State University School of Public Health, New Orleans, La.

Undergraduate School

B.A., Boston University, Mass.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Dhungana S, Nunez-Wallace KR, Van Hook C, Tarakad A, Abers MS, Kass JS. Anti-GABAB receptor limbic encephalitis case report and literature review. Presented at the XXI World Congress of Neurology (WCN), Vienna, Austria (Sept. 21-26, 2013). View poster

  • Dhungana S, Nunez-Wallace KR, Van Hook C, Tarakad A, Kass JS. GABAB receptor limbic encephalitis: Case report and a brief literature review. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). View poster

Dr. Brian Alexander Wolf

Email:

Brian Alexander Wolf, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Kottapally M, Shang T, Wolf B, Brotons A, Romano JG, Yavagal DR. Rates of acute stroke intervention following inter-county air transfer: a study on patients from the Florida Keys. Neurology. 2011;76(Suppl 4):A422.

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Dr. Margarete Borck

Email:

Margarete Borck, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.S., St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

Dr. Navid Jalali

Email:

Navid Jalali, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Internship

Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran

Residency

Infectious Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Journal Publications

  • Jalali N, Balali-Mood M, Jalali I, Shakeri MT. Electrophysiological changes in patients with acute organophosphorous pesticide poisoning. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2011;108(4):251-5. View journal article

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Jalali N, Karimi I. Efficacy of tetracycline versus azithromycin in combination with bismuth, metronidazole, and proton pump inhibitor for treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Presented at the Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Seminars in Infectious Diseases (2006).
  • Karimi I, Rostami M, Chinikar S, Ataei B, Darvishi M, Jalali N, et al. Seroepidemiology of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever among butchers and slaughters of the Isfahan province, Iran in 2005. Presented at the 12th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID), Lisbon, Portugal (June 15-18, 2006).
  • Darvishi M, Ataee B, Chinikar S, Jalali N, Mardani M, Mirkhani M. Seroepidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in local and imported sheep in Isfahan province, Iran in 2002. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005;11(Suppl 2):S649.
  • Jalali N, Karimi I. Effectiveness of one week of parenteral plus three weeks of oral antibiotic treatment in patients with resistant chronic sinusitis. Presented at the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Seminars in Infectious Diseases (2004).

  • Jalali N, Balali-Mood M. Prospective study of electromyographic and electroneurographic changes in peripheral motor and sensory nerves in patients with organophosphate poisoning. Presented at the Mashad University of Medical Sciences, (Dissertation) (1999).

Dr. Syed Omar Kazmi

Email:

Syed Omar Kazmi, M.B.B.S.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Dr. Tigist Mehari

Email:

Tigist Mehari, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

Dr. Alicia Parker

Email:

Alicia Parker, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.A., Rice University, Texas

Poster and Platform Presentations

Dr. Komal Rastogi

Email:

Komal Rastogi, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

Undergraduate School

B.A., Drury University, Mo.

Dr. Sameen Raza

Email:

Sameen Raza, M.B.B.S.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Imperial College School of Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of London-Imperial College, United Kingdom

Dr. Devry Saenz

Email:

Devry Saenz, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, Texas

Graduate School

M.S., Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.S., Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Mir O, Wu T-C, Saenz D, Peng H, Grotta JC, Savitz S. Contrast induced nephropathy is associated with poor outcomes in IV t-PA treated patients. Stroke. 2012;43(2_MeetingAbstracts) Suppl 1:A2696.

Dr. Vishank Shah

Email:

Vishank Shah, M.B.B.S.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Undergraduate School

Information pending

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Dr. Bader Alenzi

Email:

Bader Alenzi, M.B.B.S.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Alenzi B, Feldmann E. Contemporary management of intracranial and extracranial large vessel disease. Presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (April 9-16, 2011). [Educational Program]

Dr. Alla Al-Habib

Email:

Alla Al-Habib, M.B.B.S.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Dr. Ammar M. Alobaidy

Email:

Ammar M. Alobaidy, M.B.Ch.B.

Medical School

M.B.Ch.B., University of Baghdad, Iraq

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship

Asthma Clinical Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Journal Publications

  • Parulekar AD, Alobaidy A, Hanania NA. Asthma outcomes revisited. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2013;19(1):6-12. View journal article

Dr. Hassaan Bashir

Email:

Hassaan Bashir, M.B.B.S.

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Journal Publications

  • Rehman T, Rehman AU, Rehman A, Bashir HH, Ali R, Bhimani SA, et al. A US-based survey on ventriculostomy practices. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012;114(6):651-4. View journal article

  • Rehman AU, Rehman TU, Bashir HH, Gupta V. A simple method to reduce infection of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;5(6):569-72. View journal article

Dr. Thomas Bullock

Email:

Thomas Bullock, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, Calif.

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Alfredo Davalos-Balderas

Email:

Alfredo Davalos-Balderas, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos (ITESM), Monterrey, NL,, Mexico

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Journal Publications

  • Islas JF, Davalos-Balderas AJ, Arroyo-Curras N, Cano BG, Galindo-Jacobo P, Guajardo-Salinas GE, et al. Comparative evaluation of a modified acetic method for extraction of antioxidant compounds from black beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Food Nutr Sci. 2012;3:348-53.
  • Malik MU, Pandian V, Masood H, Diaz DA, Varela V, Davalos-Balderas AJ, et al. Spectrum of immune-mediated inner ear disease and cochlear implant results. Laryngoscope. 2012;122(11):2557-62. View journal article

  • Lara-Diaz VJ, Gaytan-Ramos AA, Davalos-Balderas AJ, Santos-Guzman J, Mata-Cardenas BD, Vargas-Villarreal J, et al. Microbiological and toxicological effects of Perla black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) extracts: in vitro and in vivo studies. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2009;104(2):81-6. View journal article
  • Guajardo-Salinas GE, Carvajal JA, Gaytan-Ramos AA, Arroyo L, Lopez-Reyes AG, Islas JF, et al. Effects of bone marrow cell transplant on thyroid function in an I131-induced low T4 and elevated TSH rat model. J Negat Results Biomed. 2007;6:1. View journal article

Dr. Peter William Johnson

Email:

Peter William Johnson, M.D., M.A.

Medical School

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Graduate School

M.A., Arizona State University, Ariz.

Undergraduate School

B.A., Arizona State University, Ariz.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Chu J, Dhungana S, Johnson P, Woc-Colburn L, Kass J. BK virus-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Neurology. 2013;80(Meeting Abstracts 1):P03.258. View poster
  • Hannawi Y, Majmudar S, Shah J, Johnson PW, Goodman C, Kass J. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients with high t-helper cell count: Report of two cases. Neurology. 2013;80(Meeting Abstracts 1):P06.179. [Previously Presented] View poster

  • Hannawi Y, Johnson PW, Shirani P, Phan CL, Kass JS. Eye movement abnormalities in thalamic midbrain junction infarcts: Report of two cases. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). [Previously Presented] View poster
  • Hannawi Y, Johnson PW, Shirani P, Phan CL, Kass JS. Eye movement abnormalities in thalamic midbrain junction infarcts: Report of two cases. Presented at the World Stroke Organization (WSO), 8th World Stroke Congress in Brasilia, Brazil (Oct. 10-13, 2012). View poster
  • Hannawi Y, Majmudar S, Shah J, Johnson PW, Goodman C, Kass J. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients with high t-helper cell count: Report of two cases. Presented at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Current Neurology 2012 in Houston, Texas (Nov. 3-4, 2012). View poster

Dr. Nicki Niemann

Email:

Nicki Niemann, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Dr. Isabel Pereira Alfradique da Cunha

Email:

Isabel Pereira Alfradique da Cunha, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Graduate School

M.S., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Undergraduate School

Information pending

Residency

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Journal Publications

  • David IA, Volchan E, Alfradique I, de Oliveira L, Pereira MG, Ranvaud R, et al. Dynamics of a Stroop matching task: effect of alcohol and reversal with training. Psychol Neurosci. 2011;4(2):279-83. View journal article

  • Machado-Pinheiro W, Volchan E, Vila J, Dias EC, Alfradique I, Oliveira L, et al. Role of attention and translation in conflict resolution: implications for Stroop matching task interference. Psychol Neurosci. 2010;3(2):141-50. View journal article
  • Alfradique I, Vasconcelos MM. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007;65(4B):1266-71. View journal article
  • David IPA, Volchan E, Menchise C, Alfradique I, Oliveira L, Machado-Pinheiro W. Influence of temporal manipulations on the magnitude of the Stroop effect. Arquivos Brasileiros de Psiquiatria, Neurologia e Medicina Legal. 2005;99(1):11-7.

Dr. Rohini Samudralwar

Email:

Rohini Samudralwar, M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn.

Undergraduate School

B.S., Drexel University, Penn.

Journal Publications

  • Ansaloni S, Leung BP, Sebastian NP, Samudralwar R, Gadaleta M, Saunders AJ. TrkB Isoforms Differentially Affect AICD Production through Their Intracellular Functional Domains. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;2011:729382. View journal article

Dr. Daniel Savitt

Email:

Daniel Savitt, D.O.

Medical School

D.O., Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, Calif.

Undergraduate School

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Jessica Stachyra

Email:

Jessica Stachyra, D.O.

Medical School

D.O., University of North Texas, Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

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