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Clinical Training Program - Current and Past Residents

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Fellows Trained at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital

Over 70 child neurologists have been trained through the years at Baylor College of Medicine. They represent a diverse group of interests, with about 60 percent going into academics versus private practice, and are currently practicing in 22 states.

Recent Graduates:

Trainee, Training Graduation Year, Current Position

Parvin Azizi, M.D. - 2013, assistant professor, University of New Mexico

Pamela Lupo, M.D. - 2013, assistant professor, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas

Ramzy Medaa, M.D. - 2013, Florida - private practice

Monika Ummat, M.D. - 2013, neurophysiology fellowship, Duke University

Leah Zhorne, M.D., 2013, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Varina Wolf, M.D, 2012, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Jimmy Holder, M.D., 2012, instructor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Michelle Holick, M.D., 2011, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Bernard Suter, M.D., 2011, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Melissa Jones, M.D., 2011, Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists, Houston

Jennifer Lee, M.D., 2010, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Christopher Brown, M.D., 2010, Akron Children’s Hosptial, Akron, Ohio

Samiya Ahmad, M.D., 2010, assistant professor, University of Texas - San Antonio

Migvis Monduy, M.D., 2010, Neuro Network Partners, Weston, Fla.

Cicely Dowdel-Smith, M.D., 2009, Mecklenburg Neurologic Associates, Charlotte, N.C.

Monika Proud, M.D. , 2009, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Amber Stocco, M.D., 2009, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Lisa Nassif, M.D., 2008, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Jennifer Norman, M.D., 2008, Integris Pediatric Neurology, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jane Tavyev Asher, M.D., 2008, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Chaouki Khoury, M.D., 2007, assistant professor, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City

J.B. Le Pichon, M.D., Ph.D., 2007, child neurology program director, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Benjamin Ross, M.D. 2007, Rocky Mountain Pediatric Neurology & Sleep Center, Denver, Colo.

Melissa Ramocki, M.D., Ph.D., 2007, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Bobbi Hopkins, M.D., 2006, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Farida Abid, M.D. 2006, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Lalania K. Schexnayder, M.D., Ph.D., 2006, Baton Rouge Clinic, Baton Rouge, La.

Notable Graduates:

Huda Zoghbi, M.D., 1985, professor, director - Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, Marvin Fishman chair in pediatric neurology research, investigator - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, member, Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences

Sidney Gospe, M.D., Ph.D., 1986, professor and division head of child neurology at Seattle Children’s Hospital, The University of Washington

Warren Wasiewski, M.D., 1987, vice president of clinical programs at Neurobiological Technologies, Inc.

Philip Pearl, M.D., 1989, associate professor and program director, Children’s National Medical Center, D.C.

Angus Wilfong, M.D., 1991, associate professor and epilepsy program director, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Timothy Lotze, M.D., 2002, child neurology program director and associate professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Jeffery Neul, M.D., Ph.D., 2003, recipient of the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award in 2009, assistant professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Stephen Maricich, M.D., Ph.D., 2003, recipient of the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award in 2010, assistant professor, Case Western Reserve University

Quotes from Current and Former Program Residents

On the Clinical Training Program:

“When I interviewed here as a medical student and met with Dr. Feigin, he said, "At Texas Children’s, you won’t just read about everything, and you won’t just see ONE of everything; you will see often the rare diseases that others will only read about." He was completely correct. In the field of child neurology, having this diverse training experience has impacted tremendously my clinical management and has opened doors to research and career opportunities.”

“I love that there are so many wonderful people to work with, with so many different interests, backgrounds, and experiences. Some of my closest friends have come from my years in Child Neurology training in Texas Children’s and Baylor.”

“I love that the attendings and fellows are fun and have such a great time. You know attendings have a sense of humor when the annual graduation party includes attendings in cowboy hats singing and reciting funny poetry about the graduates.”

“The breadth of patient diversity and the broad strength of attending expertise came together to create a program that catered to my individual interests/strengths while giving unparalleled general neurology training.”

“The program creates a culture of coordination among many diverse subspecialties which can only come from working in the largest children’s hospital in the United States.”

“The wisdom of Fabio Fernandez: some of my favorite learning experiences were from his ability to concisely categorize all neurological cases into "three things" when narrowing down the diagnosis and plan---this attending is amazing.”

“Child neurology fellows are treated as professionally as colleagues and personally as family!”

“The training provides not only the ACGME required aspects, but is flexible enough to allow the pursuit of individual interests.”

“I really appreciated the wide variety of diagnoses/pathology seen at Texas Children’s Hospital. I felt very prepared when I took my board exam and started seeing patients in private practice, having been exposed to so many unusual "textbook" type diseases.”

“The faculty truly enjoy teaching and work to ensure that residents receive a thorough and well rounded neurology education. I picked up so many "pearls" of knowledge from the attendings that I now use in my own practice all the time.”

"I feel so fortunate to be part of this program. The faculty are stellar and there is great camaraderie amongst the fellows and residents. I feel confident that I have received the best training possible."

On Houston:

“I can’t imagine living anywhere else. There are lots of job opportunities for (physician and non-physician) spouses in such a big city! The cultural diversity leads to amazing art exhibits, festivals, and restaurants to share with my family. There are fantastic museums and theaters. The best part is the cost-of-living---there is affordable living in many great areas and neighborhoods with many excellent schools. I love my neighborhood and school district.”

"There is always something to do in Houston. We have a huge selection of running/hiking/biking trails, restaurants, shops, concerts, theaters, music venues and festivals. The medical center is central to the museum district, sporting venues, and many great places to live. It’s hard not to love this place when so many opportunities are at your fingertips!

“Houston is home to beautiful parks!”

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