Our Team

Chief of Service

Dr. Clark's clinical focus centers on developmental disorders, seizure disorders, and neurogenetic disorders, brain malformations and fetal neurology.
Phone: 832-822-1750

Medical Providers

Dr. Clark's clinical focus centers on developmental disorders, seizure disorders, and neurogenetic disorders, brain malformations and fetal neurology.
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Abid's clinical interests include general child neurology and muscular dystrophy. Her research interests are in muscular dystrophy with focus on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Dr. Abid is also involved in multiple clinical trials related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Phone: 832-822-1750
I consider every patient is a unique human being with their unique physical and emotional issues. I believe in building trust-based partnership to provide accurate information about their condition or diagnosis, including options of treatment that are available in managing a particular condition as… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Comprehensive care of patient’s with epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders. Clinical interests are focused on characterization of seizure types and epilepsy in children to optimize the therapeutic strategies. Therapies for our patients with epilepsy include pharmacological, nutritional (… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
I believe that quality of care and positive health outcomes are of the utmost importance when it comes to the evaluation and management of our children.   I strive to build compassionate relationships with my patients and their families and to actively seek their input when creating a diagnostic… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (West Campus) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
My mission is to offer the most compassionate, comprehensive and sensible neurological evaluation and treatment for adolescents and children with neurological conditions. My area of interest focuses on general pediatric neurology.
Phone: 832-822-1750
To work in synergy with patients, families, and the biomedical research community to advance diagnosis, prognosis, and care. Clinical Interests: EBF3-related Hypotonia, Ataxia, and Delayed Development Syndrome (HADDS) Clinic Epilepsy Genetics, Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders,… read more
Phone: 832-822-5046 (Clinic Phone) |832-822-1750 (Neurology)
Areas of Interest: Neurophysiology, and the medical and surgical management of refractory epilepsy. Much of her clinical and research activity focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. 
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
My main focus is to provide compassionate care and make a difference in the lives of children with neurological disorders, particularly those with stroke and neurovascular disorders. Having the opportunity to contribute to the health and development of infants and children with such neurological… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Dr. DiCarlo has been an assistant professor at Texas Children’s Hospital since 2014. Her goals as a physician are to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for a wide range of neurologic issues. Clinical Interests: Cerebral Palsy Epilepsy General Neurology Headaches
Phone: 832-822-5046
I believe a healthy lifestyle is key in managing a variety of neurological conditions including headache, epilepsy, movement disorders, and developmental delay.  A large portion of my practice is devoted to headache treatment using lifestyle modification, medication, guided imagery, and procedural… read more
Phone: 281-282-1900
Phone: 832-822-1750
My goal is to provide the highest quality compassionate care to all children in the intensive care unit.  I want to listen to patients and their families and work together with them toward shared goals.  With my training background in pediatric neurology and critical care, I understand the… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Espineli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. As a board certified Child Neurologist, Dr. Espineli practices General Child Neurology, which covers a broad range of neurological conditions including headache,… read more
Phone: 936-267-7711
Dr. Gay's clinical interests include: Outpatient child neurology program development General child neurology Neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders Epilepsy Acute care neurology Sports neurology
Phone: 832-822-1750
Childhood is a time of immense physical, intellectual, and emotional growth. The developmental trajectory established in childhood is critical in defining lifelong wellness. My goal as a Pediatric Neurologist is to do all that I can to maximize the development of my patients. This goal is achieved… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
In my practice I strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to my patients and their families, provide treatment guidance based on accurate information, and collaborate with them to decide on the best treatment option that fits their needs. Clinical Interests: Medically refractory… read more
Phone: : 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Dr. Hardwick’s purpose is to provide thoughtful and compassionate care to children and their loved ones by creating an environment for open communication, empathy and staying up to date on evidence-based medical practices.  It is her passion to educate and empower families to care for their child … read more
Phone: 936-267-7711 (The Woodlands) | 832-822-1750 (Main)
Dr. Holick's area of interest is headache.
Phone: 832-822-1750
Phone: 832-822-1750
My philosophy is to provide family-centered care focusing not only education of the patient and family members but also prioritizing quality of life of the patient and their family. Clinical Interests: Pediatric movement disorders Tics and Tourette Syndrome Chorea Dystonia Tremor Functional… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Jarjour's clinical focus centers on Autonomic Dysfunction, Syncope, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, and Migraine.
Phone: 832-822-1750
I will give my best effort to provide comprehensive, individualized and evidence-based care, keeping the child’s and family’s goals a priority. Clinical Interests: Spasticity, cerebral palsy and related movement disorders, post neonatal follow up, neurodevelopmental disabilities, general child… read more
Phone: 936-267-7711 (Neurology) | 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program)
Epilepsy, especially in children, remains a challenging condition for the patient, family and physician. However, this is an exciting time in pediatric epilepsy, with many new treatments developed in the last decade, both medical and non-medical/ surgical and many more on the horizon. My philosophy… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Through the lens of love, I approach each patient individually to best serve them and their families. Clinical  Interests: General Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Epilepsy, Tic Disorders, Botox (for chronic migraine)
Phone: 936-267-7711
I provide holistic care to each of my patients which means understanding the child in the context of his or her family, school and community. I think about how the neurological diagnosis impacts his or her quality of life including ability to go to school, interact with family, and achieve personal… read more
Phone: 832-822-5406
Dr. Lotze's clinical and research interests include pediatric demyelinating diseases (ADEM, Transverse myelitis, clinically isolated syndromes, and multiple sclerosis.) as well as neuromuscular disease to include muscular dystrophy, spinomuscular atrophy, hereditary neuropathies, and myasthenia… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Malbari completed her undergraduate and medical education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, through the accelerated Physician-Scientist Program, where she received a distinction in research.  She completed her Pediatric and Child Neurology residency training at… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Areas of Interest: Neurophysiology, and the medical and surgical management of epilepsy.
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
My aim in choosing this important part of pediatric neurology is to help children (and their parents) deal with this difficult condition and improve the quality of life and reach their best potential. Guiding and partnering with families to steer through their journey with epilepsy selecting the… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Headache Research Interests: Neuromodulation device use in pediatric and adolescent migraine prevention Nutraceutical use in pediatric and adolescent migraine prevention Dr. Patniyot Certifications: Headache Medicine Certification - United Council of Neurological… read more
Phone: 832-227-1570
Certifications Diplomate, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Graduate, Movement Disorders Fellowship Program, Texas Medical Board Licensed Physician, Texas Medical Board   Clinical Interests Pediatric movement disorders Tics… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
As a doctor my philosophy is to treat and care for any individual regardless of their background. Seeing the recovery of a child (a crying, debilitated child to a smiling and running around child) is the best reward I can get in life. Clinical Interests: My clinical interest in neurology is… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Quach is a child neurologist who specializes in seizures and epilepsy, particularly surgical treatments of epilepsy. He is the founding director of the Magnetic Source Imaging Laboratory at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Quach's research interests focus on basic neurophysiology, and he is… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Dr. Risen is currently a faculty member in both the Department of Pediatric Neurology as well as the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics. After completing training in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, she… read more
Phone: 832-822-3400 (Development) | 832-822-1750 (Neurology)
Dr. Rivera's clinical focus centers on pediatric neurology.
Phone: 832-822-1750
Epilepsy is a complex condition which affects patients’ physical and mental health, as well as family dynamics. My goal is to provide an open environment for patients and families to learn more about their condition, ask questions, and discuss the best treatment including medical, dietary, and… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Areas of Interest: Neurophysiology, the medical and surgical management of refractory epilepsy, and ambulatory electroencephalography (EEG).
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
I strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for the life-changing diagnoses that my patients have. My goal is to help patients and families deal with these conditions in a way that allows patients to achieve their full potential. Clinical Interests: My clinical interest lies in… read more
Phone: 832-822-5046
In pediatric epilepsy, seizures do not happen in isolation: beyond addressing the seizures, there are quality of life concerns and family interactions that all influence your child’s treatment plan. Seizures can be complicated, but we have incredible tools at our disposal to assist in the diagnosis… read more
Phone: 832-822-3554 (Neurophysiology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
I strive for excellence in the care of children with neurologic diseases in childhood, with a focus on neurodevelopmental disorders and autism. I equally have a strong research interest in restrictions of motor function associated with autism spectrum disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders in… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
It is my honor and privilege to practice medicine. I am passionate about the field of Pediatric Neurology not only due to its broad range of intriguing diagnoses, treatments, research opportunities, and emerging therapies, but even more fulfilling is the opportunity to develop longitudinal… read more
Phone: 832-822-5046 (Blue Bird Pediatric Neurology Clinic) | 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Clinical Interests: General pediatric neurology – headache, migraines, seizures, epilepsy, tics disorder.  Evaluation for involuntary movement disorders, cerebral palsy, and neuromuscular concerns. Currently not involved in research projects. Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child… read more
Phone: 936-267-7711
My specialty is in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures and epilepsy. I enjoy educating and helping patients and their families choose the right strategies and treatments for seizure control. I believe that involving patients and families in the decision-making process is crucial for a… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750

Advanced Practice Providers

Many children and adolescents suffer from frequent headaches that can often become debilitating. Chronic headaches often affect the entire family.  I offer an individualized approach to children by guiding the family in the selection of treatment options that may help. 
Phone: 936-267-7711
Eleina believes that every patient has a unique relationship with their diagnosis and tailors her plan of care for each individual patient around those special features. She values patient- provider communication and advocates for an open, trusting relationship with all of her patients in order to… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)
Terrylene Ingle, PhD(c), MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who practices in both the Pediatric Neurology and the Children’s Sleep Clinics. She has a particular interest in sleep insufficiency in children and its effects on their developmental and academic progress. Ms… read more
Phone: 832-825-1256 or 832-822-5046
Medina Oikeh MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who practices in Pediatric Neurology. She strives to approach each patient care with an individualized holistic basis that is centered on a philosophy of treating patients like family through compassion, caring and open… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750
Every patient/family has a unique constellation of physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual factors that influence their ability and choice to participate in health promotion and disease related activities. I strive to deliver competent, compassionate, family-centered and developmentally… read more
Phone: 832-822-5046

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Evankovich is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the multidisciplinary Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology. She evaluates children with a wide variety of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, ranging in age from early childhood through late adolescence. The neuropsychological… read more
Phone: 832-822-1750

Social Workers

Practice Administrator

Michael LaRose, R.EEG T, R.PSGT

Assistant Directors

I strive to educate and position nursing as well as allied health team members to provide excellent family centered care with compassion. Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurology
Phone: 832-822-5046
Stacy Pedigo, BBA, R.EEG/EP T, CLTM

Manager, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Lisa Rhodes, R.EEG/EP T, CLTM

Manager, EEG

Michael LaRose, R.EEG T, R.PSGT

Epilepsy Surgical Coordinator

Laura Cairampoma, RN