Our Team

Chief of Service

Dr. Clark's clinical focus centers on developmental disorders, seizure disorders, andneurogenetic disorders, brain malformations and fetal neurology.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750

Medical Director

Dr. Zeller's clinical focus is centered on child neurology.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750

Medical Providers

Dr. Clark's clinical focus centers on developmental disorders, seizure disorders, andneurogenetic disorders, brain malformations and fetal neurology.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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.

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: 1250 Moursund St. Suite 1225 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Health Center - Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750 (West Campus) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)


Address: Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands Outpatient Building, Floor 6  17580 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7711
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.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
It is my belief that we should care for the individual with epilepsy as a whole and not just address seizure control. Seizures are often the epiphenomenon of underlying conditions that may affect the brain. In turn, children may have comorbidities such as inattentiveness, learning difficulties or... Read more


Phone: 832-822-1750
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. 

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Dowdell-Smith has interest in general child neurology. She truly values forming positive relationships with her patients and families based on trust, mutual respect, and good communication.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: 940 Clear Lake City Blvd. Webster, TX 77598 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 281-282-1900
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands Outpatient Building, Floor 6 17580 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7711
Dr. Glaze's research interests are focused upon Rett Syndrome and include a natural history study including genotype/phenotype correlations, quality of life, and survival. Dr. Glaze is also interested in the characterization of sleep behavior in children with rare neurological disorders. He is... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street B-21275 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Holick's area of interest is headache.

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Jarjour's clinical focus centers on Autonomic Dysfunction, Syncope, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, and Migraine.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed my residency in pediatrics and child neurology at UT Southwestern Children's Hospital of Dallas before coming back home to Houston. I became interested in neonatal neurology given my philosophy of... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Lotze's clinical and research interests include pediatric demyelinating disease (ADEM, Transverse myelitis, clinically osolated syndromes, multiple sclerosis, and leukodystrophies.), neuromuscular disease to include muscular dystrophy, SMA, neuropathies, and myasthenia gravis, and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Lisa Nassif believes in patient-focused care using the best available medical evidence for her patients with stroke and other neurological conditions. Dr. Nassif has extensive experience in taking care of patients with stroke of all ages. She is co-chair of the Pediatric Ischemic Stroke... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Areas of Interest: Neurophysiology, and the medical and surgical management of epilepsy.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway, WA360 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-1570
Certifications Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology Fellowship-Trained Movement Disorders Specialist Texas Medical Board Licensed Physician Texas Medical Board   Professional Interests Pediatric Movement Disorders Tics and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Proud seeks to provide excellent pediatric neurologic care and quality in a patient's experience. She strives to use medical knowledge and experience to achieve the best care possible. She values the doctor-patient relationship and respects each patient and family member. Communication is... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3400 (Development) | 832-822-1750 (Neurology)
Dr. Rivera's clinical focus centers on pediatric neurology.

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Rodriguez's clinical focus is on pediatric neurology.

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Areas of Interest: Neurophysiology, the medical and surgical management of refractory epilepsy, and ambulatory electroencephalography (EEG).

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
Clinical Interests: General pediatric neurology – headache, migraines, seizures, epilepsy, tics disorder.  Evaluation for involuntary movement disorders, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, autism, neuromuscular concerns, and autonomic dysfunction.  Currently not involved in research projects.... Read more

Address: Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands Outpatient Building, Floor 6 17580 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7711

Advanced Practice Providers

I believe in and strive to provide: • High quality, evidence based practice and care • Interdisciplinary, coordinated care • Patient and family centered care delivered with kindness and compassion • Treat every child as special • Families are members and partners on the care team • Educate patient... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750
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. 

Address: Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands Outpatient Building, Floor 6 17580 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 936-267-7711
Terrylene Ann Ingle, RN, MSN, FNP, Nurse Practitioner



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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-5046

Neuropsychologists

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 950 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1750

Social Workers

Veronica Medrano, LCSW



Diane V. Murrell, LCSW



Clinic Manager

Chanti Jackson, RN, MSN



Practice Administrator

Brian Cordasco, MHA, FACHE



Assistant Director

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

Valentina Briceno Marmol, RN