Our Team

Chief of Neurology

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

Neurology 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
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
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... Read more

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


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


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. 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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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. 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

Advanced Practice Providers

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

NRI Faculty

Yuri Dabaghian, PhD



Zhandong Liu, PhD



Cecilia Ljungberg, PhD



Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, MD, PhD



John Swann, PhD



Dinghui Yu



Neurology Practice Administrator

Tuhin Pankaj, MHA



Chief of Neurosurgery

Texas Children’s Hospital Neurosurgery is a national and international destination for world class, innovative, high quality, and attentive neurologic care for children. We train the future leaders in pediatric neurosurgery, and we investigate neurologic conditions for which we have unique insight... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3950

Neurosurgery Providers

Clinical & Research Interests: Dr. Curry’s clinical interests include minimally invasive treatment in epilepsy surgery, treatment of pediatric movement disorders and chronic pain.  His research interests include study of the mechanisms of dystonia and non-invasive detection of epilepsy... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3950
Clinical & Research Interests: Dr. Lam’s clinical interests include pediatric cerebrovascular surgery, epilepsy surgery, and craniofacial surgery. In particular, Dr. Lam applies minimally invasive surgery through endoscopic approaches for epilepsy and craniosynostosis. Quality Improvement is... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3950

Nurse Practitioners

Brandy Berger is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the Department of Neurosurgery at Texas Children's Hospital. Her nursing career began at Texas Children's in 2005, holding positions on the general surgery/orthopedics unit, neuro/neurosurgery unit, and pediatric intensive care unit. She... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3950



Amee Moreno is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Texas Children's Hospital.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2006 and began her career as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Texas... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3950

Neurosurgery Practice Administrator

Lorraine Cogan, MSW