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 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 281-282-1900


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


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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: Medical Center Arts II 17350 St. Luke's Way, Suite 200 The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-9253
My interest is general Pediatric Neurology. My philosophy is very simple. A good history and a good conventional neurological examination leads to a reasonable diagnosis. Time spent with the parents and child is essential. Being compassionate with parents is also my style. I have never done or... Read more


Phone: 832-822-1750
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 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Holick's area of interest is headache.

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Master's clinical focus is on epilepsy.

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


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
My goal is to help patients with neurological disabilities especially epilepsy, live a better life smoothing out the rough edges their chronic conditions set forth for them. My clinical interest are medical and surgical management of pediatric epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy, pediatric stroke,... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Jeffrey Neul is interested in translating knowledge acquired from basic science research into potential therapies for Rett syndrome. Actively using animal models of Rett syndrome to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease and to conduct preclinical trials of potential therapies... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St. Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Quach is a child neurologist who specializes in seizures and epilepsy, particularly surgical treatments of epilepsy. He also manages non-pharmacologic treatments of seizures, including ketogenic diet and vagal nerve stimulators. Dr. Quach's research interests focus on basic neurophysiology,... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1250 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
Dr. Rivera's clinical focus centers on pediatric neurology.

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

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


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



Advanced Practice Providers

Teri Baierlipp MPAS, PC-C



Laura Whittaker MPAS, PA-C



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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-5046

Neuropsychologists

Dr. Chapieski's longstanding clinical and research interests are in the area of pediatric epilepsy. Her research focuses on furthering the understanding of the interplay between neurological and social variables and their impact on social and cognitive development in the pediatric epilepsy... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St. Ste. 1250 - MC CC 1250.00 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1750
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 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950

Neurosurgery Providers



Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Dr. Lam feels it is a privilege to take care of children and their families. She strives to make sure children have the highest quality care at TCH, and to give families the peace of mind that the Neurosurgery team is there for them every step of the way. Dr. Lam's research interests dovetail with... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1230.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
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 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3950
Heidi Kerns is a NP in the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, her bedside nursing career was always with acutely ill ICU patients, including: CV-ICU, Neuro-ICU, and General Med-Surg/Trauma ICU. She obtained her CCRN, CNRN, and TNCC certifications while... Read more

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

Neurosurgery Practice Administrator

Lorraine Cogan, MSW