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10 MNI-Affiliated Physicians Named U.S. News Top Doctors

Three neurosurgeons, four neurologists and three pediatric neurologists affiliated with the Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI) have been recognized among the U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors for 2012. Physicians named to the list are selected based on a peer nomination process that complements the longstanding medical tradition of seeking physician recommendations from trusted colleagues.

Neurosurgeons named to the list are Dong H. Kim, M.D., director of MNI, chief of neurosurgery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and professor and chair of the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at the UTHealth Medical School; Daniel H. Kim, M.D., F.A.C.S., director of reconstructive spinal and peripheral nerve surgery at MNI and professor of neurosurgery at the UTHealth Medical School; and David I. Sandberg, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., director of pediatric neurosurgery at MNI, associate professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Surgery at the UTHealth Medical School, and associate professor of neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

MNI-affiliated neurologists recognized among the nation’s best are James Ferrendelli, M.D., professor in the department of Neurology at the UTHealth Medical School; James C. Grotta, M.D., co-director of MNI, chief of neurology and director of the Stroke Center at Memorial Hermann-TMC, Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in Neurology and professor and chair of the department of Neurology at UTHealth; Kazim Sheikh, M.D., professor of neurology and director of the Neuromuscular Program at UTHealth; and Jerry S. Wolinsky, M.D., Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin Professor in the department of Neurology, director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center at the UTHealth Medical School.

Pediatric neurologists included on the list are Ian Butler, M.D., professor and director of the division of Child & Adolescent Neurology in the department of Pediatric Surgery at UTHealth; Pauline Filipek, M.D., professor in the department of Pediatrics and the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth; and Pedro Mancias, M.D., associate professor in the division of Child & Adolescent Neurology at UTHealth.

Top Neurosurgeons

Dr. Dong Kim Dr. Dong Kim
Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Chief of Neurosurgery
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Professor and Chair
, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Director, Vivian L. Smith Center for Neurologic Research
   
 Dr. Daniel Kim Dr. Daniel Kim
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Neurosurgery
Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
   

Dr. David Sandberg

 Dr. David Sandberg
Director
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Associate Professor, The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery
UTHealth Medical School

 

Top Neurologists

Dr. James Grotta 

Dr. James Grotta
Co-Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Chief of Neurology and Director
Stroke Center, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology, Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington
Distinguished Chair in Neurology
UTHealth Medical School

   
 Dr. James Ferrendelli Dr. James Ferrendelli
Professor
Department of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
   
 Dr. Kazim Sheikh Dr. Kazim Sheikh
Professor
Department of Neurology
Director
Neuromuscular Division, UTHealth Medical School
   

Dr. Jerry Wolinsky

 Dr. Jerry Wolinsky
Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin
Professor of Neurology
Director

Multiple Sclerosis Research Group (MSRG)
Director
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center, UTHealth Medical School

 

Top Pediatric Neurologists

Dr. Ian Butler Dr. Ian Butler
Director
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology,
Department of Pediatric Surgery
UTHealth Medical School
   
Dr. Filipek Dr. Pauline Filipek
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
UTHealth Medical School
   
Dr. Pedro Mancias 

Pedro Mancias, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School

U.S. News determines the physicians who qualify as Top Doctors by teaming up with Castle Connolly, a New York City based company that has worked for nearly two decades to identify the nation’s top doctors. Castle Connolly bases its selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.