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.
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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.