Through a collaborative effort between the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Mischer Neuroscience Associates (MNA) extends its endovascular expertise and capabilities to several key suburban locations, including Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.
Endovascular Services Close to Home
At each of the three new locations, MNA provides care for patients under treatment for cerebrovascular disorders, offering referring physicians access to diagnostic angiography and endovascular services in the Greater Houston area. Through MNA’s affiliation with the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, more acute patients can be transferred to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center for complex care.
This partnership between campuses provides referring physicians with access to the full spectrum of endovascular services, from diagnostic angiography to endovascular surgery for complex conditions of the brain, including aneurysms, stroke, arteriovenous malformations, and subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage. The result is a multicenter, coordinated endovascular program focused on getting the right patients to the right hospital, depending on their needs, as well as specialized services close to home.
Scope of Services
- Intracranial aneurysms and
- Carotid artery/vertebral artery subarachnoid hemorrhages dissection
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Ischemic strokes
- Cavernous malformations
- Intracranial occlusive diseases that
- Carotid artery stenosis or require endarterectomy, bypass occlusion or stenting
- Coil embolization of aneurysms
Collaboration with Referring Physicians
Throughout the evaluation and treatment process, referring physicians are kept informed about patient progress, and continued communication about each referred patient is encouraged.
Meet the Team
Spiros Blackburn, M.D.
Spiros Blackburn, M.D., is an associate professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. He received his medical degree at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After concluding his residency as chief resident in neurosurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, he completed a cerebrovascular fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta and a neurointerventional endovascular fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University.
P. Roc Chen, M.D.
An associate professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Dr. P. Roc Chen received his medical degree at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China. He then completed residencies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chen completed fellowships in neurointerventional radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, and in neuroendovascular surgery and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
Joseph A. Cochran, M.D.
Dr. Joseph Cochran is an assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. After receiving his medical degree at Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency in neurological surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He subsequently completed a two-year fellowship in cerebrovascular/skull base/endovascular surgery at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Mark J. Dannenbaum, M.D.
Dr. Mark Dannenbaum, M.D. is an assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. After receiving his medical degree from McGovern Medical School, he completed his neurosurgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dannenbaum received neurosurgery fellowship training at Harvard Medical School, and then completed a second fellowship in vascular and endovascular neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Sunil A. Sheth, M.D.
Dr. Sunil Sheth is an assistant professor of neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Dr. Sheth attended Harvard Medical School, where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he served as chief resident, followed by fellowships in vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Gary R. Spiegel, M.D.C.M.
Dr. Gary Spiegel is an associate professor of neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Dr. Spiegel received his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After completing his residency in diagnostic radiology at New York University Medical Center in New York City, he completed fellowships in neuroradiology and surgical neuroangiography at the same institution. Prior to coming to Houston, he initiated neurointerventional programs at Yale University’s Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Conn., and later at Hartford Hospital, where he co-directed the Stroke Center.
Refer a Patient
MNA Referral Center
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