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Speakers and Affiliations

Course Director

Dr. Tiffany Chang

Tiffany R. Chang, M.D.

Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Houston, TX

Course Co-Director

Dr. George Williams, MD

George Williams, M.D.

Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program
Assistant Director, Anesthesia Residency Program
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Invited Speakers

Brian Cushing
Former NFL linebacker and Houston Texans Strength Coach

Stephen Figueroa, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas

Karin M. Halvorson, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jennifer Catherine Erklauer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Shankar Gopinath, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Chethan Venkatasubba Rao, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

David Victor III, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Wendy Ziai, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School Speakers

Wamda Ahmed, MD
Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Bindu Akkanti, MD
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Teresa Allison, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Neurosciences
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Spiros Blackburn, MD
Associate Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Ritvij Bowry, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Robert Brown, MD
Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Tiffany R. Chang, MD
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

P. Roc Chen, MD
Associate Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

H. Alex Choi, MD
Director, Neurocritical Care
Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School

Bryan Cotton, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Mark J. Dannenbaum, MD
Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School

Arthur L. Day, MD
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
Professor and Vice Chair, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Kevin Finkel, MD
Division Director, Professor, Vice-Chair, Renal Diseases and Hypertension,
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Francisco Fuentes, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Nicole Gonzales, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

James C. Grotta, MD
Director of Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium
Director of Stroke Research
Clinical Innovation and Research Institute
Vascular Neurologist, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Monica Gutierrez, MD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Compliance, Quality And Patient Safety Medical Director, Brain Injury and Stroke Programs
TIRR Memorial Hermann

Pushan Jani, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Leslie Kimpler, DO
Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School

Ryan Kitagawa, MD
Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Samden Lhatoo, MBBS, FRCP
Professor, Director, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

John Lincoln, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

James Muntz, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Thy Nguyen, MD
Associate Professor, Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Alex Reskallah, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Manish N. Shah, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Shaun Smart, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

George Williams, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, Assistant Program Director of Residency and Critical Care Fellowship
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Staff

Lakeisha Atkins Malone, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Jenna Buchanan, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Kwame Bennam, RCP, RRT
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Nicole Harrison, MBA, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Lauren Jarvis, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Christina Luther, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Elizabeth Mitchell, MPA, RN, NE-BC
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Arnoldo Pardo, RCP, RRT
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Rachael Pardo, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Jessica Reid, RCP, RRT
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Kerri Sandoval, CCC-SLP
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

James Segrist, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Sandi Shaw, BSN, RN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Amy Thomas, RN
Memorial Hermann Memorial City

Samantha Zwiebel, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center 

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