|Class of 2016|
|Rajan Gadhia, MD||Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Harvard Medical School|
|M. Obadah Nakawah, MD||Neuroimaging Fellowship, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute|
Class of 2015
|John Eatman, MD||Neuromuscular Fellowship, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute|
|Umair Saeed, MD||Stroke and Neurocritical Care Fellowship, UT Houston|
|Stacy V. Smith, MD||Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute|
|Jason Thonhoff, MD, PhD||Neuromuscular Fellowship, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute|
Class of 2014
|Hristelina Ilieva, MD||Neuromuscular Fellowship, Johns Hopkins|
|Sepideh Mokhtari, MD||Neuro-oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|Brooke McQueen, MD||Neurophysiology Fellowship, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute|
Class of 2013
|Xuan Wu, MD||Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh|
Class of 2012
|Kathleen Alfuth, DO||Private Practice, Dallas Texas|
|Ashkan Mowla, MD||Vascular Neurology & Stroke, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Usha Thapalia, MD||Epilepsy/EEG, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio|
Class of 2011
|Mohammad Al Baeer, MD||Neurophysiology Fellowship, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute|
Class of 2009
|Snehi Sehgal-Kapur, MD||Neurophysiology Fellowship, The State University of New York
From Our Graduates
Lamar Davis, MD -Class 2014, Neuromuscular Fellow
Dear Dr Simpson,
I am thankful for my year in Houston. It has given me a different perspective on medicine and on how I choose to practice it. Before, I had no desire to be remotely involved in research; now I have a great interest in it. I have one patient that I am trying to get included in a trial for COL6 patients (I must thank Hristelina for her assistance in getting in contact with the lead investigator), and I may be a part of a treatment trial with kids with DMD (although, it appears that rank will be pulled on me and a more senior person may take the lead). Dr. Veda is teaching me to do muscle biopsies. I must honestly say that I hear Dr. Pleitez's voice each time; I don't say that in a negative fashion. Her standards on closing are something that I now appreciate.
Again, I hope all is well. I really enjoyed my year at Methodist. It challenged me and made me a better doctor.
Please tell everyone I said hello. Lamar
Sepideh Mokhtari, MD - Class of 2014
Dear Dr Simpson,
I am really loving it here in New York!!! The fellowship program is amazing, so many opportunities to grow as a clinician and a researcher. I really think your training in Methodist is paying off now. I am forever grateful for all the teaching and mentoring you have given me. I will keep you posted with my progress here. I just can't get enough of the city. I will be coming to Houston for a visit after Christmas. I would love to meet you and give you a big hug before I go back.
Thanks for everything, Sepi
Xuan Wu, MD - Class of 2013
Dr. Simpson and Dr. Pleitez,
I started my new job yesterday, received a badge as assistant professor, and was assigned a nice office on the 18th floor of Smith tower. How lucky I am. But I also felt scared. I will start to work independently. I keep encouraging myself that I will treat the patients the way you do, work the way you do. I was trained by the best teachers; I have the best examples to follow. I should be fine.
Best Regards, Xuan
Ashkan Mowla, MD - Class of 2012
Hi Dear Dr. Simpson,
I really feel comfortable handling neurological and stroke patients independently and also teaching medical students and residents. Gil Wolfe, MD , my chairman, got a very good feedback from the residents about how I am doing only after being here for 2 months.
I owe you a lot for training me. Just wanted to say THANK YOU!