Team Members

Amit Verma, MD - Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Dr. Amit Verma has extensive expertise in the evaluation of patients with medically refractory epilepsy. Dr. Verma’s research interests include understanding the pathophysiology and development of treatment options for patients with sleep disorders, and treatment options for patients with medically intractable epilepsy.

Brooke N. McQueen, MD

Dr. Brooke McQueen is a general neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist. Her clinical interests include the treatment and diagnosis of patients with general neurology conditions including, headache, migraine, concussion, peripheral neuropathy, memory problems, dementia, tremors, Parkinson’s disease. She specializes in the evaluation of patients with any episodic events, including epilepsy and seizures.

Ron Tintner, MD

Dr. Ron Tintner has a primary interest in movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, and Tourette syndrome, including treatment with botulinum toxin; electromyography (EMG) and motor control; and cognitive dysfunction. Dr. Tintner also studies the neurobiologic basis of music perception and performance, and neurologic problems affecting musicians.

Richard P. Klucznik, MD

Dr. Klucznik is Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Houston Methodist Hospital. He has served on numerous committees including the Medical Staff Quality Management Committee, Neurology Care Management Performance Improvement Subcommittee and the Quality Assurance Committee for Endovascular, which he chaired in 2006.

Orlando Diaz, MD

Dr. Orlando Diaz is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and holds a certificate of added qualifications in neuroradiology. Formerly an assistant professor in interventional radiology at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of interventional neuroradiology at Ben Taub General Hospital. He is the program director of the Houston Methodist Hospital Interventional Neuroradiologist Fellowship within the Radiology Department. He is also a part of the staff at Houston Radiology Associates.

Todd W. Trask, MD

Dr. Todd Trask’s expertise includes the treatment of brain and spinal tumors, microsurgery of cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. He also performs spinal surgery, including spinal reconstruction. Dr. Trask serves as the medical director of Houston Methodist Hospital Neuro ICU, and as chairman of the hospital’s neurosurgery performance improvement committee. He has a longstanding interest in experimental treatments for malignant brain tumors, and performed one of the earliest studies on the use of gene therapy in brain tumors.

Suzanne Powell, MD

Program Director, Anatomic & Clinical Residency and Neuropathology Residency,
Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine Houston Methodist
Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine,
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston Methodist

Ranjit C. Chacko, MD


Mario Dulay, PhD
Mario Dulay, PhD

Dr. Mario Dulay Jr. conducts neuropsychological assessments on adults with stroke, tumor, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, psychiatric disorders and movement disorders. In association with Houston Methodist Concussion Center, Dr. Dulay also provides evaluation of patients of all ages who have experienced sports-related or other types of concussive injuries.

Jenny Lai, MD

Dr. Jenny Lai’s primary interests include neurologic rehabilitation for stroke, multiple sclerosis and brain injury survivors as well as spasticity management with Botox and Baclofen pumps. Dr. Lai also has extensive experience with neurobehavioral issues in neurologic conditions.

Teresa D. Kaldis, MD

Dr. Teresa Kaldis’ clinical focus is primarily hospital based care for patients with neurologic and orthopedic diagnosis. She has a special interest in multiple sclerosis, polio, Parkinson’s disease and neuromuscular disorders.