Alumni

Year

Position Post-Residency


Class of 2015
 
John Eatman, MD Neuromuscular Fellowship, HM Neurological Institute
Umair Saeed, MD Stroke and Neurocritical Care Fellowship, UT Houston
Stacy V. Smith, MD Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, HM Neurological Institute
Jason Thonhoff, MD, PhD Neuromuscular Fellowship, HM 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, HM 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, HM 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!
Sincerely,  Ashkan