Stanley Appel, MD - Director, Methodist Neurological Institute, Chair, Department of Neurology and Director, MDA/ALS Research and Clinical Center. Dr. Appel received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, completed his residency in neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and then served as Neurology Chief Resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Appel's translational research and clinical practice focuses on nerve and muscle disorders as well as degenerative diseases including multi-system atrophy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and special emphasis on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
David Chiu, MD - Medical Director, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center. Dr. Chiu received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, went on to his neurology residency at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease from the University of Texas Houston Medical School. Dr. Chiu's active clinical practice benefits from his extensive translational research in extending the time and quality of life for stroke patients, acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention in those who have experienced Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) and stroke.
Ericka Simpson, MD - Co-director, MDA Neuromuscular Clinics and Director, ALS Clinical Research Division. Dr. Simpson received her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed her internship in internal medicine and her neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Simpson's clinical focus includes a wide range of neuromuscular disorders: Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, ALS, Inflammatory myopathy, mitochondrial and metabolic myopathy. She is also education director of the Neurology residency program and Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program.
John Volpi, MD - Director, Collaborative Cerebral Blood Flow Lab, specializing in Vascular Neurology. Dr. Volpi received his medical degree, completed his internship in internal medicine and neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. As a member of the stroke team, Dr. Volpi's primary clinical and research interests are in the management and prevention of ischemic stroke and the critical care of patients with neurological illnesses, such as epilepsy, intracerebral hemorrhage and nervous system infections.