Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

MDA/ALS Center

Team Hope Members

Known as “Team Hope,” the clinic’s 21 neuromuscular disease specialists spanning 11 subspecialties provide comprehensive evaluation and unsurpassed treatment options in an unmatched environment of compassion and support. A focus on the emotional well-being of ALS patients and their caregivers is a major strength of the clinic.

NEUROLOGISTS

 
Stanley H. Appel, MD, Clinic Director 713-441-3760
Eugene C. Lai, MD, PhD 713-441-3760
Dennis Mosier, MD, PhD 713-441-3760
Ericka Simpson, MD 713-441-3336
Milvia Pleitez, MD 713-441-3335

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

 
Joan Appel, PA-C, CCRC 713-441-3760

ATTORNEY

 
William Hayes
713-880-3939 | bill@hayeswilsonlaw.com

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

 
Karen Toennis, RN
713-441-5191

DIETITIAN

 
Margaret Farnsworth RD, LD
713-441-2147

FINANCIAL PLANNER

 
Doug Neal
713-880-5337 | doug@nealfinancial.com

MUSCULAR DISTROPHY ASSOCIATION

 
Erin Morris 713-522-3941

NEUROPSYCOLOGIST

 
Mario Dulay, PhD
713-441-4105

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

 
Pam Glazener, OT 713-441-2675
Joann Ripple, OT
713-441-2675

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

 
Wendy Schell, PT
Kayla Butler, PT

713-441-2675

PULMONOLOGIST

 
Venessa Holland, MD, MPH, PA
713-799-2224

RESEARCH COORDINATORS

 
Luis Lay, Jr., MD 713-441-3057
Sharon L. Halton, LCSW
713-441-3420

RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS

 
Janet Hernandez 713-790-2070
Lilianna Rajtak-Muller 713-441-2373

SLEEP DISORDERS THERAPISTS

 
Aparajitha (Appu) Verma, MD 713-441-7854
Amit Verma, M.D.
713-441-7854

SOCIAL WORK SERVICES/COUNSELOR

 
Rebeca Axline, LCSW
713-441-3812

SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS

 
Nes Alawami, MA, CCC-SLP 713-441-3581
Laurie Sterling, MS, CCC-SLP
713-441-3499