Epilepsy Program Team Members

Amit Verma, MD
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Neurologist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Focus on the evaluation of patients with medically refractory epilepsy, EEG, seizures and intraoperative monitoring.

713.441.3970 

Amir H. Faraji, MD, PhD
Co-director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program 
Neurosurgeon
Location: Texas Medical Center
Expertise includes the treatment of brain and spinal tumors, neuromodulation for movement disorders and epilepsy, spinal cord stimulation, laser ablation, radiosurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.

713.441.3784


Todd W. Trask, MD
Co-director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Neurosurgeon
Location: Texas Medical Center
Expertise includes the treatment of brain and spinal tumors, microsurgery of cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. 
713.441.3800

Brandy Ma, MD, MPH
Neurologist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Clinical interest includes epilepsy, new-onset seizures, surgical resections, laser ablations, and neuromodulation using responsive neurostimulation, deep brain stimulation, and vagal nerve stimulation.
713.441.3970
Orlando Diaz, MD

Neuroradiologist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Expert in advanced techniques in diagnosis and treatment of cerebral vascular diseases. 
713.441.1085

Steve H. Fung, MD,
Medical Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility 
Neuroradiologist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Richard Klucznik, MD

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology 
Neuroradiologist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Expert in Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), interventional neuroradiology and intracranial stenting. 
713.441.1085

Suzanne Powell, MD
Neurophatologist
Location: Texas Medical Center

Ranjit C. Chacko, MD
Neuropsychiatrist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Clinical interest includes affective disorders, anxiety, depression, geriatric psychiatry, manic depression, obsessive compulsive disorder
713.441.3800

Mario Dulay, PhD
Neuropsychologist
Location: Texas Medical Center
Conducts neuropsychological assessments on adults with stroke, tumor, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias, psychiatric disorders and movement disorders.
713.441.4105

Jenny Lai, MD

Neurorehabilitation
Location: Texas Medical Center
Clinical interests include neurologic rehabilitation for stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain injury survivors as well as spasticity management with Botox and Baclofen pumps. 

713.441.5789

Teresa D. Kaldis, MD 
Neurorehabilitation
Location: Texas Medical Center
Clinical interest is primarily hospital based care for patients with neurologic and orthopedic diagnosis, special interest in multiple sclerosis, polio, Parkinson’s disease and neuromuscular disorders.  
713.441.5189

Christof Karmonik, PhD
Scientific Director and Imaging Scientist 
Translational Imaging Center
Location: Texas Medical Center
713.441.7979








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