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Grand Rounds Speakers

January 22, 2020   Rafael A. Samper-Ternent, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging
UTMB
  “Improving Dementia Care for Hispanics: Incorporating Population-Based Data into Clinical Care”
 
January 15, 2020   Sean G. Yates, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine
Medical Director of Laboratory Services Clear Lake and League City Campuses
UTMB
  “Management of Intracranial Bleeding in the Setting of Oral Anticoagulants”
 
January 8, 2020   Fernanda Laezza, MD, PhD
Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
UTMB
  “Pharmacology of Ion Channels: New Prospective for Therapeutic Applications”
 
December 26-December 31, 2019   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS
   
 
December 18, 2019   Melody Dowler and Coding Team
Revenue Cycle Coding
UTMB
  “Clinical Coding in the Neurosciences”
 
December 11, 2019   Eliseo Eugenin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy
UTMB
  “The Role of Cell to Cell Communication in NeuroHIV and Glioblastoma”
 
December 4, 2019   John Heymann, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroradiology
  “Cerebral Surface Anatomy: Back to Basics”
 
November 20, 2019   Ken Maynard, MD
PGY-5 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Spinal Vascular Malformation”
 
November 13, 2019   Robin Stephens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
UTMB
  “Clot-associated events in the Brain Vascular Contribute to Pathology of Hyper-inflammatory Cerebral Malaria”
 
November 6, 2019   Neurology Residents/Fellow Quality Improvement Projects
  Diaa Hamouda, M.D.  
“Intracranial Hemorrhage Reversal Protocols
          
Varun Shah, M.D.  
“Improving Glycemic Control in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke”

Ruiqing ‘Linda’ Sun, M.D., Ph.D.  
“Appropriate Laboratory Test to Improve the Length of Stay, Cost and Patient Satisfaction”

Ali Shoraka, M.D.  
“Improving Confidence to Detect Major Abnormal EEG Patterns Among Technicians”
 
October 30, 2019   Mukaila Raji, MD, MS, FACP
Director, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care
Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “Translating Alzheimer’s Research into Patient Care: A Brief Update”
 
October 23, 2019   Thomas S. Frank, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Peripheral Nerves in Neurosurgery”
 
October 16, 2019   Josh M. Shulman, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics and Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Functional Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease”
 
October 9, 2019   Rebeca Wong, PhD
P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Sealy Center on Aging
UTMB
  “Using large cohort studies for research on dementia in diverse populations”
 
October 2, 2019   Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
  “Developing therapeutics for neurological disease - a rare journey for a neurologist from mechanisms to cells to mice and to patients”
 
September 25, 2019   Miranda Hayworth, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Current Applications of Laser Technology in Neurosurgery”
 
September 18, 2019   James S. Goodwin, MD
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine
UTMB
  “Sixteen suggestions for improving scientific writing”
 
September 11, 2019   Howard G. LaRoche, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Private Practice Perspectives in Neurology”
 
September 4, 2019   Kamakshi Patel, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
AFFILIATION2
  “Intractable Epilepsy - What's Next”
 
August 28, 2019   Olugbenga B. Ojo, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive for Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital & Clinics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “The Nuts and Bolts of Correctional Care: Changing the Paradigm in a New Age of Health Care Delivery”
 
August 21, 2019   John A. Lincoln, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Bartels Family Professorship in Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Research
McGovern Medical School
UTHealth
  “Altering Cerebral Blood Flow in Multiple Sclerosis”
 
August 14, 2019   Laura Wu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease”
 
August 7 , 2019   Sean P. Marrelli, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School
  “Enhancing angiogenesis in the post-stroke brain by targeting Notch signaling”
 
July 2019   No Grand Rounds Scheduled
  No Grand Rounds for month of July 2019
 
June 19, 2019   Neurology Graduating Resident Presentations
  Anju Abu, M.D.
“Symptomatic cerebrovascular manifestations as presenting symptom for Neurosarcoidosis”

Noushin Jazebi, M.D.
“Acetylcholine Receptor Binding B Cells as Biomarker for Myasthenia Gravis”

Neel Patel, M.D.
“Fulminant Guillain-Barre Syndrome Simulating Brain Death; Illustration of Two Cases and Literature Review”

Ahmad Yusuf Solaiman, M.D.
“Acute Cerebellitis in an Adult Patient Associated with Antiganglioside”

Prashant Rai, M.D.
“Verbal Suggestion in EMU with PNES Patients”
 
June 12, 2019   Prashant Rai
Neurophysiology Fellow
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “Responsive Nerve Stimulation in Epilepsy”
 
June 5, 2019   Ahmad A. Shawagfeh, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “Adult Onset Pompe Disease: Overview”
 
May 29, 2019   Quality Improvement Projects
  Anju Abu, M.D.
“Does attainment of MRI Brain in less than 24 hours on patients with small stroke or TIA impact length of stay”

Noushin Jazebi, M.D.
“Limiting the Excessive Laboratory Tests to Improve the Length of Stay, Cost and Quality of Care at Department of Neurology”

Neel Patel, M.D.
“Optimization of neurophysiological testing”

Prashant Rai, M.D.
“Effectiveness of UTMB EMU for PNES”

Yusuf Solaiman, M.D.
“Improving neurology department documentation”
 
May 22, 2019   Gerald A. Campbell, PhD, MD
Professor
Department of Pathology
UTMB Health
  “Molecular Diagnosis of Selected Central Nervous System Tumors: Update”
 
May 15, 2019   Chilvana Patel, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “Updates in Myasthenia Gravis”
 
May 8, 2019   NO GRAND ROUNDS
  AAN Meeting
 
May 1, 2019   Xiang Fang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase: A Therapeutic Target for Pain”
 
April 24, 2019   Ken Maynard, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB Health
  “Spinal Dysraphism”
 
April 17, 2019   Xiangping Li, MD, MPA
Assistant Professor
Director, Quality and Safety
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “Cannabinoids in Epilepsy”
 
April 10, 2019   Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Nuclear Medicine
Department of Radiology
UTMB Health
  “Neuroimaging and Dementia”
 
April 3, 2019   Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD
James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
  “The Neurobiology of Coma”

Anish Bhardwaj, M.D. Visiting Professorship in Neurology
 
March 27, 2019   Miranda Hayworth, MD
PGY-2 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Stem Cell Applications in Neurology and Neurosurgery”
 
March 20, 2019   Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD
Professor of neurology, Psychiatry & Medical Ethics
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Mild Cognitive Impairment & Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update”
 
March 13, 2019   Partha Sarkar, PhD
Associate Professor
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “Molecular basis of Parkinsonism and ALS-like phenotypes in Huntington’s disease”
 
March 6, 2019   Elena Shanina, MD, PhD
John R. Calverley Professor in Neurology
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB Health
  “New Insights into Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuralgic Amyotrophy”
 
February 27, 2019   Brian T. Oliver, MD
PGY-1 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
AFFILIATION2
  “Chronic Subdural Hematomas, The Then and The Now”
 
February 20, 2019   Balaji Krishnan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
UTMB
  “Targeting phospholipase D signaling as a potential therapeutic for Alzheimer's Disease”
 
February 13, 2019   Todd Masel, MD, BBA
Associate Professor
Interim vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Director, Epilepsy Program
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure-Like Episodes”
 
February 6, 2019   Adriana M. Strutt, PhD, ABPP-CN
Associate Professor
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, BCM Cerebro & Spanish/Cross-Cultural Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine

and

Hannah L. Combs, PhD
Fellow
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Neuropsychological Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease”
 
January 30, 2019   Randall Zain Allison, MD
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
  “The Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Treatment of Stroke”
 
January 23, 2019   Michele K. York, PhD, ABPP-CN
Associate Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist
Section Head, Neuropsychology
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine

and

Jennifer M. Stinson, PhD
Assistant Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Neuropsychology of Dementias 101: Why an MMSE is not enough”
 
January 16, 2019   Valory Pavlik, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Alzheimer’s Disease – Evolving Diagnostic Criteria and Status of Drug Development”
 
January 9, 2019   James R. Lupski, MD, PhD
Cullen Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Clinical Genomics: Disease Gene Discovery, and Building Genetic Models for Complex Traits”
 
January 2, 2019   Daniel W. Branch, MD
PGY-5 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB Health
  “ Modern Concepts of Carpal Tunnel Treatment”
December 26, 2018   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS
   
 
December 19, 2018   Hsiao-Tuan Chao, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Deciphering Neurodevelopmental Disorders with the Undiagnosed Diseases Network”
 
December 12, 2018   Ken Maynard, M.D.
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Arterial Venous Malformations: Pathophysiology, Classification, and Treatment”
 
December 5, 2018   John Volpi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
  “BREAKTHROUGHS IN PFO CLOSURE”
 
November 28, 2018   Sushma Yalamanchili, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
  “TOP NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY DIAGNOSES YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS”
 
November 21, 2018   Quality and Performance Improvement Projects
  Noushin Jazebi, M.D.  
“The Consequence of Excessive Laboratory Testing on the Length of Stay, Cost and Patient Satisfaction, in Inpatient Setting:  Education and Intervention”   
          
Neel Patel, M.D.  
“Optimization of Neurophysiological Testing”

Varun Shah, M.D.  
“Does Getting an MRI of the Brain in less than 24 Hours on Patients with a Stroke or TIA Impact the Length of Stay”

Ahmad Yusuf Solaiman, M.D.  
“Improving Neurology Department Notes”
 
November 14, 2018   Pei-Yong Shi, Ph.D.
I.H. Kempner Professor of Human Genetics
Vice Chair for Innovation and Commercialization
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UTMB
  “Using Zika Virus for Potential Glioblastoma Therapy”
 
November 7, 2018   Edward C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “KCNQ2 Related Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Lessons from the First 600 Families”
 
October 31, 2018   Tapas K. Hazra, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “Chronic Inflammation and Impaired DNA Repair – A Double Whammy for Neurodegeneration”
 
October 24, 2018   Aliya I. Sarwar, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Local Field Potentials and Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy”
 
October 17, 2018   Agenor Limon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Functional Autopsy of Synaptic Receptors in Alzheimer’s Disease”
 
October 10, 2018   June Yowtak Guillet, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “The Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy and Movement Disorders”
 
October 3, 2018   Argye E. Hillis, M.D., M.A.
Professor of Neurology
Physical Medicine ad Rehabilitation, and Cognitive Science
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  “Insights on Brain Organization and Recovery from Studying Stroke”
 
September 26, 2018   Matthew Dacso, M.D., MSc, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director of Education and Academic Partnerships
Collaborating Center for Global Health
UTMB
  “Pushing at the Frontiers – Challenges and Opportunities in Global Neurosciences”
 
September 19, 2018   Thomas S. Frank, M.D.
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “CSF Diversion”
 
September 12, 2018   Hashem M. Shaltoni, M.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Director of Interventional Services
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Advances in Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms”
 
September 5, 2018   David B. Rosenfield, M.D.
Chair in Speech and Language in Neurology
Director, Speech and Language Center
Director, EMG and Motor Control Laboratory
Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  “Neurobiology of Speech-Motor Control”
 
August 29, 2018   Maria-Adelaide Micci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  “Nano-Pulsed Laser Optoacoustic Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury”
 
August 22, 2018   Randall Zain Allison, M.D.
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”
 
August 15, 2018   Pamela J. Lupo, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics – Neurology
UTMB
  “Paroxysmal Non-epileptic Movements of Infancy and Early Childhood”
 
August 8, 2018   Mark D. Holden, M.D., FACP
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Vice Chair for Undergraduate and Continuing Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “Professional Identity Formation: A New/Old Lens for Professionalism”
 
August 1, 2018   Olugbenga B. Ojo, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive
TDCJ Hospital & Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “The Wonderful World of Correctional Care: Changing the World of Correctional Care”
 
July 2018   SUMMER - NO GRAND ROUNDS

   
 
June 27, 2018   Anthony V. Nguyen
MS3
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Machine Learning Application for Radiologically Distinguishing Glioblastoma Multiforme from Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma”
 
June 20, 2018   Graduating Residents’ and Fellow’s Research Presentation Day
  Sara Dehbashi, M.D.
“Co-Occurrence of Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis”

Hunaid Hasan, M.D.
“Understanding Neural Plasticity and Nerve Remodeling of the Peripheral Nervous System through a Rare Case of Chronic Giant Hemophilic Pseudotumors”

Sumanjit Kaur, M.D.
“Multi-modality Therapy in Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in an Adult Male”

Prashant Rai, M.D.
“Stroke in Young and Neuro Imaging”

Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, M.D. (Post-Doctoral Neurophysiology Fellow)
“The Role of Placebo Induction in the EMU”
 
June 13, 2018   Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.
Lawrence J. Del Papa Distinguished Chair in Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Professor Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurology
Director, Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
UTMB
  “Inducing synaptic resilience as a novel therapeutic concept in Alzheimer’s Disease ”
 
June 6, 2018   Zulfi Haneef, MBBS, MD, FRCP (UK), FAES, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Neurostimulation in Epilepsy”
 
May 30, 2018   Satoshi Yamamoto, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  “What is a neuroanesthesiologist doing beyond the drape?”
 
May 23, 2018   Huimahn Alex Choi, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Memorial Hermann Hospital
  “Subarachnoid hemorrhage: Early brain injury and inflammation”
 
May 16, 2018   Sudha Tallavajhula, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Epilepsy
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School
Medical Director
TIRR Memorial Herman Neurological Sleep Disorders Center
  “The Twilight Zone: Abnormal Nocturnal Behaviors”
 
May 9, 2018   Susan D. McCammon, M.D.
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
UTMB
  “Update on Surgical Palliative Care”
 
May 2, 2018   Lawrence Sowers, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Director, Cancer Center Research Programs
UTMB
  “Progress toward identifying new pharmacological targets in glioblastoma”
 
April 25, 2018  
  “CANCELLED due to AAN Meeting”
 
April 18, 2018   Laura L. Rudkin, Ph.D.
Professor and Centennial Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
UTMB
  “Strategic Planning for Population Health: UTMB and the UT System”
 
April 11, 2018   Bernard M. Karnath, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Medicine
UTMB
  “Stroke Prevention”
 
April 4, 2018   Nicholas D. Schiff, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY
  “Identification of Cognitive Motor Dissociation after Severe Brain Injury”
 
March 28, 2018   Michael P. Underbrink, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Professor
Ambulatory Medical Director, Otolaryngology Clinics
Seth Mabry Morris Professor in Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
UTMB
  “Spasmodic Dysphonia: Evaluation and Management”
 
March 21, 2018   Nicole R. Gonzales, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology – Stroke Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  “Safety of Pioglitazone for Hematoma Resolution in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (SHRINC) Trial”
 
March 14, 2018   Geoffrey S.F. Ling, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Neurocritical Care Attending Physician
Johns Hopkins University and
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  9:00 – 10:00 a.m. “Biotechnology for Health Care”

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Special Lecture: “Neurocritical Care in the Front Lines”
 
March 7, 2018   Shinji K. Strain
M.D. - Ph.D. Program
School of Medicine
UTMB
  “The development of a novel assay to measure 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-hg) enantiomer levels and the utility of 2-hg as a biomarker for management of IDH mutant gliomas”
 
February 28, 2018   Mya C. Schiess, MD, FANA
Professor, Adriana Blood Distinguished Chair in Neurology
Division Chief and Director of UT MOVE
Department of Neurology
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  “REM Sleep Behavior Disorder more than a parasomnia: a prodromal synucleinopathy”
 
February 21, 2018   Christopher Falco, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UTHealth Medical School
Houston, TX
  “Brain Injury Rehabilitation”
 
February 14, 2018   Andrew D. Barreto, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  “Update on Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment”
 
February 7, 2018   Donald S. Prough, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Rebecca Terry White Distinguished Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  “Outcome After Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury: Mild Doesn’t Mean Trivial”
 
January 31, 2018   Tiffany R. Chang, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
University of Texas at Houston Medical School
AFFILIATION2
  “TEG in the Neuro ICU: What the numbers mean and how to use them”
 
January 24, 2018   Tomoko Makishima, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
UTMB
  “Hearing Loss Caused by Lassa Fever”
 
January 17, 2018   Grand Rounds Cancelled
   
 
January 10, 2018   Thomas S. Frank, M.D.
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Syndrome of the Trephined”
 
January 3, 2018   Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
Professor and Director
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
UTMB
  “Reform and Readmission: The Changing World of Post-Acute Care“
 
December 27, 2017   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS    
 
December 20, 2017   Carlos Kamiya Matsuoka, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
  “Treatment of Glioblastoma”
 
December 13, 2017   Yogesh Wairkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Understanding Mechanisms of HIV-Drug Induced Neuropathy”
 
December 6, 2017   Michael Ainsworth, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Performance
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “Medical Education in the (not too distant) Future…and your role in it”
 
November 29, 2017   Alan D. Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
Director, Word Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training for Emerging Infectious Diseases
UTMB
  “Current status of Zika vaccine development: How do you develop a vaccine for a virus that causes severe neurologic effects?”
 
November 22, 2017   David H. Walker, M.D.
The Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases
Professor, Department of Pathology
Executive Director, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
UTMB
  “Pathogenesis of Rickettsial Meningoencephalitis”
 
November 15, 2017   Rishi Rajiv Lall, M.D.
PGY-6 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Overlapping Neurosurgical Procedures at Academic Medical Centers Are Not Associated with Worse Outcomes – Review of Recent Literature on A Controversial Topic”
 
November 8, 2017   Pedro Mancias, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  “Charcot Marie Tooth Disease: A Child Neurologist's Perspective”
 
November 1, 2017   Kelly T. Dineley, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “PPARγ agonism for cocaine use disorder: pilot clinical trial results and mechanistic insight using preclinical models”
 
October 25, 2017   Robert E. Beach, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Division of Nephrology
Scholar Emeritus, John McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
UTMB
  “Neurologic Abnormalities of Uremia and Electrolyte Disorders”
 
October 18, 2017   Ken Maynard, M.D.
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “The Mind-Body Problem: An Overview of the Philosophy of the Mind and its Influence on Neuroscience”
 
October 11, 2017   Miguel A. Pappolla, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Development of Indolyl Derived Neuroprotective Agents”
 
October 4, 2017   Kenneth L. Tyler, M.D.
Reuler-Lewin Family Professor & Chair
Department of Neurology University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fourth Visiting Professor in Neurology
  “Zika Virus: Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? (with apologies to Paul Gauguin) ”
 
September 27, 2017   Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UTMB
  “FOX HAS MANY TRICKS: IMPORTANT ROLES IN HEART DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE”
 
September 20, 2017   Leah E. Low, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “Understanding Utilization Review: A Physician’s Perspective”
 
September 13, 2017   William G. Ondo, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Division
Methodist Neuroscience Center
Weill Cornell Medical School
  “Drug Induced Movement Disorders”
 
September 6, 2017   Wenbo Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
UTMB
  “ER Stress-induced CXCL10/CXCR3 Pathway in Retinal Neuronal Injury”
 
August 30, 2017   Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “FOX HAS MANY TRICKS: IMPORTANT ROLES IN HEART DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE”
 
August 23, 2017   Randall Zain Allison, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “How to Stay Awake During Your Brain Surgery: The Awake Craniotomy”
 
August 16, 2017   Loretta L. Grumbles, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine – Palliative Care
UTMB
  “Seizure Management in the Dying Patient”
 
August 9, 2017   Geoffrey A. Funk, MD, FACS Attending Faculty, Surgical Critical Care - Cardiothoracic/Heart, Lung and Solid Organ Transplant
Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Donor/Critical Care Management Southwestern Transplant Alliance Dallas, Texas
  “Physician Best Practices: Ethics in Organ and Tissue Donation”
 
August 2, 2017   Olugbenga B. Ojo, MD
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive
TDCJ Hospital & Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “The Dawn of a New Era: Providing Quality Care in a New Paradigm”
 
July 2017   SUMMER - NO GRAND ROUNDS
   
 
June 28, 2017   William E. Whitehead, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  “Anesthetic Considerations for Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke”
 
June 21, 2017   Grand Rounds Cancelled    
 
June 14, 2017   Graduating Residents'
Research Presentation Day
 
Daniel Graf, M.D.
TITLE: “Serum Pyridoxine Level and Seizure Control in Epilepsy Patients”

Nicholas Metrus, M.D.
TITLE: “Lower Extremity Spasms Resulting in Bilateral Femoral Fractures in Stiff Person Syndrome Patient”

Narges Moghimi, M.D.
TITLE: “Case Reports”

Rafael Rodriguez, M.D.
TITLE: “Hyperthermia Induced Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome:  a rare presentation”
 
June 7, 2017   Daniel W. Branch, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  “Review of Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy”
 
May 31, 2017   Ron Tintner, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department of Neurology & Neuroscience
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The Methodist Neurological Institute
  “Music, The Brain and Parkinson’s Disease”
 
May 24, 2017   Karen Szauter, MD, FACP
Assistant Dean, Office of Educational Affairs
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology
UTMB
  “Hot Topics in Medical Education”
 
May 17, 2017   Karthikram Raghuram, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
UTMB
  “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension”
 
May 10, 2017   Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Section of Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Intracranial Fluid Shifts, Effects and Novel Measurement Techniques”
 
May 3, 2017   Laura J. Wu, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Shaking Palsy 200:  Update on the diagnosis and treatment of PD”
 
April 26, 2017   Varun K. Goyal, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  “Goal Directed Fluid Management in the ICU”
 
April 19, 2017   Jeffrey S. Farroni, PhD, JD
Director, Ethics Consultation Service
Associate Professor, Institute for Medical Humanities
Assistant Professor, Institute for Translational Science
UTMB
  “Don’t bother, she won’t listen! The importance of narrative inquiry and serendipity in patient care”
 
April 12, 2017   Paul E. Schultz, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Memory Disorders and Dementia Clinic
Director, Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship
The McGovern Medical School of UTHealth Houston
  “Parkinson’s Spectrum Disorders in a Cognitive Clinic”
 
April 5, 2017   Adham Kamel, MD
Assistant Professor
Stroke Medical Director
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “The Penumbra, What? How? and Why?”
 
March 29, 2017   Sohum Desai, MD
PGY-7 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Overview of Pediatric Spinal Deformity: Natural History, Principles of Surgical Intervention, and Outcomes"
 
March 22, 2017   No Grand Rounds   No Grand Rounds
 
March 15, 2017   Alok Dabi, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Neurocritical Care Program
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Brain Gut Axis”
 
March 8, 2017   Grant T. Fankhauser, MD, MBA, RPVI
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
UTMB
  “Carotid Disease:  treatment, technology, and controversies”
 
March 1, 2017   Martin A. Samuels, BA, MD, AM(hon), DSc(hon), MACP, FAAN, FRCP, FANA
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
  “How Neurologists Think – What My Errors Have Taught Me”
 
February 22, 2017   James M. Killian, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Parsonage-Turner Syndrome Revisited - Early Diagnosis and Treatment”
 
February 15, 2017   Daniel A. Graf, M.D., MPH
Academic Chief Resident
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Nuclear Neurology:  Practical Applications of Nuclear Medicine in Neurologic Disorders”
 
February 8, 2017   Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
  “How Old is Old Enough? Adolescent Development, Ethics, & Public Policy”
 
February 1, 2017   Nicholas A. Juan, M.D.
Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  “Spinal Cord Stimulation”
 
January 25, 2017   Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Targeting Toxic Tau Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Disease by Immunotherapy: Preclinical Studies”
 
January 11, 2017   Nicola Abate, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine,
Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Director, Stark Diabetes Center
  “Adipose tissue dysfunction as a determinant of the cardio-metabolic syndrome”
 
January 4, 2017   Olugbenga B. Ojo, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive,
TDCJ Hospital & Clinics,
Associate Professor of Medicine, 
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  “The “Nuts and Bolts” of Correctional Care”
 
December 21, 2016   Bing Liao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, 
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Neuromuscular Medicine in a New Era of Cancer Treatments”
 
December 14, 2016   Emilio B. Gonzalez, M.D.
Professor and Director, 
Department of Medicine
UTMB
  “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and CNS Lupus”
 
December 7, 2016   Ahmad Shawagfeh, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s Disease”
 
November 30, 2016   Deepa P. Malaiyandi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Assessment of Neurocritical Care Skills in Trainees Through Simulation”
 
November 23, 2016   Dr. Vedantam Rajshekhar
Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurological Sciences
Christian Medical College
Vellore, India
  “Neurocysticercosis research: from bedside to community to bench”
 
November 16, 2016   Eugene C. Lai, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director, Neurodegenerative Diseases Clinic
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and 
Weill Cornell Medical College
  “Redefining Parkinson's Disease: Implications in early diagnosis and treatment”
 
November 9, 2016   Geoffrey P. Colby, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.S.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  “Advances in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms:  Coils and much, much more”
 
October 26, 2016   Yogesh Wairkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  “Neurodegeneration - A critical review from a neurodevelopmental biology perspective”
 
October 19, 2016   Eric M. Bershad, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Space Medicine
Associate Director, Biomedical Innovation Laboratory, Center for Space Medicine
Section of Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  “Intracranial Pressure and Brain Physiology on Earth and Beyond”
 
October 12, 2016  

Randall Zain Allison, M.D.
PGY-2 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB

  “Traumatic Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage; The tragedy, triage and treatment of TBI”
 
October 5, 2016   Jay-Jiguang Zhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  "Update on New Treatment Options of Glioblastoma Multiforme"
 
September 28, 2016   Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Director of Research, Vascular Neurology Program
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  "Targeting secondary brain injury as therapy for intracerebral hemorrhage"
 
September 21, 2016   George J. Hutton, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Medical Director, Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
Baylor College of Medicine
  "Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders"
 
September 14, 2016   Gulshan Sharma, M.D., M.P.H., F.C.C.P.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
UTMB
  "Quality Metrics for Clinical Neurosciences"
 
September 7, 2016   Harvey Levin, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
  "Is the Brain Recovered When Concussed Players Return to Play?"
 
August 31, 2016   Ronald Levy, M.D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas System
UTMB
  "Simulation-Based Residency Training: A New Paradigm for Post Graduate Education in the 21st Century"
 
August 24, 2016   Gustavo C. Roman, M.D.
Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Methodist Neurological Institute
  "Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH): Unexpected Links to Sleep and Cerebral Blood Flow"
 
August 17, 2016   Ken Maynard, M.D.
PGY-2 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Vasospasm"
 
August 12, 2016   Mukaila Raji, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.
Professor and Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine
UTMB
  "Using Research Findings to Improve Primary Care of Patients with Dementia"
 
August 10, 2016   Jose I. Suarez, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Head of Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care
Baylor College of Medicine
  "Human Albumin as Neuroprotection in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage"
 
August 3, 2016   Anish Bhardwaj, M.D., M.B.A.
Chairman, Department of Neurology
John Sealy Chair of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and
Professional Development
  "The State of the Neurology Department"
 
June 29, 2016   Lei Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "The Neuropsychological Examination"
 
June 22, 2016   Alica M. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., MS.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
  "Clinical Utility of Genetic Testing in Epilepsy"
 
June 15, 2016   Graduating Residents’
Research Presentation Day
  Divya B. Mella, M.D.
TITLE: "Glioma Stem Responses to Radiation. A Proteomic Study"

Lucido Ponce, M.D.
TITLE: "ApoE e3 allele and DRS Outcome in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)"

Rahul Shah, M.D.
TITLE: "Electrographic Patterns in Patients with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome and Seizures"
 
June 8, 2016   CANCELLED    
 
June 1, 2016   Eric J. Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UTMB
  "RNA Processing and the Human Brain: From Glioblastoma to Rett Syndrome"
 
May 25, 2016   Balaji Krishnan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
UTMB
  "Phospholipase D Signaling Regulated Memory Mechanisms"
 
May 18, 2016   Chilvana Patel, M.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "Rare Motor Neuronopathy"
 
May 11, 2016   Rishi Rajiv Lall, M.D.
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Adjacent Segment Disease in Spine Surgery: The Role of Spinopelvic Parameters and Other Perioperative Considerations"
 
May 4, 2016   Suzanne Z. Powell, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Vice-Chair for Education
Houston Methodist Hospital
  "Brain Banking Principles, Autopsy Consent and Neurodegenerative Disease: An Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis Project"
 
April 27, 2016   Kazim A. Sheikh, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuromuscular Program
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
  "Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS): Overlapping Clinical and Translational Issues"
 
April 20, 2016   Juan Ortega-Barnett, M.D., FAANS., Assistant Professor
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Trigeminal Neuralgia"
 
April 13, 2016   CANCELLED    
 
April 6, 2016   Christof Karmonik, Ph.D.
Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Core
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX
  "A Graph Theoretical Analysis Pipeline for Characterizing Brain Area Interaction during the Initiation of a Willed Movement"
 
March 30, 2016   Amit Verma, M.D.
Director, Division of Neurophysiology
Department of Neurology
The Methodist Neurology Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  "Advances in Neuroimaging for Epilepsy"
 
March 23, 2016   2016 Visiting Professorship in Neurology

Allan H. Ropper, M.D., FACP, FRCP (UK)
Executive Vice Chairman
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Neurology
Professor, Harvard Medical School
  "Herniation: Then and Now"
 
March 16, 2016   Sohum Desai, M.D.
PGY-6 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Becquerels, Beta-emission and Bremsstrahlung: A Primer on Stereotactic Radiosurgery"
 
March 9, 2016   Karen D. Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.
Titus H. Harris Chair, Harry K. Davis Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UTMB
  "Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents"
 
March 2, 2016   Pauline A. Filipek, M.D., Professor
Department of Neurology
Children’s Learning Institute and Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  "Why Can’t We Just Call Them Quirky?"
 
February 24, 2016   Joseph C. Masdeu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Director, Nantz National Alzheimer Center and Neuroimaging
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
  "Tau Imaging in Dementia"
 
February 17, 2016   Ian J. Butler, M.D., Professor
Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Neurobiology and Anatomy
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
  "Neurobiology of Orthostatic Intolerance and Dysautonomia in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults"
 
February 10, 2016   Sohum Desai, M.D.
PGY-6 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Spinal Instrumentation: Basic Concepts & Biomechanics"
 
February 3, 2016   Andrew Childress, Ph.D., Assistant Professsor Department of Neurology Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX   "Autonomy and Decision Making in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness"
 
January 27, 2016   Yadollah Harati, M.D., Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
  "Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathies"
 
January 20, 2016   Sean I. Savitz, MD, FAHA, FANA
Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  "Cell Therapies in Stroke"
 
January 13, 2016   Joel T. Patterson, M.D.
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
UTMB
  "The Dorsal Root Ganglion in Health and Disease"
 
January 6, 2016   James W. Le Duc, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Galveston National Laboratory
UTMB
  "An Introduction to the Galveston National Laboratory"
 
December 30, 2015   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS    
 
December 23, 2015   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS    
 
December 16, 2015   Daniel W. Branch, M.D.
PGY-2 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "4th Ventricular Tumors"
 
December 9, 2015   Elena Volpi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Director, Sealy Center on Aging
UTMB
  "Interventions for Sarcopenia of Aging"
 
December 2, 2015   Kamakshi Patel, M.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "Intra-operative Monitoring"
 
November 25, 2015   Shao-Jun Tang, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
UTMB
  "HIV-associated pain"
 
November 18, 2015   Olugbenga B. Ojo, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive
TDCJ Hospital & Clinics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  "Hospital Galveston 101"
 
November 11, 2015   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS    
 
November 4, 2015   James C. Grotta, M.D.
Director, Stroke Research
Clinical Institute for Research and Innovation
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Director, Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  "Treating Stroke Patients Before They Get to the Hospital"
 
October 28, 2015   Kiwon Lee, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCM
Associate Professor and Vice Chairman for Critical Care
Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Chief, Division of Critical Care
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  "Hemicraniectomy for Malignant Brain Edema: Timing and Recognizing Potential Complications"
 
October 21, 2015   Sohum Desai, M.D.
PGY-6 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Contemporary Management of Arteriovenous Malformations in the Post ARUBA Era"
 
October 14, 2015   Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Center for Addiction Research
Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
UTMB
  "Phenotypes in Cocaine Use Disorder: Implications for Therapeutic Strategies"
 
October 7, 2015   Benjamin B. Gelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Texas NeuroAIDS Research Center
UTMB
  "Eradicating HIV from deep body compartments in virally suppressed patients"
 
September 30, 2015   Syed A. Gilani, M.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UTMB
  "Update on Percutaneous Approaches to Stroke Prevention"
 
September 23, 2015   Douglas S. DeWitt, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Charles R. Allen Research Laboratories
Executive Director, Moody Project for Translational TBI Research
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  "The Effects of Experimental Blast Induced Neurotrauma on Cerebral Vascular Function"
 
September 16, 2015   Ian E. McCutcheon, MD, CM, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neuroendocrine Program
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
  "Malignant Transformation in Neurofibromatosis Type 1"
 
September 9, 2015   Rakez Kayed, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "Targeting Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Disease by Immunization Therapies"
 
September 2, 2015   Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pathology
UTMB
  "Anti-Coagulant and Antiplatelet Agents: Indications for Use and Laboratory Monitoring"
 
August 26, 2015   Rishi Rajiv Lall, M.D.
PGY-4 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Craniocervical Junction Instability: Diagnosis and Management"
 
August 19, 2015   J. Regino Perez-Polo, Ph.D.
I. H. Kempner Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Institute for Translational Science
UTMB
  "Cerebral Palsy: Perinatal Ischemia"
 
August 5, 2015   Gerald A. Campbell, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pathology
UTMB
  "Neuropathologic Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease: History and a Practical Approach to Current Guidelines"
 
June 24, 2015   Randall J. Urban, M.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  "Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding a New Chronic Disease"
 
June 17, 2015   Alexander J. Indrikovs, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor, Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Vice Chairman, Pathology Clinical Services
Department of Pathology
UTMB
  "Neurologic Indications for Therapeutic Apheresis"
 
June 10, 2015   Graduating Residents’
Research Presentation Day
  Mohamad Ezzeldin, M.D., Arafat Hashwani, M.D., Bing Liao, M.D. and Ahmed Yassin, M.D.
 
June 3, 2015   Sohum Desai, M.D., PGY-5 Resident, Division of Neurosurgery, UTMB   Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms: The Gold Standard"
 
May 27, 2015   David R. Beers, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
The Methodist Hospital Neurological and Research Institute
  "Neuroinflammation: A Key to Neurodegeneration and Disease Progression in ALS"
 
May 20, 2015   Charles F. Dreyer, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
UTMB
  "Sleep through the ages"
 
May 13, 2015   CANCELLED - No Grand Rounds    
 
May 6, 2015   Kelly T. Dineley, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "Integrative Omics to Expose Memory Mechanisms in Health and Disease"
 
April 29, 2015   Gulshan Sharma, M.D.
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  "Induced Hypothermia: Is it cool to still cool?"
 
April 22, 2015   CANCELLED DUE TO AAN ANNUAL MEETING    
 
April 15, 2015   A. Clinton White, M.D., Professor
Department of Internal Medicine – Infectious Disease
UTMB
  "Update on Neurocystercercosis"
 
April 8, 2015   CANCELLED DUE TO NEURO-NURSES DAY    
 
April 1, 2015   Christopher R. Thomas, M.D.
Robert L. Stubblefield Professor of Child Psychiatry
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
UTMB
  "Aggression, A Neuropsychiatric Perspective"
 
March 25, 2015   2016 Visiting Professorship in Neurology

Thomas D. Sabin, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director, Residency Training Program
Department of Neurology
Tufts University School of Medicine
as the Inaugural Visiting Professor
  "Clinical Aspects of Axonal Transport"
 
March 18, 2015   Sohum Desai, M.D.
PGY-5 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Hemodynamic Management of the Crashing PE"
 
March 11, 2015   Loretta L. Grumbles, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  "Palliative Medicine:  Pearls of practice for Neurology and Neurosurgery"
 
March 4, 2015   John F. de Groot, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  "Antiangiogenic inhibitor therapies in glioblastoma:  Past, Present & Future"
 
February 25, 2015   Michael B. Silva, Jr., M.D.
Fred J. and Dorothy E. Wolma Professor in Vascular Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
UTMB
  "Current Status of Carotid Artery Management in Stroke Prevention"
 
February 18, 2015   Rafael Rodriguez, M.D. (Clinical History)
PGY-2 Neurology Resident

Liliana Rincon, M.D. (Pathology)
PGY-2 Pathology Resident

Gerald A. Campbell, Ph.D., M.D. (Summary)
Professor, Department of Pathology
UTMB
  "A Case of Muscle Weakness in a Young Adult Male: Clinicopathologic Correlation"
 
February 11, 2015   Andrew G. Lee, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Jack S. Blanton Eye Institute of the Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Weill Medical College of Cornell
Houston, TX
  "Five neuro-ophthalmic diagnoses a neurologist cannot afford to miss"
 
February 4, 2015   Ericka P. Simpson, M.D., Associate Professor
Methodist Neurological Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell
Houston, TX
  "Next Generation Genetic Sequencing: The Impact on the Diagnosis and Care of Neuromuscular Disease Patients"
 
January 28, 2015   Wendy Herbert, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
UTMB
  "Can we enhance the brain’s control of upper extremity motor function after stroke?"
 
January 21, 2015   Joel T. Patterson, M.D., FAANS, FACS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology
Chief and Program Director, Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
UTMB
  "Human Subjects Research:  Historical and Ethical Perspectives"
 
January 14, 2015   Larry Denner, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Internal Medicine – Endocrinology
UTMB
  "Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes"
 
January 7, 2015   Sudhakar Tummala, MD, MBA, CMQ
Associate Professor
Department of Neuro-Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  "Paraneoplastic Disorders"
 
December 31, 2014   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS    
 
December 24, 2014   HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS    
 
December 17, 2014   Alok Dabi, M.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "Targeted Temperature Management - Role in Severe Brain Injury"
 
December 10, 2014   Rahul Suresh, M.D.
PGY-1 Resident
Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  "Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure Syndrome"
 
December 3, 2014   Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.
John Sealy Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurology
Director, Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
UTMB
  "Alzheimer Disease neuropathology in cognitively intact elderly:  absence of dementia suggests novel therapeutic targets"
 
November 26, 2014   Partha Sarkar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "DNA Damage Response Signaling and Neurotoxicity Poly-glutamine Diseases"
 
November 19, 2014   Thomas A. Kent, M.D., FAHA, FANA
Professor and Director of Stroke Research Education
Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
Chief of Neurology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  "A New Approach to Oxidative Stress and Brain Injury"
 
November 12, 2014   A. Saad, M.D.
Critical Care Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  "Airway Pressure Release Ventilation"
 
November 5, 2014   Donald S. Prough, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  "Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury"
 
October 29, 2014   Jin Mo Chung, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair ad interim
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
UTMB
  "Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain"
 
October 22, 2014   Thomas K. Speer, PhD, D, ABSM, Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
UTMB
  "Clinical Pathways for Patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing"
 
October 15, 2014   Olugbenga B. Ojo, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine – General Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, TDCJ Hospital & Clinics
UTMB
  "TDCJ OVERVIEW/ORIENTATION"
 
October 8, 2014   Steven A. Lieberman, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Senior Dean for Administration
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UTMB
  "A 43-Year Old Woman with Headache"
 
October 1, 2014   Todd A. Swanson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
UTMB
  "The Use of Radiation Therapy in Tumors of the Central Nervous System"
 
September 24, 2014   Monica Loghin, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neuro-Oncology
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  "Leptomeningeal Disease the Orphan Child"
 
September 17, 2014   Aristides P. Koutrouvelis, M.D., FCCP, Professor
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
UTMB
  "Reversing Anticoagulation Therapy"
 
September 10, 2014   Jerome Caroselli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTMB
  "TBI Outcomes from an ICF Model Perspective"
 
September 3, 2014   Venkata Dandamudi, M.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Radiology
Staff Attending
Neurointerventional and Neurosciences Critical Care Programs
UTMB
  "The State of Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke"
 
August 27, 2014   CANCELLED - No Grand Rounds    
 
August 20, 2014   Sohum Desai, M.D., PGY-5 Resident
Division of Neurosurgery
UTMB
  "Headaches in the Shunted Adult"
 
August 13, 2014   Lawrence C. Sowers, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, MD-PHD Combined Degree Program
UTMB
  "Epigenetic Programming and Reprogramming in Cancer and Neurogenesis"
 
August 6, 2014   Miguel A. Pappolla, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Department of Neurology, UTMB
St. Michael’s Pain & Spine Clinics, PLLC
  "Midlife Hypercholesterolemia as a Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease"