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Corwin Boake, Ph.D.

Corwin  Boake

Corwin Boake, Ph.D.

  • Neuropsychologist at TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UTHealth Medical School
  • Director of the postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, sponsored by TIRR Memorial Hermann and the PM&R Alliance
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association

Corwin Boake, Ph.D., is interested in applications of neuropsychology to rehabilitation, as well as the recovery and rehabilitation of persons with stroke and traumatic brain injury


Charles Cox, M.D.

Charles  Cox

Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D., specializes in treatment and research surrounding stem cell therapy for traumatic brain injury and related neurological injuries (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke, spinal cord injury). He has published results of the first acute, autologous cell therapy treatment in a Phase I study for traumatic brain injury in children. He is also researching the use of stem cell therapies for adult traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy. 

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Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D.

Linda  Ewing-Cobbs
  • Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, UTHealth Medical School
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Clinical Programs, Children’s Learning Institute, UTHealth Medical School

Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist who works with children and families to address the learning, emotional and behavioral problems that are common during childhood and adolescence. She evaluates conditions that have a neurological component, including ADHD, learning disabilities, dysgraphia, complications of prematurity, seizure disorders, brain injury and other medical conditions. Dr. Ewing-Cobbs examines children’s reasoning, attention, and learning, as well as psychological concerns that often co-occur with neurodevelopmental problems. 


Gerard Francisco, M.D.

Gerard  Francisco
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), UTHealth Medical School
  • Chief Medical Officer, TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Chief of PM&R Service, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
  • Chief of PM&R Service, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital
  • Director, Residency Program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, UTHealth Motor Recovery Lab, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Gerard E. Francisco, M.D., is focused on comprehensively addressing and meeting the needs of the persons with disabilities stemming from neurologic damage and disease. His research interests include brain and stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management and robotic therapy. He led the rehabilitation team attending to injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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Dong Kim, M.D.

Dong  Kim
  • Professor and Chair, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann
  • Chief of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Chairman, Neurosurgery Council for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Dong Kim, M.D., specializes in intracranial aneurysms, brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, skull base tumors, carotid disease, trigeminal neuralgia and Chiari malformations. His research centers on the origin, development and treatment of brain aneurysms, including identifying the genes that lead to an inherited risk for aneurysms; in using stem cells for the treatment of neurologic disease and spinal cord injury;  and genetic changes in brain tumors.

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Paul Schulz, M.D.

Paul  Schulz
  • Professor of Neurology, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, Dementia and Memory Disorders, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, Dementia Program, Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Paul Schulz, M.D., specializes in diagnosing and treating neuropsychiatric disorders, such as dementia, that may produce cognitive, behavioral or mood symptoms. His research interests include the early diagnosis and prevention of dementia, the treatment of Alzheimer’s, the causes and treatment of frontotemporal dementia, and the neurologic complications of post-traumatic stress disorder. He is affiliated with the Mischer Neuroscience Institute and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

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Mark Wilde, Psy.D.

Mark  Wilde

Mark C. Wilde, Psy.D.

  • Assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the UTHealth Medical School
  • Board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in the specialty of neuropsychology and has been on the faculty of the UTHealth Medical School since 1997
  • Sees patients at UT Physicians at Bellaire and in the rehabilitation unit at Memorial Hermann-TMC

Mark C. Wilde, Psy.D., is a neuropsychologist who can discuss the cognitive and behavioral consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other medical conditions. His research includes studies on TBI and stroke outcome.