UTHealth Expert List
Brain Injury & Rehabilitation
Charles Cox, M.D.
- George & Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences, Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director of the Pediatric Surgical Translational Laboratories and Pediatric Program in Regenerative Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Co-director, Texas Trauma Institute
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.
Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/q5kbrz
Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D.
- Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Clinical Programs, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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.
- Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Chief Medical Officer, TIRR Memorial Hermann
- Chief of PM&R Service, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
- Chief of PM&R Service, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
- Director, Residency Program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- 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.
Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/m7MEjm
Dong Kim, M.D.
- Professor and Chair, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- 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.
Paul Schulz, M.D.
- Professor of Neurology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director, Dementia and Memory Disorders, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- 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.
Previous Interview: http://abcn.ws/JF0Dsz
Mark Wilde, Psy.D.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Board certified, American Board of Professional Psychology
- Sees patients at UT Physicians at Bellaire and in the rehabilitation unit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
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.