I strive to provide individualized care for each patient that addresses the needs of the underlying disease or infection and also supports the patient and their unique life.
Qualifications and experience
- Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Brain Abscess, Brain and Nervous System - Meningitis, Immune System, Immune System - AIDS, Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease, Infections, Infections - Bacterial Infections, Infections - Fungal Infections, Infections - Influenza, Infections - Pneumonia, Infections - Viral Infections, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (2007)
Baylor College of Medicine Program (2002)
Baylor College of Medicine (2001)
Baylor College of Medicine Program (2004)
Baylor University (TX) (1997)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV care and infections of the nervous system. I also participate in a multidisciplinary program with the Department of Neurology in the field of Neurological Infections and Neuroinflammatory diseases.
- Research interest for patients
Our laboratory investigates how viruses interact with the host immune system in the periphery and in the brain. We work to identify these mechanisms and design novel drug therapies or vaccines to treat or prevent viral infections in the nervous system. Our current work has also led us to investigate how inflammation may trigger events related to the development of Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.