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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (Houston, TX) - PADRECC

   

The Houston Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is one of six VA Centers around the country, specializing in research, education and clinical care for Veterans with Parkinson's disease and related neurological movement disorders. In addition to conducting research on drug trials, rehabilitation, epidemiology, health services delivery, and quality of life, the Houston Center continues to participate in a landmark study to assess the effectiveness of surgical implantation of deep brain stimulators in reducing the symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease. The Center operates as a Consortium with the other 5 PADRECCs.


PADRECC Staff Directory 

Aliya I. Sarwar, M.D., Houston PADRECC Director 

George R. Jackson, M.D., Ph.D.- Associate Director, Research
Paolo Moretti, M.D.- Staff Neurologist 
Fariha Zaheer, M.D.- Staff Neurologist
Michele York, Ph.D.- Clinical Neuropsychologist
Linda Fincher, BSN, RN - Assistant Clinical Director & Co-Interim Director of Education
Karen Stonecypher, Ph.D., RN -Co-Clinical Coordinator & Co-Interim Director of Education
Sally Samuel, BSN, RN - Clinical Care Coordinator
Michele York, Ph.D. - Clinical Neuropsychologist
Anthony K. Washington, M.B.A, CRT, CPMM - Administrative Officer
Arnold H. Love, M.B.A- Program Support Assistant
Farah Atassi, M.D., MPH - Research Health Science Specialist
Suzanne Moore, MS - Research Health Science Specialist

 PADRECC Services Offered

The Houston PADRECC offers clinical services, educational outreach and support to Veterans with Parkinson's Disease and related neurodegenerative movement disorders. The PADRECC also organizes professional education programs and seminars for allied health professionals interested in Parkinson's Disease and related movement disorders. 

PADRECC Newsletters

To browse the Houston PADRECC Education Newsletters for Patients and Health Care Professionals, click here.

PADRECC PowerPoint Presentations

To view selected PowerPoint presentations on Parkinson's disease presented by PADRECC Staff members, click here.

PADRECC Support Group and Family/Patient Forum

On Friday, September, 5 2014, the Houston PADRECC will be hosting a Patient and Family Forum.
Click here for more information.

Contact Information

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
PADRECC
Room 2B-150
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Mail stop: 127-PD

Phone: (713) 770-1679
Fax: (713) 794-8888

For any questions or comments regarding this website's content, please e-mail the webmaster at anthony.washington6@va.gov or  karen.stonecypher@va.gov.