The vestibular system has always fascinated me. I have never stopped marveling at how the elegant, yet supremely efficient design of the vestibular apparatus helps us detect all six components of motion, enabling us to navigate our environment with ease.
The vestibular system is truly our sixth sense. It works in the background to help us maintain our balance. We are unaware of its presence, until something goes wrong and we suffer the debilitating effects vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance. Our worlds are literally turned upside down. It is then we are reminded of this vital system.
Training & Education
I completed my neurology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. My fellowship training consisted of:
- Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis
My fellowship training was completed at three centers – the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and New York University Medical Center.
Upon completion of my fellowship training, I returned to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to join the Multiple Sclerosis Program, and to set up its very first Vestibular & Neuro-Visual Disorders Clinic. This Clinic was built to help care for the many people suffering from neurological disorders that caused vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance.
Initially, I split my time between multiple sclerosis and vestibular disorders but I soon realized that there was a much greater need among those with vestibular disorders. I subsequently focused solely on the Vestibular & Neuro-Visual Disorders Clinic, and soon joined the Headache & Facial Pain Program.
Clinical & Research Interests
I accept patients with any vestibular symptom or disorder, and help determine a diagnosis and the best treatment. I have a particular interest in the following disorders:
- Vestibular migraine
- Vestibular symptoms in migraine
- Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness
- Mal de Debarquement syndrome