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 quietly in the background to help us maintain our balance. We are unaware of its presence and importance, 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 sensory system.
Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance are the second most common complaint in outpatient medical settings. The great news is that most conditions that cause dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance can be treated.
Education & Training
I completed my neurology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. My fellowship training consisted of: Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-otology, and Neuro-ophthalmology. 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 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 divided my time between multiple sclerosis and vestibular disorders. After realizing there was a far greater need among people with vestibular disorders, I focused solely on this area, and joined the Headache & Facial Pain Program.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
Fellow, American Headache Society
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine