TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR RESTORATIVE NEUROTECHNOLOGIES

Advancing epilepsy care, research, and education

ADVANCING EPILEPSY CARE

BY INTEGRATING CLINICAL CARE, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION


Under the leadership of Drs. Tandon, Lhatoo, and Zhang, the Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies will establish a synergistic multidisciplinary team with unified clinical, research, and education objectives.

Building on the framework provided by the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, the Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies will integrate clinical care, research, and academic training to provide the best care for patients in Houston and beyond. Moreover, the institutional structure will establish an overarching focus on the clinical neurosciences of tomorrow. With a concentrated focus, we will also explore innovative therapies for functional neurosurgical disorders, brain-machine interfaces, neuroinformatics, big data, and precision neurological therapies.

FIVE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

  • Elevate the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as an international center of excellence for epilepsy care
  • Leverage systems of neuroscience, neurotechnology, and neuroinformatics to treat patients with epilepsy and enhance the research programs at UTHealth
  • Maximize the potential of big data discovery by harnessing the power of modern computer science and enabling the delivery of precision medicine to patients
  • Engage and collaborate with leading industry partners dedicated to driving big-data discoveries that further science and technology
  • Create a world-class clinical neural engineering program that leverages knowledge gained from our research initiatives to advance our clinical care for epilepsy and related functional disorders

OUR LEADERS


Nitin Tandon, MD

Nitin Tandon, MD


Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies McGovern Medical School

Epilepsy Surgery and Neural Interfaces Division

Neurosurgery Bio
Sam Lhatoo, MD

Sam Lhatoo, MD


Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies McGovern Medical School

Clinical Epilepsy Research Division

Neurology Bio
GQ Zhang, PhD

GQ Zhang, PhD


Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies McGovern Medical School

Neuroinformatics Division

Neurology Bio