Nexus Children’s Hospital – Houston

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, MD
    Executive Medical Director
  • Ajay Jain, MD
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Aziza Kedir, MD, FAAP
    Pediatric Hospitalist, Medical Director
  • Courtney Toomey, MD
    PM&R, Director Brain Injury Program
  • Kurt L. Cousins, MD, MBA
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Allied Health Professionals

  • Julie Mellin, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Max Arzola, LCSW
    Counseling Services Program Manager
  • Gressia Chong
    Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
  • Rachel Leppo, Ph.D.
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Savitri Robinson, FNP
    Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Leaders

  • Mary Harbeson, BSN, MS
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Brenda Salas, PT,  DPT, CBIS
    Director of Rehabilitation
  • Linda Fischer, BSN, RN, MS
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • Jean Park, MS, MBA, RD, LD
    Director of Nutrition Services
  • Mindy Fugate-Padilla, BSN, RN
    Director of Case Management
  • Megan Motis, MBA
    Patient Advocate Manager

 

Nexus Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, MD
    Executive Medical Director
  • Chris Sparkman, MD
    Attending Physician
  • Kurt L. Cousins, MD, MBA
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Allied Health Professionals

  • Gressia Chong
    Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
  • Max Arzola, LCSW
    Counseling Services Program Manager

Clinical Leaders

  • Mary Harbeson, BSN, MS
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Brenda Salas, PT, DPT, CBIS
    Director of Rehabilitation
  • Jean Park, MS, MBA, RD, LD
    Director of Nutrition Services
  • June Finnerty,  MA, RN
    PWS Program Director
  • Liliana Covaliu, RN, BSN, MSN
    Director of Nursing
  • Linda Fischer, BSN, RN, MS
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • Megan Motis, MBA
    Patient Advocate Manager
  • Ryan McFarland, OTR, MOT
    Administrator

 

Nexus Specialty Hospital

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, MD
    Executive Medical Director
  • Ather Siddiqi, MD
    Medical Director
  • Donald Frame, MD
    Wound Care Director
  • Hammad Qureshi, MD
    ICU Medical Director
  • Joseph Kass, MD, JD, FAAN
    Chief of Neurology, Adult Neurocontinuum
  • Vipul Desai, MD
    Infection Prevention Medical Director
  • Zoraya Parrilla, MD
    Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Director

Allied Health Professionals

  • Bernadette Brown, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Catherine Worley, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Hamilton Cessac, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • James Quigley, NP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Jennifer Winton, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Kelsey Willams, NP
    Family Practice
  • Khyle Flory, NP
    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Kristine Clements, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Melissa Wilkin, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Paige King, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Victorine Akpo, NP
    Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Leaders

  • Randy Thompson, FACHE
    Chief Executive Officer
  • La’Tara Roberts, RN, BSN, CCM
    Director of Case Management
  • Patrick Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
    Chief Clinical Officer

Nexus Neurorecovery Center

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, MD
    Executive Medical Director
  • Anand Allam, MD
    Physical Medicine &
    Rehabilitation Physician
  • Joseph Kass, MD, JD, FAAN
    Chief of Neurology, Adult Neurocontinuum
  • Nelson Valena, MD
    Physician Director of Rehabilitation
  • Shannan Cosentino, Psy.D.
    Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Zoraya Parrilla, MD
    Rehabilitation Medicine

Allied Health Professionals

  • Amanda Collier, P.A-C.
    Physician Assistant
  • Angela Vanek, MA, CCC-SLP
    Senior Cognitive Therapist
  • Julie Grimes, PT, NCS
    Lead Physical Therapist
  • Kathryn Worley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Kelsey Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Nadia Sherman, M.S., LPC
    Cognitive Behavioral Associate

Clinical Leaders

  • Tracy Wilson, MS, CCC-SLP
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephanie Rutantichoke, MS, CCC-SLP
    Chief Operations Officer
  • Paul Tankersley, RN, MSN, MPH
    Director of Quality Services
  • Beniamin Rotariu, RN, BSN
    Nurse Manager
Nexus Physician Services

Since its inception in 2014, Nexus Physician Services has recruited physicians and physician extenders, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who have specialized education and training. Additionally, our physicians are board certified in a variety of specialties that permit medical interdisciplinary treatment of our patients, including: neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, pediatric neuropsychiatry and adult and pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Exclusively caring for our neurospecialty patients full-time, Nexus Physician Services represents a group of doctors who are dedicated to furthering our neurocontinuum of care and supporting our patients and their families. Additionally, these physicians educate our staff and community through continuing education presentations, grand rounds, and other educational opportunities.

Physicians associated with this elite group are aligned to Nexus’ standards and treatment philosophy. All doctors who are a part of Nexus Physician Services are under our supervision and clinically report to Dr. John Cassidy, Chief Medical Officer.

Services Include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation
  • Record review
  • Legal case review
  • Pre-program placement comprehensive assessment
  • Program recommendations

Journey Toward Independence

Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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